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Pitcher Felix Hernandez has played for Seattle for over a decade, but some fans are questioning if his career is nearing its end.

Time to hang it up Hernandez?

Clayton Huber, Staff Reporter
October 5, 2017

Seattle Mariners fans are clenching their fists as the Mariners were eliminated from playing in the postseason for 16 years in a row. It seems like every year is going to be “our year”. The year...

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Walk don't drive to save green

Walk don’t drive to save green

Racquel Rollins, Copy Desk Chief
September 28, 2017

All year, every year I hear one major topic of complaint: parking. This topic always brings a few thoughts to my mind. According to the Quick Facts page on the CWU website, we have over 11,000 students....

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What I learned from working in college

Susie Chavez, Staff Reporter
August 4, 2017

It’s common for college students to work while in being in school, but it’s also common for  students to have their first job while in college. Throughout my time here at Central, I have always been...

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Trump’s missile attack was a valid response in Syria

Ray Payne
April 16, 2017

Over the past week, I’ve sat back rather quietly and watched as everyone and their mom voiced an opinion on the recent U.S. military military action in Syria. For those of you who don’t know, or...

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Did privilege win Adele a Grammy?

Ryan Kinker, Senior Sports Reporter
February 16, 2017

The 59th annual Grammys took place Sunday night and the ceremony left me thinking about the way we all appreciate music. I’m an average, white male who has a hard time seeing every day privilege and...

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‘Grab a Kleenex…because everything will be okay’

Ray Payne, Senior News Reporter
November 10, 2016

Take a deep breath. Grab a Kleenex a dry your tears because everything will be okay. As I watched one of the most stunning political upsets that have ever happened. First off, to all you Hilary supporters,...

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‘Love will not trump hate in Donald Trump’s America’

Ryan Kinker, Senior Sports Reporter
November 10, 2016

I am the personification of everything that’s wrong with this country. I am an overweight, heterosexual, cis-gendered, white male with blonde hair and blue eyes. I could be the poster child for Donald...

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The life of a Yakima commuter

April Porter, Staff Writer
November 10, 2016

An 8 a.m. class means a 6 a.m. alarm. I leave my apartment an hour ahead of time to leave for CWU. “Why?” You ask. Because I live in Yakima and drive 45 minutes to school and 45 minutes back five...

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Friends and memories at North Village Café

Ryan Kinker, Senior Sports Reporter
November 10, 2016

I don’t think there’s a single building on Central Washington University’s campus that has had as much of an effect on my life as North Village Café (“North”). I lived in Alford-Montgomery...

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Predator in 2005, President in 2016?

Ray Payne, Senior News Reporter
October 13, 2016

I don’t even know where to start, what even is this election anymore? I’ve been busy lately, so I haven’t been following politics as closely as I should. So, when my newsfeed began to fill up with...

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Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign stop at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

OPINION: Insults don’t count as arguments

Ray Payne, Staff Reporter
August 4, 2016

Seriously, I’m tired of reading articles or posts where the author can’t find better ways to explain why Donald Trump shouldn’t be president without referencing something about his appearance or...

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OPINION: Pokemon Go and recover your common sense

Mikaila Wilkerson, Staff Reporter
August 3, 2016

We all know how big of a success Pokemon Go was when it was released–and it still is to this day. I know that I still continue to see small clumps of people walking around late at night, lost in their...

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