It’s okay: You can put your fucking phone down.

It’s okay: You can put your fucking phone down.

McKenzie Lakey, Staff reporter
February 25, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Everyday we place a personalized world in our back pockets. We toss it on our desk, drop it on the ground and lose it in the depths of our backpack, all while being trapped inside a lifeproof case. Our phones are little pieces of technology that inevitably get neglected, but our entire lives are ...

We need to talk, because we rarely do

Austin Luft, Copy Desk
February 18, 2016
Filed under Opinion

We aren’t supposed to talk about religion or politics, so let’s talk about religion and politics. I personally do not care what your opinion is on either subject, but I am really interested in why you believe whatever you believe. Unfortunately, this is difficult information to get from someone because so many pe...

Current freshmen will lead UW future

Austin Bennett, Assistant Sports Editor
February 18, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Opinion

I was once criticized for wearing a Washington Husky sweatshirt by, who I assumed, were locals in downtown Ellensburg. I exchanged a few choice words with them and really emphasized the fact that I was raised a Husky fan and I am here for school, not athletics. I thoroughly enjoy this school and ...

Response to last week’s letter to the editor

Ray Payne, Staff Reporter
February 11, 2016
Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Student Life

  Oberlin College students have made it clear that they’re tired of feeling the way they do; nobody can argue that they’re not upset. However, what the original opinion was trying to convey was that the demands made were unreasonable and extreme. I too, share this opinion. I unders...

Students: Use free shit on campus

Observer Editorial Board
February 11, 2016
Filed under Editorial, Student Life

All around campus there are free or nearly free services that students have access to as apart of their tuition. A lot of these services go underutilized or simply unknown to some students. One of the most well-known services is the free condoms and lubricant provided by Central’s wellness center...

What came first, love or marriage?

Anna Kessner, Copy Desk
February 11, 2016
Filed under Opinion

If my best friend came up to me and told me she was engaged, my first thought would be, “are you fucking pregnant?” It seems like more and more people these days are getting married younger and younger. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I’m sure at least one person on your newsfeed will be...

OPINION: No support for guest speakers from students, faculty

Shea Hurley, Contributing Writer
February 4, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Last Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., the department of Anthropology and Museum Studies hosted John Whittier Treat for a reading and discussion of his new novel, “The Rise and Fall of the Yellow House.” The book is set in Seattle in the early 1980s, before Amazon and Microsoft billionaires, when Starbu...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A response to ‘BLM extremism is not the right answer’

Patience Collier, Senior history major and former news editor
February 4, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Written in response to last week's opinion which can be read here The demands of students at Oberlin College & Conservatory, in context, speak to a rising tide of black students who are tired of being treated like second-class citizens in their own university. Their demands summarize a...

OPINION: Seahawks last game a microcosm of season’s shortcomings

OPINION: Seahawks last game a microcosm of season’s shortcomings

Austin Bennett, Assistant Sports Editor
January 28, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Sports, Uncategorized

The Seattle Seahawks found themselves in a 14-0 hole early in the first quarter against the North Carolina Panthers in what would be their final game of the 2015-16 season. Sound familiar? Looking back to weeks one and two in the regular season, Seattle was in an 0-2 ditch after losing to the Ra...

EDITORIAL: Trump: Making America racist again

EDITORIAL: Trump: Making America racist again

Observer Editorial Board
January 28, 2016
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

There’s a new sheriff in town and his name is Donald Trump. Except he isn’t the sheriff, he’s the jealous village idiot who thinks spouting off whatever hate mongering things he can think of is going to win him votes to become sheriff. And, it’s actually working. But it shouldn’t be. He’s ...

OPINION: Black Lives Matter extremism is not the right answer

OPINION: Black Lives Matter extremism is not the right answer

Jonathan Glover, Editor-In-Chief
January 28, 2016
Filed under Opinion

It’s happening again. We’re all losing our collective minds. I don’t know why, but the last time I wrote about our love affair with extremist viewpoints, I thought it would be my last. Boy was I wrong. Last December, a group of unnamed college students wrote a letter with a list of de...

OPINION: Has anti-political correctness gone too far?

Julia Moreno and Grace Lindsley
January 26, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Yes - By Julia Moreno These days, it seems like everyone has to be politically correct about everything he or she says. We’re reminded to watch how we say things all over social media—on our Tumblr blogs, in Instagram hashtags, and on Twitter. So has political correctness gone too far? Ar...

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