Editorial: CWU’s storied athletic program

Editorial: CWU’s storied athletic program

Bryce Weedman, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Sports

CWU’s athletic community is full of history and there are elements that most people aren’t aware of concerning the program’s background. CWU has nurtured some very talented and successful athletes, coaches and athletic figures from Dean and Leo Nicholson, the most successful coaching duo in CWU ...

Opinion: MLB payroll is unfair to baseball

Opinion: MLB payroll is unfair to baseball

Dez Rodriguez, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Sports

Stats never lie. The New York Yankees have won 18 division titles, 40 American League pennants and 27 World Series Championships. The Seattle Mariners, on the other hand, have won three division titles, zero AL pennants and zero World Series Championships. They are one of only two teams in Major Leag...

Opinion: Christmas music is overdone

Opinion: Christmas music is overdone

Will Ortner, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I may sound like the Grinch, but I don’t care: Christmas music sucks. It’s the same five songs by a bazillion different artists everyone listens to from the beginning of November until Dec. 26 if I’m lucky. All the altered versions of the songs sound the same, and they just get repeated non-...

Americans should push to be bilingual

Meghan Rochelle, Photographer

November 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As of 2016, Spanish is the the second-most used language in the United States. According to an article by  CNN,  approximately 38 million Hispanic people in the country speak Spanish, as well as an additional 2.6 million non-Hispanics. I am one of the few non-Hispanics who are semi-fluent in Spanish,...

The false dichotomy of the two-party system

Rune Torgersen, Copy Desk

November 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Railing against the two-party system is something I’m sure none of us are strangers to hearing at this point. The fact that two parties have risen to such dominance that they’ve become the only viable choices is a symptom of an underlying disease. The two-party model feels like a corruption ...

“Overlord” showcases the brutal horror of war and the supernatural

Ben Wheeler, Copy Desk

November 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion

“Overlord” drops us into the world of WWII on the day before the historic D-Day invasion of Normandy, France. We are introduced to the American protagonists, including Boyce (Jovan Adepo) and Ford (Wyatt Russell) on an aircraft that is part of a larger fleet advancing towards France. Here we learn t...

What about the arts? CAH facing tight budgets

What about the arts? CAH facing tight budgets

Eric Rosane, For the Observer

November 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The year of 1926 was a particularly important and exciting year for both students and staff at what was then Washington State Normal School in Ellensburg. The institution saw record-breaking enrollment, the student body was fired up over their homecoming game against the University of Idaho (which they...

“Bohemian Rhapsody” flawed yet fun

“Bohemian Rhapsody” flawed yet fun

CeAnna Heit, Copy Desk Staff

November 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Scene

“Bohemian Rhapsody,” a biopic about the band Queen and the life of lead singer Freddie Mercury, premiered the weekend of Nov. 2 in Ellensburg. The film, directed at first by Bryan Singer and later on by Dexter Fletcher, was an engaging glimpse into Mercury’s (Rami Malek) complicated personal lif...

Opinion: CWU Football: to stay or leave the GNAC?

Opinion: CWU Football: to stay or leave the GNAC?

Wyatt Simmons, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Sports

The CWU football team has been making a name for itself in NCAA Division II football since head coach Ian Shoemaker started four years ago. He’s led the Wildcats to a 30-13 record in his first four seasons, and currently the team is at 7-2 looking for their second GNAC title. But with the news earlie...

Opinion: Sonic Fans will have to wait to get a team

Opinion: Sonic Fans will have to wait to get a team

Bryce Weedman, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Sports

The Seattle Supersonics, named after the Boeing Supersonic which never officially got off the ground, were first given the opportunity to be an official NBA franchise in 1967, which lasted till  2008. Seattle won its only NBA Championship in 1979. The Sonics played their last game in a very depressed K...

Opinion: Politics not actually the reason NFL is declining

Opinion: Politics not actually the reason NFL is declining

Austin Lane, For the Observer

November 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Sports

The professional sporting landscape in the U.S. has changed substantially in the past three years. The five major sports leagues in the U.S., the National Football League (NFL), National Basketball Association (NBA), Major League Baseball (MLB), National Hockey League (NHL), and Major League Soccer ...

Music albums are watered down

Music albums are watered down

Cassandra Hays, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Scene

If you have been keeping up with the music scene, you may have noticed that some artists are releasing albums that are over 20 tracks, and as long as a movie. Drake’s “Scorpion” (2018) was 25 songs long and clocked in at a lengthy hour and 30 minutes, while Migos’ “Culture II” was 24 tracks ...

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