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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

OPINION: Internships are a gross, money-making scam

OPINION: Internships are a gross, money-making scam

Jonathan Glover, Editor-in-Chief
April 28, 2016

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,...

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OPINION: Stuck in the middle (without you)

OPINION: Stuck in the middle (without you)

McKenzie Lakey, Orientation Editor
April 28, 2016

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...

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OPINION: The down-low on gen eds

Kailan Manandic, Senior Reporter
April 21, 2016

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...

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OPINION: A little perspective on last week’s debacle

Mikaila Wilkerson, Senior Reporter
April 21, 2016

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...

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OPINION: Youre #WithHer, but why?

OPINION: You’re #WithHer, but why?

Jonathan Glover, Editor-In-Chief
April 14, 2016

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...

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

Cody Nilsen, Social Media Manager
April 14, 2016

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...

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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

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...

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OPINION: Get off your ass and vote

Victoria Shamrell, Scene Editor
April 7, 2016

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...

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OPINION: College is an investment–take it seriously

Julia Moreno, News Editor
April 7, 2016

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...

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

Brittany Allen, Photo Editor
March 10, 2016

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’...

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

Grace Lindsley, Copy Desk Chief
March 10, 2016

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...

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Senator Murray on college affordability

Patty Murray , Washington State Senator
March 10, 2016

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...

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