2017-2018 Staff

Jack Lambert

Photo Editor

Senior Jack Lambert is the Photo Editor for the Observer and is majoring in digital journalism with a specialization in broadcast. He hopes to pursue a career in photojournalism after graduating from CWU. Outside of journalism, Lambert enjoys playing music, reading the news, and spending time with friends. He also likes to cook, get outside and take more photos. Lambert's advice to new photographers...

Xander Fu

Lead Photographer

Sophomore Xander Fu is the lead photographer for the Observer and is majoring in digital journalism. Fu is also the Director of Videography and Assistant Copy Desk Chief, and writes for the news section. Fu grew up in Issaquah, Wash. and considers himself to be an "analog man born in a digital era." Fu is passionate about photography and words with a do-good attitude and soul. Contrary to what people of...

Eric Rosane

News Editor

Eric Rosane is senior Digital Journalism major and Advertising minor. He is currently the news editor at the Observer and has served since Fall 2017. Growing up in Mount Vernon, Wash., he’s always been fascinated by the way stories are told. He’s freelanced for the Ellensburg Daily Record and Skagit Valley Herald and hopes to work at a daily newspaper. In his spare time, Eric enjoys hiking,...

Alexa Murdock

Copy Desk Chief

Alexa Murdock is a digital journalism with a specialization in writing and reporting major and holds the position of Copy Desk Chief. Murdock earned her Associates of Arts degree from Green River College in Auburn, Wash. in 2016. Although Murdock enjoys copy editing, she hopes to write for a newspaper or magazine after graduating from CWU. The most important thing about Murdock is that she is very detai...

Daisy Perez

Scene Editor

Senior Daisy Perez, the Observer Scene Editor, is double majoring in digital journalism with a specialization in writing and reporting as well as English with a specialization in writing. As a student journalist, Perez has learned that communication is key to avoiding all problems in the newsroom. Perez currently interns at the Daily Record in Ellensburg and previously was the editor Manastash in...

Natalie Hyland

Sports Editor

Junior Natalie Hyland is now in her second quarter of being the Sports Editor for the Observer. Prior to taking the position, Hyland learned the ins and outs of sports writing from former editor Mitchell Johnson. From Mitchell, Hyland learned to “throw [herself] to the wolves” and learn to fly. She also learned to not worry so much about how others thought of her. Hyland had implemented these ...

Sarah Hoot

Editor in Chief

Sarah Hoot is the Editor in Chief of the CWU Observer, a position that she acquired through four years of working at the paper. Hoot started out at the Observer in copy desk in her freshman year. She then became a scene reporter her sophomore year and then the Scene Editor her junior year. At first, Hoot wanted to work for a magazine, but after enjoying working for copy desk her freshman year, ...

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