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The Observer

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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Goodbye opinion: “This isn’t giving up. No, this is letting go”

Goodbye opinion: “This isn’t giving up. No, this is letting go”

Adam Wilson, Editor-In-Chief
March 12, 2015

At the time of this publishing, I will have finished my second full year being a part of The Observer. I’ve dedicated half of my college career to writing, designing and publishing over 50 editions of...

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Goodbye opinion: My heart…it hurts

Goodbye opinion: My heart…it hurts

Chance Weeks-Williams, Sports Editor
March 12, 2015

When I took this job as the sports editor, I was scared beyond all belief. I was excited to hear that I was going be the editor, but I had no idea what to do once I sat down at my computer. Thanks,...

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Goodbye opinion: OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT!

Goodbye opinion: OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT!

Rachel Charlton, Assistant News Editor
March 12, 2015

Normally, these columns are reserved for seniors as they prepare to graduate. I am neither. However, my time at The Observer is coming to an end, so here is my goodbye. I’ve had the pleasure of working...

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OPINION: For the Pasco cops, will the punishment fit the crime?

OPINION: For the Pasco cops, will the punishment fit the crime?

Zach Harris , Copy Editor
March 5, 2015

Pasco, Wash. has recently been surrounded by controversy. On Feb. 10, the Pasco community suffered the death of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, when three Pasco police officers opened fire on the unarmed...

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Leonard Nimoy

Cigarettes will kill you, like they killed Leonard Nimoy

Anna Kessner, Copy Editor
March 3, 2015

On February 27, 2015, Trekkies all over the world shed a collective tear. Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock on the original television version of Star Trek, had died at the age of 83. The beloved Vulcan...

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The terror of Islamaphobia

Shaima Shamdeen, Staff Reporter
February 27, 2015

Craig Stephen Hicks shot three Muslim college students in their home, execution style in Chapel Hill, N.C. instilling fear amongst Muslim-Americans across this country. So do I get to call Hicks a terrorist? The...

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