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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

Andrew Ulstad

Andrew Ulstad, Photo Editor

Photo Editor - Winter 2023

Staff Reporter - Fall 2022

All content by Andrew Ulstad
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[Photo] Andrew Ulstad

October 5, 2022

Healthy habits vs. unhealthy habits.

[Photo] Student mental health workshop offers advice for creating habits

January 25, 2023

Healthy habits vs. unhealthy habits.

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[Photo] Gavin Johnson

January 24, 2023

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[Photo] Joshua Packard

January 12, 2023

Omar Benitez

[Photo] Omar Benitez

January 12, 2023

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[Photo] Katherine Camarata

September 20, 2021

Safety sign in front of Nicholson Pavilion.

[Photo] Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams set to play in Nicholson Pavillion

January 18, 2023

Safety sign in front of Nicholson Pavilion.

State Champs is one of the biggest names in pop-punk, playing international festivals like Download in Spain. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock

Pop-punk’s not dead: five best pop-punk albums of 2022

January 18, 2023

Pop-punk had its heyday in the early 2000s with hits from Blink-182’s “The Rock Show” in 2001, Good Charlotte’s “The Anthem” and Simple Plan’s “Perfect," both in 2002. For those who are...

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Morgana Carroll

[Photo] Morgana Carroll

January 10, 2022

Isaac Hinson

[Photo] Isaac Hinson

March 31, 2022

Megan Rogers

[Photo] Megan Rogers

March 31, 2022

Charis Jones

[Photo] Charis Jones

January 12, 2023

Photo courtesy of CWU Flickr

Global warming: why our generation shouldn’t have kids

November 22, 2022

I have wanted to be a father since shortly after my first nephew was born. Something about helping to shape a personality seemed appealing to me. This was reinforced over the next decade and a half when...

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President Marcus Wolfe takes part in a scene as a rest stop restaurant owner, arguing with a customer during Hot New Jams free play session on Nov 18

Hotter, newer and jammier: Hot New Jam’s found families

November 22, 2022

The sounds of laughter punctuated by one word suggestions rang through Hebeler Hall on Friday, Nov. 18 as improv troupe Hot New Jam hosted their weekly meeting and team play session. With seven new members...

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Learning Commons organized protest against Title IX violations on Nov. 1

Learning Commons organized protest against Title IX violations on Nov. 1

November 9, 2022

Chants of “Stop protecting rapists!” rang through the walkways between the SURC and Brooks Library on Tuesday, Nov. 1 as students aired their grievances over alleged Title IX violations by campus staff. According...

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Ukraine Sidebar

November 2, 2022

According to AP News reports, major cities in Ukraine are limiting power consumption to avoid total blackouts. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy estimates that 30% of Ukrainian power stations have been destroyed...

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Muir Hamilton translates comments made by Vasilisa Gorislavets at the panel to support Ukraine on Oct. 28. L-R Dr. Volha Isakava, Vladislav Bulgar, Vasilisa Gorislavets, Muir Hamilton.

Voices of Ukraine: stories in times of unrest

November 2, 2022

Vladislav Bulgar went to bed somewhere around 1-2 a.m. the morning of Feb. 24 in his hometown of Odessa, Ukraine. He awoke to his grandmother barging into his room with tears in her eyes. He remembers...

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Cesar Chavez speaks at a MEChA organized event, 1986. Photo courtesy of Observer archives

MEChA de CWU stands the test of time

October 26, 2022

A sense of family hung in the air as students and community members entered the Museum of Culture and Environment in Dean Hall on Thursday, Oct. 20.  After hugging several of the audience members,...

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Steam deck turning on.

Valve’s Steam Deck timed perfectly to revolutionize gaming

October 19, 2022

As an older than average student for this campus, I've been around long enough to watch gaming evolve from a niche market to a worldwide phenomenon. Having watched the industry fairly closely since the...

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How student employees find their work life balance

October 12, 2022

“Work-life balance is essential to doing both well,” Mason Saulsbury, a junior in film who works at the Diversity and Equity Center(DEC), said. “If you aren’t treating yourself right in one, the...

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Display of glass art at Sarah Spurgeon Art Gallery.

Sarah Spurgeon Gallery hosts first SOIL Art Collective exhibit

October 5, 2022

The Sarah Spurgeon Art Gallery in Randall Hall has officially opened the first exhibit of the new quarter, featuring art from the SOIL Collective. The multi-artist exhibit entitled “Tangents…I was...

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CWU police department has a new look

May 23, 2022

The CWU police department has made national headlines with their approachability initiative, described as one of the first departments to make such a change. Since 2017, this initiative aims to break down...

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