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Discover University and The Sims 4 hate train

TyYonna Kitchen, Copy Desk Chief & Opinion Editor

November 13, 2019

The cries for a university based Sims 4 expansion pack should now end. For the five years the game has been out, simmers have been threatening the game’s developers and whining about their sims’ lack of education. One might think that with the expansion pack’s upcoming release fan’s of the game wou...

‘Doctor Sleep’ can stand on its own

‘Doctor Sleep’ can stand on its own

Jackson McMurray, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2019

You don’t need me to tell you that “The Shining” (1980) is something of a sacred text when it comes to the horror film genre, and making a sequel to it seems, on paper, about as good of an idea as making a sequel to the Mona Lisa.  As impossible as it seems, this is the task the makers of “Doc...

Christmas is way too long

Christmas is way too long

Will Ortner, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2019

Well, it’s that time of year again when I complain about Christmas. Yup, I’m the jerk that complains that we play Christmas music too much and for way too long. Now I’m back to complain about how long we celebrate Christmas, and please, if you believe that we don’t celebrate Christmas enough, jus...

Marching band is a competitive sport

Marching band is a competitive sport

Samantha Cabeza, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2019

Marching band is an activity that is competitive, physically exerting and time consuming and yet it is still not recognized as an actual sport.  Personally, as somebody who has competed in the South Florida Winter Guard Association  and played bass and quad drums, I have to say that marching band is de...

The People V.S Plastic

Pilar Cuevas Renteria, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2019

Dear earthlings, by the time you finish reading this paragraph, almost 2 million plastic bags will be used worldwide. According to the official Earth Day website, nearly 1 trillion plastic bags are used every year across the globe. And as the world continues to sink deeper into the abyss of pollution, it...

PAC Program: a place for transfer students

Aeryn Kauffman, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2019

If you are a transfer student and you have not signed up for the CWU Peer Accountability Connections (PAC) program, what are you doing with your life? PAC started fall 2018 as a program designed specifically with transfer students in mind. Associate Professor and Instruction Coordinator Elizabeth Bro...

The Purr-fect Companion

Amy Morris, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2019

College can get lonely and stressful at times, but having a companion by your side helps. I personally recommend getting a cat over a dog for various reasons. Cats are not only easier to take care of, but they are also not very noisy or high energy pets. Cats are very low maintenance and take up ve...

The Observer stands for a free and unregulated press

The Observer stands for a free and unregulated press

Cassandra Hays, Mariah Valles, Nicholas Tucker, Nick Jahnke, Austin Lane, Contributors

November 6, 2019

The Observer holds transparency between the publication and its readers as a top priority. We believe it’s our duty and a crucial factor in our pursuit of journalistic integrity. For these reasons, we are compelled to inform our readers about the past year working with administrators and departme...

The coolest ghoul in school

Cassandra Hays, Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2019

Most students have heard the classic story of Lola, the ghost that haunts Kamola Hall. Rumour has it that Lola was a student at CWU in the 1940s who lived in Kamola Hall, which was then an all-female dorm. Most published accounts say that Lola’s fiancé was drafted into the military and never retu...

The right way to pay college athletes

Austin Lane, Senior Sports Reporter

October 24, 2019

Senate Bill No. 206, otherwise known as the Fair Pay to Play Act, allows student athletes to receive compensation for their name, likeness and image. The bill was passed this year, with California Gov. Gavin Newsom officially signing it into law on Sept. 30. The bill essentially bars the NCAA from retaliating ...

Paragard IUD: The birth control for you and me

Paragard IUD: The birth control for you and me

Samantha Cabeza, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2019

Starting any form of birth control can be scary, overwhelming and a very tough decision to make.  If you are thinking about going on any form of birth control, I highly recommend using the Paragard. You may know this as the copper IUD, which is a non-hormonal, reversible form of birth control. IUDs p...

NBA and China: China 1, democracy 0

NBA and China: China 1, democracy 0

Will Ortner, Columnist

October 24, 2019

LeBron James came out this week and finally let everyone know his opinion on the situation between China, Hong Kong and the NBA. Then everything hit the fan. For those of us who were living under a rock this October, let me explain why James needed to comment on China, and why his comments angered pe...