EDITORIAL: Americans take note: Non-religious shooters can be terrorists too

Observer Editorial Board
January 23, 2016
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Mass shootings and terrorism are constantly in the headlines. constant in many recent headlines and “jihadist” seemingly becoming the buzzword of the millennium, terrorism has been at the forefront of many people’s minds. But why is it that when a school shooting such as Columbine or Umpqua...

EDITORIAL: Obama’s gun control sounds good, but is it good enough?

EDITORIAL: Obama’s gun control sounds good, but is it good enough?

Observer Editorial Board
January 14, 2016
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When Columbine happened, America mourned. We were shocked. It wasn’t just one of the worst mass shootings, but also the worst school shooting in history. But then we picked ourselves up by our bootstraps, as is the American way, and moved on. Then there was Wakefield. Then there was Virginia Tech. Then the...

OPINION: Lucky wild card finish proves Seahawks are team of destiny

OPINION: Lucky wild card finish proves Seahawks are team of destiny

Zac Hereth, Sports Editor
January 10, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Coming off of one of the luckiest finishes in playoff history, it’s hard not to think that this year’s Seahawks squad is a team of destiny. The Seahawks offense sputtered, and Russell Wilson was running for his life and holding on to the ball too long just like in week one. Then Minnesota put toge...

OPINION: The Seahawks are just fine

OPINION: The Seahawks are just fine

Matt Escamilla, Staff Reporter
December 6, 2015
Filed under Opinion

When a sports franchise finds itself in the position of being back-to-back NFC champs, it takes a physical and mental toll on everyone involved to stay in shape and meet expectations. That’s the situation the Seahawks faced this year, they also are dealing with the  infamous play from last year’...

OPINION: Are you sure you’re pro life?

Julia Moreno, Assistant News Editor
December 6, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Recently, the attack on the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic has taken Twitter by storm. Tweets were sent out celebrating the deranged man for killing innocent people. Several people stated that the shooter, Robert Lewis Dear, was a hero for killing people who were at the clinic that day bec...

OPINION: White students: Get a clue, it’s not always about you

OPINION: White students: Get a clue, it’s not always about you

Andrew Evans, Copy Desk
November 21, 2015
Filed under Opinion

On Nov. 12, a demonstration was held in Central’s SURC in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. During the course of this demonstration, I talked to several people—scratch that—I talked to a LOT of people who put down the protesters for “going about it the wrong way.” I can’t help ...

OPINION: Black Friday means open stores and too-empty tables

Brittany Allen, Photo editor
November 21, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Remember the days when Black Friday sales actually started on Friday? In recent years, stores just keeping pushing the start times earlier and earlier, basically “blacking” out Thursday through Sunday of the last week in November. Some stores try to cover the fact that they’re making their empl...

OPINION: Extremism in 140 characters or less

Jonathan Glover, News Editor
November 16, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Did you see that ludicrous display the other night? The way that one attacked the other, wow, it was viscous. And the blonde guy, did you hear those racist remarks and his ridiculous stance on women’s rights? What an idiot. And the black guy, I bet he didn’t even get into West Point. Oh he did? Well, the...

OPINION: In Dipoto we trust

Zac Hereth, Sports Editor
November 16, 2015
Filed under Opinion

The Jerry Dipoto era has officially started in Seattle as the new Mariner’s general manager made his first big-move of the offseason. Dipoto traded utilityman Brad Miller, first baseman Logan Morrison and right-handed reliever Danny Farquhar to the Tampa Bay Rays for right-handed starter Nathan K...

OPINION: Dress in costumes, not stereotypes

Julia Moreno, Assistant News Editor
October 29, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Stereotyping people can be hurtful. Recently, while perusing online sites for Halloween costumes, I saw the obvious ones: short skirt Cinderella, the sexy hot-dog, sexy nurse and the sexy-but-cute cat. And while a discussion about over-sexualized attire would certainly be appropriate, what caught ...

OPINION: Seahawks’ legion becomes boomless

Nick Hansen, Contributing Writer
October 29, 2015
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After last week’s victory over the San Francisco 49ers, the Seattle Seahawks are a very unforeseeable 3-4. This pathetic record, after back-to-back Superbowl appearances, is due to a lack of offensive production and an un-clutch Legion of Boom defense. The Seahawks have only managed to beat, two ...

OPINION: Mainstream media only sees Clinton

OPINION: Mainstream media only sees Clinton

Grace Lindsley, Copy Desk Chief
October 22, 2015
Filed under Opinion

If you’ve been following the democratic primaries at all this year, then you already know that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and mainstream news media has been having a torrid love affair with Hillary Clinton. You want fewer debates so your competition can’t gain exposure? Of course,...

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