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The Observer

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: ESPNs Colin Cowherd shows his age and lack of expertise in his rant against professional gaming

OPINION: ESPN’s Colin Cowherd shows his age and lack of expertise in his rant against professional gaming

Jonathan Glover, Sports Editor
May 28, 2015

ook out, America. There’s a new sport on the horizon and it doesn’t involve balls, pads or large crowds of people getting drunk in a parking lot before games. Well, it might actually involve the latter. I’m...

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OPINION: Animal shelters need more help to continue operations

OPINION: Animal shelters need more help to continue operations

Sarah Hoot, Copy Editor
May 27, 2015

Visiting a shelter for the first time can seem like an overwhelming experience; there are barking dogs and mewing cats. There are animals that look like they would rather bite you than become your pet. But...

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OPINION: The stages of beard growth from a girlfriends perspective

OPINION: The stages of beard growth from a girlfriend’s perspective

Grace Lindsley, Copy Desk Chief
May 27, 2015

When I first met my boyfriend, he had long messy hair and a bushy black beard to match. If I’m being honest, he really wasn’t my type. I prefer my men a bit more put together, but after going out for...

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OPINION: Five lessons I learned about beards from my bearded boyfriend

OPINION: Five lessons I learned about beards from my bearded boyfriend

Maria Harr, Editor-in-Chief
May 27, 2015

When I arrived at Central, I was disappointed in the lack of variety of men at this school. Everyone had beards. Almost every guy I met had a beard, and I feared that the beard trend would keep me single...

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OPINION: The stark difference between police action in Waco shooting and Baltimore riots

Kala Tye, Copy Editor
May 20, 2015

Waco, Texas just had a massive biker gang shootout. Nine dead and 18 critically injured with an estimated 170 gang members being taken into custody. So many, in fact, that they had to take them to a nearby...

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Warner Bros. Entertainment

OPINION: Hollywood take note, I’m going to see “Mad Max: Fury Road” because of Furiosa

Maria Harr, Editor-in-Chief
May 20, 2015

Maybe you, like me, haven’t seen “Mad Max: Fury Road” yet. But for the last three days you’ve been bombarded with people telling you to go see it. Friends, co-workers and half of my Facebook feed...

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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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