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MLB’s return is a recipe for disaster

MLB’s return is a recipe for disaster

Mitchell Roland, Senior Reporter

July 6, 2020

While I was originally ecstatic for Major League Baseball’s return, it has become clear that baseball’s return will be below typical MLB play standards and come with severe risks that outweigh the upside. On June 23, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred implemented a 60-game season that is set to begin on July ...

America was built on looting and riots

Abigail Duchow, Columnist

June 9, 2020

Recently protests have sparked from the death of an unarmed black man named George Floyd, who was killed by a police officer in Minnesota. Stemming from these protests, there have been instances of rioting and looting.  I’ve observed negative reactions to the recent rioting, looting and protest...

11 rapid-fire opinions to tide you over for the summer

The Observer Staff

June 3, 2020

The Observer: It’s encouraged to be nosy here Aeryn Kauffman Copy Desk Chief, Columnist I love The Observer. It’s so easy to stay informed and feel like I’m making a difference in the local community. We’re also just a huge, weird family, one I always encourage others to join. The Observe...

Change your perception to achieve progression

Change your perception to achieve progression

Gabriel Lizama, Columnist

June 3, 2020

I remember moving to CWU as a freshman, graduating high school with honors, earning different accolades and having a strict plan for success that I knew would always work. Was I right? Definitely not! These were all thoughts of a young ambitious adult about to meet the cruel reality that success is a...

Lethal removal of wolves is necessary

Lethal removal of wolves is necessary

Jayce Kadoun, Columnist

June 3, 2020

Lethal means of removing wolves from areas in Washington where they are a problem are justified because they save livestock and wolf population numbers increase regardless of the amount killed. Some conservation groups want to stop the killing of wolves in the state but fail to realize the negative im...

Opinion: The Match ll: Champions for Charity brought competition, trash talking and fundraising to whole new level

Opinion: The Match ll: Champions for Charity brought competition, trash talking and fundraising to whole new level

Holly Hunter, Staff Reporter

June 3, 2020

Two of golf's greats and arguably two of the best quarterbacks of all time faced off May 24 on a rainy Florida golf course to raise money for COVID-19 relief. The Match II: Champions for Charity featured the team of Tom Brady and Phil Mickelson going against the team of Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning....

Opinion: Outer Banks is the best show on Netflix

Opinion: Outer Banks is the best show on Netflix

Holly Hunter, Staff Reporter

May 23, 2020

On March 31, I was casually scrolling through Instagram when I saw a trailer for a new Netflix original series, Outer Banks. I was instantly in awe of the trailer; it showed hints of drama, action and romance like running from the cops and surfing in a storm. What more could someone ask for in a show...

Opinion: Debates over enforcing the shutdown vs. saving the economy miss the point

Opinion: Debates over enforcing the shutdown vs. saving the economy miss the point

Takashi De Leon, Columnist

May 23, 2020

As the country continues to be ravaged by COVID-19, the societal and economic impacts of the virus and statewide quarantines are becoming dire. Currently, over 1.4 million Americans have confirmed cases of the virus. Restaurants and other non-essential businesses have shut down, many companies have lost...

Opinion: Court ruling is the latest sign the NCAA is dying

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Mitchell Roland, Senior Reporter

May 21, 2020

During a press conference at 2014’s Final Four in the glamorous Cowboys stadium in Arlington, Texas, UCONN basketball player Shabazz Napier described “hungry nights,” where players on the team literally couldn’t afford to eat. That same year, NCAA President Mark Emmert made $1.9 million. Wh...

Student media credits should be worth taking

Student media credits should be worth taking

Jayce Kadoun, Columnist

May 12, 2020

 Either student media courses at CWU need to be worth more, or less of them should be necessary to graduate. Working for student media is an extremely valuable way to gain real world experience in the journalism field while you’re still in college, but these programs are flawed. They’re worth too l...

Stay social with school spirit

Stay social with school spirit

Taylor Clark, Columnist

May 6, 2020

When beginning life at a new school, it can be difficult to get to know other people and feel comfortable doing it.  Noticing that a lot of individuals around campus were involved with different clubs and activities changed my mindset and overall thoughts about participating. I wanted to be a par...

Hunting and fishing is the definition of social distancing

Hunting and fishing is the definition of social distancing

Jayce Kadoun, Columnist

April 27, 2020

A solo trek into the woods or a day out on the water by yourself has the power to keep your body healthy and your mind clear during the uncertain times brought on by COVID-19. You might even consider hunting and fishing as some of the best forms of social distancing, but the state government believes o...

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