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

Gavin Johnson, Staff Reporter

Staff Reporter - Winter 2022

All content by Gavin Johnson
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No. 1 ranked Saint Mary’s defeats men’s rugby 30-27

March 9, 2022

Top-ranked Saint Mary’s University (SMU) defeated CWU men’s rugby this Saturday in a close 30-27 match. The Wildcats started strong in the first ten minutes with trys by senior center Marques Fuala’au...

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CWU mens rank 6th, womens 4th overall at first GNAC Track Championships in two years

CWU men’s rank 6th, women’s 4th overall at first GNAC Track Championships in two years

March 2, 2022

The CWU track and field teams traveled to Spokane last Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 21-22, to compete at the Greater Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) championships, the first held since 2019. The Wildcat’s...

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Flag Football players talk with CWU Football players before a game held at Tomlinson Stadium

Kittitas County NFL Flag Football gears up to kick off

February 23, 2022

Kittitas County Flag Football, a recreational league for the NFL flag football organization, has opened registration for their spring season of play.  DaJon DeMille, the director of the Kittitas County...

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CWU men’s rugby ranks seventh in country

CWU men’s rugby ranks seventh in country

February 16, 2022

CWU’s rugby team ranked seventh out of the top 25 Division I schools listed, in the College Rugby Association of America’s (CRAA) latest ranking poll on their website. While other CWU sports teams...

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Proposed bill makes false claims about elections a gross misdemeanor

February 9, 2022

The Senate State Government and Elections Committee held a public hearing last week regarding a proposed bill that would make it illegal for public officials and candidates to “knowingly make false statements...

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The awful truth about beards

February 2, 2022

Let’s be clear about something: I am a proudly bearded man. I’m sure many readers share this sentiment, sporting many styles of facial hair. I feel that a good beard should feel like a good pair...

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Jury trials suspended due to COVID surge

Jury trials suspended due to COVID surge

January 26, 2022

Jury trials in the Kittitas County Lower District Courts have been suspended until Jan. 31 due to a spike in coronavirus cases and wanting to “push the curve down,” according to a press release from...

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University police keep their footing after winter snowstorm

University police keep their footing after winter snowstorm

January 19, 2022

Last week, Washington experienced a severe winter storm that walloped the state and the Ellensburg campus was no exception. Students and faculty alike have altered daily routines due to the heavy snowfall,...

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