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

All content by Sarah Hoot
Mold prompts move from Shaw Smyser

Mold prompts move from Shaw Smyser

May 2, 2018

The Information Technology and Administrative Management (ITAM) department is now being housed in Hebeler Hall after mold was discovered within the ITAM office suite. Professors and staff within the department...

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Observation Deck

Observation Deck

March 8, 2018

Attention all Wildcats! This is the last issue of the quarter for the Observer. I know it is very sad but I am sure you will get through the next week without us. Winter quarter has been crazy for us and...

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Observation Deck

Observation Deck

February 24, 2018

Fake news alert, ladies and gentlemen! This one comes to you not in the form of an article but a photo. The photo is from 2016 but has been circulating through social media recently and I want to bring...

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Observation Deck

Observation Deck

February 15, 2018

Congratulations on making it through midterms everyone! Not sure if you all feel this way, but to me it feels like this quarter has dragged on forever. Winter quarter seems to be without end and with no...

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Observation Deck

Observation Deck

February 8, 2018

I want to take a second to address an issue that came up regarding the cover photo from last week’s issue. The photo depicted an art exhibit that featured some material that might be offensive to some...

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Observation Deck

Observation Deck

January 27, 2018

My fellow Wildcats! With the government shutdown I have only one thing to say, Carpe Diem––seize the day. Right now there are no rules, only anarchy! (Just kidding please don’t actually do anything...

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Welcome Back Observation Deck

Welcome Back Observation Deck

January 11, 2018

Happy New Year Wildcats! As the saying goes “new year, new me” and I hope that you all take that to heart this quarter. Try out that club you are interested in, go to a concert that isn’t your...

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Settle Down Santa

Settle Down Santa

November 5, 2017

Attention everyone: I have some terrible and disturbing news! There is snow on the forecast for the coming week. This is terrible news, especially since your friendly neighborhood Editor-in-Chief hates...

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Observation Deck 10/12

October 12, 2017

Greetings friends! It is me again, your favorite Editor-in-Chief here to tell you all about the SEX. Just kidding, well kind of. Mostly I was going to talk about some common misconceptions about sex and...

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World News Today

October 6, 2017

Hey guys, well it has been a rough couple of weeks in the world news department (it makes me think that 2016 may not have been as bad as we all thought). The world is going through a pretty rough patch...

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Welcome back to CWU! Observation Deck

Welcome back to CWU! Observation Deck

September 28, 2017

Thanks for picking up the first issue of the Observer for fall quarter. What you have in your hands is an award-winning paper that is by the students and for the students. That being said, this is the...

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Peanut Butter and Hot New Jam

Peanut Butter and Hot New Jam

April 6, 2017

Creating a scene without a prompt may seem daunting to the average student, but to the members of the Hot New Jam, flying by the seat of their pants is nothing new. The Hot New Jam (HNJ) is CWU’s student-lead...

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Lecturer, Author, Mom

Lecturer, Author, Mom

February 26, 2017

Bertice Berry will be the featured keynote speaker for the Center of Leadership and Community Engagement’s (CLCE) 9th Annual Leadership Conference. The theme for this conference is “The Best You Can...

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The video games of the future

The video games of the future

January 26, 2017

Playing video games is a pastime that is shared by adults and kids alike. Soon the parents and grandparents of the new generation of gamers won’t even recognize the video games of the future. While...

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CWU at the movies

January 16, 2017

"Kubo and the Two Strings" — Jan. 23 From the studio that brought the world “Coraline” and the “Boxtrolls” comes a new stop-motion feature film, “Kubo and the Two Strings.” Set in Ancient...

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Reading; a criminal activity????

October 6, 2016

Throughout history, book burning was one of the ultimate tools for censorship; if someone in power did not like what a book said or depicted they would throw it in the flames. Nowadays, people don't...

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Professor proves there are no rules in art, only freedom

June 3, 2016

From humble beginnings in the town of Monroe, North Carolina, Julie Brooks made her way here to Ellensburg to become an interim professor of metalsmithing while Professor Keith Lewis, the resident jewelry...

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EQuAl creates acceptance for all

EQuAl creates acceptance for all

May 26, 2016

Central Washington University is a school that prides itself on diversity and acceptance of all students, and strives to ensure that those students feel like they are in a safe and welcoming environment....

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Students learn healthy habits in the kitchen with Dine and Tote

Students learn healthy habits in the kitchen with Dine and Tote

May 19, 2016

Students living on campus can often have a difficult time eating healthy. The mixture of being away from home cooked meals, using your own money for food, and a having a convenience store full of snacks...

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Finding your green thumb with Centrals Garden Club

Finding your green thumb with Central’s Garden Club

May 12, 2016

Students have few opportunities to interact with the natural world if they are not in any of the science departments, but Central’s Garden Club is here to help students get their hands dirty. One of...

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Central City Comics to participate in Free Comic Book Day this Saturday

Central City Comics to participate in Free Comic Book Day this Saturday

May 4, 2016

Ever since 2002, the first Saturday of May is the day where comic book lovers of all ages can get their hands on a selection of their favorite prints. Each year a special new issue is released to the fans...

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Central is ready to Rock against Rape

Central is ready to Rock against Rape

April 21, 2016

Sexual assault is an uncomfortable subject, but Central’s Wellness Center is working to bring this topic into the light with their annual Rock Against Rape next Wednesday April 27. The event has grown...

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Doing your part to help save the earth

Doing your part to help save the earth

April 14, 2016

Students in Ellensburg can't exactly stop deforestation or bring pollution to zero. But, there are plenty of ways to help Mother Earth like Captain Planet, this Earth Week. The Center for Leadership...

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OPINION: Animal shelters need more help to continue operations

OPINION: Animal shelters need more help to continue operations

May 27, 2015

Visiting a shelter for the first time can seem like an overwhelming experience; there are barking dogs and mewing cats. There are animals that look like they would rather bite you than become your pet. But...

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