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Another Rant on Why You Should Vote

Another Rant on Why You Should Vote

Rune Torgersen, Copy Desk Staff

October 31, 2018

You’ve seen more internet sermons on the subject than anyone in the right mind could stomach. Your Facebook feed lights up with banner ads begging you to vote every two years around this time. Everyone and everything is screaming at you to go exercise your democratic right to a say in who decides t...

Opinion: What is a sack in today’s NFL?

Will Ortner, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2018

As we enter the fourth week of the NFL season, one thing is clear: the league has gone soft. It seems that every time a quarterback gets tackled, a flag gets thrown. Players and fans alike have voiced their displeasure as many of the plays that are being flagged for roughing the passer seem like regular fo...

Seahawks review after getting healthy against the Cowboys

Matt Escamilla, Scene Editor

September 28, 2018

After the first three games two of which were on the road-- and an upcoming game against the awful Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, it’s a good time to evaluate and continue to have a high standard for the Hawks. The Seahawks are currently experiencing a shortage of defensive talent. They let Michae...

No longer denying it: coming out in the eighth grade

Sophomore Ryan Zetty shares his coming out story.

Ryan Zetty, For the Observer

May 23, 2018

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

Freshman Luca Cruz shares their coming out story.

Luca Cruz, For The Observer

May 23, 2018

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

Freshman Aiden Ochoa shares what it's like being transgender at CWU.

Aiden Ochoa, For The Observer

May 23, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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