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Jason Momoa’s Aquaman… and Barnacle Boy?

Jason Momoa’s Aquaman… and Barnacle Boy?

Kyle Wilkinson, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2019

“Aquaman” was a reel (get it) pleasure to watch. The fight scenes were pretty epic. I mean, who doesn’t enjoy watching Arthur/Aquaman played by Jason Momoa, wield a golden trident, communicate with sharks and lift submarines from the bottom of the ocean? The love story was there as well, and of...

Josh Brolin is our new purple Darth Vader

Josh Brolin is our new purple Darth Vader

Nick Tucker, Columnist

May 2, 2019

People have asked me how “Avengers: Endgame” was and my response so far has always been to say: “it was so much,” which you may notice is an indicator of quantity rather than quality. This is because after two viewings I still don’t think I can look past the sheer scale of this movie, both...

“Endgame:” An epic, ambitious but flawed finale

“Endgame:” An epic, ambitious but flawed finale

Ben Wheeler, Columnist

May 2, 2019

Let’s get this out of the way first: “Avengers: Endgame” is a total blast, with awesome dialogue in both serious and witty situations, mind-blowing action sequences, full of epic moments and lots of heart. All that being said, I think it is a classic case of expectations with regards to the genre and c...

Sustainable spending can be a selfish act

Sustainable spending can be a selfish act

Teagan Kimbro, Columnist

April 24, 2019

Sustainability, a word that is heard now more than ever, generally is perceived as an abstract cause. However, as a student, sustainability efforts are easy and will directly benefit you in ways that aren’t abstract. For example, purchasing from bulk bins on average saves the customer 56 percent. ...

Gonzaga basketball must create the Pac-13

Gonzaga basketball must create the Pac-13

Dez Rodriguez, Columnist

April 24, 2019

The Gonzaga Basketball Program won’t win a National Championship until they leave the West Coast Conference (WCC) behind. Gonzaga has already established themselves as one of the top college basketball programs in the nation. They have opened up a season 29-0 on their way to a team high 37 wins, the...

CTE growing prevalence in collegiate athletics

CTE growing prevalence in collegiate athletics

Austin Lane, Staff Reporter

April 24, 2019

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a dangerously growing disease found more and more in college athletics, especially college football. CTE is described by Boston University as, “a progressive degenerative disease of the brain found in people with a history of repetitive brain trauma (often...

Bryce’s Hot Take: Tiger Woods is the greatest comeback story of all time

Bryce Weedman, Senior Sports Reporter

April 24, 2019

After Tiger ‘Eldrick’ Woods won his fifth green jacket in early April, so much rushed to my mind. Woods had been winless in majors in an 11 year time span. Not since the 09’ U.S. Open had Woods added to that pile of major championships. It was like we were just all waiting for the old Tiger to re...

Respect the outdoors and pick up your trash

Respect the outdoors and pick up your trash

Kyle Wilkinson, Columnist

April 18, 2019

I hate seeing garbage outside when I’m enjoying nature. Whether I’m fishing on the Yakima River or hiking up Manastash Ridge, I can’t help but notice how much garbage we produce and leave outside. I’ve found candy wrappers, hand warmers, pool noodles, shoes, beer cans, life jackets, remnants of...

The political divide has to come to an end

Sean Quinn, Staff Reporter

April 18, 2019

This opinion piece is catered to the American millennial of today. We owe it to the future success of this country to seek the end of the current political divide this country faces. “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Those were the words uttered by President Abraham Lincoln in 1858. Tod...

“Love, Death and Robots:” a unique dose of Netflix

TyYonna Kitchen, Columnist

April 18, 2019

“Love, Death & Robots” is an interesting show built on the concept of bringing different creators together. Each episode has a different animation style and director which sets audience members up for a new visual storyline every time. At times, Netflix played it fast and loose with the defi...

Patriot Prayer: hate wasn’t welcome here

Patriot Prayer: hate wasn’t welcome here

TyYonna Kitchen, Copy Desk Chief

April 11, 2019

The group known as Patriot Prayer visited CWU at 1 p.m. on April 5. The build-up to the afternoon told me to prepare for the worst. Safe spaces were set up across campus. CWU faculty members sent out emails encouraging students to stay safe and inside during Patriot Prayer’s so-called “Freedom Weekend Pa...

Hate speech and its place in the First Amendment

Hate speech and its place in the First Amendment

Georgia Mallett, Columnist

April 11, 2019

In the events of the Patriot Prayer coming to town this past weekend, I heard many people say that they did not want them here and they did not want to hear what they had to say. Neither did I. Patriot Prayer is a group that is pro-First and Second Amendment and anti-government. Although Patriot Prayer is not labeled a hat...

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