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What about the arts? CAH facing tight budgets

What about the arts? CAH facing tight budgets

November 15, 2018

The year of 1926 was a particularly important and exciting year for both students and staff at what was then Washington State Normal School in Ellensburg. The institution saw record-breaking enrollment,...

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Cornerstone Pie, a pizzeria and bar owned by D&M Co-Owners Mark Holloway and Donna Malek, has been on the market for a new owner since April. Eric Rosane/The Observer.

Cornerstone up for sale, D&M look to renew contract with CWU

June 4, 2018

D&M Coffee and Cornerstone Pie Co-Owner Mark Holloway disclaimed rumors last Thursday that Cornerstone Pie was shutting down, opting to disclose rather that the local business owners were looking to...

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CWU names new hall after former psychology professor, receives largest donation in recent history

CWU names new hall after former psychology professor, receives largest donation in recent history

May 23, 2018

A new residence hall being built on the corner of Dean Nicholson Boulevard and Wildcat Way now has name following a $1.2 million donation made to the university from William “Owen” Dugmore, a former...

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Deans Reflect on a Year With New Budgeting Model

Deans Reflect on a Year With New Budgeting Model

May 9, 2018

Deans from CWU’s four colleges met last Monday, May 7 at the provost’s quarterly budget summit meeting to give presentations on implementing each college’s budget next year, review expected expenses...

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Privatizing Your Digital Life

Privatizing Your Digital Life

April 25, 2018

It was one year ago that Kahveh Robinett decided that he had had enough. He was getting addicted. Not to trivial things, like a Netflix series or an expensive coffee addiction, but to social media. According...

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Observation Deck

April 20, 2018

Hey Wildcats, hope your week has been going well and that your classes have been running smoothly. First off, I want to thank you for picking up this week’s issue of the Observer. As you know, 4/20 is...

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Regulation drives out Chelan County farms

April 19, 2018

Farms in Chelan County have been facing heavy zoning regulations since 2014 by county commissioners that are forcing a majority of farms to shut down or cease production all together. The ordinance, according...

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On the prowl

April 4, 2018

Ellensburg can sometimes be quite the quiet town. For resident Joel Ratcliff, 33, that perception changed the night of Wednesday, March 14. “My two favorite pastimes are shooting guns and [listening...

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Cooking with cannabutter

April 4, 2018

As the marijuana industry continues to expand into states legalizing recreational and medical marijuana, so does the cannabis-infused food and edible market. According to a Arcview Market Research report,...

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“Innovate or Die”

March 8, 2018

President James Gaudino reported that by the end of next year, the Responsibility-Centered Management (RCM) budget model will turn a profit. According to Vice President of Business and Academic Affairs...

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Courtesy of CWU.

Former Boeing executive joins CWU BOT

March 6, 2018

For former Boeing Chief Executive Officer Ray Conner, retirement means anything but a lack of work and sleeping in past 11. Despite his retirement from Boeing last December, he’s staying busy. Conner...

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Some of the equipment CPI uses, including an electromagnetic pump, voice recorders and infrared thermometers. Eric Rosane/The Observer

Don’t call them the Ghostbusters

February 25, 2018

  Faces in the window, fuzzy glowing orbs, electromagnetic readings, silhouettes and shadows on the wall - these are just some of the things that paranormal investigators might find when they investigate...

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BOT holds Sammamish meeting

February 15, 2018

The CWU Board of Trustees (BOT) held two sessions last Thursday and Friday at the CWU Sammamish campus to discuss budgeting and finance, academic and student life business, and to examine the professional...

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CWU continues with demolition of CHCI and Peterson, little comment at public meeting

February 10, 2018

Comments were few and far between at a public comment session last Thursday, Feb. 1 as CWU Facilities and Management began the next phase of demolition on the Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute...

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Aviation department soars into a new generation of education

Aviation department soars into a new generation of education

February 3, 2018

On Jan. 25, CWU Aviation hosted an open house at Bowers Field for the public to come view its five new single-engine planes that were commissioned and shipped from Vero Beach, Florida. This celebration,...

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A force for good

January 25, 2018

The Faculty Senate has begun talks on drafting a new sexual harassment task force brought up by the executive committee. This committee would combat instances of sexual harassment or misconduct where faculty...

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Administration starts study to better serve Latinx students

January 18, 2018

The CWU administration launched a new committee this month that will review how the university is currently serving Latinx students and to examine the possibility of properly serving a student body that...

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Espresso your thoughts with ASCWU

January 11, 2018

The ASCWU Elections Commission and Officers will host an information session on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. in the SURC Pit for students looking to run for office in spring. This café-style chat is the...

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Anderson Hall, which lies just north of the SURC, is known by students for its convenient location and in-suite ovens. Jack Lambert / The Observer.

Anderson Hall begins transition to residence hall

January 11, 2018

Anderson Hall will no longer be accepting apartment contracts beginning July 30 as CWU housing will transition Anderson into a residence hall for Fall 2018, according to an email sent out to current residents. This...

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Courtesy of Washington House GOP.

Professor under investigation for sexual misconduct, again

January 11, 2018

Political science professor and state Rep. Matt Manweller was barred on Dec. 11 from teaching at CWU or contacting students, pending the results of a new investigation into sexual misconduct allegations....

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Emily Washines, CWU alumna, is a member of the Yakima nation. She was formally accepted as a CWU Board of Trustees member on Oct. 24. Courtesy of Washines Facebook.

New BoT member brings a Yakima native perspective to the table

November 30, 2017

The first thing that CWU Board of Trustees (BoT) Member Emily Washines does every morning is log into the social media accounts for the Yakama Nation Fisheries in order to interact with their tens of thousands...

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Richard Deshields confirmed he will no longer be working at CWU.

Richard DeShields leaves position as Dean of Student Success

November 16, 2017

Former Dean of Student Success Richard DeShields confirmed Thursday, Nov. 16 he will no longer be working at CWU after having worked for CWU Housing for over 11 years and for the university for over...

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Multiple advocates have filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, claiming its Schedule 1 classification on marijuana is unconstitutional. Photo illustration by Jack Lamber/The Observer.

12-year-old Texas native sues Sessions

November 16, 2017

Most 12-year-olds spend their days in school, playing video games or hanging with their peers outside during extra-curricular activities. For Alexis Bortell, however, she’s spent the last few months...

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Proposition 1, a retail tax, passed with almost two-third majority in favor.

Ellensburg votes to pass affordable housing

November 16, 2017

Votes of the 8,699 voters that turned out this election period in Kittitas County—out of a possible 24,552—have officially been tallied and the results are up. This comes up to a little over 35...

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Lori Fritts, the kitchen manager at the FISH food bank, manages the hot meals that are served. She does all her cooking with the oven, crock pot and toaster pan located in their kitchen.

FISH Food Bank puts the “unity” back in community

November 9, 2017

As the holidays approach and the days get shorter, many students and faculty find themselves traveling or going home for many consecutive weekends. During these weekends there is usually plenty of food,...

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Gaudino’s speech addresses budget and housing concerns

November 9, 2017

President James Gaudino went before the university Monday, Nov. 6, to give his annual state of the university address to the faculty and staff of CWU at 10 a.m. in McConnell Hall. Gaudino’s guest speaker,...

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For the first three weeks of class, four freshmen were given temporary housing on the second-floor lounge of Kamola Hall. Eric Rosane/Observer.

Temporary housing shows population burst at CWU

November 2, 2017

Can you imagine sleeping in plain view of all of your peers, even when you’re guaranteed your own room and board? For the first three weeks of class freshmen Lj Lovejoy, Jules Mendiola and two other...

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Photo illustration by Jack Lambert.

Sessions vs. the green states

October 12, 2017

Over the summer, Attorney General Jeff Sessions made several false accusations against the states of Washington and Colorado on the basis of the way the state is managing its marijuana distribution...

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Nevada had a higher grossing first month for recreational marijuana sales than either Colorado or Oregon.

Nevada “goes green” on rec pot

October 5, 2017

On July 1, recreational marijuana shops all across Nevada opened their doors for the first time to publicly sell marijuana and become the fifth US state to legalize the selling of recreational marijuana....

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DACA Dreamers safe at CWU

September 28, 2017

President Trump’s decision to repeal the DACA program (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) on Sept. 5 is being met with stark criticism by the public, higher education institutions throughout Washington...

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During an interview with Fox and Friends, TV personality Dr. Oz surprisingly came out strongly in favor of medical marijuana research.

Dr. Oz touts benefits of medical marijuana

September 28, 2017

Dr. Mehmet Oz, health professional and television host of the “Dr. Oz Show”, went on Fox and Friends last Thursday, Sept. 19 to promote his upcoming program in which he interviewed Ivanka Trump on...

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Students rush into Fred Meyer during last years event. The event would normally run on Tuesday, with Bite of the Burg.

Don’t Fear, Wildcats. Freddy’s Night Will Return

September 28, 2017

The popular Wildcat welcome week event Fred Meyer Night was unexpectedly cancelled this year due to a miscommunication between the incoming ASCWU officers and the Fred Meyer corporate offices in Portland....

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Board of Trustees talks budget during annual retreat

August 13, 2017

The CWU Board of Trustees (BOT) gathered on July 19 in Quincy, WA to discuss a variety of budgeting and operating decisions that would affect the institution for the next two and six year budgeting cycles....

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Bike Boulevard Unveiled on Seventh

July 19, 2017

A newly installed bicycle boulevard on Seventh Avenue is the first move in a series of actions to be taken by the city’s public works department to maintain safer pedestrian and cyclist travel on low-traffic...

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State budget passes, CWU receives funding

July 4, 2017

Legislation struck a resolution last Friday night after Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed into proposition the $43.7 billion statewide budget that will go into effect next academic school year to fund...

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Northwest Barber settles in Eburg

Northwest Barber settles in Eburg

June 1, 2017

On the streetside of the quaint and bustling 4th Avenue in Ellensburg lies a barber’s pole that protrudes well above the sidewalks below, a lone idol shown as a testament to the historic downtown. Without...

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Presidential candidate JR Siperly asks questions to state representatives on May 3.

ASCWU Elections show importance of voting

May 25, 2017

elections come to a close, a resounding quote by comedian W.C Fields comes to mind: “I never voted for anybody, I always voted against.” In such tense political epochs, we often forget the importance...

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Lemurs are among the most protected and endangered primate species in the world due to their exclusivity to Madagascar.

Lemur expert speaking on primate care

May 11, 2017

Good company and the ability to travel are all valued benefits that someone would consider when choosing a career. To Dr. Lisa Gould, these benefits seem miniscule when she considers the impact of her...

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Current ASCWU VP of Legislative Affairs JR Siperly (right) speaks to junior broadcast journalism student Rune Torgersen, after a press conference on April 5.

ASCWU election season has begun: Primary debate and election to take place next week

April 12, 2017

The Associated Students of Central Washington University (ASCWU) Election Commission has begun the spring election cycle for the 2017-2018 academic year. Last Tuesday, the commission wrapped up their campaign...

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