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Cigarettes will kill you, like they killed Leonard Nimoy

Cigarettes will kill you, like they killed Leonard Nimoy

Anna Kessner, Copy Editor

March 3, 2015


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On February 27, 2015, Trekkies all over the world shed a collective tear. Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock on the original television version of Star Trek, had died at the age of 83. The beloved Vulcan was cast in the series that started in the mid-1960s and ran for three years. Nimoy was also in multiple...

The terror of Islamaphobia

Shaima Shamdeen, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2015


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Craig Stephen Hicks shot three Muslim college students in their home, execution style in Chapel Hill, N.C. instilling fear amongst Muslim-Americans across this country. So do I get to call Hicks a terrorist? The victims, Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, his wife, Yusor Muhammed, 21, and her sister Razan...

My newfound life on handi-campus

My newfound life on handi-campus

Jessi Hammond, Copy Editor

February 27, 2015


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I had a little too much fun on Super Bowl Sunday and broke my foot. I thought nothing of it at first; “I have crutches for a few weeks, this can’t be too terrible.” I was so wrong.   As of right now I have been in a brace and crutches for three weeks. The hardest part about having anythi...

Be nice: A plea from a CWU Call Center employee

Be nice: A plea from a  CWU Call Center employee

Meredith Carlsen, Copy Editor

February 26, 2015


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Asking for money might be one the hardest things to do. It takes courage and thick skin to call Central alumni, parents and friends to ask them to donate financially to the university. Up until a month ago, I was guilty of being short and rude in response to what seemed like an obnoxious amount...

Fifty Shades of Sexual Abuse

Fifty Shades of Sexual Abuse

Grace Lindsley, Copy Editor

February 10, 2015


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Valentine's Day is right around the corner and how better to show that special someone you care than stalking, insulting and emotional manipulating them all the while blatantly ignoring rules of consent! Oh, wait. That's not romance, that’s abuse. Well, common mistake given how "Fifty Shades...

Let’s play? Or let’s get sued?

Let’s play? Or let’s get sued?

Maria Harr, Scene Editor

January 29, 2015


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Recently there’s been a lot of questions surrounding the legality of “Let’s Play” videos and gaming streams online. Let’s Plays are recorded playthroughs of video games made by gamers. They often have commentary tracks that either offer insight into the game, make jokes or offer tips and...

Letter to the Editor

Lynn Thompson

November 14, 2014


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When November 7 Feminism issue of The Observer (Vol. 98) came out, I was ecstatic. I read it immediately upon receiving it. However, as the paper continued, I found myself steadily growing more and more disappointed. While the content was good, the way in which it was presented struck a chord with me....

Be classy: Go to class

Jonathan Glover, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2014


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Have you ever heard the saying, “what’s mine is mine and yours is yours?” As a college student, you should make yourself familiar with it. You see, the distinction of yours and mine is becoming increasingly arbitrary as student loan rates reach all time highs. According to money.cnn.com, 40...

The 12 weeks of Christmas

Anna Kessner, Copy Editor

November 9, 2014


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And so it begins: Christmas decorations, holiday music and eggnog lattes in the red cups at Starbucks (which I’m definitely not complaining about). But holiday season is nowhere close to being here. Thanksgiving is still three weeks away, yet the red and green monsters have already come out to play....

Eating healthy on a budget

Camille Borodey, Scene Editor

October 31, 2014


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Reevaluate your spending habits If you buy a Starbucks coffee and a pack of cigarettes every day, yet claim you do not have money to buy lunch, you may want to rethink your priorities. Look at all the stuff you buy and figure out what you can cut from your budget.   Go frozen Yes, frozen pe...

Out of state, not out of bounds

Chance-Weeks Williams, Sports Editor

October 31, 2014


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There are a few set backs to being based out-of-state, and I’m not talking about tuition. When you’re a fan of a team that isn’t local, you get weird looks. The exception is the NBA fans who don’t have a Washington state-based team to root for whatsoever. Thanks, David Stern. As a loud...

Letter to the Editor

October 22, 2014


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Dear Editor, This is Logan Butterfield, President of the Kappa SIgma Fraternity. During my usually study hours I enjoy occasionally browsing through The Observer, reading well written articles about student life and campus indevores posted by our smart and intelligent reporters. But...The article, "Conventional...

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