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

Isaac Dobmeier

Isaac Dobmeier, Staff Reporter

Staff Reporter- 2023

All content by Isaac Dobmeier
Sound Bite #2

Sound Bite #2

This Week in Music  Welcome to this week's issue of Sound Bite! Recently J. Cole released “Might Delete Later” where he snapped back at Kendrick Lamar for his diss on “Like That” from Future...

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University Relations deems ethical dilemma involving president “not news”

Isaac Dobmeier and Winnie Killingsworth
February 29, 2024

The Observer received an email from David Leder, associate director of Strategic Communications and University Relations, on behalf of University Relations and the President’s Office, on Feb. 21 just...

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Heres why the interview with CWUs President triggered an ethical dilemma

Here’s why the interview with CWU’s President triggered an ethical dilemma

Isaac Dobmeier and Winnie Killingsworth
February 23, 2024

Last week, The Observer’s cover story discussed an ethical dilemma in which CWU President Jim Wohlpart directly offered an internship to The Observer’s Editor-in-chief (EIC) Isaac Hinson, according...

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My autopsy of the Grammy’s

Isaac Dobmeier, Columnist
February 16, 2024

Do people still care about the Grammys? If you’re a member of this dwindling minority, enjoy some thoughts on this year's award show from someone whose music taste sadly isn’t Grammy-nominated. Let's...

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Los Hechos: Como seis empleados de SLICE fueron despedidos y después volvieron a ser contratados

Isaac Dobmeier, Editor de escena
February 10, 2024

Horas después de regresar a la oficina el 2 de enero, se les pidió a seis empleados de la organización de Liderazgo, Intervención, y Compromiso a la Comunidad del Estudiante (SLICE por sus siglas en...

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Sincerely, a collector

Sincerely, a collector

Isaac Dobmeier, Scene Editor
February 2, 2024

For Audrey McConnell, they’re an art form: creative expression tied to machines that have gone largely extinct for the better part of a century. It’s a self-proclaimed engineer and mechanic, who’s...

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SLICE employees at their Yakima River Cleanup Event in 2022. Courtesy SLICE/Instagram

The facts: How six SLICE employees were fired and rehired within two weeks

Isaac Dobmeier, Scene Editor
January 26, 2024

Hours after returning to the office on Jan. 2, six SLICE (Student Leadership, Involvement & Community Engagement) employees were sat down in front of an audience of their peers and unabashedly told...

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The Working Wildcats: CWU’s student employees union, ‘made for students by students.’

The Working Wildcats: CWU’s student employees union, ‘made for students by students.’

Layla Taha and Isaac Dobmeier
January 20, 2024

The Working Wildcats have already made their mark on CWU as they continue to receive impressive support from students and faculty alike. Since its inception in Sept. 2023, the union has garnered hundreds...

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My top albums of 2023 (and why you should listen)

Isaac Dobmeier, Columnist
November 17, 2023

  100 gecs - “10,000 gecs” My number-one album of the year. Hyperpop pioneers 100 gecs reinvent themselves with their second album, taking the sound to new places with...

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House of Ash has been recording music for over two years. Photo courtesy of House of Ash.

Local Ellensburg band divulges their backstory and inspirations

Isaac Dobmeier, Staff Reporter
November 17, 2023

Matching influences, lofty goals, lifesaving kinship and an intimate Ellensburg music community make House of Ash small-town psych-rock superstars. Guitarists Joe Ewald and Seth McGuire, lead vocalist...

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Teddy specializes in electronic dance music

DJ Freezie draws a crowd at downtown rave

Isaac Dobmeier, Staff Reporter
October 28, 2023

  The music roared, the crowd surged and the lights shone as Jordan Teddy, better known as DJ Freezie, put on a show in downtown Ellensburg on Oct. 13. The local DJ lit up Old Skool’s tiny...

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Dania Cochran, executive liaison for the presidents office, carries bags of potatoes to a vehicle

National food bank and CWU Wildcat Pantry feed 250 Ellensburg families and students

Isaac Dobmeier, Staff Reporter
October 19, 2023

In a collaboration between the CWU Wildcat Pantry and Tri-Cities-based food bank Second Harvest, around 250 students and families were provided free produce, snacks and household goods at the Second...

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