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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

Brittany at the Wildcat Statue Courtesy of Brittany Cinderella

Life after college can be stressful

Brittany Cinderella, Guest Columnist
October 19, 2023

After you graduate, toss your cap and drive away from the school you called home for many years, life can be challenging. There are no how-to guides on how to get your dream career or the best...

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Time to toss my cap and say goodbye

Time to toss my cap and say goodbye

Brittany Cinderella, Columnist
May 31, 2023

In December of 2017, my very first college acceptance letter came in the mail, with the words “You’re In!” in bold letters. I remember crying and then laughing, I had feared I wouldn’t make it...

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Rebel without a cause: America’s queer classic

Kai Kyzar, Columnist
May 31, 2023

In the time where strict rules prohibited film from showing a married couple sharing a bed or facing the risk of insinuating sexual activities, finding queer representation sounds impossible. American...

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Anna Fridell posing for the first day of Fall Quarter 2022

How to Survive College

Anna Fridell, Columnist
May 31, 2023

Wondering what the key to a great college experience is? It’s as simple as this: an open mind opens doors to opportunities that we as students may have never known was available.  This is much easier...

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Color psychology during pride month

Madison VanRavenhorst, Columnist
May 31, 2023

Thumping music from all directions, smiles everywhere and the hot sun beaming down from blue skies as the people around me cheer. The feeling of being surrounded by love, support, and representation is...

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Reflections on privacy

Jampa Dorje, Guest Columnist
May 28, 2023

I have always felt the omnipresence of surveillance. If it isn’t God observing my thoughts and actions (not directly verifiable), it’s family, friends, lovers, priests, psychologists, police and teachers...

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Annie, Photo by Megan Rogers

The top five advantages of owning a dog

Megan Rogers, Columnist
May 24, 2023

A built-in best friend (or child) According to the University of Sydney, “Researchers from the University’s Charles Perkins Centre and RSPCA NSW found new dog owners self-reported lower levels...

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“The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom” glides towards the top Switch game on my list

“The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom” glides towards the top Switch game on my list

Brittany Cinderella, Columnist
May 24, 2023

“The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” sprinted so that “The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom” could glide. May 12 saw the release of the sequel to one of the best games to come out on...

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Katherine models her grandmothers shirt, a silk corset style off-shoulder top from Etsy, braided belt from Etsy and slacks/hat from Goodwill in Ellensburg. Shoes are reflective gold boots from Old Skools record store on Main. Photo shot in front of McConnell Hall.

How to discover a sense of style

Katherine Camarata, Columnist
May 24, 2023

Trying to establish your own personal sense of style is not an experience so easily pinned down in words, because in my eyes, it comes more from a feeling. An affinity toward one color or another,...

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,’ and the summer movie slate

Isaac Hinson, Columnist
May 10, 2023

Once more with feeling. The summer movie season has kicked off with the premiere of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” on May 5, written and directed once again by James Gunn, the movie comes five years...

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How bedroom pop has given young musicians a more personalized way to make it big

MJ Rivera, Columnist
May 10, 2023

The term “bedroom pop” emerged in the mid 2010s and refers to music that can be made from the comfort of someone’s bedroom, using computer programs that anyone can learn.  NBC’s Olivia Roos...

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The Halo franchise is dying as fans are crying

Beau Sansom, Columnist
May 10, 2023

“Die? Didn’t you know? Spartans never die.” Kurt- 051 Spartans may not die, but the “Halo” franchise certainly will if current trends continue as they have. Halo has been a flagship franchise...

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