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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

Asher Cai shoots from downtown. Photo courtesy Jacob Thompson/Thompson Sports Media

Asher Cai awarded Division II National Player of the Week

Jackson Roberts, Staff Reporter
February 29, 2024

With the final regular season game happening tonight, Thursday, Feb. 29, the CWU women’s basketball team has an overall record of 18-10 and conference record of 9-7. They have clinched a spot in the...

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Randi Richardson-Thornley watches her team perform from the sidelines

The Story of Randi Richardson-Thornley

Devanee Lopez, Staff Reporter
February 29, 2024

For Randi Richardson-Thornley, head coach of CWU’s women’s basketball team, coaching wasn’t the path she initially thought to set out on. After high school, Richardson-Thornley attended the University...

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What Team? WILDCATS

What Team? WILDCATS

Raya Miron, Staff Reporter
February 29, 2024

The first people you see when walking into a CWU sporting event are often the cheerleaders. They are the ones hyping up the crowd and getting everyone on to their feet, there to help cheer on the CWU athletes. Shamara...

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Colby Gennett makes an unbalanced three-pointer. Photo courtesy Jacob Thompson/Thompson Sports Media

Consecutive career highs as CWU pushes for playoffs

Jackson Roberts, Staff Reporter
February 22, 2024

Coming into the final stretch of the CWU men’s basketball season, the Wildcats sit at an overall record of 15-8 and 8-6 in Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) play. Following a loss on the road...

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The CWU mens soccer team practicing before a matchup. Photo courtesy SHW Productions

No soccer team? No problem.

Devanee Lopez, Staff Reporter
February 22, 2024

While CWU's decorated athletic department may be known for its Division I rugby teams or the dozens of All-American athletes it produces each year; less familiar to the community is its men's club soccer...

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The CWU student section packed out during a game against Western Washington University. Photo courtesy Jacob Thompson.

Fueled by the fans

Jackson Roberts, Staff Reporter
February 16, 2024

CWU’s new and improved Nicholson Pavilion reopened to the public on Oct. 7, but they didn’t stop there as a brand-new student section was also opened for students to establish new traditions and have...

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CWU football coach Chris Fisk

Welcome Home ‘Cats

Raya Miron, Staff Reporter
February 16, 2024

The CWU football program hosted its signing day at the Ellensburg Brewery last Wednesday, Feb. 7. The room had soft lighting, the tables had CWU football helmets on them and as you walked in everyone grabbed...

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CWU baseball breaks apart before the start of their first match. Courtesy Jacob Thompson/Thompson Sports Media

A swing and a miss for CWU baseball

Devanee Lopez, Staff Reporter
February 7, 2024

The CWU men’s baseball season is officially underway as they traveled to Bellingham, Washington where they had an unfortunate start to the season. On Saturday, Feb. 3 they competed in a double-header...

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Super Bowl Sunday in Vegas

Jackson Roberts, Staff Reporter
February 7, 2024

The NFL conference championships have wrapped up and fans finally have their answer for who will be playing in the 2024 Super Bowl. The San Francisco 49ers will take on the Kansas City Chiefs for the NFL’s...

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Records broken in CWU track and field

Raya Miron and Jackson Roberts
February 2, 2024

Track and field has reaped the rewards of their work over the last couple weeks as five athletes were awarded with Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) Field Athlete of the Week honors during the...

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Photo courtesy Nevaeh Capetillo

Samaad Hector reflects as his final season at CWU nears its end

Devanee Lopez, Staff Reporter
February 2, 2024

Last Thursday, CWU men’s basketball team crushed the Western Washington University (WWU) men’s basketball team; sending the Vikings home with a 97-75 score.  The leading scorer for the Wildcats...

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Pete Carroll celebrates a win over the Cleveland Browns on October 29, 2023. Photo courtesy Seahawks.com

Pete Carroll leaves Seattle: His legacy and the future

Devanee Lopez, Staff Reporter
January 25, 2024

It was a staple in many Seahawks fan childhoods to see Pete Carroll on the sidelines of the Seattle Seahawks stadium. Carroll had been with the team since being named head coach on Jan. 11, 2010, until...

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