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

Courtesy of CWU

We are entering a new phase of the pandemic.

Joshua Kornfeld, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2022

The state indoor mask mandate will be rescinded on March 21 except for in certain situations, such as public transit and medical facilities. Gov. Jay Inslee held a press conference on Feb. 17 to provide...

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CASA Members

Parade of Nations: Watch Us Rise

Katherine Camarata, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2022

Students from every corner of the globe wore brightly-colored clothing, stood at tables representing cultural clubs, made new friends and enjoyed live entertainment during the Parade of Nations: Watch...

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Q&A with Amber Hoefer

Q&A with Amber Hoefer

February 17, 2022

Meet Amber Hoefer, the new Director of Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement (SLICE). Hoefer started serving students during her undergraduate studies at the University of West Florida...

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Dr. Blaise Dondji outside St. Andrew_s Church

It takes a village: Dr. Blaise Dondji provides healthcare to his home in Bawa, Cameroon

Katherine Camarata, Senior Reporter
February 16, 2022

Background Dr. Blaise Dondji has studied all over the globe and impacted many lives with his wife Francine Dondji and their children, Michel-Adrien, Camille and Dema, by his side. He returns what he...

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Courtesy of EHS

CPR is ‘vitally important’ skill

Joshua Kornfeld, Staff Reporter
February 16, 2022

CPR is a lifesaving skill that can buy necessary time in an emergency before emergency medical personnel can arrive. The American Heart Association estimates that bystander CPR increases the likelihood...

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Live music 88.1 the Burg

You’re listening to 88.1 the ‘Burg

Joshua Kornfeld, Staff Reporter
February 9, 2022

With many streaming services available, students are flooded with options when it comes to what music they listen to, when and where. Students can listen to several programs on 88.1 the ‘Burg Monday...

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Painting by Joyful Enriquez

First Friday Art Walk displays unique perspectives across downtown Ellensburg

Katherine Camarata, Senior Reporter
February 9, 2022

The streets of Ellensburg were alive with the spirit of creativity as community members enjoyed a variety of art exhibits and live musicians during the February’s First Friday Art Walk. Attendees were...

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Q&A with Dr. Sarah Jaquette Ray

Q&A with Dr. Sarah Jaquette Ray

Addie Adkins, Staff Reporter
February 2, 2022

Meet Sarah Jaquette Ray, author of “A Field Guide To Climate Anxiety: How to Keep Your Cool on a Warming Planet,” which she discussed in a virtual event on Feb. 1. Currently a professor at Humboldt...

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Ruben Cardenas, Tiffany Smith, Maria Lytle, Nenay Norawong, Veratta Pegram-Floyd (From left to right)

Break the Stigma: BIPOC mental health panel

Katherine Camarata, Senior Reporter
February 2, 2022

The stigma tied to mental health is a limitation many CWU faculty members make passionate efforts to reduce, and panelists moved one step closer to this goal last week.  Five CWU faculty members sat...

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Adam Grabowski provides comic relief

Adam Grabowski provides comic relief

Joshua Kornfeld, Staff Reporter
February 2, 2022

Laughter rang out through the SURC Ballroom as comedian Adam Grabowski performed live at CWU on Saturday, Jan. 29. According to Grabowski’s website, his work specializes in socially conscious comedy....

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Q&A with Miah Jeffra

Q&A with Miah Jeffra

Addie Adkins, Assistant Copy Editor
January 31, 2022

Meet Miah Jeffra, a CWU lecturer with the English department, and co-founder of award winning literary journal Foglifter Press, a queer collaborative focused on publishing multi-marginalized writers. Miah...

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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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