Self-driving cars: it’s only a matter of time until they take over

Nicholas Tucker, Staff Reporter

April 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

You may have seen a headline or heard a friend talking about self-driving cars and perhaps thought about it as a cool future technology or a neat gimmick. However, self-driving cars aren’t some faraway thought dreamed about by over-optimistic nerds. They exist and are currently being developed...

Advice to Students: trust yourself, and your voice

Mariah Valles, Online Editor

April 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

It’s hard to believe that it’s all over. After advocating for students’ freedom of the press rights in Washington state for three years, I am happy to say that the New Voices bill became law on March 21. I joke now and ask myself, “What will I do with my free time?” but the truth of the m...

Afternoon classes leaves no time for fun

Bryce Jungquist, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

My dorm room is silent and dark. The smell of freshly brewed coffee engulfs the small space. It’s coming from a black mug on the nearby brown window sill. Grey and white sheets are pushed halfway on top of me. I check my phone: it’s noon.   As a college student, I thought it would be a clever idea to tak...

Censored news is fake news

Censored news is fake news

Mariah Valles, Social Media and Website Manager

March 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As of right now, high school student journalists can be forced to follow a “prior review” policy where school administrators have the right to request to see any student-bound media before it is sent to press. In Washington, administrators hold the power to deem any article irrelevant, inappropria...

A mass shooting generation

A mass shooting generation

Alexa Murdock, Copy Desk Chief

March 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion

One week after the Parkland school massacre, news outlets released stories not about the shooting or the victims, but about the survivors. They have dubbed this group of teenagers part of the “mass shooting generation.” It’s true; we are a generation where mass shootings are the norm. Growing up, I b...

How to grab that last parking spot

Cassandra Hays, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

This is a story nearly every student at CWU has told. Class starts in ten minutes and you’re still circling the parking lot looking for a spot, you think you see one up ahead, but alas, someone drives up and takes it before you can get there. You end up walking into class ten minutes late after fi...

Beware of the slow walkers

Beware of the slow walkers

Tai Jackson, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion

My frustration with this issue started my freshman year. Imagine being late and your class is all the way on the other side of campus. You look at the time and it says you have 4 minutes to get to class. Determined to get there on time, you begin walking at a pretty steady pace. Your backpack bounces a l...

RIP to the print newspaper industry

RIP to the print newspaper industry

Kaelen Sauriol, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

If you are reading this, congratulations—you are not the majority. Maybe you are my friend, my mom or someone who saw this paper on the bench you were about to sit on so you picked it up. However, it is more likely that I snapped an artsy photo of this article with either a Gingham, Juno and Lark filter...

How NOT to control your life

How NOT to control your life

Meghan LaLiberte, Copy Desk

February 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Admit it, we're all guilty of waking up in the morning and having a routine: we brush our teeth, eat breakfast and go to class. Then along the way experience waves of panic when the routine changes. The question to ask ourselves then, is not what we can do differently to feel back in control again, ...

Letter to the Editor

January 25, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

To the Editor of The Observer: I am writing this letter to send a simple message to the four young men who decided to stand outside the SURC today and protest a woman’s right to choose: shame on you all. How dare you presume to judge women who have chosen to undergo the abortion procedure? No p...

You are not alone

You are not alone

Mariah Valles, Social Media Manager

January 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As someone who personally struggles with anxiety, I am here to share my experiences with the intention of inspiring at least one person to reach out and get the help they need. Mental illnesses are extremely common yet seldom talked about. Never did I think that I would be sharing my small story in a ...

FCC Vote Threatens Internet Freedom

FCC Vote Threatens Internet Freedom

Alexa Murdock, Copy Desk Chief

January 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

On Dec. 14, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) repealed net neutrality. The vote passed with a three-to-two majority.   Although the original net neutrality rules went into effect in 2015, they aimed to preserve the freedom of the internet as we have always known it. The rules ga...

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