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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

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Cooking is Good for the Soul

Milenne Quinonez , Columnist
November 11, 2021

Cooking is good for the soul. I grew up in a family where cooking was a way for all my family to come together after a long day and enjoy a meal together. My mom would work long shifts on her feet and...

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We need to communicate more, even if it’s uncomfortable

Chuck Dickson, Columnist
November 11, 2021

How many times have you tried to get a hold of your group members, only to be met with silence? How often have you tried to check in with your friends only to have them ignore you? How many times have...

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In space, no one can hear your opinion: How ‘Alien’ is still the perfect blueprint for horror

Andrew Prouse, Columnist
November 11, 2021

In 1979 the original Alien film was released. Director Ridley Scott and actress Sigourney Weaver created the perfect horror film. Alien shows filmmakers how to perfect the horror genre. The film is...

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“Squid Game” has become what it criticizes

Joseph Stanger, Columnist
November 4, 2021

*Light spoilers for the show* If you haven’t already seen it, you’re probably sick of hearing about it. “Squid Game” is a Korean drama series and the latest pop-culture craze to come out of...

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Disney helped shape our childhoods

Kate Caviezel, Columnist
November 4, 2021

Disney movies teach some of the most important life lessons. I grew up watching almost every Disney movie and never realized all the hidden concepts until I was a little older. From the classics to newer...

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How the ‘Netflix and chill’ generation has ruined dating

Laynie Erickson, Columnist
October 28, 2021

It has been said that modern day dating is like trying to find the least damaged piece of clothing at a thrift shop - that doesn’t smell. Putting it simply, dating is tough.  Nearly half of the adults...

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Local family of ducks start GoFundMe to pay for migration

Katherine Camarata, Columnist
October 28, 2021

Beloved residents of the irrigation canal that runs through the CWU campus, the Webber family, floated many ideas around before deciding that a GoFundMe would be the perfect way to finance their migration...

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We are incapable of being bored

We are incapable of being bored

Stephanie Davison, Columnist
October 21, 2021

Social media has altered our attention spans and has made it more difficult to focus for long periods of time, which in turn has made it more difficult to be without some kind of stimuli. Though a lot...

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CWU making the right decision for all students

Isaiah Salevao, Columnist
October 21, 2021

On Oct. 18, the deadline passed for all students to provide evidence that they are fully vaccinated. But when everyone came to CWU for the start of fall quarter, not everyone was vaccinated. CWU not only...

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None of us know what we’re doing

Jamie Bass, Columnist
October 21, 2021

College is a time full of big decisions and life changes, but do any of us actually know what we want to do with our lives? Be happy? Financial stability? Something that we enjoy but don’t get paid a...

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Abolish the Electoral College

Stephen Martin, Columnist
October 21, 2021

In 1968, republican Richard Nixon defeated democrat Hubert Humphrey to become president of the United States. In the Electoral College, Nixon defeated Humphrey 301 to 191, with American Independent George...

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The Perfect Season: Autumn

The Perfect Season: Autumn

Katlyn White, Columnist
October 21, 2021

Autumn is undoubtedly the best season. The leaves have fallen to the ground, giving the world a satisfying crunch sound. The temperatures drop, but not so much that snow falls. People become closer in...

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