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Ellensburg offers many winter activities

Ellensburg offers many winter activities

Shawna Hettick, Staff Photographer

February 6, 2019

Despite what many students say, Ellensburg is not a boring place to live, especially in the winter.  Instead of sitting at home, you could be hiking up my personal favorite trail, the snow-covered Manastash ridge, with your friends.  If the outdoors aren’t your thing, check out on-campus activities ...

Be conscious of your mental health in college

Be conscious of your mental health in college

Cassidy Simpson, Staff Photographer

February 6, 2019

As a mental health activist and someone who has struggled with my own mental health in the past, I am determined to get people more involved with and aware of their mental health. Every single person’s mental state is different, but many people are not aware of it, or simply do not care, which is de...

Adjust your altitude and take it to the slopes

Adjust your altitude and take it to the slopes

Bryce Weedman, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2019

Picture being on a mountain full of snow in the middle of winter. It’s freezing out, the trees surround you and you sit at about 4,000 feet of elevation. You can see your breath, and beautiful white hills surround you. Now picture you’re on a snowboard flying down the slopes, wind hitting your f...

The kids aren’t alright, they’re addicted

The kids aren’t alright, they’re addicted

Skyler Jensen-Hampton, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2019

My concerns are for the younger generation. I feel as if kids are going to struggle with communicating in many aspects, especially face-to-face. Whatever happened to playing outside with our friends until dark and hustling home because you knew you were past your curfew? Or what about those times where...

Taylor Swift reclaims empire in “Reputation” tour

Taylor Swift reclaims empire in “Reputation” tour

Afton Prater, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2019

Growing up listening to country music non-stop, I encountered Taylor Swift with her debut album in 2006 when I was 8 years old. I adored the sweet, down-to-earth vibe she carried in her songs and her ability to openly sing about her experiences. Swift’s next album was released in 2008, titled “Fea...

Lack of snow causes trouble for snowmobile riders

Lack of snow causes trouble for snowmobile riders

Payton Parke, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2019

This year in the northwest is not what it is normally like for those of us who enjoy snowmobiling on the weekend. The pacific northwest has seen a lot of warmer weather this year and that means higher altitudes for snow. According to WSDOT, Snoqualmie Pass last year on Jan. 24 had 234 inches of total...

On Career Mentoring from the Careerless

On Career Mentoring from the Careerless

TyYonna Kitchen, Copy Desk Staff

January 23, 2019

As a struggling college student, I only like to accept two things; help and free stuff. When my academic advisor offered me free help, I figuratively jumped for joy. As a CWU student expecting a spring quarter graduation, I need advising when it comes to career paths, resume building and further edu...

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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