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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

Viewing the stars in Ellensburg

Viewing the stars in Ellensburg

Brittany Cinderella, Staff Reporter
November 22, 2022

Whether you’re someone already in love with space and everything around us or just like to see the moon from your backyard, take time out of your day to explore the stars. If you’ve ever had a chance...

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Public colleges should be free

Public colleges should be free

Kimberly LaRiviere, Columnist
November 22, 2022

The average cost for public colleges in the United States can cost up to $25,000 per year and average over $100,000 for a four year degree according to US News. This is a lot of money for many families...

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Global warming: why our generation shouldn’t have kids

Andrew Ulstad, Columnist
November 22, 2022

I have wanted to be a father since shortly after my first nephew was born. Something about helping to shape a personality seemed appealing to me. This was reinforced over the next decade and a half when...

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Five reasons why you should watch the 2022 World Cup

Omar Benitez, Columnist
November 22, 2022

An Arab/Muslim country is hosting the World Cup Despite all the controversy surrounding the hosts Qatar and their treatment of migrant workers and claims of corruption in the world cup bidding proccess,...

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Katlyn White stands next to Wellington.

Senior Farewell – Katlyn White

Katlyn White, Copy Desk Lead
November 22, 2022

The last two years I have spent my time sitting on my computer editing numerous articles every week for The Observer. This was the most rewarding experience throughout my time in CWU.  I began as copy...

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John Barr Q&A

Brittany Cinderella, Columnist
November 19, 2022

John Barr is the founder of NHLToSeattle, an organization responsible for helping bring the NHL to the Washington area. Barr is also a co-host on the podcast “Sound of Hockey”, a board member of the...

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Mushrooms have been used by countless cultures to inspire visions.

LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HIGHS

Jampa Dorje, Guest Columnist & Ellensburg Arts Treasure
November 18, 2022

The question of whether all drugs should be legal is a complex one, although it is has often been answered with a yes or no. There are drugs used to cure ailments of the body, insulin for diabetes, antibiotics...

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EPISODES IN THE HERE AND NOW

Jampa Dorje, Guest Columnist
November 16, 2022

Then she stood up, put her jacket back on with the same robotlike movements, and left.   —Albert Camus (The Stranger)  I was in line at Safeway in Ellensburg, and a woman ahead of me had four...

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Psychology Building melts into amorphous blob

Katherine Camarata, Satirist
November 16, 2022

The psychology building’s structure provides more ambiguity than an inkblot Rorschach test, featuring lines, levels and angles seemingly on a path to nowhere.  The perplexing hub of insight is verifiably...

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Top 10 Hip-Hop Albums of the 2010’s

Omar Benitez, Staff Reporter
November 16, 2022

I wanted to start off by saying I feel terrible about leaving out so many good albums.  Only 10 can make the list, so honorable mentions are listed after. Now on to the official Top 10 list: 1999...

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Chadwick Boseman at Comic Con. Photo courtesy of Flickr

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is a touching tribute to Chadwick Boseman… but a bad film

Beau Sansom, Staff Reporter
November 16, 2022

*Warning: the following article contains spoilers for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever* It’s been over two years since cinema fans have had to grieve the loss of beloved actor and “Black Panther”...

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The Trail Blazers celebrating Jerami Grants game-winner in Phoenix (Left to right_ Keon Johnson, Oliver Sarr, Damian Lillard, Jerami Grant, Nassir Little, Jusuf Nurkic. Photo by Barry Gossage

Don’t sleep on the Trail Blazers

Isaac Hinson, Columnist
November 16, 2022

The Pacific Northwest is becoming a hub of the sports world once again. The Seahawks find themselves at 6-3 and on top of the NFC West, thanks to the resurgence of Seattle legend Geno Smith. The Mariners...

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