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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

Sophomore Ryan Zetty shares his coming out story.

No longer denying it: coming out in the eighth grade

Ryan Zetty, For the Observer
May 23, 2018

My coming out experience was not incredibly shocking for anybody but myself. I was labeled “the gay kid” early on, even before I came out to myself. The more I was teased and called countless slurs...

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Freshman Luca Cruz shares their coming out story.

Luca Cruz: my coming out story

Luca Cruz, For The Observer
May 23, 2018

I am non-binary. My coming out wasn’t something I prepared for, honestly. It wasn’t some profound and dramatic scene. I’m not even sure if you could consider it a “coming out.” All...

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Freshman Aiden Ochoa shares what its like being transgender at CWU.

Being a transgender student at CWU

Aiden Ochoa, For The Observer
May 23, 2018

When I arrived at college, I decided no one was going to know about me. At all. I wasn’t going to tell anyone that I was trans, that I wasn’t born a boy, and that it took some self-discovering...

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Seattle Mariners have big opening month

Austin Lane, Staff Reporter
May 2, 2018

The Seattle Mariners ended April with a 16-11 overall record which was good enough to finish a half game above the Los Angeles Angels for second place in the AL West. What seems to be the case though...

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Seahawks’ draft picks show signs of team’s true identity

Matt Escamilla, Staff Reporter
May 2, 2018

Last year’s Seattle Seahawks identity did not match Coach Pete Carroll and General Manager John Schneider’s beliefs of what the team should’ve been. What caused this? Ever since the infamous play...

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Opinion: LeBron James is the G.O.A.T

Opinion: LeBron James is the G.O.A.T

Austin Lane, Staff Reporter
May 2, 2018

It’s no question anymore; LeBron James is the greatest basketball player of all time. The thing that pushes LeBron over Michael Jordan as the best NBA player in history is the talent surrounding each...

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Self-driving cars: it’s only a matter of time until they take over

Nicholas Tucker, Staff Reporter
April 11, 2018

You may have seen a headline or heard a friend talking about self-driving cars and perhaps thought about it as a cool future technology or a neat gimmick. However, self-driving cars aren’t some faraway...

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Advice to Students: trust yourself, and your voice

Mariah Valles, Online Editor
April 4, 2018

It’s hard to believe that it’s all over. After advocating for students’ freedom of the press rights in Washington state for three years, I am happy to say that the New Voices bill became law on March...

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Afternoon classes leaves no time for fun

Bryce Jungquist, Staff Reporter
March 3, 2018

My dorm room is silent and dark. The smell of freshly brewed coffee engulfs the small space. It’s coming from a black mug on the nearby brown window sill. Grey and white sheets are pushed halfway on...

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Censored news is fake news

Censored news is fake news

Mariah Valles, Social Media and Website Manager
March 3, 2018

As of right now, high school student journalists can be forced to follow a “prior review” policy where school administrators have the right to request to see any student-bound media before it is sent...

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A mass shooting generation

A mass shooting generation

Alexa Murdock, Copy Desk Chief
March 1, 2018

One week after the Parkland school massacre, news outlets released stories not about the shooting or the victims, but about the survivors. They have dubbed this group of teenagers part of the “mass...

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How to grab that last parking spot

Cassandra Hays, Staff Reporter
February 15, 2018

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...

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