TONIGHT: Farewell, Auschwitz in Music Building, Free Admission 6:30 p.m.

BY Annika Lynch

Staff Reporter

 

Central’s Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) and the Jerilyn S. McIntyre Music Building Concert Hall will host the Music of Remembrance’s concert entitled “Farewell, Auschwitz,” as part of Holocaust Awareness Week. The program includes composers who will be honoring Holocaust survivors and victims.

Diversity Officer Katrina Whitney said it is really important to showcase a variety of historical events and individual experiences because it allows students, staff and Ellensburg locals to gain knowledge about historical events such as the Holocaust.

“The Holocaust was really devastating for a large community,” Whitney said. “Those individuals that were held against their will basically based on someone else’s [racism]… it’s the severity of discrimination at its worst.”

Music of Remembrance is a Seattle-based group who has performed at Central several times in the last six years. Mina Miller, the group’s artistic director, said the mission of Music of Remembrance is to remember the Holocaust through music.

“Coming to Central Washington University is very special to us and we really admire the programs and the [CDSJ],” Miller said. “I think they do incredible work… we are honored to be coming year after year.”

She also said people should remember the Holocaust to remind themselves to make a better world today.

Megan Chenovick, one of the group’s performers, will perform a song called “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” by Lori Laitman.

The text for “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” was originally written by Holocaust survivor Krystyna Zywulska. It was one of her last poems and became an anthem for the resistance among the Auschwitz prisoners.

Chenovick said “Farewell Auschwitz” will start with what she described as a “sentimental play,” opening with a trio that mimics the sound of a big band.

Chenovick always enjoys performing for the Music of Remembrance, singing songs written by Holocaust survivors.

420 in the ‘Burg

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Photo Illustration by Jamie Winter

BY Camille Borodey

Orientation Editor

This year, Easter Sunday falls on April 20, which is known as the weed holiday. This Sunday will be the second 4/20 since weed was legalized in Colorado and Washington State. With the changes in laws, many Ellensburg residents could be trading in their colored eggs for colored bongs this Easter Sunday.

According to Business Insider, Colorado expects to bring in $100 million in revenue this year. Washington is not quite up to pace, as recreational sale of marijuana will not begin until June.

“I’m really disappointed in the state and how they got it to form,” Izaak Fukuyama, volunteer at the House of Haze, said.

Kittitas County has had some issues with marijuana. In Cle Elum, the Greener Frontier Collective has been ordered by Kittitas Superior Court to cease all marijuana-related activity. Additionally, The Kittitas Reclamation District has been prohibited from providing water to marijuana farms.

The issues in Kittitas County have not stopped the House of Haze owners and employees from big plans for their business on 4/20. Along with a DJ, the House of Haze will also be hosting a raffle where prizes will be awarded for first and second place.

Derek Cockrum, owner of House of Haze, finds it ridiculous that marijuana sales are so controversial in this country.

“There’s people going down everywhere over a plant,” Cockrum said.

Although TJ McDonald, who owned House of Haze back when it was called The Lounge, ran a successful business, the new owners have updated the location. The new owners have added new TV’s, connected to Netflix. They have also added more flavors of sheesha.

“It’s like Baskin Robbins,” Cockrum said. “We’ve got over 31 flavors.”

Fukuyama enjoys smoking, going for hikes and bike rides.

“I think weed just brings people together,” Fukuyama said. “When I meet someone new, it’s just customary for me to offer them a bowl of weed and smoke with them.”

Wildcat baseball sweeps Holy Names

BY Chandler St. Louis

Staff Reporter

 

The Central Washington University baseball team completed the four game sweep  of the visiting Holy Names University Hawks. On Senior Day, and in the second back-to-back doubleheaders, the Wildcats won each game by the score of 8-5.

In game one, the Hawks jumped out to an early three-run lead, but the Wildcats quickly responded. Central scored four runs in the first, which proved to be enough support for senior pitcher Kurtis Pitcher.

Pitcher gave up a three-run home run in the first. He then threw seven innings and struck out 12 batters while allowing only five hits and three earned runs.

Scott Stone went two for three, driving in three runs for the Wildcats. The offense for Central continued to be productive as the team moves to 25-14 fr the seaso.

“It’s great to see the team clicking on all levels,” Pitcher said.

In game two of the doubleheader, the full team rallied to win. The Wildcats used six pitchers to earn the win against the Hawks. Sophomore pitcher Jake Levin helped Central in their win, and junior pitcher Cory Welch recorded his tenth save of the season. Senior first baseman Josh Potter went two for two in game two-driving in two runs for the Wildcats.

Senior right fielder Ethan Sterkel continued his hitting streak, driving in two runs, as well as scoring two.

The Wildcat players hope to continue to make a run for the conference title.

“We have to take it one game at a time,” Sterkel said.

The Wildcats travel to Spokane to face Whitworth on Tuesday April 22, for a one game series before heading to face Montana  State Billings for four games.

Time to clean up the water, Central takes on Yakima River and CWU irrigation canal

BY Patience Collier

News Editor

On April 19, the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) will be sending 150 volunteers to clean up the area around the Yakima River.

This will be the 41st annual Yakima River Cleanup, according to Lana Abuhudra, CLCE program leader.

“The City of Ellensburg told us what needed to be cleaned up, and we started organizing groups,” Abuhudra said.

Meanwhile, Central’s environmental club has been working towards better quality on campus as well. The club spent last Saturday cleaning garbage out of the irrigation canal that runs through campus, according to William Ligon-Bruno, club president, and Eric Arroyo, club senator.

The irrigation canal has been informally called the Ganges, after the river in India, because of the pollution issues in the canal. However, according to Mark Auslander, director of Museum of Culture and Environment, this slang could be seen as disrespectful because of the sanctity of the Ganges river to the Hindu community.

“The Ganges is the most sacred river in India,” Auslander said. “There’s a sneering tone when Americans use that term here about the irrigation canal.”

According to Ligon-Bruno, part of the goal of pulling all the trash out of the irrigation canal was to showcase the amount of garbage at the Earth Day Festival, which is on April 19.

“We wanted to display the garabge,” Ligon-Bruno said. “To show what people are throwing away on campus.”

Water quality both on and off campus is a concern for several different groups at Central, since it does have an effect on many outdoor student hobbies.

“A lot of students like to float the river, so seeing it clean makes them happy,” Abuhudra said.

 

OPR Spring Symposium aims to excite students of upcoming warm weather

BY Dillon Sand

Staff Reporter

Every year, the arrival of music, large tents, vendors and a Red Bull truck mark the beginning of the Outdoor Spring Symposium at Central Washington University. This year, the event was held in its usual location, the SURC patio.

Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals (OPR) organizes the event as a way to inform Central students of all the opportunities available in Ellensburg and the surrounding areas.

Adam Ransavage, the Event Programmer at OPR, was the creator of this year’s event. His goal was to get students excited about the outdoors and inform them of all the great opportunities around them.

“Around here [Ellensburg], provides a lot of fun opportunities and students should take full advantage of them,” Ransavage said.

This year’s event hosted a variety of vendors including Red Bull, DiamondBack Bikes, Stevens Pass Bike Park, Pizza Collin, regional clothing brands, board shops and more. With everything from longboards to clothing and river and bike tours, students had many options to check out..

Vendors at the event seemed to be having as good a time as anyone, dancing and singing along with music provided by 88.1 The Burg. Many vendors were also not afraid to cut deals on their products for Central students, commonly giving up 50 to 70 percent off on their products.

“It’s always a pleasure coming here and seeing the students again,” Matt Ellis of Northwest Riders said. “We’ve been coming here for years and years and it’s always fun.”

Many of the vendors have past ties with Central- some are currently enrolled, other graduated or had previously worked at the school.

“Students look forward to this every year. It’s always been going on, even since I’ve  started here,” said Joey Brabo, who was representing Townie Shades.

The event is held annually, and will be available next year to students who missed this year, or wish to return to the event next year.

King 5 Sports Anchor Paul Silvi encourages Central students to follow their dreams

 

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BY Camille Meador

Staff Reporter

On April 16, King 5 Sports Anchor Paul Silvi spoke to Central students about his career experiences and pursuing their dreams. Silvi presented to a group about 40 students on his life as a sports journalist.

Before working in Washington state, Silvi was a sports writer in the south. It was not until later in his life that he decided he wanted to go into television. Nowadays, Silvi lives his life enjoying each day he goes to work.

Silvi says his current position doesn’t feel like work. When asked how covering sports is different than the regular news, Silvi explained that the sports segment is more for entertainment, and there isn’t a lot of death and destruction.

To help students connect with his message, Silvi showed news bloopers. The bloopers were used to show students that no one is above mistakes. Silvi also wanted to remind his audience to watch out for egos in an industry where they can easily be inflated.

Although Silvi gets recognized from time to time, he says that he doesn’t feel like a local celebrity.

“Some people are excited to meet you, others couldn’t care less,” Silvi said.

Silvi encourages going to an advertising company for a day, or shadowing a news reporter for a day. His philosophy is that young people need to chase their dreams now.

“If you want something, do it,” Silvi said. “You have plenty of time to make mistakes. Chase your dream early; you’ll have a lot more success chasing it early than say when you’re 40 or 50. Do what you love. Don’t just take a job.”

Central music composition grad finds success in ITAM

Nick_Terrel_Prof.John_1BY Adam Wilson

Scene Editor

 

John Durham’s master bedroom is filled with memories of music.  Scribbles of songs he’s written, some of which are 10 years old, fill the drawers of his dresser and the boxes above his closet.  Countless unfinished pieces accompany the dozens of complete works in this hideaway in his Ellensburg home.

It’s been several years since Durham, a Central master’s graduate of music composition, sat down to compose music. Now his time is spent raising three kids with his wife, teaching web design at Central and managing his at home bakery.

“I just don’t feel like I have the time to anymore,” Durham said. “I can’t just sit [and compose] for an hour or two. I need to sit down for a day, or two days or a weekend, and just write.”

During his college career in the early 2000s, Durham’s creative process would lead him to the Starbucks on University Way. For stretches that lasted up to 10 hours at a time, he would sit hunched over the tables with papers, pencils and rulers scattered all around him, scribbling down the music he imagined while drinking as much coffee as he could pay for. His short, curly black hair ruffled against his hands while he thought of the next measure.

But now, 10 hours are hard to come by for Durham.  If he’s not at home taking care of his 7-year-old daughter or his 4-year-old twin sons, he’s in his office, answering emails or grading HTML code turned in by his 110 students each quarter.

A typical day starts with him waking up at 6:30 a.m. to make breakfast for his family. In the morning, he will play with his twins Beckett and Braeden when they’re not at preschool.  By the time his wife Katrina is home from teaching at Valley View Elementary School, he is in his office and typically doesn’t come home until 10 p.m.

Durham is not new to a life of working long hours.  Five years ago, he worked 80 hours a week between managing Hollywood Video, serving at Dakota Café and teaching business writing at Central.

It was not what Durham had in mind when he got his bachelor’s degree in music composition from Central in 2003.  He sent applications to over 10 universities for master’s programs, but the people who promised to write him letters of recommendations backed out at the last minute, leaving Central’s program his only option.

“It’s the type of situation that really I don’t have any closure on,” Durham said.  “I don’t know why. I didn’t really get an explanation.”

Durham knew from the outset that he didn’t want to teach music when he finished his graduate degree in 2005, but composition jobs were hard to come by.  He ended up working sales at the local U.S. Cellular – a job that would eventually lead him down the track to teach information technology and administrative management.

Through U.S. Cellular, he learned about cellular networks, and through managing Hollywood Video, he got first-hand experience in financial analysis and retail management.

Durham’s wife helped him get a job teaching for Central’s ITAM department. In addition to teaching classes for the department, Katrina also teaches fourth grade at Valley View Elementary School in Ellensburg.  When their twins were born, she had to make more time for them and recommended Durham to the department to replace her.

“John’s really good with computers,” Katrina told the department. “He’s smart, he’s patient and he’s got his masters degree.”

Durham started out only teaching one class – business writing – in winter 2009. Five years later, he teaches full time: basic and advanced web design, as well as an introduction to information technology.

Being in the ITAM department requires Durham to teach both online and in-person classes.  He describes himself as an introvert who preferred online classes at the beginning of his career, but as time has passed he now enjoys face-to-face class time.

“I really enjoy working with the students and being able to physically see them get something,” Durham said. “[Getting to work] with a student and finally seeing it click … I can’t see that online.”

Even though he doesn’t have time to compose music anymore, Durham doesn’t regret the countless hours he spent in Hertz Hall studying music. It wasn’t what he set out to do with his life, but he understands the necessity of an education in information technology.

“Technology is ingrained in our lives. There’s no way to get around technology anymore,” Durham said. “With ITAM you get the fundamentals you need to learn about technology, and at the same time you’re picking up the soft skills of the management side of things, and that’s what employers want.”

 

 

 

The Central Aca-Experience

BY ADAM WILSON

Scene Editor 

The seven members of Boots ‘n’ Cats stood single-file in the middle of the SURC Theatre stage. It was the beginning of the fifth and final set of the Aca-Extravaganza, which they hosted on March 17.  The audience waited patiently as the blue-and-black wearing singers basked in the silence of the room.

Senior music major Aryn Chatterton stood at the front of the line.  She brought the microphone up to her red lipstick-coated lips and started the first line of the song.

“Oh, sometimes,” she sang, stressing every note in her alto register. “I get a good feeling.” The low note that ended her melody lingered in the air.

The six who remained silent during her solo forcefully stepped out of the line, belting a blended six-note chord that led her to the next line of the song.

Chatterton sang her next syllable with a soulful rasp that distinguished herself from the rest as senior music education major Bo Mendez conducted the backup singers to pause.

“I get a feeling that I never, never, never, never had before – oh no,” Her choir mates sang the word back to her, with the same intense chord they ended on before.

Shouts and yelps were heard from all over the packed theatre.  The song continued as Chatterton’s solo transitioned to senior vocal performance major Emily Salisbury blasting her microphone with Flo Rida’s rap.

Central’s five a cappella groups may have gotten the “Pitch Perfect” when they performed in front of the largest crowd a Central a cappella group has ever seen on campus.  The genre’s popularity skyrocketed after the popular a cappella-themed movie, starring Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson, came to theaters in 2012.

“They reached a wide audience [with the movie],” Salisbury said. “It was relatable to college students, who are most likely to be doing a cappella music like that.”

“Pitch Perfect” follows the story of the Barden Bellas, who eventually become the first all-female a cappella group to win the International Competition of Collegiate A Capella (ICCA).

Three of Central’s groups competed in the regional ICCA competition in February, where Boots ‘n’ Cats qualified for the semi-final round – a first for any Central a cappella group. The group competeted in California on April 5, but failed to qualify for the finals.

 

The surge of popularity of the genre, for Salisbury, also came from NBC’s talent show “The Sing-Off,” which had a cappella groups from all over the country competing against one another every week.

“All of the groups that make it [onto the show] are of such a high caliber,” Salisbury said. “It’s just really refreshing.”

One of these groups included Groove For Thought, a jazz group comprised mostly of Central students and alumni (though the group is not a “Central choir”). Groove For Thought competed on the second season of “The Sing-Off,” placing sixth out of 10 groups.

“The cameras and things are weird,” Brennan Baglio, choral conducting graduate student and Groove For Thought member, said about the show. “This idea that you’re performing for eight or nine million people … it doesn’t feel like that necessarily.”

According to Baglio, the popularity of the show, has had a huge impact on the popularity of the genre.

“It’s pretty amazing how that whole contemporary a cappella scene has been growing like wildfire,” Baglio said.

 

One of a cappella’s most popular groups, Pentatonix, got its start on “The Sing-Off” when they won its third season.  The group’s sound is heavily inspired by Dubstep and electronic music, commonly including heavy drum beats and bass lines.

“They’re filthy,” Nicole Prigge, senior exercise science major and founding member of Boots ‘n’ Cats, said. “The things that they do with five voices … it’s something to aspire to.”

Pentatonix’s style of a cappella is different from older groups such as Boyz II Men or Take 6, due to their roots in Electronic music.

“A group such as Pentatonix would not have been as successful as they are now,” James Niles, senior music education major and Groove For Thought member, said. “That style of music was not very popular [15 years ago].”

 

On Central’s campus, the a cappella buzz began in winter 2010, when (then) freshman music major Isaiah Ragland formed Nada Cantata with friends Rachel Border and Reece Sauve.  Now a senior, Ragland is the only founding member of Nada Cantata on campus.

“I was a freshman just looking to get involved and make a mark,” Ragland said. “It was a really exciting opportunity for my first year to get something that I could be a part of.”

Nada Cantata had its first official rehearsal in spring 2010, and later that quarter had their first performance – singing their own arrangements of “Viva La Vida” and “Mario Kart Love Song” at a school talent show.

The performance left the singers of Nada Cantata ecstatic, and they decided to continue on organizing their own concerts and arranging and practicing ever since.

 

By fall of 2012, Nada Cantata had dozens of students auditioning for them.  Ragland said a group of 20 women were turned down simply due to lack of room in the ensemble, but decided instead to have fellow student Daniel McCafferty combine the girls as Treble in Paradise – now known as Pretty Pitches.

Nada Cantata’s Emelia Blunt also took  it upon herself to combine a group of those who did not pass auditions, called Blunt Force Trauma.  Ragland described the group as being geared toward freshman or music students not far into their major.

“It’s kind of like an entry to the genre,” Ragland said. “It’s not a huge time commitment, but you still get to have fun.”

With Boots ‘n’ Cats, which was founded by Salisbury and Prigge last summer, there are now four established a cappella groups on campus since 2010 – five including 20-20, a group consisting of all of the men in Nada Cantata’s current lineup that specializes in Justin Timberlake covers – all of them formed within the last four years.

 

Many of the students involved in these groups – including all of Boots ‘n’ Cats’s members – are music students at Central.  Ragland said the a cappella groups often get access to the concert hall and other performance halls in the music building to practice – an opportunity even some for-credit ensembles don’t get until days before their performances.

“They’re really protective and particular about people going into the concert hall just to sing,” Ragland said. “It’s pretty great.”

Gary Weidenaar, Central’s Director of Choral Studies, is happy to see the groups’ success.  A lot of what Weidenaar teaches in his ensembles and classes can be applied in the student-run a cappella ensembles.

“It’s an impressive movement,” Weidenaar said. “Our students have basically done it all on their own.”

The ensembles are gathering bigger audiences every quarter.  At the end of the year, the final Nada Cantata founder will graduate alongside five Boots ‘n’ Cats members.  Although the trendsetters will be gone, Ragland thinks the music won’t.

“It’s all about having a good time,” Ragland said. “We’re singing songs that everyone knows, that everyone likes and can relate to.”

Weidenaar said the popularity of the genre also comes with a natural enjoyment of singing.

“Humans have a need to connect,” Weidenaar said.  “They have a need to be something greater than themselves, and choirs allow that.”

Two episodes in, Game of Thrones

 

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Last Sunday was the premiere of the fourth season of “Game of Thrones”, and one thing is for sure: Tywin Lannister is hell-bent on making sure the Stark legacy dies as fast as possible.

Anyone could see that from last season, when he conspired with Walder Frey to murder Robb and Catelyn Stark in the infamous scene known as the “Red Wedding.” The only Stark whose whereabouts are known is Sansa, who is now married to Tyrion (against both of their wills), making her a Lannister.

Tywin drove another nail in the coffin on Sunday when he melted down Ned Stark’s sword, one of the few remaining Valyrian blades in the continent, to craft swords for Jaime and one other person. (The episode’s namesake, “Two Swords”, comes from this scene.)

It’s clear that Tywin is the antagonist of these most recent two seasons, which span the course of the third book of George R.R. Martin’s series.

At the end of last seaso

n, we saw any hope of our king in the north avenging his father and making peace in the realm of Westeros. However, with the introduction of Oberyn Martell and Ellaria Sand, our hopes may not be the mirages we thought they were.

Oberyn came to King’s Landing with a vengeance.  His sister was raped and killed by The Mountain and his niece and nephew were slaughtered along with her during Robert’s Rebellion, and he knows Tywin gave the order.

His final words to

Tyrion this episode were, “Tell your father I’m here, and tell him the Lannisters aren’t the only ones who repay their debts.”  And if him pinning a Lannister soldier’s wrist to a table with his knife earlier in the episode was any indication, that threat is anything but empty.

But before he impales Tywin on a sunspear, I really want him to finish that bisexual orgy he started with his wife and the prostitutes in King’s Landing.

They showed three p

airs of boobs within five minutes in that scene, they couldn’t at least show some abs or man ass?  Oberyn is a sexy man; they could have at least showed it off like they did for Ellaria.

This is easily the most important thing to happen in King’s Landing, even with Jaime returning to the Kingsguard – at the disgust of Tywin, who all but disowns him after Jaime rejects becoming the lord of Casterly Rock.

But we also got to see significant character development for the Kingslayer, with Cersei essentially breaking up with him and Joffrey blatantly mocking him as a knight.

Up to this point I’ve been able to sympathize with Cersei: She spent nearly 20 years married to a man who didn’t love her and occasionally abused her, and her son is a total dickbag who has made every wrong political move possible in his reign as king.

But her decision to throw her lover aside (ignoring the whole incest issue) because he got kidnapped by their enemies rubs me the wrong way, and I can’t help but feel remorse for the man who only became a member of the Kingsguard to be with her.

Other than that, we saw Sansa losing faith in everything (You stopped eating lemoncakes!) and Shae finally getting caught by a Lannister spy.

Daenereys is going

off to free some more slaves and Jon Snow is being uninteresting – again.

What I’m really looking forward to, more than anything, are the future scenes with Arya and The Hound.

Their scenes this week, which featured the pair killing five Lannister soldiers over a chicken dispute, was absolutely hilarious and painfully brutal all at the same time.  I can’t wait to see more of their interactions.

 

 

Looking back, what did you think of HIMYM finale?

sarah9BY Camille Borodey

Orientation Editor

 

The popular dramedy “How I Met Your Mother” ended its nine-season run recently, and many viewers were shocked by the bittersweet ending in which we find out that the title character “the mother” (Cristin Milioti) has been dead for six years, while Ted is telling his daughter and son how he met her.

The last five minutes of the finale seemed to be what confused critics and viewers.

It is revealed that the real reason that Ted is telling his kids this long story is to seek permission from them to ask Robin, Ted’s old flame, out on a date.

The show ends with a grey-haired Ted standing outside of Robin’s apartment holding up the blue French horn he stole for her on their first date 25 years prior.

I am confused about why people are so surprised by the ending.

Why would Ted be telling his teenage kids the story about how he met their mother if the mother was still alive? Wouldn’t they already know the story by then?

At the end of the tale, Ted’s daughter points out, “You made us sit down and listen to a story of how you met mom, yet mom is hardly in the story.”

Remember this show is called “How I Met Your Mother,” not “How I Developed a Relationship with Your Mother.”

Unlike many viewers, I’m actually quite pleased with how the show ended, but I have some complaints.

The ending would have been a lot more satisfying if the show had ended two to three seasons ago.

Nine seasons of Ted chasing after Robin, who constantly rejected him, got really pathetic after a while.

I’m OK with the mother dying, and I’m OK with Robin and Ted ending up together, but I was not happy with how the writers executed the ninth season.

The entire season took place at Barney and Robin’s wedding, only to have the couple divorce three years later.

Their wedding should have lasted five to 10 episodes, and the rest of the season should have been dedicated to more screen time for Cristin Milioti as Tracy, “the mother.”

Milioti is charming, bubbly and she had amazing chemistry with Josh Radnor (Ted), which makes her death even more devastating.

The story was all about Robin, which I think frustrated fans. If Ted had not met Robin, Robin wouldn’t have met and eventually married Barney, and Ted would have not met Tracy at Barney and Robin’s wedding.

So the entire story starts with Ted meeting Robin, and it ends with Ted and Robin.

I know Barney and Robin’s wedding was an important plot point, but I hated that they married each other.

Neil Patrick Harris is great, but Barney was a jerk.

Over the course of his life, he lied and deceived hundreds of women in order to sleep with them and then proceeded to brag about it.

Just because Ted and Robin end up together does not make the mother a consolation prize.

When the show ends, it had been 20 years since Ted met Tracy, and she was his greatest love.

Six years after her death, Ted is deciding to move on and give it another go with Robin, with his kids’ eager approval, of course.

Clearly, “How I Met Your Mother” didn’t end as happily as many sitcoms do. How I wish life every love story was like Marshall and Lily’s.

How I wish every couple met before the age of 20 and spent their years only with each other, but love isn’t that kind.

Couples get divorced, people die and sometimes lost loves rekindle.

One of the main themes of “How I Met Your Mother” is timing.  Ted and Robin did love each other, but their timing was always off.

When they were in there 20s and 30s, Robin wanted to focus on their career and travel while Ted wanted to have a family and settle down.

By the end of the show, both characters are in their 50s, and Robin had a successful journalism career where she got to travel the world, while Ted met his great love and raised two kids.

Ted and Robin’s love story may not be the traditional one, but they both got to live the lives they wanted before coming together for one more go.

The journey may have not been ideal, but the results were legen…wait for it…dary.