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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Senator Murray on college affordability

Patty Murray, Washington State Senator
March 10, 2016

I recently heard from a Central student named Justin. An immigrant from the Philippines, Justin had a vision to move to America and be the first in his family to earn a degree. But in the 2008 financial...

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OPINION: How about healthy positivity?

OPINION: How about healthy positivity?

Shea Hurley, Contributing Writer
March 3, 2016

“Fat and Happy,” a sign posted in the SURC reads, but I’m not looking at the sign. Like everyone else, I’m looking at the five regular people standing behind it. They’re stripped to their...

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OPINION: Whats the fuss about? Centrals dining is good

OPINION: What’s the fuss about? Central’s dining is good

Hannah Adams, Copy Desk
March 3, 2016

Central has a variety of healthy food choices that you can choose from, whether you’re in a hurry and just need a quick bite to eat or are looking for a meal. Despite many students’ complaints,...

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OPINION: The deal on taking Adderall

Cody Nilsen, Social Media Coordinator
March 3, 2016

Do I think taking Adderall is good or bad? Adderall has become one of those things where either you think it’s helpful or a plague. The truth is that there are both good and bad things about taking...

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Its 2016 and were still banning books

It’s 2016 and we’re still banning books

Elizabeth Weddle, Copy Desk
February 25, 2016

I’m just going to come out and say it, I think banning books is the most ridiculous thing ever. Why should a book, for example Mark Twain’s “Tom Sawyer,” be banned for its use of the n-word?...

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Its okay: You can put your fucking phone down.

It’s okay: You can put your fucking phone down.

McKenzie Lakey, Staff reporter
February 25, 2016

Everyday we place a personalized world in our back pockets. We toss it on our desk, drop it on the ground and lose it in the depths of our backpack, all while being trapped inside a lifeproof case. Our...

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We need to talk, because we rarely do

Austin Luft, Copy Desk
February 18, 2016

We aren’t supposed to talk about religion or politics, so let’s talk about religion and politics. I personally do not care what your opinion is on either subject, but I am really interested in why...

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Current freshmen will lead UW future

Austin Bennett, Assistant Sports Editor
February 18, 2016

I was once criticized for wearing a Washington Husky sweatshirt by, who I assumed, were locals in downtown Ellensburg. I exchanged a few choice words with them and really emphasized the fact that I...

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Response to last week’s letter to the editor

Ray Payne, Staff Reporter
February 11, 2016

  Oberlin College students have made it clear that they’re tired of feeling the way they do; nobody can argue that they’re not upset. However, what the original opinion was trying to convey...

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What came first, love or marriage?

Anna Kessner, Copy Desk
February 11, 2016

If my best friend came up to me and told me she was engaged, my first thought would be, “are you fucking pregnant?” It seems like more and more people these days are getting married younger and...

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OPINION: No support for guest speakers from students, faculty

Shea Hurley, Contributing Writer
February 4, 2016

Last Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., the department of Anthropology and Museum Studies hosted John Whittier Treat for a reading and discussion of his new novel, “The Rise and Fall of the Yellow House.” The...

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A response to ‘BLM extremism is not the right answer’

Patience Collier, Senior history major and former news editor
February 4, 2016

Written in response to last week's opinion which can be read here The demands of students at Oberlin College & Conservatory, in context, speak to a rising tide of black students who are tired...

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