No longer denying it: coming out in the eighth grade

No longer denying it: coming out in the eighth grade

Ryan Zetty, For the Observer

May 23, 2018


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My coming out experience was not incredibly shocking for anybody but myself. I was labeled “the gay kid” early on, even before I came out to myself. The more I was teased and called countless slurs by my peers, the more I felt in denial about my sexuality. I refused to accept this aspect of...

Luca Cruz: my coming out story

Luca Cruz: my coming out story

Luca Cruz, For The Observer

May 23, 2018


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I am non-binary. My coming out wasn’t something I prepared for, honestly. It wasn’t some profound and dramatic scene. I’m not even sure if you could consider it a “coming out.” All my life I never really paid any attention to gender, much less my own. I never understood why there we...

Being a transgender student at CWU

Being a transgender student at CWU

Aiden Ochoa, For The Observer

May 23, 2018


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When I arrived at college, I decided no one was going to know about me. At all. I wasn’t going to tell anyone that I was trans, that I wasn’t born a boy, and that it took some self-discovering before I found out that I, in fact, was a boy. This decision came from the fact that I didn’t have...

Seattle Mariners have big opening month

Austin Lane, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2018


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The Seattle Mariners ended April with a 16-11 overall record which was good enough to finish a half game above the Los Angeles Angels for second place in the AL West. What seems to be the case though is a majority of fans are more focused on the team’s off-the-field decisions, rather than their on-...

Seahawks’ draft picks show signs of team’s true identity

Matt Escamilla, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2018


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Last year’s Seattle Seahawks identity did not match Coach Pete Carroll and General Manager John Schneider’s beliefs of what the team should’ve been. What caused this? Ever since the infamous play against New England in Super Bowl XLIX, the Seahawks’ draft picks have not fit into the role of h...

Opinion: LeBron James is the G.O.A.T

Opinion: LeBron James is the G.O.A.T

Austin Lane, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2018


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It’s no question anymore; LeBron James is the greatest basketball player of all time. The thing that pushes LeBron over Michael Jordan as the best NBA player in history is the talent surrounding each player on their respective teams, and what they did specifically in regards to that talent either being ther...

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

Nicholas Tucker, Staff Reporter

April 11, 2018


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

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