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“Bohemian Rhapsody” flawed yet fun

“Bohemian Rhapsody” flawed yet fun

CeAnna Heit, Copy Desk Staff

November 9, 2018

“Bohemian Rhapsody,” a biopic about the band Queen and the life of lead singer Freddie Mercury, premiered the weekend of Nov. 2 in Ellensburg. The film, directed at first by Bryan Singer and later on by Dexter Fletcher, was an engaging glimpse into Mercury’s (Rami Malek) complicated personal lif...

Opinion: CWU Football: to stay or leave the GNAC?

Opinion: CWU Football: to stay or leave the GNAC?

Wyatt Simmons, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2018

The CWU football team has been making a name for itself in NCAA Division II football since head coach Ian Shoemaker started four years ago. He’s led the Wildcats to a 30-13 record in his first four seasons, and currently the team is at 7-2 looking for their second GNAC title. But with the news earlie...

Opinion: Sonic Fans will have to wait to get a team

Opinion: Sonic Fans will have to wait to get a team

Bryce Weedman, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2018

The Seattle Supersonics, named after the Boeing Supersonic which never officially got off the ground, were first given the opportunity to be an official NBA franchise in 1967, which lasted till  2008. Seattle won its only NBA Championship in 1979. The Sonics played their last game in a very depressed K...

Opinion: Politics not actually the reason NFL is declining

Opinion: Politics not actually the reason NFL is declining

Austin Lane, For the Observer

November 1, 2018

The professional sporting landscape in the U.S. has changed substantially in the past three years. The five major sports leagues in the U.S., the National Football League (NFL), National Basketball Association (NBA), Major League Baseball (MLB), National Hockey League (NHL), and Major League Soccer ...

Music albums are watered down

Music albums are watered down

Cassandra Hays, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2018

If you have been keeping up with the music scene, you may have noticed that some artists are releasing albums that are over 20 tracks, and as long as a movie. Drake’s “Scorpion” (2018) was 25 songs long and clocked in at a lengthy hour and 30 minutes, while Migos’ “Culture II” was 24 tracks ...

Another Rant on Why You Should Vote

Another Rant on Why You Should Vote

Rune Torgersen, Copy Desk Staff

October 31, 2018

You’ve seen more internet sermons on the subject than anyone in the right mind could stomach. Your Facebook feed lights up with banner ads begging you to vote every two years around this time. Everyone and everything is screaming at you to go exercise your democratic right to a say in who decides t...

Opinion: What is a sack in today’s NFL?

Will Ortner, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2018

As we enter the fourth week of the NFL season, one thing is clear: the league has gone soft. It seems that every time a quarterback gets tackled, a flag gets thrown. Players and fans alike have voiced their displeasure as many of the plays that are being flagged for roughing the passer seem like regular fo...

Seahawks review after getting healthy against the Cowboys

Matt Escamilla, Scene Editor

September 28, 2018

After the first three games two of which were on the road-- and an upcoming game against the awful Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, it’s a good time to evaluate and continue to have a high standard for the Hawks. The Seahawks are currently experiencing a shortage of defensive talent. They let Michae...

No longer denying it: coming out in the eighth grade

No longer denying it: coming out in the eighth grade

Ryan Zetty, For the Observer

May 23, 2018

My coming out experience was not incredibly shocking for anybody but myself. I was labeled “the gay kid” early on, even before I came out to myself. The more I was teased and called countless slurs by my peers, the more I felt in denial about my sexuality. I refused to accept this aspect of...

Luca Cruz: my coming out story

Luca Cruz: my coming out story

Luca Cruz, For The Observer

May 23, 2018

I am non-binary. My coming out wasn’t something I prepared for, honestly. It wasn’t some profound and dramatic scene. I’m not even sure if you could consider it a “coming out.” All my life I never really paid any attention to gender, much less my own. I never understood why there we...

Being a transgender student at CWU

Being a transgender student at CWU

Aiden Ochoa, For The Observer

May 23, 2018

When I arrived at college, I decided no one was going to know about me. At all. I wasn’t going to tell anyone that I was trans, that I wasn’t born a boy, and that it took some self-discovering before I found out that I, in fact, was a boy. This decision came from the fact that I didn’t have...

Seattle Mariners have big opening month

Austin Lane, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2018

The Seattle Mariners ended April with a 16-11 overall record which was good enough to finish a half game above the Los Angeles Angels for second place in the AL West. What seems to be the case though is a majority of fans are more focused on the team’s off-the-field decisions, rather than their on-...

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