Did privilege win Adele a Grammy?

Ryan Kinker, Senior Sports Reporter
February 16
Filed under Opinion

The 59th annual Grammys took place Sunday night and the ceremony left me thinking about the way we all appreciate music. I’m an average, white male who has a hard time seeing every day privilege and even I  was able to perceive that the Grammys created another example that privilege is tied to music...

‘Grab a Kleenex…because everything will be okay’

Ray Payne, Senior News Reporter
November 10
Filed under Opinion

Take a deep breath. Grab a Kleenex a dry your tears because everything will be okay. As I watched one of the most stunning political upsets that have ever happened. First off, to all you Hilary supporters, I know what it feels like to support a campaign and then watch as your candidate has to concede. I...

‘Love will not trump hate in Donald Trump’s America’

Ryan Kinker, Senior Sports Reporter
November 10
Filed under Opinion

I am the personification of everything that’s wrong with this country. I am an overweight, heterosexual, cis-gendered, white male with blonde hair and blue eyes. I could be the poster child for Donald Trump’s campaign; though I guess now I should say his presidency. Yet I cannot find the right words...

The life of a Yakima commuter

April Porter, Staff Writer
November 10
Filed under Opinion

An 8 a.m. class means a 6 a.m. alarm. I leave my apartment an hour ahead of time to leave for CWU. “Why?” You ask. Because I live in Yakima and drive 45 minutes to school and 45 minutes back five days a week for my education. There are just a few things I have to keep in mind because of my...

Friends and memories at North Village Café

Ryan Kinker, Senior Sports Reporter
November 10
Filed under Opinion

I don’t think there’s a single building on Central Washington University’s campus that has had as much of an effect on my life as North Village Café (“North”). I lived in Alford-Montgomery Hall my freshman year, worked as a Resident Assistant in Wendell Hill Hall B for a year, then moved...

Predator in 2005, President in 2016?

Ray Payne, Senior News Reporter
October 13
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

I don’t even know where to start, what even is this election anymore? I’ve been busy lately, so I haven’t been following politics as closely as I should. So, when my newsfeed began to fill up with people complaining about the latest thing Donald Trump said and how offensive it was, I didn’t care....

OPINION: Insults don’t count as arguments

OPINION: Insults don’t count as arguments

Ray Payne, Staff Reporter
August 4
Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Seriously, I’m tired of reading articles or posts where the author can’t find better ways to explain why Donald Trump shouldn’t be president without referencing something about his appearance or just calling him stupid. Recently I read an article on DailyMail.com by Max Hastings, titled ,“The...

OPINION: Pokemon Go and recover your common sense

Mikaila Wilkerson, Staff Reporter
August 3
Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

We all know how big of a success Pokemon Go was when it was released–and it still is to this day. I know that I still continue to see small clumps of people walking around late at night, lost in their phones and appearing to be in search of those little critters. Pokemon Go serves to be a game that...

OPINION: ‘This was true profiling’

Ray Payne, Staff Reporter
July 14
Filed under Opinion

Think of the most preppy, non-threatening, looking black person possible and that was me. On this day I went to a scholarship interview, from there I picked up my older sister and took her to her dentist appointment. I needed to kill some time, and Lowes was nearby, so I decided to go explore there....

Over the Hill, down in the Trumps and totally Bernt out?

Over the Hill, down in the Trumps and totally Bernt out?

Brittany Allen, Photo Editor
May 26
Filed under Opinion

I’m going to preface this with the fact that in this opinion I am not going to tell you whom my vote goes to—because right now it doesn’t matter. Right now the topic is as simple as this: Presidential election processes are becoming too damn long. I personally love politics—I am in fact...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ASCWU needs to improve communication with satellite campuses

Daniel Smelser, Des Moines Student Liaison, ASCWU
May 26
Filed under Opinion

Quality communication is the backbone of success for any organization. It is also the basis for the majority of the courses of study here at Central Washington University. In my opinion, the ASCWU, under current leadership, has abandoned the very core of CWU’s desire to turn out quality and productive...

Parking is bad; let’s fix it

Parking is bad; let’s fix it

Mitchell Johnson, Senior Reporter
May 19
Filed under Opinion

I get it, parking is bad. There are not enough spots near the university for the amount of people needing one. People do not deserve to be driving around the parking lot for half-an-hour just for a chance to find a spot. I have heard numerous stories of people having to risk getting a ticket by parking...

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