• Ohio ranks ninth worst in the nation for student debt

    Ohio ranks ninth worst in the nation for student debt

    Garretson Oester, Staff Reporter

    October 30, 2014

    Senior Jack Behrend takes a full class load. He has extracurriculars. He does research. But he also spends over 15 hours a week working the multiple jobs that are allowing him to pay for half of his college education. Behrend is one of many college students across the nation who are struggling to... READ MORE »»

  • “Orange is the New Black” star to speak on Nov. 6

    “Orange is the New Black” star to speak on Nov. 6

    Jessica Yang, Social Media Editor

    October 30, 2014

    Laverne Cox, of “Orange is the New Black,” who plays an incarcerated, black, transgender woman, is coming to campus on Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Tinkham Veale University Center. Although tickets are sold out, the event will be live-streamed simultaneously in the Ford Auditorium. Liz Roccoforte,... READ MORE »»

    Laverne Cox is a transgender actress starred on "Orange is the New Black," a popular Netflix-original series.

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  • Spartans expertly shield goal

    Spartans expertly shield goal

    JP. O’Hagan, Sports Editor

    October 30, 2014

    It was the Chris Cvecko and Calvin Boyle show two weeks ago as the Spartans men’s soccer closed out their final home stand of the season. The Spartans played their final two games at DiSanto field this season against Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Chicago, both top University... READ MORE »»

    Ryan Meyer clears ball from the back line

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  • Obamacare in our backyard

    Obamacare in our backyard

    Anastazia Vanisko, Staff Reporter

    October 30, 2014

    When the government passed Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010, everyone knew it would bring change, but it wasn’t easy to say exactly how. One of its goals is to provide Americans with affordable and quality health insurance, but how is that taking shape in Cleveland? For The Free Clinic of Greater... READ MORE »»

    The Free Clinic has had to adapt their policies following the passage of 2010's Affordable Care Act.

    Ki Oh/Observer

  • Films for your fearfest

    Films for your fearfest

    Winston Eng, Staff Reporter

    October 30, 2014

    While I’m sure you’ll be on the lookout to catch ABC’s “Charlie Brown Great Pumpkin” special, “The Simpsons’ Treehouse of Horror” or your annual dose of Disney’s “Halloweentown” and “Hocus Pocus,” consider the following films to round out your Halloween Horror Movie Marathon. ... READ MORE »»

CWRU Police Blotter, Oct. 14 to Oct. 28

Oct. 14: Petty theft—Cell phone taken during event, Veale Center. Oct. 17: Menacing—Verbal dispute and threats between employees, Kent Hale Smith Building. Oct. 19:...  Read More »

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Defense based lead gives way to shootout

Defense based lead gives way to shootout

JP. O’Hagan, Sports Editor

The Spartans watched their narrow 9-6 lead at halftime vanish as they fell to nationally ranked Washington & Jefferson College by a final score of 34-24. The Spartans...  Read More »

October 31, 2014

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Grog Shop goes back to the ’90s

Mike Suglio, Staff Reporter

On Oct. 21, Minus the Bear played a sold-out concert to a crowd of dedicated fans. However, some of the openers didn’t quite fit the bill. Opener Young Widows recently...  Read More »

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Letter to the Editor

To the editor, In the column, "It's the system stupid" by Andrew Breland begins his article with a popular pop culture reference that has quickly turned into a classic...  Read More »

October 31, 2014

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