LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ASCWU needs to improve communication with satellite campuses

Daniel Smelser, Des Moines Student Liaison, ASCWU
May 26, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Quality communication is the backbone of success for any organization. It is also the basis for the majority of the courses of study here at Central Washington University. In my opinion, the ASCWU, under current leadership, has abandoned the very core of CWU’s desire to turn out quality and productive...

Parking is bad; let’s fix it

Parking is bad; let’s fix it

Mitchell Johnson, Senior Reporter
May 19, 2016
Filed under Opinion

I get it, parking is bad. There are not enough spots near the university for the amount of people needing one. People do not deserve to be driving around the parking lot for half-an-hour just for a chance to find a spot. I have heard numerous stories of people having to risk getting a ticket by parking...

OPINION: You can stop the Millennial bashing

Joey Castonguay, Staff Reporter
May 12, 2016
Filed under Opinion

In his article, “The #Me Generation,” published in Vanity Fair, James Wolcott gave his opinion on the up-and-coming generation identified as the millennials. “Millennials inspire animosity, suspicion, and wary prejudice usually reserved for misunderstood aberrant minorities, such as the original X-Me...

EDITORIAL: The ASCWU only represents about 10 percent of students

EDITORIAL: The ASCWU only represents about 10 percent of students

Observer staff
May 12, 2016
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Voter apathy isn’t something new. In about every U.S. general election, voter turnout never exceeds 70 percent. In some states, it barely passes 50 percent. But even then, it should come as quite a surprise that only about 10 percent of Central students voted in last week’s general election. B...

OPINION: Slow doesn’t mean stupid

OPINION: Slow doesn’t mean stupid

Ishanti Sanders, Copy Desk
May 12, 2016
Filed under Opinion

I have a question: Why are students, particularly students in college, afraid to ask questions? After going to Central for almost four years, I’ve noticed that some students simply don’t ask questions when they should. There have been times when I have asked a question of a professor, and it was ...

OPINION: The Democratic Party is really good at making you envious of Republicans

OPINION: The Democratic Party is really good at making you envious of Republicans

Jonathan Glover, Editor-In-Chief
May 5, 2016
Filed under Opinion

On Sunday, a friend and I attended the Kittitas County Democratic Convention in Thorp (of all places) at its high school. Did you know Thorp was big enough to have a high school? I thought it was just a fruit stand. We didn’t attend by choice – we were delegates, bestowed with the awesome demo...

OPINION: What’s your major? IDGAF

OPINION: What’s your major? IDGAF

Zac Hereth, Sports Editor
May 5, 2016
Filed under Opinion

This past weekend, just like any other, I was at the bar with a couple of my friends, blowing off some steam after another long week of jumping through hoops as I prepare to graduate. I was enjoying myself and doing my normal thing, until I was approached by a complete stranger. This stranger as...

OPINION: Graduation? A job? This adult thing is hard

OPINION: Graduation? A job? This adult thing is hard

Shanai Bemis, Staff Reporter
May 4, 2016
Filed under Opinion

I’m about to graduate, and I’m terrified. For the first time in my life, I’m not going to have ‘the next step’ waiting for me. After elementary school comes middle school, and then high school and then university and then… the rest of your life? I’m not sure I’m ready for that....

OPINION: Internships are a gross, money-making scam

OPINION: Internships are a gross, money-making scam

Jonathan Glover, Editor-in-Chief
April 28, 2016
Filed under Opinion

I’m just going to come out and say this: Required internships as part of a college curriculum are a scam. Phew. That felt good to get off my chest. Some of you might have already suspected this, but you may have just brushed internships off as one of life’s many annoyances, like athlete’s foot...

OPINION: Stuck in the middle (without you)

OPINION: Stuck in the middle (without you)

McKenzie Lakey, Orientation Editor
April 28, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Being a transplant from one small town to another, I’ve noticed that one thing tends to carry over from town to town: A conservative mindset. Now this might seem kind of odd, considering that Central is at the heart of Ellensburg and we’re a fairly liberal university. But once you break out of dow...

OPINION: The down-low on gen eds

Kailan Manandic, Senior Reporter
April 21, 2016
Filed under Opinion

There’s been a lot of recent stuff going down regarding the faculty senate and the general education program here at Central. It’s all very confusing and boils down to education departments that can’t agree on which classes are the most relevant. But either way, why should we give a shit about...

OPINION: A little perspective on last week’s debacle

Mikaila Wilkerson, Senior Reporter
April 21, 2016
Filed under Opinion

You may have heard about our infamous section entitled ‘We Observed You’ by now. People have been talking about it, people have been speaking against it (some more harshly than others), but the fact is that this controversial topic is now out there for the whole campus to hear/read about. This i...

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