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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

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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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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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