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The Observer

By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

Ellensburg City Hall where the DEI Commission meetings take place

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Commission discusses concerns and Pride month

Elliott Watkins, Staff Reporter
May 18, 2022

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Commission of Ellensburg discussed LGBTQ+ centric issues at their meeting on Tuesday, May 10.  To begin the meeting, the agenda was approved by the commission...

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Skookum Kids and LatinX Student Organization table

Day of Action bridges divide between CWU and Ellensburg with block party

Katherine Camarata, Scene Editor
May 18, 2022

The aroma of street tacos from El Loco Food Truck and some reverberating reggae beats rang through the air around the Rotary Pavilion in downtown Ellensburg as over 50 people celebrated the first ever...

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CWU organizations support women’s success

CWU organizations support women’s success

Joshua Kornfeld, Staff Reporter
May 18, 2022

Women in the U.S. represent about 55.2% of the labor force while men represent 66.4%, showing a gap of 11.2 percentage points according to the International Labor Organization (ILO). The gap widens globally,...

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Hey! What’s that sticking out of Discovery Hall?

Hey! What’s that sticking out of Discovery Hall?

Chase Beyer, Staff Reporter
May 18, 2022

That thing sticking out of the top of Discovery Hall is the CWU Observatory. The CWU Observatory is split up into three different components: the Observatory, the Lydig Planetarium and the Telescope.  The...

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Courtesy of Cathy Mae Dutong

Q&A with Cathy Mae Dutong

Crystal Clausen, Online Editor
May 18, 2022

Meet Cathy Mae Dutong, a junior majoring in Business Administration specializing in Marketing Management and minoring in Digital Marketing and Accounting. Last month, CWU hosted the annual Student Employee...

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Protesters gather every day in front of Kittitas County Courthouse in light of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court draft opinion.

Abortion rights at risk as Supreme Court decides whether to overturn Roe v. Wade

With contributions from Emily LaFave “Abortion is a human right” and “If the government thinks parenthood can be forced why am I owed $25,000 in unpaid child support” were phrases decorating...

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First Friday Art Walk connects artists with audience

First Friday Art Walk connects artists with audience

Katherine Camarata, Scene Editor
May 11, 2022

Dancing piano notes wafted through the buzzing air as community members searched the walls of Gallery One to catch a glimpse of their own artwork or works by people they know during the First Friday Art...

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African Night Ubuntu shares culture with people of all backgrounds

African Night Ubuntu shares culture with people of all backgrounds

An eruption of laughter resonated around the SURC Ballroom as two members of the audience  weaved their way from their seats to the stage, bathed in purple lighting in front of the crowd.  Comedian...

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Sarah Spurgeon Gallery celebrates two years of student art

Sarah Spurgeon Gallery celebrates two years of student art

Morgana Carroll, Staff Reporter
May 11, 2022

The crowd flooded into the gallery as the Juried Undergraduate Student Art + Design Exhibit opened to the public on May 5. Artists had arrived to see their pieces, their friends had come to support them...

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Courtesy of Dr. Yerin Kim

Q&A with Dr. Yerin Kim

Crystal Clausen and Emily LaFave
May 4, 2022

Meet Yerin Kim, an assistant professor of Music Piano and director of Keyboard Studies. She has two bachelor degrees in Piano Performance and Physcology, a masters of Music and a doctorate of Musical Arts....

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“Show Up, Speak Out” event highlights sexual abuse awareness

“Show Up, Speak Out” event highlights sexual abuse awareness

Morgana Carroll, Staff Reporter
May 4, 2022

The SURC ballroom was silent as the audience listened to a survivor’s story. They finished and walked off the stage as the crowd showed their support with a round of applause, acknowledging that it takes...

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Courtesy of Living Pictures Production

‘Courage’ documentary highlights protest culture in Belarus

Elliott Watkins, Staff Reporter
May 4, 2022

The room was quiet and waiting in anticipation for the documentary to begin. The lights turned low, the screen went dark and the audience sat in silent anticipation as they prepared to observe a glimpse...

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