By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

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

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U.S. foreign involvement is a crime against humanity

Katherine Camarata, Columnist
March 9, 2022

This "great" nation was founded on crime, as British soldiers invaded once prosperous Native American tribal land throughout the 1400s to the 1800s, signed treaties that were later ignored and murdered...

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The Sounders are Seattle’s most exciting pro sports team

Jake Hassebrock, Columnist
March 2, 2022

Whether you attend games in the stadium, tune in to live broadcasts or just watch post-match highlight videos on YouTube, professional sports collectively are a very fun part of our culture to engage with. Seattle...

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Pregnancy is the best and most terrifying thing in the world

Tapanga Krause, Columnist
March 2, 2022

From the shock of an unplanned pregnancy followed by the overwhelming joy to the morning sickness, pregnancy is the best, but it’s also the most terrifying thing in the world. When that cheap drugstore...

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The MLB lockout needs to end

Jared Galanti, Columnist
February 23, 2022

The Major League Baseball (MLB) owners locked out the players as the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between the two sides expired, on Dec. 2, 2021. This is the ninth work stoppage in MLB history...

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Five things I hate about Ellensburg

Five things I hate about Ellensburg

Katlyn White, Columnist
February 23, 2022

Ellensburg is a beautiful place to live. We have beautiful rolling hills, picturesque downtown and CWU’s campus full of historic brick buildings.  However, these positives do not hide the underbelly...

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It’s time to talk about some troubles that transgender people face

Morgana Carroll, Columnist
February 23, 2022

I’m not gonna lie, I was a little scared coming into this piece. While over time society becomes more and more accepting of different identities, there is still some stigma around talking about one's...

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Cat in the Hat is inspired by Abraham Lincoln

Cat in the Hat is inspired by Abraham Lincoln

Star Diavolikis, Columnist
February 23, 2022

Cat in the Hat is undoubtedly inspired by Abraham Lincoln in many ways, shapes and forms. Even a simple thought of comparing the two brings many similarities. Starting with the obvious, both are taller...

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Everyone needs to try ‘Earthing’

Addie Adkins, Columnist
February 16, 2022

When was the last time you walked barefoot outside? I’m not talking about a quick jaunt out to the mailbox, or a run to the garbage bin and back, but walking barefoot intent on feeling the texture of...

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Where’s the “Diverse” in “Most Diverse Campus”?

Star Diavolikis, Columnist
February 16, 2022

With the university flexing the title of being the “Most Diverse Campus in Washington,” it really doesn’t seem like it is. Granted there are efforts from organizations and offices such as the Diversity...

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The NFL uniform policies are atrocious

Evan Couch, Columnist
February 9, 2022

The NFL’s uniform policies are atrocious and nothing but a cash grab for the league. The individuality and expression of the league’s athletes suffer as a result of the unnecessary and harsh regulations. When...

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Let’s talk about love… Self-love

Let’s talk about love… Self-love

Addie Adkins, Columnist
February 9, 2022

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, which means romance, dating and relationships are taking center stage for the next couple of weeks. While giving flowers or chocolates to your favorite person...

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The awful truth about beards

Gavin Johnson, Columnist
February 2, 2022

Let’s be clear about something: I am a proudly bearded man. I’m sure many readers share this sentiment, sporting many styles of facial hair. I feel that a good beard should feel like a good pair...

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