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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

Metal and wood harmonize in the work of Cozette Philips.

Nature shown through metal and sculpture: Sarah Spurgeon exhibit features Cozette Philips

Joshua Packard and Zileni Milupi
February 22, 2023

Behind every artist is a source of inspiration that is reflected in their art, as is the case for Interdisciplinary sculptor and metalsmith Cozette Phillips, whose work not only tells a story, but also...

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Fresh Check Day reminds us of the importance of mental health

Fresh Check Day reminds us of the importance of mental health

MJ Rivera and Zileni Milupi
February 15, 2023

With an abundance of fun games and free pizza, CWU’s annual Fresh Check Day served as a reminder of the importance of mental health and the many resources available for students on campus. This year’s...

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She Asks for Time to Unravel the Mystery by Jane Orleman. Photo by Katherine Camarata

Gifts to the Future: legacy Ellensburg artists celebrated at Art Walk

Katherine Camarata, Lead Editor
February 8, 2023

A vast array of unique paintings and sculptures decorated Gallery One as high-spirited artists from older and newer generations alike gathered to honor community members who have left lasting artistic...

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Over-the-Topera production returns with a competitive twist

Over-the-Topera production returns with a competitive twist

Zileni Milupi, Staff Reporter
February 8, 2023

This year’s Over-the-Topera, Death by Aria edition, was an operatic battle royale to determine whose vocals soared above the concert hall, featured for the first time in the production’s history at...

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Speaker Andy (Anderson) Parks. Photo courtesy of CWU

Navigating race with emotional intelligence: seminar sheds light for Black History Month

Jordyn Rossmeisl, Staff Reporter
February 8, 2023

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is defined by Milton Kuolt professor of business Anderson Parks as being aware of “who you are at your core, how your emotions are, what you’re feeling, and how those emotions...

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CWU Jazz Band. Photo courtesy of CWU Hype

Concert livens up the Bistro with jazz

MJ Rivera, Staff Reporter
February 8, 2023

Jazz music filled the 1891 Bistro as CWU’s jazz bands returned under the direction of Dr. Keith Karns. Jazz bands I, II and III performed a mix of ballads and uptempo jazz standards for students and...

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David Bayles shows his Sap in their Veins exhibit at the MCE. Photo by MJ Rivera

Sap in their Veins: stories of logging told by David Bayles

MJ Rivera, Staff Reporter
February 1, 2023

Oral History with David Bayles The Museum of Culture and Environment (MCE) invited photographer David Bayles to showcase his exhibit titled “Sap in their Veins” from Jan. 26 through March 11....

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Human Library event set to take place April 22. Photo courtesy of Pexels

Upcoming Human Library event aims to defy stereotypes through conversation

Katherine Camarata, Staff Reporter
February 1, 2023

Some libraries provide a cozy place to bury your nose in a book, while others offer more unusual forms of media to check out: humans.  The Human Library is an international nonprofit organization created...

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Gary Robertson on duty in Lind Hall. Photo by Katherine Camarata

Meet your Maintenance Worker: Gary Robertson

Katherine Camarata, Lead Editor
February 1, 2023

Name: Gary Robertson Title: Custodian 1 Hometown: Anaheim, California Years working at CWU: 3 Favorite part of campus: the SURC, because it has everything Least favorite part of campus:...

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Literature intersects with human rights.

CAH hosts presentation on intersection of literature and human rights

Jordyn Rossmeisl, Staff Reporter
January 26, 2023

Dr. Richard Middleton-Kaplan gave a Zoom presentation on Jan. 17 titled “Humanity in Print: Literature and Human Rights,” during which he shared stories of human rights activists he encountered throughout...

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Exterior of Nuwave and Fortuity Cellars Tasting Room.

New waves spreading downtown: Nuwave Gallery and Fortuity Cellars open doors on 3rd

MJ Rivera, Staff Reporter
January 26, 2023

Nuwave Students and community members looking for a place to sip wine, admire art and get their creative sparks flying need look no further than Nuwave Gallery and Fortuity Cellars on the corner of...

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The Rodeo City Roller Derby Team. Photo courtesy of Rodeo City Roller Derby

The “organized chaos” of a community on wheels

Jordyn Rossmeisl, Staff Reporter
January 18, 2023

As the sun sets in Ellensburg and people begin to wind down for the night, the Ellensburg High School (EHS) gym comes to life. Readers may be wondering, ‘what could be going on in a high school gym after...

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