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

Tapanga Krause, Staff Reporter

Staff Reporter - Winter 2022

Staff Reporter - Fall 2019

All content by Tapanga Krause
Character arcs are better in the books than they are in the movies

Character arcs are better in the books than they are in the movies

April 6, 2022

Why is the character development in books always better than their movie counterparts? Is it the difference in storytelling styles? Or just the fact that the movies don’t have four hours to explore every...

Continue Reading
Courtesy of Pexels

Pregnancy is the best and most terrifying thing in the world

March 2, 2022

From the shock of an unplanned pregnancy followed by the overwhelming joy to the morning sickness, pregnancy is the best, but it’s also the most terrifying thing in the world. When that cheap drugstore...

Continue Reading
Courtesy of Pexels.com

Peanut butter and chocolate is the best food combination ever created

February 2, 2022

Of all the different food combinations, peanut butter with chocolate is the clear winner. From Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups to chocolate chip peanut butter cookies and Nutty Buddies, it’s the right amount...

Continue Reading
Photo courtesy of Monica Miller

Ellensburg City Council appoints Monica Miller to position 7

February 2, 2022

Gallery One Director Monica Miller was sworn into position 7 of the Ellensburg City Council on Monday, Jan. 28, after a 4-2 vote in Miller’s favor.   According to councilmen Bruce Tabb, before applying...

Continue Reading
Courtesy of ASC

Accessibility Studies Club raises awareness for accessibility bill

January 26, 2022

The Accessibility Studies Club (ASC) is working to raise awareness for the Healthcare Accessibility Bill that was passed last year. ASC president Amanda Hopkins says that the bill was brought to their...

Continue Reading
Found Footage Exhibition Focuses on Nostalgia

Found Footage Exhibition Focuses on Nostalgia

January 19, 2022

The Found Footage exhibition is being held at Gallery One in Downtown Ellensburg to showcase work from local artists Will Bow and Samantha Birks Fisher. This exhibition will open on Jan. 21 and end on...

Continue Reading

Ellensburg puts on holiday events

December 4, 2019

Whether it’s cozy sweater parties, a night out with the girls or annual tree lightings, the Ellensburg community has a variety of holiday events to choose from. The Ellensburg Downtown Association (EDA)...

Continue Reading
‘Just a stupid f##king play’

‘Just a stupid f##king play’

November 20, 2019

Tragedy, suicide, love, impulse and desire, Aaron Posner’s play, “Stupid F##king Bird” has it all. The production by CWU Theatre Ensemble ran from Nov. 15-16 and will run Nov. 21-24 in the Milo...

Continue Reading
Cardio or dance, Group X Fitness has it all

Cardio or dance, Group X Fitness has it all

November 13, 2019

Whether you’re into cardio or dance, Group X Fitness has the class for you. Monday through Friday in Recreation Center 287, instructors lead students through a set workout that caters to every student’s...

Continue Reading

‘I feel most myself when I’m dancing’

November 7, 2019

Two majors, three minors, a club and a wide variety of classes to choose from. Whether you have 10 years of experience or no experience at all, the CWU Dance Program has it all.  Student Dance Association...

Continue Reading

Go all out at Geek Out Game Out

October 31, 2019

On Nov. 5 in the Wellington Event Center (WEC), Campus Activities will be having their annual Geek Out, Game Out event. From 8-10 p.m. you can play board games such as Jenga, Betrayal: House on the Hill...

Continue Reading

Cheerleading: A sport and so much more

October 24, 2019

Competitive cheerleading, like football and basketball, is a sport. Not only is it competitive, but it is also physically demanding. As a former cheerleader myself, I know first-hand how rigorous it can...

Continue Reading
Need a Halloween costume?

Need a Halloween costume?

October 23, 2019

Walking through the store, people can see isles lined with all kinds of costumes and accessories while themed music plays overhead. The costumes span all genres and categories, including adult and children’s...

Continue Reading
Need something fixed? Bring it to the Repair Café

Need something fixed? Bring it to the Repair Café

October 16, 2019

Don Shriner first found out about Repair Café when he read about it online. Repair Café is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating people that if something is broken, it can be repaired and that...

Continue Reading