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Fines, too many rules and too many fouls are making the NBA soft

Fines, too many rules and too many fouls are making the NBA soft

Scott Wilson, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Sports

If you watch basketball, specifically the NBA, you know how exciting it can be to witness history every night. Teams like the Warriors are breaking 3-point records seamlessly, and the king himself, LeBron James, is coming closer and closer to surpassing Michael Jordan as the greatest player of all t...

Opinion: Seahawks will need to make some changes

Opinion: Seahawks will need to make some changes

Ben Wheeler, Online Editor

January 23, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Sports

After surprise playoff appearance, Seahawks’ offseason looms large The Seattle Seahawks were able to the flip the script on a season that looked lost early on and qualify for 2018-2019 NFL playoffs. Despite a wildcard round loss to the Dallas Cowboys, optimism concerning the team is substantially h...

Opinion: Mariners vs. Martin – too early to tell

Opinion: Mariners vs. Martin – too early to tell

Austin Lane, For The Observer

January 16, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Sports

The Seattle Mariners hired Doctor Lorena Martin as MLB’s first ever Director of High Performance in November 2017 for the 2018 season. After the season was over, Martin filed a lawsuit and accused the organization’s team owners John Stanton and Buck Ferguson and team CEO Kevin Mather of discriminatory...

“Bird Box”: More than a meme, but still derivative

“Bird Box”: More than a meme, but still derivative

Ben Wheeler, Online Editor

January 16, 2019


Filed under Opinion

It’s not often that a film is more well known for its meme status than its cinematic prowess, but “Bird Box” is a rare exception.  Seeing memes containing screen grabs from the film or videos of people attempting the “Bird Box Challenge” (AKA trying to complete everyday tasks while blindfolde...

Interactive films are the future of entertainment

Interactive films are the future of entertainment

Alexa Murdock, Managing Editor

January 16, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Disclaimer: This review contains minor spoilers of “Black Mirror’s” interactive episode “Bandersnatch.” The most recent installment of Netflix’s “Black Mirror” is drawing attention not only for the content of the episode, but also for its unique execution and nonlinear storyline. Wh...

How to: get the parking spot

How to: get the parking spot

Cassandra Hays, Scene Editor

January 10, 2019


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...

The modern Superman

The modern Superman

Rune Torgersen, Copy Desk Chief

January 10, 2019


Filed under Opinion

It’s no secret that we live in a golden age of superhero films. In the early to mid-2000s, movies about what were widely considered modern fairy tales for children suffered from that label, often ending up as unpolished, cliché-heavy flops, like “Daredevil” (2003) starring Ben Affleck, or “Cat...

Opinion: Seattle Seahawks – the lost season that wasn’t

Opinion: Seattle Seahawks – the lost season that wasn’t

Ben Wheeler, Online Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Sports

To say the Seahawks had a rough off-season before the 2018 opener would be putting on a thick coat of sugar. Richard Sherman said the Seahawks lost their way after he was released. Rumors dropped alleging Seattle’s supposed coddling of star quarterback Russell Wilson. Earl Thomas was contempla...

Opinion: Seattle Mariners offseason trade report card

Opinion: Seattle Mariners offseason trade report card

Austin Lane, For The Observer

January 10, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Sports

After finishing last season with a final record of 89-73 and missing the playoffs for the 17th straight season, the Seattle Mariners faced a tough decision this offseason. General Manager Jerry DiPoto and the rest of the organization chose to have the Mariners gutted from the inside out, trading 11 play...

“Aquaman”renews an old character

“Aquaman”renews an old character

Ben Wheeler, Online Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under Opinion

With the exception of “Wonder Woman” (2017), the DC Extended Universe has been an utter and complete mess. Films such as “Suicide Squad” (2016) and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (2016)  were widely panned by everyone except the most devoted DC fans. Even “Justice League,”(2017...

Editorial: CWU’s storied athletic program

Editorial: CWU’s storied athletic program

Bryce Weedman, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Sports

CWU’s athletic community is full of history and there are elements that most people aren’t aware of concerning the program’s background. CWU has nurtured some very talented and successful athletes, coaches and athletic figures from Dean and Leo Nicholson, the most successful coaching duo in CWU ...

Opinion: MLB payroll is unfair to baseball

Opinion: MLB payroll is unfair to baseball

Dez Rodriguez, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Sports

Stats never lie. The New York Yankees have won 18 division titles, 40 American League pennants and 27 World Series Championships. The Seattle Mariners, on the other hand, have won three division titles, zero AL pennants and zero World Series Championships. They are one of only two teams in Major Leag...

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