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

Laynie Erickson, Staff Reporter

Staff Reporter - Fall 2021

All content by Laynie Erickson

CWU faces low enrollment

May 23, 2022

Central Washington University has felt the pinch of budget cuts, just like many universities throughout the nation.  The university projects 1700-1800 freshmen for the upcoming school year. While this...

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[Video] Fake Bitcoin Scam Uses Instagram to Steal Acounts

February 4, 2022

Instagram users beware! The popular social media site has been flooded with get rich quick opportunities. However, Instagram users are not getting rich, they are getting scammed. Hackers are taking advantage...

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Editorial: How I got the story… And ended up with more questions

Editorial: How I got the story… And ended up with more questions

January 19, 2022

This editorial is in reference to this story: Dining services supervisor investigated for ‘inappropriate boundaries’ I get it, I’m no Bob Woodward. Middle school was when people started...

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Dining services supervisor investigated for ‘inappropriate boundaries’

January 19, 2022

Among the many complaints about management and an "unhealthy" work environment at Dining Services (see The Observer’s Oct. 28 article, Understaffing at dining services causes problems), one situation...

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Lines in Central Marketplace can often be seen wrapping around the entrance.

Understaffing at dining services causes problems

October 28, 2021

    If you’ve walked through the SURC Dining area since fall quarter began, you’ve probably heard rumblings of discontent about Dining Services.  Students who rely on dining services for all...

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How the ‘Netflix and chill’ generation has ruined dating

October 28, 2021

It has been said that modern day dating is like trying to find the least damaged piece of clothing at a thrift shop - that doesn’t smell. Putting it simply, dating is tough.  Nearly half of the adults...

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Young entrepreneurs create their space in the local restaurant scene

Young entrepreneurs create their space in the local restaurant scene

October 7, 2021

Two new restaurants opened in Kittitas County this summer. While the restaurants differ in both menu and atmosphere, they do share something unique in common. Both are owned and operated by entrepreneurs...

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Parade of Nations

March 2, 2021

This year’s Parade of Nations was a virtual event that gave International and domestic students a chance  to share their culture and celebrate their identity. Laynie Erickson talked to students with...

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Kittitas County works together to vaccinate the latest vaccination phase

February 28, 2021

Kara Moser knows what it’s like to have COVID. She struggled with the virus last year and she didn’t hesitate when asked if she is planning on receiving the vaccine. “Yes. Absolutely, of course....

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Galentine’s Day

February 16, 2021

There is a new holiday on Feb. 13, one that takes the pressure off single ladies going into Valentine's Day.  "Galentine's Day" is about female friendships, and since the idea debuted in a 2010 episode...

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Traditional Eaton family cattle drive lives on

February 13, 2021

Every year just outside of Ellensburg in the Yakima River Canyon, over 200 cows make their way down state route 821. The annual Eaton family cattle drive has been a Kittitas County tradition for well over...

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Stimulus or Scam?

February 4, 2021

Many Kittitas County residents unexpectedly received their second round of stimulus payments in the form of a Visa bank card. Several, primarily senior citizens, found this to be a problematic method of...

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