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Lack of snow causes trouble for snowmobile riders

Lack of snow causes trouble for snowmobile riders

Payton Parke, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2019

This year in the northwest is not what it is normally like for those of us who enjoy snowmobiling on the weekend. The pacific northwest has seen a lot of warmer weather this year and that means higher altitudes for snow. According to WSDOT, Snoqualmie Pass last year on Jan. 24 had 234 inches of total...

On Career Mentoring from the Careerless

On Career Mentoring from the Careerless

TyYonna Kitchen, Copy Desk Staff

January 23, 2019

As a struggling college student, I only like to accept two things; help and free stuff. When my academic advisor offered me free help, I figuratively jumped for joy. As a CWU student expecting a spring quarter graduation, I need advising when it comes to career paths, resume building and further edu...

Fines, too many rules and too many fouls are making the NBA soft

Fines, too many rules and too many fouls are making the NBA soft

Scott Wilson, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2019

If you watch basketball, specifically the NBA, you know how exciting it can be to witness history every night. Teams like the Warriors are breaking 3-point records seamlessly, and the king himself, LeBron James, is coming closer and closer to surpassing Michael Jordan as the greatest player of all t...

Opinion: Seahawks will need to make some changes

Opinion: Seahawks will need to make some changes

Ben Wheeler, Online Editor

January 23, 2019

After surprise playoff appearance, Seahawks’ offseason looms large The Seattle Seahawks were able to the flip the script on a season that looked lost early on and qualify for 2018-2019 NFL playoffs. Despite a wildcard round loss to the Dallas Cowboys, optimism concerning the team is substantially h...

Opinion: Mariners vs. Martin – too early to tell

Opinion: Mariners vs. Martin - too early to tell

Austin Lane, For The Observer

January 16, 2019

The Seattle Mariners hired Doctor Lorena Martin as MLB’s first ever Director of High Performance in November 2017 for the 2018 season. After the season was over, Martin filed a lawsuit and accused the organization’s team owners John Stanton and Buck Ferguson and team CEO Kevin Mather of discriminatory...

“Bird Box”: More than a meme, but still derivative

“Bird Box”: More than a meme, but still derivative

Ben Wheeler, Online Editor

January 16, 2019

It’s not often that a film is more well known for its meme status than its cinematic prowess, but “Bird Box” is a rare exception.  Seeing memes containing screen grabs from the film or videos of people attempting the “Bird Box Challenge” (AKA trying to complete everyday tasks while blindfolde...

Interactive films are the future of entertainment

Interactive films are the future of entertainment

Alexa Murdock, Managing Editor

January 16, 2019

Disclaimer: This review contains minor spoilers of “Black Mirror’s” interactive episode “Bandersnatch.” The most recent installment of Netflix’s “Black Mirror” is drawing attention not only for the content of the episode, but also for its unique execution and nonlinear storyline. Wh...

How to: get the parking spot

How to: get the parking spot

Cassandra Hays, Scene Editor

January 10, 2019

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...

The modern Superman

The modern Superman

Rune Torgersen, Copy Desk Chief

January 10, 2019

It’s no secret that we live in a golden age of superhero films. In the early to mid-2000s, movies about what were widely considered modern fairy tales for children suffered from that label, often ending up as unpolished, cliché-heavy flops, like “Daredevil” (2003) starring Ben Affleck, or “Cat...

Opinion: Seattle Seahawks – the lost season that wasn’t

Opinion: Seattle Seahawks - the lost season that wasn't

Ben Wheeler, Online Editor

January 10, 2019

To say the Seahawks had a rough off-season before the 2018 opener would be putting on a thick coat of sugar. Richard Sherman said the Seahawks lost their way after he was released. Rumors dropped alleging Seattle’s supposed coddling of star quarterback Russell Wilson. Earl Thomas was contempla...

Opinion: Seattle Mariners offseason trade report card

Opinion: Seattle Mariners offseason trade report card

Austin Lane, For The Observer

January 10, 2019

After finishing last season with a final record of 89-73 and missing the playoffs for the 17th straight season, the Seattle Mariners faced a tough decision this offseason. General Manager Jerry DiPoto and the rest of the organization chose to have the Mariners gutted from the inside out, trading 11 play...

“Aquaman”renews an old character

Ben Wheeler, Online Editor

January 10, 2019

With the exception of “Wonder Woman” (2017), the DC Extended Universe has been an utter and complete mess. Films such as “Suicide Squad” (2016) and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (2016)  were widely panned by everyone except the most devoted DC fans. Even “Justice League,”(2017...

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