Life Skills Educators Club prepares students for their futures

Alexi Prante, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2017


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In 1918, when women were still staying at home, these classes would have been known as domestic economics. These classes would include learning how to iron a man’s shirt or how to clean stains out of clothes properly. The Life Skills Educators Club is preparing students for their future careers. ...

Students perform at Open Mic Night

Students perform at Open Mic Night

Alexi Prante, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2017


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Imagine standing next to a small stage, waiting patiently until you hear your name being announced over a microphone. The nerves keep building and you start to wonder if it’s too late to back out. A large, bearded senior, looking calm stands next to you and whispers, “relax, you can do this.” T...

Meet the world at the International Cafe

Meet the world at the International Cafe

Adam Robertson, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2017


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It may not seem like the small town of Ellensburg—a place with less than 20,000 people—would be the first choice for international students looking to study abroad, but perhaps that’s part of the charm for those who do choose to come here. A student in an international program officially comes here to s...

Swingcats boogie

Swingcats boogie

Alexi Prante, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2017


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Swing music hangs in the air and  desks are pushed to one side of the large classroom to make way for the dance floor on the other side. Music plays from the speakers connected to someone’s laptop and dancers switch partners every so often. Laughter and smiles are passed around from couple to couple as...

The annual Buskers in the Burg

The annual Buskers in the Burg

Daisy Perez, Scene Editor

September 28, 2017


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Children with glittery face paint look in awe as giant puppets fill the crowded streets. One puppeteer wears a dark purple robe with the puppet’s skeleton chest exposed. Children grab onto their mothers’ sweaters as the skeleton puppet glides along, turning his skeleton head and wide eyes at the...

CWU Hacks

CWU Hacks

Observer Staff

June 9, 2017


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There’s a reason that University 101 exists, and it isn’t just to torture freshmen. Unless they skipped a grade or two, college students are adults and are expected to act as such. This can come as a bit of a culture shock after the hand-holding and rigid structure of high school. Sarah Swager,...

Girl Power

Girl Power

Alex Palacios, Scene Reporter

June 1, 2017


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Jacob Gerken The science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, are commonly male-dominated. The same is true here at CWU, so a group of female students created the Women in STEM club. The club is a place for women in STEM studies to come and hang out. They only meet once a week, but they tr...

Long Live the King

Long Live the King

April Porter, Scene Reporter

June 1, 2017


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April Porter Hailing from the Kingdom of An Tir, Knight Deagar Fairhair suits up for fighter practice. He places thick pads on his knees, shoulders and elbows followed, by a red cloak and armor made of leather and copper. The finishing touch is his dented metal helmet of 26 years. With the feather flapping ...

Daisy Perez, Scene Senior Reporter

June 1, 2017


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Jack Lambert A young boy attended his very first play, Cinderella, at the McConnell Auditorium. He watched intently at the stage as Cinderella transitioned into her iconic sparkling ball gown. It was one of those big moments for him when he realized being on stage could be magical. That little b...

Spring Fashion Show

Susie Chavez, Scene Reporter

June 1, 2017


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To kick off the end of spring quarter, get ready for a raised runway, lights, videography, models and designers! The CWU Fashion Show Production Class will be holding the 21st Anniversary Fashion Show this upcoming Saturday to show styles that represent current fashion trends throughout 2017. The event...

Northwest Barber settles in Eburg

Northwest Barber settles in Eburg

Eric Rosane, Staff Reporter

June 1, 2017


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On the streetside of the quaint and bustling 4th Avenue in Ellensburg lies a barber’s pole that protrudes well above the sidewalks below, a lone idol shown as a testament to the historic downtown. Without looking closely, you would hardly even notice the doorway that leads into the domain of Nort...

QTPOC

QTPOC

Alex Palacios, Scene Reporter

May 24, 2017


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Safety and familiarity are the two things that Justin Guzman focused on when he considered starting his new club. Guzman,a senior at CWU studying psychology, is one of the founding members of Queer and Trans People of Color (QTPOC). He serves as the  club’s president, but he shares the work...

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