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A student has found a way of avoiding steep housing costs by way of his custom Dodge truck.

[Photo] Dodge-ing housing costs

Jack Belcher, Senior News Reporter
April 4, 2018

A student has found a way of avoiding steep housing costs by way of his custom Dodge truck.

Jacob Forrester winds up a pitch during a game during last season.

[Photo] CWU baseball ready for home opener

March 8, 2018

Jacob Forrester winds up a pitch during a game during last season.

Players celebrate after a win at home and coming one step closer to postseason.

[Photo] Women fall to MSUB

March 8, 2018

Players celebrate after a win at home and coming one step closer to postseason.

Jawan Stepney looks toward the basket during a home game in Nicholson Pavilion during the 2017-18 regular season.

[Photo] Men's basketball out in quarterfinal

March 8, 2018

Jawan Stepney looks toward the basket during a home game in Nicholson Pavilion during the 2017-18 regular season.

The demolition of Hertz hall will begin in the winter.

[Photo] Hertz Hall demolition and construction of new Health and Science Building

February 24, 2018

The demolition of Hertz hall will begin in the winter.

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[Photo] Apollo at CWU

February 22, 2018

wristbands were one of the things given out in the SURC that said words of encouragement such as Be kind and pass it on.

[Photo] Treat yo'self with kindness this week

February 15, 2018

wristbands were one of the things given out in the SURC that said words of encouragement such as "Be kind and pass it on."

Rune Torgerson, program director, sits at his desk at The Burg.

[Photo] 88.1 The 'Burg launches The 'Burg 2

February 15, 2018

Rune Torgerson, program director, sits at his desk at The 'Burg.

Mackenzie Gaul throws a pitch during a CWU home baseball game last season. Gaul is entering his final season as a Wildcat.

[Photo] A day in the life: Mackenzie Gaul

February 8, 2018

Mackenzie Gaul throws a pitch during a CWU home baseball game last season. Gaul is entering his final season as a Wildcat.

Pictured: Xander Fu

[Photo] How NOT to control your life

February 1, 2018

Pictured: Xander Fu

Sadie Mensing shoots during a drill while her teammates work on boxing out.

[Photo] Wildcats look to take charge at home against SPU

February 1, 2018

Sadie Mensing shoots during a drill while her teammates work on boxing out.

Coleman Sparling struggles to evade a block going up for a lay during practice.

[Photo] CWU Looks to Knock-off Rival WWU

February 1, 2018

Coleman Sparling struggles to evade a block going up for a lay during practice.

Mining cryptocurrency can take up a lot of electricity. Heat that comes from the computer could be deemed a fire hazard.

[Photo] "Crypto Crazy"- digital mining catches wind in the 'Burg

January 25, 2018

Mining cryptocurrency can take up a lot of electricity. Heat that comes from the computer could be deemed a fire hazard.

Alexis Pana shoots free throws during practice with a .700 percent over two seasons.

[Photo] Pana soars to new heights at CWU

January 25, 2018

Alexis Pana shoots free throws during practice with a .700 percent over two seasons.

Nick Bullo clears the bar while practicing for high jump during an indoor practice session.

[Photo] Indoor track hits the ground running

January 25, 2018

Nick Bullo clears the bar while practicing for high jump during an indoor practice session.

Khalil Shabazz is only a freshman, but he is already excelling in his position as point guard and has started in 14 of 15 games.

[Photo] Behind the ball: Khalil Shabazz

Hanson Lee, Sports Senior Reporter
January 18, 2018

Khalil Shabazz is only a freshman, but he is already excelling in his position as point guard and has started in 14 of 15 games.

Liberty Bell emerges from the clouds atop Washington Pass, 20 miles north of the Methow Valley.

[Photo] Winter ski season ‘subpar’ at best

Hanson Lee, Senior Sports Reporter
January 10, 2018

Liberty Bell emerges from the clouds atop Washington Pass, 20 miles north of the Methow Valley.

Dillon Sugg runs for a touchdown at during a home game while his teammates celebrate behind him.

[Photo] Wildcats axe the Jacks; clinch GNAC title

Natalie Hyland, Sports Editor
November 12, 2017

Dillon Sugg runs for a touchdown at during a home game while his teammates celebrate behind him.

Marc Rodgers looks to the basket during the Oct. 31 game vs. Northwest University

[Photo] ESPN3 to air Wildcat doubleheader

Jack Belcher, Staff Reporter
November 9, 2017

Marc Rodgers looks to the basket during the Oct. 31 game vs. Northwest University

Kassidy Malcolm charges past a Northwestern guard during the Oct. 31 game. The Wildcats 97-51.

[Photo] Wildcats face Hawaii Pacific University

Clayton Huber, Staff Reporter
November 9, 2017

Kassidy Malcolm charges past a Northwestern guard during the Oct. 31 game. The Wildcats 97-51.

Malik Montoya dribbles during CWUs first home game of the season.

[Photo] Wildcats to debut Malik Montoya

Anna Eyears, Staff Reporter
November 2, 2017

Malik Montoya dribbles during CWU's first home game of the season.

Japan Stepney goes up for a basketball in the Oct. 31 game against Northwest University.

[Photo] A day in the life of… Jawan Stepney

The Observer Staff
November 2, 2017

Japan Stepney goes up for a basketball in the Oct. 31 game against Northwest University.

Senior Marc Rogers dribbles around Northwest Opponents.

[Photo] Men’s basketball squeezes by Northwest University

Anna Eyears, Staff Reporter
November 2, 2017

Senior Marc Rogers dribbles around Northwest Opponents.

Senior Quashaya Hammon dribbles around a Northwest Opponent.

[Photo] CWU Women come away with exhibition win

Clayton Huber, Staff Reporter
November 2, 2017

Senior Qua'shaya Hammon dribbles around a Northwest Opponent.

Junior Dillon Sugg runs ahead of teammates and opponents during a home game on Oct. 7 vs. Humboldt State University.

[Photo] Wildcats face Northern Alabama

Jack Belcher, Staff Reporter
October 19, 2017

Junior Dillon Sugg runs ahead of teammates and opponents during a home game on Oct. 7 vs. Humboldt State University.

CWU baseball will retreat inside during the winter months as they prepare for their spring season starting in early February.

[Photo] Baseball heads inside for winter

Clayton Huber, Staff Reporter
October 19, 2017

CWU baseball will retreat inside during the winter months as they prepare for their spring season starting in early February.

Jordan Richardson strums along as she performs.

[Photo] Students perform at Open Mic Night

Alexi Prante, Staff Reporter
October 12, 2017

Jordan Richardson strums along as she performs.

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[Photo] Swingcats boogie

Alexi Prante, Staff Reporter
October 9, 2017

The sun head body puppeteer walks in the Arts Parade during the festival.

[Photo] The annual Buskers in the Burg

Daisy Perez, Scene Editor
September 28, 2017

The sun head body puppeteer walks in the Arts Parade during the festival.

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Daisy Perez, Scene Senior Reporter
June 1, 2017

Moving out of a residence hall at the end of spring quarter can be a pain, but Housing tries to make the process easy.

[Photo] How to successfully move out of the residence halls

Ben Ramirez, News Reporter
June 1, 2017

Moving out of a residence hall at the end of spring quarter can be a pain, but Housing tries to make the process easy.

Despite many negative attitudes towards marijuana, it was found to be the second safest drug according to a Global Drug Survey.

[Photo] ‘The Reefer Madness’ Survey shows marijuana safer than most drugs

Miles King, News Reporter
June 1, 2017

Despite many negative attitudes towards marijuana, it was found to be the second safest drug according to a Global Drug Survey.

Mackenzie Nolte going around a defender during a 3-0 win over Montana State Billings.

[Photo] CWU soccer looks to build on historic 2016

Simo Rul, Staff Reporter
May 31, 2017

Mackenzie Nolte going around a defender during a 3-0 win over Montana State Billings.

Bo Banner, Kyler Gracey, Drew Wallen and Will Ortner run onto the field against Dixie State.

[Photo] Strong defense leads CWU into the 2017 football season

Sabrina Wheelhouse, Staff Reporter
May 31, 2017

Bo Banner, Kyler Gracey, Drew Wallen and Will Ortner run onto the field against Dixie State.

Kailyn Campbell takes a swing at a photoshoot with a photographer at Frederick Field.

[Photo] Campbell heads to Spain for 10 days

Rachel Greve, Staff Reporter
May 31, 2017

Kailyn Campbell takes a swing at a photoshoot with a photographer at Frederick Field.

Recent studies done by researchers at Bonn University in Germany suggest that small amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) can restore memory and learning functions in the brains of older subjects, similar to the levels of younger subjects.
Previous studies have shown that THC exposure in younger and adolescent subjects reduces learning and memory ability. The results of this study reflect the opposite in older subjects.
The study was completed using mice ranging in ages from 2 to 18 months. The older mice treated with small doses of THC showed similar cognitive function to the younger mice during testing.
The researchers are planning a clinical trial on humans showing signs of cognitive decline. The results from the study done on mice are promising for those with Alzheimer’s. THC decreases the production of amyloid beta, a protein that spikes in early stages of the disease, according to a study done at the University of South Florida.
Billy Lauderdale, an employee at Cannabis Central in Ellensburg, has noticed an increase in the number of elderly customers.
These customers are purchasing more cannabidiol (CBD) products than marijuana products including THC, according to Lauderdale. Lauderdale believes more marijuana research will “help people understand there is more than one side” to pot and it is not just used to get high. The older customers are utilizing the other parts of the plant.
With more research on medical benefits Dan DeVries, manager at The Fire House in Ellensburg, said “the stigma will go away,” referring to the stereotypes surrounding pot users.
“We’ve been lied to for so long,” DeVries said.
The criminalization and stigmatization of pot goes back to before the Nixon administration, and DeVries believes the older generation is very prideful and stuck in their ways. 
DeVries also believes the lack of research into medical marijuana has led to “people not being able to get outside their circumstances,” in addition to being somewhat narrow-minded.
He also believes younger generations understand marijuana better than older generations. DeVries recognizes the older generation’s lack of acceptance stems from the way they were raised, which was to believe pot is a highly addictive gateway drug.
DeVries also called upon the media to continue to cover medical marijuana research. He believes if the media “continues to publish the hell out of positive news” regarding pot, the older generations could possibly be swayed to change their minds on medical marijuana.

[Photo] The Miracles of CBD: Study shows increase of memory and learning in older mice

Miles King, News Reporter
May 25, 2017

Recent studies done by researchers at Bonn University in Germany suggest that small amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) can restore memory and learning functions in the brains of older subjects, similar...

Jojo Hillel attempts to gain a couple extra yards against Dixie State at Tomlinson Stadium.

[Photo] Friendly battle for the CWU QB position

Sabrina Wheelhouse, Staff Reporter
May 24, 2017

Jojo Hillel attempts to gain a couple extra yards against Dixie State at Tomlinson Stadium.

Junior Mackenzie Gaul pitches in CWU’s 11-7 loss to Western Oregon University on April 28.

[Photo] Gaul succeeds in junior season

Sabrina Wheelhouse, Staff Reporter
May 17, 2017

Junior Mackenzie Gaul pitches in CWU’s 11-7 loss to Western Oregon University on April 28.

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[Photo] Unheard Voices

Alex Palacios, Scene Reporter
May 4, 2017

There has been conflict betweeen NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL Player’s Association about Marijuana use.

[Photo] Pills versus Marijuana: NFL players consider alternative pain relief

Miles King, News Reporter
May 1, 2017

There has been conflict betweeen NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL Player’s Association about Marijuana use.

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[Photo] Star-gazing

Daisy Perez, Scene Senior Reporter
April 13, 2017

Despite going through the full interview process with four candidates, 88.1 the ‘Burg is still without a permanent general manager.

[Photo] The search continues: No general manager announcement for 88.1 the ‘Burg

Samuel Beaumonte
April 12, 2017

Despite going through the full interview process with four candidates, 88.1 the ‘Burg is still without a permanent general manager.

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

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

Eric Rosane
April 12, 2017

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

The lacrosse team teamming it up at the end of their practice at the Alder Complex.

[Photo] Wildcats look to silence Puget Sound

Kyvon Henry, Staff Reporter
April 12, 2017

The lacrosse team teamming it up at the end of their practice at the Alder Complex.

Jake Levin throwing a pitch during his three-run, complete-game performance against Montana State University Billings.

[Photo] Levin continues to succeed on mound

Sabrina Wheelhouse, Staff Reporter
April 12, 2017

Jake Levin throwing a pitch during his three-run, complete-game performance against Montana State University Billings.

#8 Rory Graf-Brennen hi-fives #31 Yi-Fan Pan after rounding the bases.

[Photo] Baseball continues hot streak vs. ‘Cavs

Natalie Hyland, Senior Sports Reporter
April 5, 2017

#8 Rory Graf-Brennen hi-fives #31 Yi-Fan Pan after rounding the bases.

Head Coach Mike Larabee gives a prep talk to his players before practice.

[Photo] Softball preps for doubleheaders

Natalie Hyland, Staff Reporter
March 8, 2017

Head Coach Mike Larabee gives a prep talk to his players before practice.

The CWU men’s rugby team breaking after practice ends including junior prop Darren Cooper (blue). The team is currently 5-0.

[Photo] Rugby prepares for scrum in Vegas

Diamond Martin, Staff Reporter
March 1, 2017

The CWU men’s rugby team breaking after practice ends including junior prop Darren Cooper (blue). The team is currently 5-0.

An exterior view of the Getz-Short buildings off of University Way shows the heavy accumulation of snow.

[Photo] Short on repairs

Kailan Manandic and McKenzie Lakey
February 23, 2017

An exterior view of the Getz-Short buildings off of University Way shows the heavy accumulation of snow.

Terrence B. Siggers at an open forum on Feb. 13. Siggers is one of the four candidates applying to be The Burgs general manager.

[Photo] ‘A passion for radio’

April Porter, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2017

Terrence B. Siggers at an open forum on Feb. 13. Siggers is one of the four candidates applying to be The 'Burg's general manager.

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[Photo] Snow piles up on campus

Sarah Taylor, Staff Reporter
February 9, 2017

While only three Wildcats currently qualify for the nationals indoor championships, many are looking to accomplish that this weekend.

[Photo] CWU competes in GNAC Indoor

Clayton Huber, Staff Reporter
February 15, 2017

While only three Wildcats currently qualify for the nationals indoor championships, many are looking to accomplish that this weekend.

After barely missing the Varsity Cup finals last year by one point the men’s rugby team has outscored opponents 151 to 46 this season.

[Photo] Rugby heads to Canada undefeated

Simo Rul, Staff Reporter
February 15, 2017

After barely missing the Varsity Cup finals last year by one point the men’s rugby team has outscored opponents 151 to 46 this season.

Even with the cold weather forcing the rugby team to practice inside they are off to a 3-0 start. Next game is against Valley RFC.

[Photo] CWU men’s rugby has eye on the prize

Diamond Martin, Staff Reporter
February 8, 2017

Even with the cold weather forcing the rugby team to practice inside they are off to a 3-0 start. Next game is against Valley RFC.

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[Photo] Red Sand Project decorates campus

Lindsey Powers, Scene Senior Reporter
February 2, 2017

A photo illustration.

[Photo] CWU police educate minors on drinking

Bryce Jungquist, Staff Reporter
February 2, 2017

A photo illustration.

The running and biking portion of the Indoor Ironman will take place at the SURC Recreation Center, while swimming protion will be held at the Aquatic Center.

[Photo] Ironman competition set to begin

Clayton Huber, Staff Reporter
January 27, 2017

The running and biking portion of the Indoor Ironman will take place at the SURC Recreation Center, while swimming protion will be held at the Aquatic Center.

Junior Ali Anderson is looking to get to nationals in the 800-meter after earning a national provisonal time of 2:15.99 over the weekend.

[Photo] ‘Ali’-around athlete hits her stride

Natalie Hyland, Staff Reporter
January 27, 2017

Junior Ali Anderson is looking to get to nationals in the 800-meter after earning a national provisonal time of 2:15.99 over the weekend.

Head coach Michael Farrand has overseen the transition from NAIA to D-II where he has turned CWU into a constant threat.

[Photo] CWU soccer continues to grow

Ryan Kinker, Sports Senior Reporter
January 11, 2017

Head coach Michael Farrand has overseen the transition from NAIA to D-II where he has turned CWU into a constant threat.

Scoring the basketball has not been an issue for the Wildcats averaging 89.5 points per game during their 9-3 overall start.

[Photo] Men’s B-ball shoots for top spot

Mitchell Johnson, Sports Editor
January 11, 2017

Scoring the basketball has not been an issue for the Wildcats averaging 89.5 points per game during their 9-3 overall start.

Forrest Hollingsworth tries out the new VR zone.

[Photo] Students enter a new reality

Samuel Beaumonte, Staff Reporter
October 12, 2016

Forrest Hollingsworth tries out the new VR zone.

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