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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

Elliott Watkins

Elliott Watkins, Staff Reporter

Staff Reporter - Spring 2022

All content by Elliott Watkins
Ellensburg City Hall where the DEI Commission meetings take place

La Comisión de Diversidad, Equidad e Inclusión de Ellensburg celebra su quinta reunión pública de 2022

May 18, 2022

La Comisión de Diversidad, Equidad e Inclusión (DEI) de Ellensburg se reúne para debatir temas y eventos de diversidad de la comunidad cada segundo martes de cada mes.  La DEI se estableció en...

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Ellensburg City Hall where the DEI Commission meetings take place

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Commission discusses concerns and Pride month

May 18, 2022

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Commission of Ellensburg discussed LGBTQ+ centric issues at their meeting on Tuesday, May 10.  To begin the meeting, the agenda was approved by the commission...

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African Night Ubuntu shares culture with people of all backgrounds

African Night Ubuntu shares culture with people of all backgrounds

May 11, 2022

An eruption of laughter resonated around the SURC Ballroom as two members of the audience  weaved their way from their seats to the stage, bathed in purple lighting in front of the crowd.  Comedian...

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Elon Musk’s recent Twitter buy-out is the demise of free speech for minorities on Twitter

May 4, 2022

Elon Musk is the world’s wealthiest man, the owner of Tesla and most recently the owner of Twitter. The ownership of Twitter was a pursuit in the name of “free speech” for Musk, but it seems to be...

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‘Courage’ documentary highlights protest culture in Belarus

May 4, 2022

The room was quiet and waiting in anticipation for the documentary to begin. The lights turned low, the screen went dark and the audience sat in silent anticipation as they prepared to observe a glimpse...

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Afternoon jam session exclusively for women and nonbinary people

CWU Jazz Education Network celebrates fourth annual Women In Jazz Day

April 27, 2022

Upon entering the CWU music building, fliers and Jazz Education Network (JEN) club members greeted Women In Jazz Day participants on April 22 as the sound of trumpets and bass welcomed attendees down the...

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Crater Lake and OBF 2008

THC induced hunger brings business to local eateries

April 20, 2022

Munchies are “the compelling and intense feeling of hunger after smoking weed,” according to Cooldad101 on Urban Dictionary. Those that choose to partake in cannabis-related activities likely know...

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Sam DeSmith Jr. Psychology

Autism Awareness Month: Community members share experiences

April 13, 2022

Maybe you are someone that has a loved one on the autistic spectrum. Maybe you have taken a few special education courses and feel you have a solid grasp on the ins and outs of autism. Maybe you feel you...

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