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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: Black Widow is still a feminist character in Avengers: Age of Ultron

OPINION: Black Widow is still a feminist character in Avengers: Age of Ultron

Kala Tye, Copy Editor
May 13, 2015

  “Avengers: Age of Ultron” has garnered criticism due to the love affair between Bruce Banner (The Hulk played by Mark Ruffalo) and Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow played by Scarlett Johansson)...

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OPINION: Nerd movies like Avengers arent made for the nerds anymore

OPINION: Nerd movies like Avengers aren’t made for the nerds anymore

April Radke, Copy Editor
May 13, 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron just came out, and if you’ve been reading the paper like a good pupil, you know that even more Marvel and DC movies are on the way, to present interesting hurdles and varied...

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Opinion: On-campus dining changes cant come soon enough

Opinion: On-campus dining changes can’t come soon enough

Simone Corbett, Assistant News Editor
May 6, 2015
After living on-campus for two years, I couldn’t be more ready for change in the food department. When I walk into the SURC during the overwhelming 12 p.m. lunch hour, I often find myself pacing back and forth between the pizza and wrap stations at least twice before I force myself to settle on an option that I most likely had for dinner the night before.
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Opinion: Fees- a new fad that creates a convenient loophole around Washington State’s tuition freeze

Opinion: Fees- a new fad that creates a convenient loophole around Washington State’s tuition freeze

Jonathan Glover, Sports Editor
May 6, 2015
“Do you support the arts? Sign here.” This deceiving phrase, spoken by Arts Fund supporters, dominated walkways and conversations the Friday before finals week last quarter. If you happened to have a class anywhere near campus that day, chances are you heard it, too. Approximately 1,400 students signed the petition. I’ve seen the documents with my own eyes. I was skeptical of that number at first, but once I saw the three-inch-high stack of papers, my disbelief was crushed. 1,400 students. Wow. Since when did 1,400 students collectively care about anything around here?
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Wildcat sports predictions

Wildcat sports predictions

Maxwell Monson, Assistant Sports Editor
April 23, 2015
Central has a big week of games coming up in women’s rugby, softball and baseball. With the spring sports season coming to an end, Central’s teams will be looking for some big wins.
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Opinion: Do yourself a favor, take down that flag

Opinion: Do yourself a favor, take down that flag

Aaron Kunkler, News Editor
April 20, 2015
Recently, the state of California approved a ban on the Confederate flag. It will no longer be sold in California by state agencies, and will no longer be allowed to be flown on any government building or entity. In my opinion, this is fantastic news.
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Opinion: The 4 a.m. wake up call

Jonathan Glover, Sports Editor
April 20, 2015
If you, like me, have a phone, then you probably woke up to a call at 4 a.m. last Monday morning.
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New quarter, new EIC, new Observer

New quarter, new EIC, new Observer

Maria Harr, Editor-in-Chief
April 20, 2015
This quarter will be my first go at being the EIC for this paper, but you may recognize my name from my time spent as editor of the Scene section last quarter, and assistant scene editor the quarter before that.
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Grace Lindsley

Indiana Senate Bill 101, “Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” closes the door on homosexuals, opens to discrimination

Grace Lindsley, Copy Desk Chief
April 19, 2015
Indiana Senate Bill 101, titled the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, was enacted into law on March 26, 2015. Unfortunately, the only freedom this bill restored was the freedom of open discrimination. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act, at its most base parts, allows businesses and individuals to refuse service, employment and fair treatment to any person based on their sexual orientation. In other words, it allows for open discrimination of LGTBQ+ individuals under the guise of “religious freedom.”
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Editor’s Note

Adam Wilson, Editor-In-Chief
March 14, 2015

As a newspaper, we are dedicated to keeping our readers in the know with all happenings on campus and in the community. The assault on Lareta Chrismer by Bryan Yancy was a very serious topic to discuss,...

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Letter to the Editor: Holly Loveland

Holly Loveland, Yancy's sister-in-law
March 13, 2015

I wanted to write a response to your recent one-sided article written on the incident involving my brother in-law Bryan Yancy and Lareta Chrismer.  I met the Loveland family over 20 years ago.  Bryan’s...

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Letter to the Editor: Jesse Nelson

Jesse Nelson , Associate Dean of Student Achievement
March 13, 2015

I have long thought the theme song for the Autism community ought to be Five for Fighting’s first hit, Superman. I'm more than a bird, I'm more than a plane, I'm more than some pretty face beside...

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