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

Morgana Carroll

Morgana Carroll, News Editor

Scene Editor - Fall 2022

Staff Reporter - Spring 2022

Staff Reporter - Winter 2022

All content by Morgana Carroll
Center for Cultural Innovation to possibly receive funding

Center for Cultural Innovation to possibly receive funding

January 31, 2023

Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposed budget has allotted $6 million for the construction of the Center of Cultural Innovation (CCI) at CWU.  The Associated Students of CWU (ASCWU) held four open forums at...

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Language and LIterature Building.

Existen buenas probabilidades de que los edificios de L&L y Farrell Hall sean renovados, una vez se apruebe el presupuesto propuesto por el Gobernador Inslee

January 29, 2023

Varias renovaciones al campus de CWU fueron incluidas en la propuesta de presupuesto presentada en diciembre por el Gobernador Jay Inslee, las que abarcan: un nuevo Complejo Educativo Norte que reemplazará...

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Caminos congelados afectan la accesibilidad en el campus

Caminos congelados afectan la accesibilidad en el campus

January 29, 2023

Cada octubre, los Servicios para Discapacitados se comunican con los estudiantes quienes se han registrado con una discapacidad que afecta su movilidad. Los Servicios para Discapacitados juntan la información...

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Gabriel Gabe Jungmann, sophomore in film and communication, passed away in his dorm the morning of Jan. 17. Photo courtesy of CWU News.

CWU student passed away in residence hall

January 25, 2023

CWU student Gabriel Jungmann passed away in a residence hall on Jan. 17 according to an email sent by CWU President Jim Wohlpart on Jan. 18 and subsequent CWU News update on Jan. 26. According to his...

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CWU COVID-19 procedures remain the same as influenza cases rise

CWU COVID-19 procedures remain the same as influenza cases rise

January 25, 2023

Medical Director of Student Health Services June Bredin said that CWU has seen low numbers of positive COVID-19 cases in the last two years, and said accessibility of at-home test kits may be the reason...

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Language and LIterature Building.

L&L and Farrell Hall to possibly see new construction after Gov. Inslee’s proposed budget

January 18, 2023

The governor’s proposed budget introduced by Gov. Jay Inslee in December will include the following renovations to CWU: a new North Academic Complex to replace the Language and Literature Building and...

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Frozen walkways affect accessibility on campus

Frozen walkways affect accessibility on campus

January 11, 2023

Every October, Disability Services reach out to students who have registered that they have a disability that affects their mobility. They compile the information given by students in order to prioritize...

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As Iranians saw her face, they rubbed their own faces to the ground.

The art of protest in Iran

November 22, 2022

Protests aren’t always done through the usual means of marches and cheers, according to  Professor of History of Art and Architecture at the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Pamela Karmi. Art has been...

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Student poll: voting habits and motivations

Student poll: voting habits and motivations

November 16, 2022

Political analysts across various TV networks and their claims of an imminent “red tsunami,” plagued the airwaves months prior to the 2022 midterm elections. A “red tsunami” is when the Republican...

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Bert and Ernie in front of the SURC. Edits by Morgana Carroll, photo by Beau Sansonm

Bert and Ernie celebrate their 50th anniversary

November 9, 2022

Streamers lined the SURC as a banner with the words “Happy Anniversary Bert and Ernie!” scribbled on it was hung from the ceiling to celebrate CWU alumni Bert and husband Ernie’s 50 years of marriage...

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Students and clubs march in opposition of alleged Title IX violations

Students and clubs march in opposition of alleged Title IX violations

November 9, 2022

The sound of a dozen students yelling "C-what? C-won't follow federal law!" pierced the cold morning air as a crowd of sign-bearing students marched across campus. An Instagram page called "Cats Against...

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Cryptocurrency and how it impacts the environment

November 2, 2022

Bitcoin, the first ever cryptocurrency, was established in 2009 has grown in value astronomically according to Forbes. Forbes estimates that if you invested $1,000 in Bitcoin when it first launched, it...

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Photos taken at a protest at Londons Piccadilly Circus against mandatory hijab in Iran.

History department shows Iranian horror movie amidst protests

October 31, 2022

Professor of history and Russian language Dr. Volha Isakava said she wanted to start a new tradition of presenting international movies, hosted by the History Department and Brooks Library.  Isakava...

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Wellington’s Wildfire welcomes back alumni

Wellington’s Wildfire welcomes back alumni

October 19, 2022

The light of a single torch illuminated the night sky as it passed along from hand to hand of CWU alumni from as far back as the year 2000 before being used to light the stack of kindling in the firepit....

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Students connect at Sharing the Abundance Fall Festival

Students connect at Sharing the Abundance Fall Festival

October 19, 2022

The front of McIntyre Hall was alive with the sound of 88.1 the ‘Burg bumpin’ beats, students and attendees chattering to each other and organization representatives greeting students.  The Sharing...

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Decorations sit on a table during the National Hispanic Heritage Month luncheon. Photo Courtesy of GaryStockBridge Archives

Honoring Heritage: Hispanic Heritage Month

October 12, 2022

“It’s not a month to eat tacos or wear sombreros or promote Spanish-speaking tv shows,” world languages professor Andrea Herrera-Dulcet said. “It is a month to frame and discuss narratives and...

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Tooth + Tusk Exhibit at the MCE.

Eighth annual museum archive crawl takes attendees on a trip through time

October 5, 2022

History and artifact enthusiasts gathered in the Brooks Library parking lot on the morning of Oct. 1 for the eighth annual Archive Crawl. This event offers a tour of the archives and museums in Ellensburg...

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Students gather to celebrate at the ESC Block Party.

ESC Block Party highlights identity-based clubs for students

September 28, 2022

As students walked out of the SURC on Thursday Sep. 22, they were  greeted by the smells of pizza and popcorn, the sight of crowds of people going from table to table. The Equity and Services Center...

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Students march to Barge Hall protesting for CCI

Students protest to fight for CCI installation

June 12, 2022

Cries of “What do we want? CCI! When do we want it? Now!,” and “Diversify with CCI!” rang out through the air as students marched to Barge Hall in protest of the administration’s “flip flopping”...

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Josh Daering | Courtesy of CWU

Film students express concerns about changes in the program

June 1, 2022

Professor and lecturer in film studies Justin Daering will be leaving the film program and CWU at the end of spring quarter. With this happening at the same time as the film program’s move from the College...

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Student performers focus on sensitive topics in Spring Awakening.

CWU theatre puts on the coming of age story Spring Awakening

May 25, 2022

The bright stage lights bore down on Wendla, played by Sayli Keni, as she walked on stage. The first thing Keni saw was a mirror, as Wendla tried to understand her changing body and why she looked more...

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Back alley behind Jerrol’s.

Graffiti should be viewed as an acceptable form of art

May 25, 2022

I love seeing graffiti. I drive through Portland on my way from home to CWU, and my favorite part of being stuck in traffic jams is seeing the cool graffiti art on the walls and bridges. Sure there is...

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CWU community marches in support of Roe v. Wade

CWU community marches in support of Roe v. Wade

May 18, 2022

Students and faculty marched down the sidewalk through the CWU campus protesting the potential overturning of Roe v. Wade, loudly chanting “My body, my choice,” in unison.  The Roe v. Wade Teach-In...

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Sarah Spurgeon Gallery celebrates two years of student art

Sarah Spurgeon Gallery celebrates two years of student art

May 11, 2022

The crowd flooded into the gallery as the Juried Undergraduate Student Art + Design Exhibit opened to the public on May 5. Artists had arrived to see their pieces, their friends had come to support them...

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El evento, “Preséntense y Digan la verdad” destaca la conciencia sobre el abuso sexual

El evento, “Preséntense y Digan la verdad” destaca la conciencia sobre el abuso sexual

May 5, 2022

El salón de baile del SURC está en silencio mientras el público escucha la historia de un sobreviviente. Terminan y salen del escenario mientras el público muestra su apoyo con una  ronda de aplausos,...

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“Show Up, Speak Out” event highlights sexual abuse awareness

“Show Up, Speak Out” event highlights sexual abuse awareness

May 4, 2022

The SURC ballroom was silent as the audience listened to a survivor’s story. They finished and walked off the stage as the crowd showed their support with a round of applause, acknowledging that it takes...

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Se organizan eventos para proporcionar espacio a los estudiantes musulmanes durante el Ramadán en CWU

Se organizan eventos para proporcionar espacio a los estudiantes musulmanes durante el Ramadán en CWU

April 27, 2022

Todos los viernes de este mes, la estudiante de segundo año en Derecho y Justicia y Ciencias Políticas, Ibtisam Siraj, se lava la cara, las manos y el cabello en una práctica llamada Wudu, despeja su...

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Events provide space for students observing Ramadan at CWU

Events provide space for students observing Ramadan at CWU

April 27, 2022

In a practice called Wudu, sophomore in law and justice and political science Ibtisam Siraj washes her face, hands and hair and clears her mind of distraction to honor Ramadan, a Muslim holiday of fasting...

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The history and impact of marijuana incarceration on minority communities

The history and impact of marijuana incarceration on minority communities

April 20, 2022

“You aren’t going to go arrest the people on Wall Street for their powder cocaine; It’s done behind closed doors, and they can afford a good lawyer,” said Chuck Reasons, law and justice professor. “Much...

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CWU clubs promote themselves at the Spring Involvement Fair

April 13, 2022

The SURC Ballroom was alive with students connecting to clubs promoting themselves on April 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the Spring Involvement Fair.  The Involvement Fair is an event hosted by...

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Casting celebrities in major voice roles ruins the animation industry

April 13, 2022

I don’t like the amount of celebrity voice roles we’ve seen recently. I love movies. I consider movies to be both a form of art and entertainment, and as long as the filmmakers made their movie out...

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It’s time to talk about some troubles that transgender people face

February 23, 2022

I’m not gonna lie, I was a little scared coming into this piece. While over time society becomes more and more accepting of different identities, there is still some stigma around talking about one's...

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CWU student to release book featuring autistic main character

February 23, 2022

Emily Holyoak, a senior in professional and creative writing, signed a book deal with publishing company Includas for her book “Newfangled,” set to be released in fall of 2022.  According to the...

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PUSH holds Pack the Pantry campaign to encourage food donations

PUSH holds Pack the Pantry campaign to encourage food donations

February 16, 2022

PUSH is hosting Pack the Pantry, a campaign to promote and encourage food donations during the month of February. This is a media campaign consisting of social media promotions and flyers everywhere on...

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Dr Anne E. Egger has been elected into the 2021 class of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Professor Anne Egger recognized as Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science

February 9, 2022

A landscape tells an untold story and writes a record of its history, if the viewer knows how to read it. By looking at a landscape with an observant eye and asking questions about what is seen, a grasp...

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The Wildcat Farm is located east of campus on Alder Street.

Wildcat Community Farm hosts event to reach out to students

February 2, 2022

Street.The Community Garden within the Wildcat Community Farm located on Alder Street east of campus allows students multiple opportunities including seeds being distributed, a free plot with members being...

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All food can be classified as a sandwich

January 26, 2022

You eat food, I eat food, everyone eats food. It’s become a cornerstone of the human experience. It is ingrained in our culture, in the way we live.  Some people often get very defensive over their...

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SURC evacuated as precautionary measure”

SURC evacuated as “precautionary measure”

January 22, 2022

The SURC was evacuated Saturday evening as a “precautionary measure,” according to CWU’s emergency notification system. The full message said: “The SURC and Rec Center have been evacuated as...

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ASCWU Holds Open Forum to Discuss Center for Cultural Innovation

ASCWU Holds Open Forum to Discuss Center for Cultural Innovation

January 19, 2022

A Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) Open Forum was held so ASCWU can inform students there is a push for getting the project funded, what the previous issues have been and answer any questions students...

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