Volleyball aims to build off successful season

Volleyball aims to build off successful season

Aaron Zewdie, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2018


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On Thursday Nov. 8 inside Nicholson Pavilion, the Wildcats had their second to last home game against the University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves. The Wildcats are 21-5 overall after sweeping the Seawolves 3-0. Senior outside hitter Madison Weg stood out in the game. She finished the game agains...

CWU students stay active on campus

CWU students stay active on campus

Aaron Zewdie, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2018


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Standing at  228,261 square feet, the SURC is one of the largest buildings on campus. Built 12 years ago in 2006, this structure is currently the hub  of student life at CWU. According to Indoor Operations and Camps Coordinator Alex Lee, the Recreation Center was last renovated in 2014 and has fir...

Nationals on the horizon for CWU Golf

Nationals on the horizon for CWU Golf

Micah Chen, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2018


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The CWU Golf Club is transitioning from a club team to a varsity team. Caleb Bryant has been a part of the club for two years now and he’s excited for the first steps toward this transition. “We’re in conversations with President Gaudino,” Bryant said. “There’s not really a DII GNAC league. It...

Game day magic: a behind-the-scenes look

Game day magic: a behind-the-scenes look

Bryce Weedman, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2018


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It’s all tied up with a minute left in the game. The Wildcats drive the ball down field for 60 yards and score the winning touchdown. The crowd goes crazy and the players lose their minds. It sounds exciting, but what goes into making that game day magic possible? This is the story of the behind-t...

Soleim hits her stride for cross country

Soleim hits her stride for cross country

Will Ortner, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2018


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While the rest of us are inside sipping hot cocoa on these crisp autumn mornings, Nicole Soleim and her teammates are training for their next cross country meet. In what is just her sophomore season, Soleim has risen through the ranks to be not only one of the top runners on her team, but also within th...

Pregame mentality: an athletic perspective

Pregame mentality: an athletic perspective

Dez Rodriguez, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2018


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Before the game starts, before warm-ups begin, before the fans fill the seats and before tickets are even sold, athletes prepare for competition in the most fascinating ways, ranging from the food on their plates to the clothes on their bodies. Different athletes have different superstitions that wi...

Opinion: CWU Football: to stay or leave the GNAC?

Opinion: CWU Football: to stay or leave the GNAC?

Wyatt Simmons, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2018


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The CWU football team has been making a name for itself in NCAA Division II football since head coach Ian Shoemaker started four years ago. He’s led the Wildcats to a 30-13 record in his first four seasons, and currently the team is at 7-2 looking for their second GNAC title. But with the news earlie...

Opinion: Sonic Fans will have to wait to get a team

Opinion: Sonic Fans will have to wait to get a team

Bryce Weedman, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2018


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The Seattle Supersonics, named after the Boeing Supersonic which never officially got off the ground, were first given the opportunity to be an official NBA franchise in 1967, which lasted till  2008. Seattle won its only NBA Championship in 1979. The Sonics played their last game in a very depressed K...

Opinion: Politics not actually the reason NFL is declining

Opinion: Politics not actually the reason NFL is declining

Austin Lane, For the Observer

November 1, 2018


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The professional sporting landscape in the U.S. has changed substantially in the past three years. The five major sports leagues in the U.S., the National Football League (NFL), National Basketball Association (NBA), Major League Baseball (MLB), National Hockey League (NHL), and Major League Soccer ...

XC spikes up for the GNAC Championships

XC spikes up for the GNAC Championships

Aaron Zewdie, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2018


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After an impressive regular season, the CWU cross country team will head to the GNAC Championships on Saturday, Nov. 3 in Monmouth, Oregon. The Wildcats are hoping to reach the goals they set for themselves during the preseason by doing well at the championships and then heading for the NCAA Regional C...

The A’au Trio: a rugby powerhouse

The A’au Trio: a rugby powerhouse

Dez Rodriguez, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2018


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Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, the A’au sisters thought back to the time when they were woken up at 3 a.m. to progress their athletic abilities. Still only in elementary school, Sui A’au and twins Tiara and Tiana A’au were trained by their father, Tia A’au, to prepare them for their upcom...

Men’s basketball opens against the Zags

Men’s basketball opens against the Zags

Dez Rodriguez, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2018


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CWU is looking to pull off the biggest upset in school history when they tip off against Gonzaga Thursday, Nov. 1. Its may be only scheduled as an exhibition game, but it offers a chance for the young CWU men’s basketball team to prove that they belong. CWU finished 15-13 overall last year and 10-...

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