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How to: get the parking spot

How to: get the parking spot

Cassandra Hays, Scene Editor

January 10, 2019

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 up and takes it before you can get there. You end up walking into class ten minutes late after fi...

The modern Superman

The modern Superman

Rune Torgersen, Copy Desk Chief

January 10, 2019

It’s no secret that we live in a golden age of superhero films. In the early to mid-2000s, movies about what were widely considered modern fairy tales for children suffered from that label, often ending up as unpolished, cliché-heavy flops, like “Daredevil” (2003) starring Ben Affleck, or “Cat...

Opinion: Seattle Seahawks – the lost season that wasn’t

Opinion: Seattle Seahawks – the lost season that wasn’t

Ben Wheeler, Online Editor

January 10, 2019

To say the Seahawks had a rough off-season before the 2018 opener would be putting on a thick coat of sugar. Richard Sherman said the Seahawks lost their way after he was released. Rumors dropped alleging Seattle’s supposed coddling of star quarterback Russell Wilson. Earl Thomas was contempla...

Opinion: Seattle Mariners offseason trade report card

Opinion: Seattle Mariners offseason trade report card

Austin Lane, For The Observer

January 10, 2019

After finishing last season with a final record of 89-73 and missing the playoffs for the 17th straight season, the Seattle Mariners faced a tough decision this offseason. General Manager Jerry DiPoto and the rest of the organization chose to have the Mariners gutted from the inside out, trading 11 play...

“Aquaman”renews an old character

“Aquaman”renews an old character

Ben Wheeler, Online Editor

January 10, 2019

With the exception of “Wonder Woman” (2017), the DC Extended Universe has been an utter and complete mess. Films such as “Suicide Squad” (2016) and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (2016)  were widely panned by everyone except the most devoted DC fans. Even “Justice League,”(2017...

Editorial: CWU’s storied athletic program

Editorial: CWU’s storied athletic program

Bryce Weedman, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2018

CWU’s athletic community is full of history and there are elements that most people aren’t aware of concerning the program’s background. CWU has nurtured some very talented and successful athletes, coaches and athletic figures from Dean and Leo Nicholson, the most successful coaching duo in CWU ...

Opinion: MLB payroll is unfair to baseball

Opinion: MLB payroll is unfair to baseball

Dez Rodriguez, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2018

Stats never lie. The New York Yankees have won 18 division titles, 40 American League pennants and 27 World Series Championships. The Seattle Mariners, on the other hand, have won three division titles, zero AL pennants and zero World Series Championships. They are one of only two teams in Major Leag...

Opinion: Christmas music is overdone

Opinion: Christmas music is overdone

Will Ortner, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2018

I may sound like the Grinch, but I don’t care: Christmas music sucks. It’s the same five songs by a bazillion different artists everyone listens to from the beginning of November until Dec. 26 if I’m lucky. All the altered versions of the songs sound the same, and they just get repeated non-...

Americans should push to be bilingual

Meghan Rochelle, Photographer

November 20, 2018

As of 2016, Spanish is the the second-most used language in the United States. According to an article by  CNN,  approximately 38 million Hispanic people in the country speak Spanish, as well as an additional 2.6 million non-Hispanics. I am one of the few non-Hispanics who are semi-fluent in Spanish,...

The false dichotomy of the two-party system

Rune Torgersen, Copy Desk

November 20, 2018

Railing against the two-party system is something I’m sure none of us are strangers to hearing at this point. The fact that two parties have risen to such dominance that they’ve become the only viable choices is a symptom of an underlying disease. The two-party model feels like a corruption ...

“Overlord” showcases the brutal horror of war and the supernatural

Ben Wheeler, Copy Desk

November 20, 2018

“Overlord” drops us into the world of WWII on the day before the historic D-Day invasion of Normandy, France. We are introduced to the American protagonists, including Boyce (Jovan Adepo) and Ford (Wyatt Russell) on an aircraft that is part of a larger fleet advancing towards France. Here we learn t...

What about the arts? CAH facing tight budgets

What about the arts? CAH facing tight budgets

Eric Rosane, For the Observer

November 15, 2018

The year of 1926 was a particularly important and exciting year for both students and staff at what was then Washington State Normal School in Ellensburg. The institution saw record-breaking enrollment, the student body was fired up over their homecoming game against the University of Idaho (which they...

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