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Hate speech and its place in the First Amendment

Patriot Prayer members debate with CWU students outside of Black Hall. Joey Gibson, founder of Patriot Prayer, can be seen in the black jacket and red sunglasses.

Georgia Mallett, Columnist

April 11, 2019

In the events of the Patriot Prayer coming to town this past weekend, I heard many people say that they did not want them here and they did not want to hear what they had to say. Neither did I. Patriot Prayer is a group that is pro-First and Second Amendment and anti-government. Although Patriot Prayer is not labeled a hat...

Watching films: why going in blind can be flawed

Watching films: why going in blind can be flawed

Ben Wheeler, Online/Social Media Manager

April 11, 2019

From my perspective, seeing films for the first time, especially in a packed house or theater, is an experience that can’t be replicated. Unless you’ve gone out of the way to spoil it for yourself beforehand, seeing the plot play out on screen without knowing what to expect in terms of visuals a...

Opinion: WrestleMania 35 begins hot, ends cold

Opinion: WrestleMania 35 begins hot, ends cold

Austin Lane, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2019

WrestleMania 35 last Sunday surprisingly began with the Universal Championship match between part-time wrestler Brock Lesnar and The Architect Seth Rollins. WWE finally took Brock off the belt and gave it to a wrestler that is there all the time (probably a good move for Vince McMahon). The match itself...

March Movie Roundup

March Movie Roundup

Ben Wheeler, Online and Social Media Manager

April 3, 2019

“Captive State” In this Rupert Wyatt – directed film is the story of an insurrection, mostly from the point of view of the group organizing it, with some perspective from officials that this insurrection is targeting.  The governing body that is targeted is an American one with an alliance wi...

Games, difficulty and the necessity of challenge

Games, difficulty and the necessity of challenge

Rune Torgersen, Online and Social Media Manager

April 3, 2019

The phrase “this is like the Dark Souls of (insert medium here)” is heard more often than any of us are fond of, often implying a certain degree of unnecessary difficulty in the work it’s hurled at. For those who’ve been living under a rock, the Dark Souls video game series  is notorious f...

Time to live your best BitLife

Time to live your best BitLife

TyYonna Kitchen, Copy Desk Chief

April 3, 2019

Sometimes life gets messy. You could easily be born as a result of an affair or you could take too much cocaine and die at 13 years old. What happens when you accidentally murder your school bully or fall into such a huge mountain of debt that you are forced to live with your parents until they die? Th...

‘Fargo’ (1996) vs. ‘Fargo’ (2014-Present)

‘Fargo’ (1996) vs. ‘Fargo’ (2014-Present)

Ben Wheeler, Online Editor

March 8, 2019

Usually when watching a television series based on a popular film, it’s hard to understand many of the plot points without having seen the film first. Luckily, watchers of the currently ongoing “Fargo” TV show don’t have that problem, as the series operates in an anthology format.  Some very...

Kingdom Hearts 3: lovable nonsense

Kingdom Hearts 3: lovable nonsense

Rune Torgersen, Copy Desk Chief

March 8, 2019

I’m a gigantic fan of culture clashes. Like hot and cold air fronts, whenever two drastically different aesthetics meet at high speed, a storm happens. Whether or not that storm is any good is often up to debate, but it almost always ends up being spectacular in some way. For those who don’t know,...

No wrong way to deal with stress and anxiety

No wrong way to deal with stress and anxiety

Nick Jahnke, Senior News Reporter

March 7, 2019

It’s safe to say that most students, and humans in general, feel some degree of stress and anxiety in their lives. The list of reasons could go on forever. As it pertains to students, the stresses of succeeding in classes and finding the right path to take can be enough to put them into a depressed...

Fixing climate change begins with you

Fixing climate change begins with you

Cassandra Hays, Scene Editor

February 28, 2019

Climate change is real, and it’s a problem. While there are still plenty of climate change deniers, including the President of the United States, it’s difficult to dispute concrete facts and evidence. According to NASA, the rate of Antarctic ice mass loss has tripled in the last decade. Global sea...

Vaccinate your damn kids, people

Vaccinate your damn kids, people

Jack Belcher, News Editor

February 28, 2019

I am afraid that no matter what I say, no matter what facts I use, people who don’t believe in vaccines will refuse to listen to logic. It seems that people who don’t believe in vaccines only want to listen to whatever facts already support their opinions, and are more concerned with proving themselves...

SAD(ness) happens, the sunshine will come

SAD(ness) happens, the sunshine will come

Nick Jahnke, Senior News Reporter

February 22, 2019

There’s snow on the ground. The car is frozen over. The outdoors are a hostile place. Wouldn’t it be better to just stay in bed? This is the reality some of us have battled with since the winter months began. Maybe your friends haven’t been getting together lately. Maybe you’ve dedicated...

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