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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

Activities on campus create space for connection

Activities on campus create space for connection

Katherine Camarata, Staff Reporter
January 19, 2022

Despite the drawbacks of the pandemic, activities on campus have been thriving and providing connection for students. Recent campus events included the “Create a Creature” event on Jan. 8 and the...

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Q&A with Marna Carroll

Q&A with Marna Carroll

Stephanie Davison, Staff Reporter
January 12, 2022

Meet Marna Carroll, the Director of American Indian Studies at CWU. Born in New England, she attended the University of New Hampshire for her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, then went on to receive her...

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Meet T André Feagin, the director of CWU bands

Rick Keehart, Contributor
January 12, 2022

Surrounded by his students, colleagues, the mayor and the city council of El Paso, Texas on Nov. 1, 2011, T André Feagin stood in his bright orange blazer with a smile. As people spoke about his contributions...

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Jampa Dorje brings his knowledge of Tibetan Buddhism to Ellensburg

The Many Lives of Jampa Dorje

Katherine Camarata, Senior Reporter
January 12, 2022

From the streets of Berkeley during the post-Beat poet era to the farms of Kittitas Valley as a cattle rancher to the mountains of Colorado studying Tibetan Buddhism, Jampa Dorje has lived many lives within...

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Extreme snow causes pass closures

Libby Williams, Scene Editor
January 12, 2022

Record-breaking snow in Ellensburg led to two days of in-person classes being canceled and Snoqualmie Pass being closed, leaving many students still stranded on the west side after winter break. “It...

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Friendsgiving

Friendsgiving

Milenne Quinonez , Staff Reporter
November 24, 2021

After a year and a half of COVID-19 and a virtual Friendsgiving, The Bistro was filled once again with students. Although this time the café had a capacity of 100 students and within 10 to 15 minutes...

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CWU’s network engineers work to solve on-campus connectivity issues

CWU’s network engineers work to solve on-campus connectivity issues

Joseph Stanger, Staff Reporter
November 24, 2021

CWU’s networks provide service to students, staff and guests all across campus, but when a sudden outage can mean the difference between getting an assignment in on time and having to turn it in late,...

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Serving as security, Hartless ensures patrons enter Club 301 legally.

A night in the life of a Club 301 doorman

Noah Wright , Contributor
November 24, 2021

Stepping into Club 301, you are met with the bright lights of neon signs, the faint sound of billiard balls being hit into each other and fighting not to be overpowered by the music blasting from the dance...

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Clothing drives in Ellensburg provide warmth during the winter

Milenne Quinonez , Staff Reporter
November 23, 2021

Winter is fast approaching, and staying warm during freezing temperatures in Ellensburg can be a challenge.  Allied People Offering Year-Round Outreach (APOYO) and the Clothing Center in Ellensburg...

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CWU Students weigh in on concert crowd conduct following Astroworld tragedy

Joseph Stanger, Staff Reporter
November 18, 2021

Earlier this month, fans from across the country gathered to attend Travis Scott’s third iteration of the Astroworld Festival, a two-day event in which Scott and various other artists perform in the...

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Q&A with Tracy Pitzel

Q&A with Tracy Pitzel

Stephanie Davison, Staff Reporter
November 18, 2021

Meet Tracy Pitzel, CWU accountant and recent contestant on the iconic television game show, Jeopardy. Pitzel competed on Sep 20th, nearly defeating Matt Amodio, who as of now has won 38 consecutive games....

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Q&A with Dr. Christina Torres García

Q&A with Dr. Christina Torres García

Stephanie Davison, Staff Reporter
November 11, 2021

Meet Dr. Christina Torres García, CWU’S new director of the Latin American Studies Program and assistant professor in the Department of Communication (who will soon be moving to the Department of World...

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