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Adulting advice you never knew you needed

Adulting advice you never knew you needed

Addie Adkins, Columnist
April 7, 2021

I recently hit my third decade of living, which means I’ve had 12 years of “adulting” practice. I’ve learned many things along the way I wish someone had told me when I went out into the world...

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Ditch your 3-in-1 body care, please

Star Diavolikis, Columnist
April 7, 2021

When you are told to have good hygiene, 3-in-1 body care should never be involved in your routine. A product that is good to use for shampoo, conditioner, face wash and body wash seems too good to be true...

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High glam, low budget, lower standards

High glam, low budget, lower standards

Libby Williams, Columnist
March 9, 2021

As we round out one year in a pandemic, there is no shortage of new obstacles we’re all experiencing in our daily lives: the lack of social interaction, the total loss of a perception of time, the anxiety...

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No, CWU isn’t the most diverse college in Washington

No, CWU isn’t the most diverse college in Washington

Addie Adkins, Columnist
March 9, 2021

CWU has claimed they have been named the top university for diversity in Washington since 2014. This claim has morphed into “most diverse university in Washington” and that makes me cringe every time...

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Being outside without a mask is a breathtaking feeling

Being outside without a mask is a breathtaking feeling

Nidia Torres, Columnist
March 9, 2021

Whether it is walking and jogging or running and full-on sprinting, the need to wear masks is not a strong one. Exercise requires the ability to master breathing techniques to avoid becoming winded too...

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Reductionist arguments, shaped by social media, are ruining discourse

Bailey Tomlinson, Columnist
March 9, 2021

Social media has ruined discourse. I believe this to be true for many reasons. However, there is a big culprit I see often engaged within the philosophy community and not really outside of it that is...

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It’s too soon to reopen schools

It’s too soon to reopen schools

Ilse Orta Mederos, Columnist
March 2, 2021

When I first heard the discussion about opening schools once more, I was skeptical. It made me question how effective it could be in the long run if they were to open schools once more, since we still...

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The benefits of having an organized space

The benefits of having an organized space

Abigail Stowell, Columnist
March 2, 2021

It has been said multiple times by parents, “Why isn’t your room clean?” “Do your dishes!” “Wipe down the counter top please!” But has it ever been noticed that these things weren’t just...

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Tiger Woods not only became the GOAT, he made it fun doing it

Gabriel Strasbaugh, Columnist
March 2, 2021

From majors, to records galore, to being elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame, Tiger Woods' mark on sports has transcended more than just the playing green. Woods has become an instant icon throughout...

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CWU disregards student achievement and robs seniors of graduation

CWU disregards student achievement and robs seniors of graduation

Taylor Korrell, Columnist
March 2, 2021

On Jan. 21, CWU announced that the spring 2021 commencement will be held virtually. This announcement brought up various emotions of frustration, disappointment, heartbreak and despair.   For students...

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Why do people still want to use my culture as their mascot?

Why do people still want to use my culture as their mascot?

Star Diavolikis, Columnist
March 2, 2021

I am so tired of having to defend my culture from those who only want to reap benefits from it while simultaneously refusing to address or help with any Indigenous issues. A recent bill passed through...

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Opinion: The pain of a Mariners fan

Opinion: The pain of a Mariners fan

Mitchell Roland, Columnist
February 24, 2021

While it’s a tradition for the Seattle Mariners to disappoint their fanbase, they managed to do so in record time this year and before their season even started. Over the weekend, a 46-minute video...

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