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Amy Morris, Orientation/Online Editor

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All content by Amy Morris
Reasons why being in a long distance relationship isn’t such a bad thing

Reasons why being in a long distance relationship isn’t such a bad thing

January 12, 2021

Long distance relationships have been known to fail and be a strenuous experience by some people. However, I have a different outlook on them. I have been in a long distance relationship for over a year...

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[Video] The benefits of drinking tea

November 3, 2020

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[Video] A look into the performance Tell-Tale Gaze

October 27, 2020

The theater department is putting on the production "Tell-Tale Gaze" beginning October 29. This performance gives a new form to school plays. The name "Tell-Tale Gaze" was given to the performance because...

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Water main break causes flooding

Water main break causes flooding

October 22, 2020

On Tuesday, Oct. 20 there was a break to a water main, which is a substantial pipe that carries drinking water. The break occurred on North Walnut Street between East Dean Nicholson Boulevard and 18th...

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[Video] Affordable and sustainable ways to shop

October 12, 2020

Many college students end up spending a lot of money on clothes. However, being a college student, especially in the midst of COVID-19, it can start to add up. Helen Nguyen is a senior double major...

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When stuck at home, taking up plants can be a beneficial hobby

October 7, 2020

With many people stuck at home due to online classes, work or quarantine, taking care of plants has been a popular hobby to take on. However, it can be hard for college students who live in dorm rooms...

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[Video] Students adjust to COVID-19 Restrictions on campus

September 29, 2020

CWU has reopened for fall quarter with extra precautionary measures in place. With COVID-19 still posing a threat, students have had to readjust to a new normal. To prevent the spread of COVID-19,...

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Protesters against police brutality hold up Black Lives Matter signs they made.

Protesting for change

September 18, 2020

Several hundred protesters against police brutality marched from Nicholson Pavilion to the courthouse in downtown Ellensburg on Sept. 17. Students, faculty and community members rallied while chanting...

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Letter from the editor

Letter from the editor

September 15, 2020

Going into my senior (and last) year on The Observer, I am excited to make this quarter one worth remembering. There is so much going on in the world right now with COVID-19, the Black Lives Matter protests,...

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Students face unemployment

Students face unemployment

April 15, 2020

With businesses and facilities shutting down because of COVID-19 many people are left unemployed, according to the United States Department of Labor. While some people have a lot of money saved up, others...

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How to stay entertained at home

How to stay entertained at home

April 15, 2020

Finding activities can be hard, especially with the stay-at-home order in place. While many people had plans to hang out with their friends during spring break, it did not become a reality. However,...

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How students are staying active

How students are staying active

April 9, 2020

With gyms and the rest of the CWU campus closed, students have to find other ways to work out. Whether it’s doing crunches, going for a run or doing yoga, getting a workout in has its benefits. Caitlin...

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‘Alexa, open Canvas’

‘Alexa, open Canvas’

April 1, 2020

Envision being able to log into Canvas without having to lift a finger. Imagine having all of CWU’s events and clubs listed to you with just one command. Well, this will soon be a reality with a special...

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Living in America: A different perspective

February 6, 2020

For CWU student Mami Fujino, getting to study abroad in America was an experience that was life-changing. The Asia University American Program (AUAP) gives students from Asia University in Japan the opportunity...

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The impactful work of Peggy Morache

January 23, 2020

Going into nonprofit work is not what Peggy Morache planned to do, it found her. She is, however, glad she ended up in a nonprofit because she likes knowing her work is helping people instead of a business....

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The impactful work of Peggy Morache

January 15, 2020

Going into nonprofit work is not what Peggy Morache planned to do, it found her. She is, however, glad she ended up in a nonprofit because she likes knowing her work is helping people instead of a business....

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S&A responds to FIRE letter

January 15, 2020

The Services and Activities Committee (S&A) listened to a proposal to defund student media at a meeting on Nov. 20, 2019. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) became aware of this...

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The hype around film cameras

December 6, 2019

The rise of film photography has grown, making it a popular form of artistic expression. With photography technology so advanced it makes you wonder why people are going back to old mediums. Recently I...

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Charities serving Kittitas County

Charities serving Kittitas County

December 6, 2019

As the holidays approach, there are many organizations in Ellensburg that take donations. Donations are an important part of nonprofits because they provide the resources to carry out their mission. Hopesource,...

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Organizations to give back to during the holidays

Organizations to give back to during the holidays

December 4, 2019

As the holidays approach, there are many organizations in Ellensburg that take donations. Donations are an important part of nonprofits because it provides the resources to carry out their mission. Hopesource,...

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Make-your-own major

November 13, 2019

A new program called liberal studies gives students the opportunity to create their own degree with the classes they choose. The major and the minor are already in the catalogue and students can start...

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The Purr-fect Companion

November 8, 2019

College can get lonely and stressful at times, but having a companion by your side helps. I personally recommend getting a cat over a dog for various reasons. Cats are not only easier to take care of,...

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What increasing enrollment means for CWU

November 7, 2019

Enrollment numbers have been steadily going up each year. This year, enrollment increased by 3% for new undergraduate students. New enrollment increased from 3,260 to 3,348 students. More classes are being...

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Highs and lows of the CWU party scene

Highs and lows of the CWU party scene

October 31, 2019

With Halloween comes an increase in party activity on and off campus. While students want to have fun, the importance of health and safety also comes into play. CWU might not be the biggest party school,...

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Fee dropped on developmental classes

Fee dropped on developmental classes

October 24, 2019

A recent decision was made by ASCWU to drop a $500 fee that was charged for each development class that students take. With tuition already being expensive for students to pay off, the fee only added on...

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New Changes to the SURC Dining Facilities

New Changes to the SURC Dining Facilities

October 16, 2019

Dean Masuccio, the director of dining facilities, has introduced some new changes. New food choices have been introduced, food stations have changed the way they operate and the seating arrangements have...

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Last Month to Attend the Farmers Market

October 8, 2019

The Ellensburg Farmers Market is an event that brings the community together. As the leaves start to turn shades of orange, red and yellow, the weather changes as well. October is the last month to visit...

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