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

Joshua Kornfeld

Joshua Kornfeld, Staff Reporter

Staff Reporter - Spring 2022

Staff Reporter - Winter 2022

All content by Joshua Kornfeld
Wildfest brings local artists and CWU students together

Wildfest brings local artists and CWU students together

June 1, 2022

Students lined up to receive their wristbands, play on inflatable toys and listen to live music for Wildfest 2022, featuring headlining bands Dedelectric and Cobrahawk.  Throughout the evening, seven...

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President Wohlpart connects with community at ice cream social

President Wohlpart connects with community at ice cream social

May 25, 2022

Students socialized and seized the opportunity for a midday sugar fix from local business Winegar’s ice cream hosted by President A. James Wolpart. Wellington Wildcat greeted students as they waited...

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Anti-abortion and abortion-rights protesters gathered in opposition on campus

Anti-abortion and abortion-rights protesters gathered in opposition on campus

May 18, 2022

Tiny Heartbeat Ministries anti-abortion advocates held signs with graphic images of aborted fetuses, handed out pamphlets and wore Go-Pro cameras outside the SURC and Black Hall on May 17. The group is...

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CWU organizations support women’s success

CWU organizations support women’s success

May 18, 2022

Women in the U.S. represent about 55.2% of the labor force while men represent 66.4%, showing a gap of 11.2 percentage points according to the International Labor Organization (ILO). The gap widens globally,...

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Las Implicaciones de la Recovación del caso Roe contra Wade

Las Implicaciones de la Recovación del caso Roe contra Wade

May 11, 2022

El caso Roe contra Wade puede ser revocado debido a una opinión mayoritaria de la Corte Suprema filtrada que escribió el juez Samuel Alito en febrero.   Según la revista Politico, la opinión mayoritaria...

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Protesters gather every day in front of Kittitas County Courthouse in light of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court draft opinion.

Abortion rights at risk as Supreme Court decides whether to overturn Roe v. Wade

May 11, 2022

With contributions from Emily LaFave “Abortion is a human right” and “If the government thinks parenthood can be forced why am I owed $25,000 in unpaid child support” were phrases decorating...

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CWU organizations support sustainability for Earth Month

May 4, 2022

As part of 2022’s Earth Month, CWU offered a wide variety of activities around campus celebrating the importance of protecting the earth and minimizing environmental footprint.  Kathleen Klaniecki,...

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Seattle Police make a perimeter around the East Precinct.

Police Misconduct Harms Everyone

April 27, 2022

Policing in America is a topic that is often of a polarizing nature, particularly when discussing misconduct and holding officers accountable. Some believe that police can self-monitor in terms of holding...

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National Debate on legalization. (Getty Images)

Possible federal legalization of marijuana impacts students

April 20, 2022

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act (MORE Act) on April 1. The act aims to decriminalize the use of marijuana at the federal level.  The...

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PUSH connects CWU students with resources

PUSH connects CWU students with resources

April 13, 2022

Twenty-nine percent of college students attending a four year institution reported food insecurity within the previous 30 days according to the Hope Survey. The president of President’s United to Solve...

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CWU Environmental Club begins conversation on climate change

CWU Environmental Club begins conversation on climate change

March 9, 2022

The CWU Environmental Club aims to bring students together around environmental issues. The club has biweekly meetings on Thursday in Science Hall 201 at 5 p.m. Club members have diverse majors ranging...

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Ellensburg’s once thriving Rodeo Bowl remains abandoned

Ellensburg’s once thriving Rodeo Bowl remains abandoned

March 2, 2022

Students coming to Ellensburg have a wide range of outdoor activities they can participate in; from hiking to water rafting, the opportunities are endless. One activity that students feel may be missing...

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We are entering a new phase of the pandemic.

February 23, 2022

The state indoor mask mandate will be rescinded on March 21 except for in certain situations, such as public transit and medical facilities. Gov. Jay Inslee held a press conference on Feb. 17 to provide...

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CPR is ‘vitally important’ skill

February 16, 2022

CPR is a lifesaving skill that can buy necessary time in an emergency before emergency medical personnel can arrive. The American Heart Association estimates that bystander CPR increases the likelihood...

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Live music 88.1 the Burg

You’re listening to 88.1 the ‘Burg

February 9, 2022

With many streaming services available, students are flooded with options when it comes to what music they listen to, when and where. Students can listen to several programs on 88.1 the ‘Burg Monday...

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Adam Grabowski provides comic relief

Adam Grabowski provides comic relief

February 2, 2022

Laughter rang out through the SURC Ballroom as comedian Adam Grabowski performed live at CWU on Saturday, Jan. 29. According to Grabowski’s website, his work specializes in socially conscious comedy....

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Students struggle in isolation on campus

January 26, 2022

Daniel Walters spent the majority of his first few days back on campus in his dorm waiting to receive his COVID-19 test. After receiving a positive test result from the walk-in testing clinic offered at...

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Wendell Snow Rescues. Porter Schmidt, Kody Noah, Elliot Mcnear_

Students Work to Uncover Cars at Wendell Hill Hall

January 19, 2022

Dorm residents found their cars and dorm parking lots covered in snow after the storm on Jan. 6. One resident of Wendell Hill Hall B devised a plan. Carson Lee, a sophomore in the professional pilot...

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Pandemic Life Alters College Life

Pandemic Life Alters College Life

January 19, 2022

Many college students starting in the fall of 2020-21 have experienced an entirely different school experience than their peers of 2019. A host of new restrictions, standards and mandates have altered...

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