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Legal marijuana is the way forward

Legal marijuana is the way forward

Bram Wiggins, Columnist

May 22, 2019


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Marijuana has been a long time “street drug,” and has been used for both medical and recreational use across the entire United States. One of the biggest ongoing debates over the years has been whether or not our government should legalize it across our country. Currently marijuana is legal in...

The scourge of Satan’s fun juice

The scourge of Satan’s fun juice

Rune Torgersen, Columnist

May 22, 2019


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College campuses are faced with a unique problem when it comes to planning celebrations. There’s a big stereotype concerning the kinds of activities that take place during parties at the college level. Risk-taking behavior such as drinking, smoking and other staples of the collegiate party scene a...

Housing woes: I want my own room next year

Housing woes: I want my own room next year

TyYonna Kitchen, Columnist

May 22, 2019


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Beginning this academic year, I was terrified because I was entering the world of roommates. I was right to be fearful. Fall 2018 was almost six months and three sets of roommates ago. Thanks to the Housing Office’s oh so great system of first come first serve, students can end up with an assortment o...

I’m a disappointment, but so is CWU

I’m a disappointment, but so is CWU

TyYonna Kitchen, Columnist

May 15, 2019


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Twice this quarter I have been told that I will not graduate, resulting in an emotionally exhausting first three to five weeks. The first time that this was told to me I was upset, and rightfully so, but I only needed six more credits of my choosing. I signed up for three more credits this quarter and d...

Delete the Tweetbook and Snapstagram

Delete the Tweetbook and Snapstagram

Nick Tucker, Columnist

May 15, 2019


Filed under Opinion

A week and a half ago I deleted social media apps from my phone, and since then the results have been significant enough that I feel comfortable telling people that they should seriously consider doing the same. I’ll clarify that I didn’t cut social media out of my life. I still have differen...

Russell Wilson’s max contract: A long time coming

Russell Wilson’s max contract: A long time coming

Bram Wiggins, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2019


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Russell Wilson has just signed a record-breaking contract that puts me and many other NFL fans in shock. Wilson’s new deal settled at four years, $140 million, with $107 million guaranteed. The deal includes a no-trade-clause, according to NBC Sports Northwest. This makes Wilson the highest paid quarterback...

Living On Campus is not always the best option for first year students

Living On Campus is not always the best option for first year students

Emma Johnson, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Editor's Note 5/13/19: Another, unrelated story was incorrectly posted here 5/9/19. The mismatched story has been removed and the correct story has been inserted in its place. CWU requires students to live on campus their first year, but that should not be a requirement for every student. Studies ...

Jason Momoa’s Aquaman… and Barnacle Boy?

Jason Momoa’s Aquaman… and Barnacle Boy?

Kyle Wilkinson, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2019


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“Aquaman” was a reel (get it) pleasure to watch. The fight scenes were pretty epic. I mean, who doesn’t enjoy watching Arthur/Aquaman played by Jason Momoa, wield a golden trident, communicate with sharks and lift submarines from the bottom of the ocean? The love story was there as well, and of...

Josh Brolin is our new purple Darth Vader

Josh Brolin is our new purple Darth Vader

Nick Tucker, Columnist

May 2, 2019


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People have asked me how “Avengers: Endgame” was and my response so far has always been to say: “it was so much,” which you may notice is an indicator of quantity rather than quality. This is because after two viewings I still don’t think I can look past the sheer scale of this movie, both...

“Endgame:” An epic, ambitious but flawed finale

“Endgame:” An epic, ambitious but flawed finale

Ben Wheeler, Columnist

May 2, 2019


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Let’s get this out of the way first: “Avengers: Endgame” is a total blast, with awesome dialogue in both serious and witty situations, mind-blowing action sequences, full of epic moments and lots of heart. All that being said, I think it is a classic case of expectations with regards to the genre and c...

Sustainable spending can be a selfish act

Sustainable spending can be a selfish act

Teagan Kimbro, Columnist

April 24, 2019


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Sustainability, a word that is heard now more than ever, generally is perceived as an abstract cause. However, as a student, sustainability efforts are easy and will directly benefit you in ways that aren’t abstract. For example, purchasing from bulk bins on average saves the customer 56 percent. ...

Gonzaga basketball must create the Pac-13

Gonzaga basketball must create the Pac-13

Dez Rodriguez, Columnist

April 24, 2019


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The Gonzaga Basketball Program won’t win a National Championship until they leave the West Coast Conference (WCC) behind. Gonzaga has already established themselves as one of the top college basketball programs in the nation. They have opened up a season 29-0 on their way to a team high 37 wins, the...

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