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

All photos courtesy of  the interviewees | Maj. David Liapis (then Lt.), Air Force ROTC Detachment 895 Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, converses with members of the Royal Netherlands Army while touring a C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft that was parked at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, May 7, 2013.

Community celebrates veterans and their service

Noah Wright , Contributor
November 11, 2021

On Nov. 11, 1918, at 11 a.m. the world saw the end of World War I. The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month ended four years of violence which impacted the entire globe.  More than 100 years...

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CWU gives new purpose to fallen leaves

Joseph Stanger, Staff Reporter
November 11, 2021

It’s fall, which means it’s time for the leaves to float down from their branches and end up all over walkways, streets and in the gutters. But, instead of leaving them to decompose, become slipping...

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Questions arise surrounding accessibility at CWU

Joseph Stanger, Staff Reporter
November 7, 2021

Going to classes while living on campus isn’t particularly difficult: you walk the equivalent of a few blocks and you can get almost anywhere within minutes. But, if you’re a wheelchair user, getting...

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Courtesy of CWU Athletics

Q&A with Mario Andaya

Paije Maas, PULSE Magazine
November 4, 2021

MARIO ANDAYA COOL CAT, COURTESY OF PULSE Mario Andaya has been the head volleyball coach at CWU for 25 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Administrative Management and a master’s degree in Coaching...

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DEC to host Día de los Muertos event

Kimberly Lariviere, Contributor
November 4, 2021

A vibrancy of colors including beautiful oranges and yellows are what you will see along with brightly colored complex table set ups. There will be a craft section with sugar skulls for decoration, hand...

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‘Rocky Horror’ returns to CWU

‘Rocky Horror’ returns to CWU

Katlyn White , Copy Desk Staff
November 4, 2021

The theater darkens as the audience chants “lips, lips, lips” repeatedly. A person in a corset and knee-high stockings sashays out as red lips appear on the screen and the crowd shouts “Thank you!” The...

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James Donaldson

Q&A with James Donaldson

Stephanie Davison, Staff Reporter
October 29, 2021

Meet James Donaldson, former Seattle SuperSonic who has recently moved to Ellensburg and plans to get involved with the community. He has joined the Rotary Club of Ellensburg of Rotary District 5060, and...

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Q&A with Magician Nash Fung

Q&A with Magician Nash Fung

Stephanie Davison, Staff Reporter
October 26, 2021

Meet magician and CWU alumni, Nash Fung, who performed his magic show for homecoming on Oct. 17. Fung’s performance combines the art of magic with the art of motivational speaking to engage and inspire...

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Q&A with Asad Farooqui

Q&A with Asad Farooqui

Stephanie Davison, Staff Reporter
October 26, 2021

Meet Asad Farooqui, one of Central Washington University’s Film Studies lecturers. Professor Farooqui has earned international acclaim from critics and peers alike for his recent short film Mabrook,...

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Courtesy of Netflix

Disability Services screens ‘Crip Camp’ for Disability History Month

Joseph Stanger, Staff Reporter
October 26, 2021

In the state of Washington, every October is Disability History Month, a month dedicated to promoting awareness and understanding of disability history and people with disabilities. CWU’s Disability...

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Small business owners attend Junk-tiquen

Small business owners attend Junk-tiquen

Milenne Quinonez, Staff Reporter
October 21, 2021

The event center was bustling with noise and laughter, with a live band playing as people gathered with family and friends buying gifts, home décor and anything they might have found intriguing.  Many...

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Smoke City

New vape shop opens near campus

Joseph Stanger and Libby Williams
October 21, 2021

A new vape shop, Smoke City Glass and Vape, has opened across the street from Lind Hall. Store manager Henry Abdel said this is his fourth location, with two stores in Yakima and one in Selah.   “I...

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