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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

CWU Football has high ambitions following spring game

CWU Football has high ambitions following spring game

Isaac Hinson, Staff Reporter
May 4, 2022

The CWU football team competed in the annual Crimson vs. Black spring football game which took place on April 23. Redshirt sophomore running back Tyler Flanagan said both sides of the ball looked...

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Senior Xavier Smith moving the ball up the court during the game.

Xavier Smith earns GNAC men’s basketball player of the year

Chase Beyer, Staff Reporter
April 27, 2022

The Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) recognized senior guard Xavier Smith as player of the year last month. “Obviously I was happy. But really it was a feeling of relief, knowing that my...

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Grace Godfrey warming up her throwing arm. Jacob Thompson

The many paths of CWU Recruitment

Jacqueline Hixssen, Staff Reporter
April 27, 2022

Whether it be the academics, the sports program or the quaint college town, CWU provides a commodity that is the selling point for student-athletes, many from all over the world. Over 500 student-athletes...

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ROTC and CWU softball to host gold star event

ROTC and CWU softball to host gold star event

Jared Galanti, Sports Editor
April 27, 2022

A gold star family is someone who has a family member or friend who passed away that served in one of the branches of the military. This member doesn’t have to die in the line of battle for them to be...

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Jacob Thompson performing his season-best pole-vault at the Beach Invitational.

Student athletes give insight into culture in CWU sports

Isaac Hinson, Staff Reporter
April 27, 2022

Sports teams measure success in various ways. Most of the time a team's success can be judged based on the record they have that season. However, that isn’t the only way teams judge a season as successful.  One...

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Erica Cabanos begins her triple jump attempt

Erica Cabanos named GNAC athlete of the week

Jared Galanti, Sports Editor
April 20, 2022

After tying her season best mark in the triple jump at 11.15 meters and setting a personal best in the long jump with a 5.26 meter jump at the Whitworth Peace Invitational last Friday, sophomore Erica...

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Marijuana in CWU athletics

Marijuana in CWU athletics

Isaac Hinson and Jacqueline Hixssen
April 20, 2022

Marijuana has long been banned for collegiate athletes. Marijuana is a legal drug in Washington, but the punishments a student-athlete would face makes the drug virtually untouchable for athletes.  Logistics...

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Sophomore Colson Brunner celebrating after a CWU win.

Long snapper receives first-team honors

Chase Beyer, Staff Reporter
April 20, 2022

Quarterback and wide receiver are well-known football positions, but freshman Colson Brunner hopes to put one particular position on the map: long snapper.  Brunner, the long snapper for the CWU football...

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Senior left-handed pitcher Brayde Harai sending a ball to the strike zone.

CWU baseball plans for second half success

Jacqueline Hixssen, Staff Reporter
April 13, 2022

The CWU baseball team has had a slow start to the season, with a current record of 5-11 in conference play and an 11-22 record overall placing them third in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC). After...

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Womens relay look to maintain their momentum gained at last meet

Women’s relay look to maintain their momentum gained at last meet

Isaac Hinson, Staff Reporter
April 13, 2022

At the Hayward Premiere meet, the women’s 4x400 relay team placed second in their race. The runners, freshman Madison Thompson, senior Kay Lester, senior Madison Child and junior Meridith Massey, finished...

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Redshirt sophomore quarterback Quincy Glasper lines up under center during team drill.

Football prepares for 2022 season

Chase Beyer, Staff Reporter
April 13, 2022

CWU football returned to the field on Friday, April 1 for the start of spring practice. CWU will be playing their first season in the Lone Star Conference, after playing football in the GNAC for the last...

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Men’s rugby took care of business in the first round of the 1A championship tournament with a 62-17 win over Cal Poly.

Men’s rugby opens championship tournament with win

Jared Galanti, Sports Editor
April 13, 2022

CWU men’s rugby opened the Division 1A championship tournament with a 62-17 win over Cal Poly University (Cal Poly) at Tomlinsion Stadium on Saturday. CWU (7-4) opened the tournament as the number four...

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