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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 Athletics

CWU thrower continues to impress

Jake Hassebrock, Staff Reporter
January 26, 2022

Senior CWU track athlete Meagan Smallbeck was recently recognized as female track athlete of the week by the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC), marking the second time this season she has received...

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First CWU esports event of winter quarter leaves students ready for more

First CWU esports event of winter quarter leaves students ready for more

Ty Mcphee, Staff Reporter
January 19, 2022

CWU intramural sports hosted the first esports event of the quarter on Friday, Jan. 14.  Twelve students showed up to compete in the SURC theater by scoring goals in the popular car soccer game, Rocket...

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CWU women’s basketball finds new recruits

Jared Galanti, Sports Editor
January 19, 2022

With COVID-19 still being a concern throughout the world, colleges have had to get creative with their recruiting. For some colleges this could be a concern, but it seems that CWU hasn’t been hindered...

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Men’s rugby prepares for a challenging schedule

Evan Couch, Staff Reporter
January 19, 2022

CWU men’s rugby is gearing up to start their first full season since 2020, where they are scheduled to face some tough opponents.  Head coach Todd Thornley said he is looking forward to a full season. “It’s...

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Snowy CWU Baseball Field

Athletes use off-season to prepare

Jake Hassebrock, Staff Reporter
January 19, 2022

It can be hard for athletes to find motivation when there aren’t weekly games to look forward to, but CWU athletes are still preparing for their next chance to take the field. The last game of the...

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Athletic Department following school vaccine policy

Jared Galanti, Sports Editor
January 12, 2022

The COVID-19 booster shot is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to help protect against the new omicron variant. According to Director of Athletics Dennis Francois,  while CWU is highly...

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First outbreak leads to two basketball games being postponed. (Kassidy Malcolm)

Basketball games canceled due to Health and Safety protocols

Jared Galanti, Sports Editor
January 8, 2022

CWU’s men and women’s basketball had their regular season games for Jan. 8 against Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) and Alaska Fairbanks University (AFU) canceled due to COVID-19 health and safety...

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CWU volleyball qualifies for playoffs

CWU volleyball qualifies for playoffs

Isaiah Salevao, Staff Reporter
November 24, 2021

The CWU volleyball team will be returning to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) division II west regional tournament for the ninth straight season. CWU (16-8) was placed into the sixth...

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Through the eyes of a freshman rugby player

Jamie Bass, Staff Reporter
November 24, 2021

Committing to play a sport in college is a choice that all student athletes have made. In the beginning of that commitment, there can be an adjustment period where players adapt to schedules and team dynamics.  Grayce...

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Four esport tournaments were held throughout fall quarter with more planned for winter.

Esports concludes fall tournaments

Andrew Prouse, Staff Reporter
November 24, 2021

Esports has wrapped up for fall quarter.  The last esports event of the quarter was a Call of Duty tournament which was cancelled due to low participation numbers.  Fall quarter marked the return...

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CWU loses opening playoff game

Leah Shepherd, Staff Reporter
November 20, 2021

“Why not us?” This was what head coach Chris Fisk said in his pre-game press conference on Wednesday. The number six seed Wildcats were considered the underdog against number three seed Northwest Missouri...

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Football set to join LSC as affiliate member

Football set to join LSC as affiliate member

Jared Galanti, Sports Editor
November 18, 2021

In coordination with the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC), CWU football will be accepting a multi year affiliate offer with Lone Star Conference (LSC) starting in 2022, according to a press release...

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