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

Ty Mcphee, Staff Reporter

Staff Reporter - Winter 2022

Staff Reporter - Fall 2020

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Music is more than just sound waves

May 11, 2022

It’s been around since the first century A.D. according to History.com. From simple melodies and Hymns to rap, rock, and everything in between, music has been a central part of a lot of societies and...

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We need to stop glamorizing space

March 9, 2022

Space and its portrayal in the media is something that I’ve looked up to for the longest time. Fantasy, horror, romance and even comedy movies have been on my back burner with science fiction shining...

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The War in Ukraine

The War in Ukraine

March 2, 2022

Foreword: When I first set up my interview with Dr. Jungblut from the department of political science and Dr. Reichert from the William O. Douglas Honors College, Russia had yet to invade Ukraine. Troops...

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Ellensburg Public Library introduces new technology options

Ellensburg Public Library introduces new technology options

February 23, 2022

The Ellensburg Public Library unveiled new technologies for the public to utilize, including three mobile hotspots, six laptops and wireless printing added Feb 9. Patrons 18 years of age and up are...

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Outdoor Recreation Sports Complex is open, but with limited availability

Outdoor Recreation Sports Complex is open, but with limited availability

February 9, 2022

Students were turned away from the Recreation Sports Complex (RSC) after wanting to use the turf field Jan. 27 at around 7 p.m.  The students were unaware of any sort of change to the hours and were...

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CWU ironman challenges student athletes

CWU ironman challenges student athletes

February 2, 2022

The Recreation Center is once again running its month-long Indoor Ironman event that will span the month of February and allow participants to record their progress. The intramural sports page describes...

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CWU Recreation Center hosting its own Squid Game for CWUp Late week

January 26, 2022

The Netflix show Squid Game is coming to the Recreation center as part of CWUp Late week. The game will span two days, Tuesday Feb 1. and Thursday Feb 3.  The first night of games will feature Red...

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Stop pre-ordering video games

January 26, 2022

Cyberpunk 2077, Anthem, No Man’s Sky, Mass Effect: Andromeda; modern games have become too dependent on hype to generate revenue instead of the actual games themselves. Overpromising features or gameplay...

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First CWU esports event of winter quarter leaves students ready for more

First CWU esports event of winter quarter leaves students ready for more

January 19, 2022

CWU intramural sports hosted the first esports event of the quarter on Friday, Jan. 14.  Twelve students showed up to compete in the SURC theater by scoring goals in the popular car soccer game, Rocket...

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Study abroad projected to continue after spring 2021

Study abroad projected to continue after spring 2021

November 10, 2020

Students seeking study abroad opportunities may be happy to hear that the program is looking forward to opening after spring 2021.  Due to travel restrictions that have been in place since the start...

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You should try owning a pet at some point in your lifetime

You should try owning a pet at some point in your lifetime

November 3, 2020

Yes, I know pets aren’t for everyone but please just hear me out. Spring 2020, home alone with no one but my family cat for company. I would spend my lunch time with him to actually chat and relax...

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Flu shots and the people behind them

Flu shots and the people behind them

October 27, 2020

Flu season is upon us, and medical staff at Kittitas Valley Healthcare (KVH) and volunteers from around the county are working to ensure that things run how they’re supposed to.  Kathryn Brunner...

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While the plan isn’t finalized, ASCWU is working to build a new multicultural center.

Old Heat may be new Center for Cultural Innovation

October 20, 2020

ASCWU has been in talks for three to four months about a possible plan to convert the Old Heat building into the new multicultural center starting fall 2021. The planned phases for the remodeling of...

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Horror games are fun because they aren’t fun

Horror games are fun because they aren’t fun

October 13, 2020

Silent Hill, Slender: The Eight Pages, Five Nights at Freddy’s, Phasmophobia, Amnesia, Resident Evil, Outlast. These are horror games that a good majority of people would say they don’t enjoy playing...

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Ensuring your vote is counted this election year

Ensuring your vote is counted this election year

October 6, 2020

ASCWU will be providing a safe and clean environment to ensure that student votes are collected and counted towards this year's 2020 presidential election. ASCWU Director of Governmental Affairs Edgar...

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The APOYO food bank is still looking for a new permanent location on campus.

CWU and APOYO still in talks to move distribution center

October 1, 2020

Allied People Offering Year-Round Outreach (APOYO) is still waiting to hear from CWU on its potential relocation to the New York Teriyaki building after their lease with CWU was not renewed. APOYO is...

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CWU offering students Emotional Intelligence Badges for display on their social media platforms

September 24, 2020

CWU is offering the first ever Emotional Intelligence Badges for students to display on their social media profiles through its new course, Emotional Intelligence for Professionals (BUS411). The course...

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Students will be able to return to collect their belongings before the end of the quarter

Students will be able to return to collect their belongings before the end of the quarter

May 22, 2020

CWU Housing has announced through updates posted to their webpage and emails sent out to the student body there is a plan on how students may get any belongings left in dorms back. Starting May 18 at...

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Ellensburg offering free Wi-Fi to the community

Ellensburg offering free Wi-Fi to the community

May 6, 2020

The City of Ellensburg announced on their Facebook page free Wi-Fi will now be available in certain locations for community use. The post said the city was working together with CWU, Kittitas County...

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Student Board of Trustees member position filled

Student Board of Trustees member position filled

April 30, 2020

The CWU Board of Trustees (BOT) student representative position is set to be filled following the end of current student member Alex Harrington’s 2019-20 term. Applications for the position ended...

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ASCWU elections approaching

ASCWU elections approaching

April 29, 2020

The ASCWU elections for this year are going to be held in an entirely online format due to the current COVID-19 restrictions. Applications for the election began April 16 and will be ending at 4 p.m....

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Health Science building construction will continue

Health Science building construction will continue

April 22, 2020

Construction for the new Health Sciences building will be continuing despite Gov. Jay Inslee’s statewide COVID-19 restrictions.  The CWU Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting on March 31 was held online...

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