By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

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

Q&A with Maureen Rust

Q&A with Maureen Rust

Stephanie Davison, Staff Reporter
January 31, 2022

Meet Maureen Rust, CWU’S Student Engagement and Community Outreach Librarian who, along with the Central Washington University Libraries Access Services, has recently been awarded with the 2021 Outstanding...

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Accessibility Studies Club raises awareness for accessibility bill

Tapanga Krause, Staff Reporter
January 26, 2022

The Accessibility Studies Club (ASC) is working to raise awareness for the Healthcare Accessibility Bill that was passed last year. ASC president Amanda Hopkins says that the bill was brought to their...

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Students struggle in isolation on campus

Joshua Kornfeld, Staff Reporter
January 26, 2022

Daniel Walters spent the majority of his first few days back on campus in his dorm waiting to receive his COVID-19 test. After receiving a positive test result from the walk-in testing clinic offered at...

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WiseCrax: Honorable Mentions

WiseCrax: Honorable Mentions

Katherine Camarata and Libby Williams
January 26, 2022

I see you, lone waffle fry in the french fry bag, living your crispiest life before your once-in-a-lifetime journey to the center of a human. You may not know that anybody recognizes your diligence, but...

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Music faculty member targeted by prejudice Ongoing investigation seeks answers

Music faculty member targeted by prejudice Ongoing investigation seeks answers

Katherine Camarata, Senior Reporter
January 26, 2022

Racist, homophobic and sexually explicit materials were distributed to music faculty and student areas of McIntyre Hall over winter break, according to an email sent out to the music department on Jan....

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Christian preacher sparks discussion at CWU

Christian preacher sparks discussion at CWU

Katherine Camarata, Senior Reporter
January 26, 2022

Christian street preacher Anders Clark from the Memorial Bible Church in Yakima debated students outside the SURC on Jan. 18, spreading the words of Jesus to anybody who would listen. At any given time,...

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Found Footage Exhibition Focuses on Nostalgia

Found Footage Exhibition Focuses on Nostalgia

Tapanga Krause, Staff Reporter
January 19, 2022

The Found Footage exhibition is being held at Gallery One in Downtown Ellensburg to showcase work from local artists Will Bow and Samantha Birks Fisher. This exhibition will open on Jan. 21 and end on...

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New SLICE series Crafting Compassion bridges gap between students and community

New SLICE series Crafting Compassion bridges gap between students and community

Katherine Camarata, Staff Reporter
January 19, 2022

The SURC pit was filled with the sound of pens scratching paper as students participated in the Notes to Neighbors pen pal program on Jan. 13.  With the ongoing complications of the coronavirus, outlets...

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The civil rights leader Martin Luther KIng (C) waves to supporters 28 August 1963 on the Mall in Washington DC (Washington Monument in background) during the March on Washington. King said the march was the greatest demonstration of freedom in the history of the United States. Martin Luther King was assassinated on 04 April 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. James Earl Ray confessed to shooting King and was sentenced to 99 years in prison. Kings killing sent shock waves through American society at the time, and is still regarded as a landmark event in recent US history. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

Honoring the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Katherine Camarata, Staff Reporter
January 19, 2022

On Jan. 17, people across the nation honored the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his prolific work in the Civil Rights movement. The day of remembrance falls on the third Monday in January...

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Wendell Snow Rescues. Porter Schmidt, Kody Noah, Elliot Mcnear_

Students Work to Uncover Cars at Wendell Hill Hall

Joshua Kornfeld, Staff Reporter
January 19, 2022

Dorm residents found their cars and dorm parking lots covered in snow after the storm on Jan. 6. One resident of Wendell Hill Hall B devised a plan. Carson Lee, a sophomore in the professional pilot...

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Brittany Lewis (left) and Sarah K. (right)

Breaking the Stigma: Bipolar Disorder

Katherine Camarata, Staff Reporter
January 19, 2022

Bipolar disorder is often misrepresented in media or everyday conversations, but it encompasses so much more than vague, dramatic stereotypes. CWU community members shared their experience to break down...

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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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