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PAC Program: a place for transfer students

Aeryn Kauffman, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2019

If you are a transfer student and you have not signed up for the CWU Peer Accountability Connections (PAC) program, what are you doing with your life? PAC started fall 2018 as a program designed specifically with transfer students in mind. Associate Professor and Instruction Coordinator Elizabeth Bro...

The Purr-fect Companion

Amy Morris, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2019

College can get lonely and stressful at times, but having a companion by your side helps. I personally recommend getting a cat over a dog for various reasons. Cats are not only easier to take care of, but they are also not very noisy or high energy pets. Cats are very low maintenance and take up ve...

The Observer stands for a free and unregulated press

The Observer stands for a free and unregulated press

Cassandra Hays, Mariah Valles, Nicholas Tucker, Nick Jahnke, and Austin Lane

November 6, 2019

The Observer holds transparency between the publication and its readers as a top priority. We believe it’s our duty and a crucial factor in our pursuit of journalistic integrity. For these reasons, we are compelled to inform our readers about the past year working with administrators and departm...

The coolest ghoul in school

Cassandra Hays, Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2019

Most students have heard the classic story of Lola, the ghost that haunts Kamola Hall. Rumour has it that Lola was a student at CWU in the 1940s who lived in Kamola Hall, which was then an all-female dorm. Most published accounts say that Lola’s fiancé was drafted into the military and never retu...

The right way to pay college athletes

Austin Lane, Senior Sports Reporter

October 24, 2019

Senate Bill No. 206, otherwise known as the Fair Pay to Play Act, allows student athletes to receive compensation for their name, likeness and image. The bill was passed this year, with California Gov. Gavin Newsom officially signing it into law on Sept. 30. The bill essentially bars the NCAA from retaliating ...

Paragard IUD: The birth control for you and me

Paragard IUD: The birth control for you and me

Samantha Cabeza, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2019

Starting any form of birth control can be scary, overwhelming and a very tough decision to make.  If you are thinking about going on any form of birth control, I highly recommend using the Paragard. You may know this as the copper IUD, which is a non-hormonal, reversible form of birth control. IUDs p...

NBA and China: China 1, democracy 0

NBA and China: China 1, democracy 0

Will Ortner, Columnist

October 24, 2019

LeBron James came out this week and finally let everyone know his opinion on the situation between China, Hong Kong and the NBA. Then everything hit the fan. For those of us who were living under a rock this October, let me explain why James needed to comment on China, and why his comments angered pe...

Cheerleading: A sport and so much more

Tapanga Krause, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2019

Competitive cheerleading, like football and basketball, is a sport. Not only is it competitive, but it is also physically demanding. As a former cheerleader myself, I know first-hand how rigorous it can be. Cheerleaders train just as hard as any other athlete. They spend the same amount of time runni...

Wepa printing leaves me weeping

Wepa printing leaves me weeping

Kyle Wilkinson, Columnist

October 16, 2019

Wepa printing? More like make-me-wanna-weep printing. You know, those new printer stations around campus? The ones that have “Print Faster” plastered above each kiosk? Yeah, they irritate me. Every time I see one of the kiosks, I think of the printer-smashing scene from the movie “Office Space...

STEM lacks women

AJ St. John, Columnist

October 16, 2019

Women belong in STEM. I am an actuarial science major, which is broadly categorized as mathematics under a bachelor of science. That sounds odd simply because it is oddly simple.  One of the girls who I taught during the summer decided to give up on being a doctor because that’s what her older b...

The importance of pronouns at CWU

Natalie Lake, Columnist

October 16, 2019

If you are a traditional first year, you might have had a new experience with introducing yourself. During CWU Orientation or Wildcat Welcome Weekend, you might have had to introduce yourself and your preferred pronouns. Some might see this as silly or unnecessary if they have always identified themselv...

Waist training is dangerous

Meghan Rochelle, Photographer

October 16, 2019

In the fitness industry, there are many accessories, supplements and equipment that you can purchase. One of the most famous on Instagram is “waist trainers.” I believe that these waist trainers are dangerous to the health of everyone who uses them. They are not safe and can cause damage to your bo...

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