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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

Ukrainian flag with cut-out hand prints

New nonprofit organization Northwest Expressive Arts Response offers healing through art

Katherine Camarata, Scene Editor
May 4, 2022

Freshly-hung mirrors, works of art and vibrant rainbow prayer flags adorn the walls of the newly-opened office for local nonprofit organization Northwest Expressive Arts Response (NEAR) where on any given...

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CWU organizations support sustainability for Earth Month

Joshua Kornfeld, Staff Reporter
May 4, 2022

As part of 2022’s Earth Month, CWU offered a wide variety of activities around campus celebrating the importance of protecting the earth and minimizing environmental footprint.  Kathleen Klaniecki,...

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Afternoon jam session exclusively for women and nonbinary people

CWU Jazz Education Network celebrates fourth annual Women In Jazz Day

Elliott Watkins, Staff Reporter
April 27, 2022

Upon entering the CWU music building, fliers and Jazz Education Network (JEN) club members greeted Women In Jazz Day participants on April 22 as the sound of trumpets and bass welcomed attendees down the...

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Events provide space for students observing Ramadan at CWU

Events provide space for students observing Ramadan at CWU

Morgana Carroll, Staff Reporter
April 27, 2022

In a practice called Wudu, sophomore in law and justice and political science Ibtisam Siraj washes her face, hands and hair and clears her mind of distraction to honor Ramadan, a Muslim holiday of fasting...

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Q&A with Jaeda Nelson

Crystal Clausen, Online Editor
April 27, 2022

Meet Jaeda Nelson, a first-generation college student majoring in Business Administration, with a specialization in Leadership and Management. She has worked at the Diversity and Equity Center for two...

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The history and impact of marijuana incarceration on minority communities

The history and impact of marijuana incarceration on minority communities

Morgana Carroll, Staff Reporter
April 20, 2022

“You aren’t going to go arrest the people on Wall Street for their powder cocaine; It’s done behind closed doors, and they can afford a good lawyer,” said Chuck Reasons, law and justice professor. “Much...

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THC induced hunger brings business to local eateries

Elliott Watkins, Staff Reporter
April 20, 2022

Munchies are “the compelling and intense feeling of hunger after smoking weed,” according to Cooldad101 on Urban Dictionary. Those that choose to partake in cannabis-related activities likely know...

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Possible federal legalization of marijuana impacts students

Joshua Kornfeld, Staff Reporter
April 20, 2022

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act (MORE Act) on April 1. The act aims to decriminalize the use of marijuana at the federal level.  The...

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Q&A with Dr. Sathyanarayanan Rajendran

Crystal Clausen, Online Editor
April 20, 2022

Sathyanarayanan “Sathy” Rajendran has been named the new dean of Central Washington University’s College of Education and Professional Studies (CEPS). Rajendran has a BS, MS, and PhD in civil engineering,...

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Xavier Cavazos displays his pain.

“Where I-90 meets I-82” exhibit features artwork from around the nation

Katherine Camarata, Scene Editor
April 13, 2022

“After a child drowns we close the well with a clay slab,” senior in Professional and Creative Writing and English Language and Literature Karla Maravilla said, her voice filled with sorrow while reading...

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CWU clubs promote themselves at the Spring Involvement Fair

Morgana Carroll, Staff Reporter
April 13, 2022

The SURC Ballroom was alive with students connecting to clubs promoting themselves on April 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the Spring Involvement Fair.  The Involvement Fair is an event hosted by...

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PUSH connects CWU students with resources

PUSH connects CWU students with resources

Joshua Kornfeld, Staff Reporter
April 13, 2022

Twenty-nine percent of college students attending a four year institution reported food insecurity within the previous 30 days according to the Hope Survey. The president of President’s United to Solve...

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