By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

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

Beau Sansom

Beau Sansom, Staff Reporter

All content by Beau Sansom
Students from around the globe represent their nations for International Education Week.

Flag parade celebrates students at home and abroad

November 18, 2022

Waves of multicolored flags fluttered in the wind as a parade of students marched through campus on the brisk morning of Nov. 14.  Domestic and international students alike carried flags that represented...

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Chadwick Boseman at Comic Con. Photo courtesy of Flickr

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is a touching tribute to Chadwick Boseman… but a bad film

November 16, 2022

*Warning: the following article contains spoilers for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever* It’s been over two years since cinema fans have had to grieve the loss of beloved actor and “Black Panther”...

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The crowd watches as military vehicles pass.

Veterans parade across downtown Ellensburg

November 16, 2022

Soldiers could breathe a sigh of relief on Nov. 11, 1918 at 11 a.m. when the Great War came to a close. The fighting was done and the soldiers overseas could finally return home. 104 days later on that...

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Ofrenda set up for the event. Photo by Beau Sansom

Día y Muertos; el viaje del alma por la vida de ultratumba

November 14, 2022

La travesía por el otro lado empezó con un paseo hacia El Centro de Diversidad y Equidad (DEC, por sus siglas en inglés) en el salón 105-01 de Black Hall. Después de registrarse en...

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Rocky actress Olivia Webb (Left) and Director Nel Baehr (Right).

Attendees do the Time Warp again at the Rocky Horror Picture Show

November 9, 2022

Storm clouds gathered on the evening of Nov. 4, as freezing rain pounded down upon hundreds of students while they lined up down University Way from McConnell to Shaw-Smyser Hall. When the doors finally...

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Ofrenda set up for the event. Photo by Beau Sansom

Día and Death; the soul journeys through the afterlife

November 2, 2022

The journey through the otherside began with a walk towards Black Hall 105-01 where the Diversity & Equity Center (DEC) rests. After signing in at the front desk, attendees entered a room filled with...

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Transfer Center and MEC partner to bring students tech

October 26, 2022

The Multimodal Education Center (MEC) and Transfer Center partnered up for a workshop in Samuelson Hall 129 on Tuesday, Oct.18 to showcase the technological resources at the students’ disposal on campus...

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Comedian Zoltan Kaszas reflects on comedy career

Comedian Zoltan Kaszas reflects on comedy career

October 19, 2022

The lights of the SURC theater dimmed as students took their seats. The brightest light in the room illuminated the stage and built the anticipation to a boiling point before the room erupted in applause...

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Wellington’s Wildfire welcomes back alumni

Wellington’s Wildfire welcomes back alumni

October 19, 2022

The light of a single torch illuminated the night sky as it passed along from hand to hand of CWU alumni from as far back as the year 2000 before being used to light the stack of kindling in the firepit....

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“The Rings of Power” isn’t bad, despite what some would have you believe

October 19, 2022

Now that it’s had a chance to breathe, we need to address the elephant in the screening room: the Lord of the Rings: the Rings of Power is actually a good show. I know that’s hard to believe after...

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Director Cardenas (left) and Student Senate Speaker Brayden Smith (Right) conversing at welcome event. Photo by Beau Sansom

Veterans Center hosts welcome for new and returning students in military

October 12, 2022

CWU’s Veterans Center joined forces with various campus partners to host their annual fall welcome event for new and returning students in the military and their families.  Held in the SURC 137A,...

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President Wohlpart socializes at the BIPOC student welcome.

CWU welcomes BIPOC students to campus

October 5, 2022

The Diversity and Equity Center (DEC) hosted a BIPOC Student Welcome event on the President’s Lawn. BIPOC stands for black and indigenous people of color.  The DEC Student Coordinator, Paige Hall,...

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