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Paul and Feyds final duel. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Discovery

‘Dune: Part Two’ The biggest, boldest and best sci-fi film of the generation

Isaac Hinson, Columnist
February 29, 2024

Pretty much every decade has a saga, franchise or story that defines it. For the 70s-80s that franchise was “Star Wars” which was released in 1977, and had two sequels that followed in the 80s. The...

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Are Skincare Products a Scam?

Are Skincare Products a Scam?

Raya Miron, Columnist
February 23, 2024

Skincare looks different to anyone and everyone. Some people wash their face with a bar of Dove soap, while others have a 20-step skincare routine.  Personally, I have a two-step skincare routine that...

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The Best Picture power rankings: Can anyone beat ‘Oppenheimer’?

Isaac Hinson, Columnist
February 22, 2024

The 96th Academy Awards are right around the corner, and the race simultaneously feels decided, yet… close? It’s the general consensus that Christopher Nolan’s historical epic “Oppenheimer” is...

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A Love Letter To The Observer

Megan Foster
February 16, 2024

Dear The Observer, Over the past year I have come to know you. I have lived, learned and grown under the umbrella of your care. I fondly reminisce on the time I’ve spent with you; the memories, the...

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My autopsy of the Grammy’s

Isaac Dobmeier, Columnist
February 16, 2024

Do people still care about the Grammys? If you’re a member of this dwindling minority, enjoy some thoughts on this year's award show from someone whose music taste sadly isn’t Grammy-nominated. Let's...

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The failure of University 101

Astor Powell-Pedersen , Columnist
February 8, 2024

It’s no secret to any first-year student here at CWU that the required University 101 course in the 2023 fall quarter was something akin to a trainwreck. At CWU, along with all of your other classes...

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The real review of ‘Saltburn’

Raya Miron, Columnist
February 8, 2024

It’s a murder on the dance floor, but you better not kill the groove hey-hey, hey-hey. Frankly I think when anyone hears the song “Murder on the Dancefloor” by Sophie Ellis-Bextor, we are all just...

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Look what you made me do: football fan edition

Winnie Killingsworth, Columnist
February 8, 2024

Touchdown! First down! Pass interference! I’ve heard these words my entire life. Both my parents, each of their fathers and now my sister, husband and father-in-law say them. Even I am saying them...

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The Palestinian Plight: An examination of how our calls are silenced

Layla Taha, Columnist
February 1, 2024

Feb. 1 marks the 117th day of the ongoing genocide in Palestine. The most recent International Court of Justice ruling, of the South Africa case against Israel, ruled that Israel is carrying out genocidal...

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Back Within These Walls: From Child to Student

Winnie Killingsworth, Columnist
January 21, 2024

Not many children grow up playing tag in the hallways and classrooms of universities. I did and I did it here at CWU.  As a child, my parents worked at CWU so I spent four years in different buildings...

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Where’s the “Art” in Architecture?

Lee Beck, Columnist
January 21, 2024

As of late, there’s been a trend in architecture to make buildings minimalist, modernized and efficient. While I believe this can do a lot as far as energy conservation as well as accessibility, a lot...

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My Oscar predictions: What’s gonna be going for gold?

Isaac Hinson, Columnist
January 21, 2024

Tuesday, Jan. 16 marked the end of the Oscar nomination period, which lasted for five days starting Jan. 11. Official nominees are to be named on Jan. 23, one week after the nomination period. Since the...

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