Censored news is fake news

Censored news is fake news

Mariah Valles, Social Media and Website Manager

March 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As of right now, high school student journalists can be forced to follow a “prior review” policy where school administrators have the right to request to see any student-bound media before it is sent to press. In Washington, administrators hold the power to deem any article irrelevant, inappropria...

A mass shooting generation

A mass shooting generation

Alexa Murdock, Copy Desk Chief

March 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion

One week after the Parkland school massacre, news outlets released stories not about the shooting or the victims, but about the survivors. They have dubbed this group of teenagers part of the “mass shooting generation.” It’s true; we are a generation where mass shootings are the norm. Growing up, I b...

How to grab that last parking spot

Cassandra Hays, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

This is a story nearly every student at CWU has told. Class starts in ten minutes and you’re still circling the parking lot looking for a spot, you think you see one up ahead, but alas, someone drives up and takes it before you can get there. You end up walking into class ten minutes late after fi...

Beware of the slow walkers

Beware of the slow walkers

Tai Jackson, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion

My frustration with this issue started my freshman year. Imagine being late and your class is all the way on the other side of campus. You look at the time and it says you have 4 minutes to get to class. Determined to get there on time, you begin walking at a pretty steady pace. Your backpack bounces a l...

RIP to the print newspaper industry

RIP to the print newspaper industry

Kaelen Sauriol, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

If you are reading this, congratulations—you are not the majority. Maybe you are my friend, my mom or someone who saw this paper on the bench you were about to sit on so you picked it up. However, it is more likely that I snapped an artsy photo of this article with either a Gingham, Juno and Lark filter...

How NOT to control your life

How NOT to control your life

Meghan LaLiberte, Copy Desk

February 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Admit it, we're all guilty of waking up in the morning and having a routine: we brush our teeth, eat breakfast and go to class. Then along the way experience waves of panic when the routine changes. The question to ask ourselves then, is not what we can do differently to feel back in control again, ...

Letter to the Editor

January 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion

To the Editor of The Observer: I am writing this letter to send a simple message to the four young men who decided to stand outside the SURC today and protest a woman’s right to choose: shame on you all. How dare you presume to judge women who have chosen to undergo the abortion procedure? No p...

You are not alone

You are not alone

Mariah Valles, Social Media Manager

January 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As someone who personally struggles with anxiety, I am here to share my experiences with the intention of inspiring at least one person to reach out and get the help they need. Mental illnesses are extremely common yet seldom talked about. Never did I think that I would be sharing my small story in a ...

FCC Vote Threatens Internet Freedom

FCC Vote Threatens Internet Freedom

Alexa Murdock, Copy Desk Chief

January 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

On Dec. 14, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) repealed net neutrality. The vote passed with a three-to-two majority.   Although the original net neutrality rules went into effect in 2015, they aimed to preserve the freedom of the internet as we have always known it. The rules ga...

Spacey’s “House of Cards” comes tumbling down

Spacey’s “House of Cards” comes tumbling down

Natalie Hyland, Sports Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Since Kevin Spacey was first accused of sexual misconduct a little over a week ago, more and more people have come forward saying they were abused by the actor, including former colleagues at the Old Vic theater where Spacey used to direct, as well as on the set of “House of Cards.” It has become ...

Blade Runner 2049 Review

Blade Runner 2049 Review

Xander Fu, Staff Writer

October 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion

I’m not a film critic. Whenever I watch a movie, I always go in with high hopes and usually come out with good feelings. Unlike many film analyzers (emphasis on the former syllable), I genuinely like and love most movies.  I’m liberal with the amount I’ll suspend my disbelief and I place an im...

Time to hang it up Hernandez?

Time to hang it up Hernandez?

Clayton Huber, Staff Reporter

October 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

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 that the Mariners make the playoffs, but time is running out and our star players are not getting any you...

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