OPINION: You’re #WithHer, but why?

OPINION: You’re #WithHer, but why?

Jonathan Glover, Editor-In-Chief

April 14, 2016


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Note: I voted for Bernie Sanders during Washington’s Democratic Caucus. I was chosen as a delegate to represent Sanders. This opinion is purely my own. I don’t know if it’s ignorance, stubbornness or a combination of both, but a lot of you out there seem to think Hillary Clinton should be the...

OPINION: Who has time to study with tuition like this?

Cody Nilsen, Social Media Manager

April 14, 2016


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When it comes to the cost of higher education I don’t understand why anyone would be against it being less expensive or paid for. I have seen posts on Facebook of articles and from individuals I knew in high school who disagreed with the idea of higher education being paid for. They are currently...

EDITORIAL: Panama Papers are proof of tax loopholes–but does anyone care?

EDITORIAL: Panama Papers are proof of tax loopholes–but does anyone care?

Observer Editorial Board

April 7, 2016


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Perhaps the most important data leak in world history happened just four days ago–and we’re willing to bet most of you haven’t heard much about it. An unprecedented 2.6 terabytes of data were leaked over a year ago, and in the time leading up to Sunday, hundreds of journalists in more than 100 news...

OPINION: Get off your ass and vote

Victoria Shamrell, Scene Editor

April 7, 2016


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With the presidential election this year and the Washington State Republican primary right around the corner, there are two chances to use your constitutional right guaranteed by the 15th Amendment and vote. Unfortunately, a lot of people, especially millennials, take their right to vote for grante...

OPINION: College is an investment–take it seriously

Julia Moreno, News Editor

April 7, 2016


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They always roll into class about five minutes late, wearing gray sweats and a high school sweatshirt with messy hair and a look of absolute disinterest. And this is on the day you’re actually seeing them. We all know that one person, the one who barely comes to class and when they do they always as...

OPINION: It’s not a gender bender–I just want to marry him

Brittany Allen, Photo Editor

March 10, 2016


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For being so “progressive,” the same generation—my generation—who are all frenzied in the #feelthbern trend and moving forward, they’re also more likely “than their elders to consider it ‘unacceptable’ for a woman to do the asking,” according to the Daily News. There is actually a l...

OPINION: The Observer has been my favorite, batshit crazy blur

Grace Lindsley, Copy Desk Chief

March 10, 2016


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As I approach graduation, I’ve been thinking a lot about time. I’ve been on the Observer for one year and three months. I’ve edited 34 issues made up of 510 articles. I’ve spent 102 nights in the newsroom, give or take. This is my last issue, my last article, my last night. As much as I’m excited ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Senator Murray on college affordability

Patty Murray, Washington State Senator

March 10, 2016


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I recently heard from a Central student named Justin. An immigrant from the Philippines, Justin had a vision to move to America and be the first in his family to earn a degree. But in the 2008 financial crisis, Justin’s family lost everything, so he’s had to find a way to pay for college. Justi...

OPINION: How about healthy positivity?

OPINION: How about healthy positivity?

Shea Hurley, Contributing Writer

March 3, 2016


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“Fat and Happy,” a sign posted in the SURC reads, but I’m not looking at the sign. Like everyone else, I’m looking at the five regular people standing behind it. They’re stripped to their underwear, faceless behind masks and blindfolds. People shuffle through as usual. A clothed passer-b...

OPINION: What’s the fuss about? Central’s dining is good

OPINION: What’s the fuss about? Central’s dining is good

Hannah Adams, Copy Desk

March 3, 2016


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Central has a variety of healthy food choices that you can choose from, whether you’re in a hurry and just need a quick bite to eat or are looking for a meal. Despite many students’ complaints, I have always enjoyed eating in the SURC and have never had a bad meal. Both the marketplace and...

OPINION: The deal on taking Adderall

Cody Nilsen, Social Media Coordinator

March 3, 2016


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Do I think taking Adderall is good or bad? Adderall has become one of those things where either you think it’s helpful or a plague. The truth is that there are both good and bad things about taking the drug. I’m sure many of you have heard of the side effects of Adderall, but a lot of the side effects come f...

This is hard – are we doing it right?

Observer Editorial Board

February 25, 2016


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The funny thing about writing for a newspaper is that you constantly ask yourself, “is this all worth it?” Some days, it’s not. Some days it’s a battle to talk to any sources. Some days the keyboard fights every stroke. Some days you receive angry emails, phone calls or letters. Some da...

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