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Bet you haven’t heard of HONK! Fest West 2022

HONK! Fest West is a music festival that highlights brass band culture within the Northwestern United States. However, the festival also includes performers from states like New York and California. From the afterwork hobbyist, to the middle school band member, HONK! fronts a diverse set of crowds that delivers different takes on brass band music.

War from the sidelines: Brian Castner

When it comes to large-scale conflict, there exists a constant element of uncertainty. Political biases, loyalties, and obligations tend to obscure or stifle what’s truly happening on the ground, leading to embellishment at best, and disinformation at worst. This “fog of war” can be a major impediment to all parties involved— opposing factions, civilians, and journalists. Affected too are neutral observers like Castner; independent arbiters of accountability tasked with reporting military misconduct. 

The disappointment of the 2022 Mariners

Earlier this season, I wrote an article on why the Mariners ball club seemed to be the organization's most hopeful team in recent times, and for the first few weeks of the season it seemed like this statement would remain true. In their first 17 games, the team held a record of 11-6, and although it was early, the team looked good. But I don't believe anyone expected the season to take the turn that it did.

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