The Observer

Club Sports tries to re-group after failed referendum

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2019

Last year, students at Case Western Reserve University were asked to vote on whether Club Sports should become a member of the Student Presidents’ Roundtable. After much confusion and miscommunication as to what membership would actually entail and how it would affect other organizations—such as t...

Decrease in poster printing options harms students

Decrease in poster printing options harms students

Surita Basu, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2019

As gray winter days start to set in, there is always one reliable source of color on campus: posters hang everywhere, from the freshman dorms to the railings of Nord Hall. The posters advertise the myriad of campus organizations and events, to catch the attention of otherwise busy students.  Unfortunate...

SPR asks for clear publicly available Safe Ride Policy

SPR asks for clear publicly available Safe Ride Policy

Matt Hooke and Veronica Madell

November 15, 2019

Safe Rides are a constant presence on campus, shepherding students across campus when they feel unsafe walking for any reason. However, due to reports of students not being allowed in Safe Rides because of intoxication, many are concerned that Safe Rides are failing in their duty to keep students fro...

Rising star closes their doors on Little Italy

Rising star closes their doors on Little Italy

Veronica Madell, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2019

Coffee is addictive and so are coffee shops. At hearing the news of Rising Star Coffee Roasters, a coffee shop located in Little Italy, moving to a new location in Cleveland Heights, students were upset and heartbroken. All were left asking the question: why? As hard as it is for students to accept, t...

David Henry Hwang on the intersection of art and identity

David Henry Hwang on the intersection of art and identity

Surita Basu, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2019

David Henry Hwang is a playwright, screenwriter, television writer and librettist. His works include plays like “M. Butterfly,” “Chinglish,” “Yellow Face” and “FOB.” His newest stage work, “Soft Power,” first premiered in 2018. Hwang came to speak at Case Western Reserve University...

Golden Gate survivor Kevin Hines sparks a dialogue about mental illness

Golden Gate survivor Kevin Hines sparks a dialogue about mental illness

Surita Basu, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2019

This article contains descriptions of attempted suicide that could be offensive or disturbing to some readers.    “Of the thousands that have died of the Golden Gate Bridge, I am of the one percent who have survived.” These are the words of Kevin Hines, a mental health advocate, a...

Dead Clevelanders you should know, but probably don’t

Nathan Lesch, Director of Print

November 1, 2019

In honor of one of Halloween’s original traditions, remembering and honoring the dead, let’s look at a few of Cleveland’s lesser-known, but still prominent. residents. Joe Shuster & Jerry Siegel Although not born in Cleveland, Joe Shuster moved to the city when he was a young boy. In Cle...

SAGES faculty and Sigma Tau Delta help incarcerated people gain access to books

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor

November 1, 2019

Many Case Western Reserve University students forget their old books, leaving them to languish away in a closet or on their parents’ bookshelf. With the internet, it’s easy to forget that books can function as gateways to other worlds beyond the walls of your room. SAGES faculty, with the help of...

Case Salsa club holds a successful dance class

Cecelia Zielke, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2019

Were you at Starbucks at around 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3? Glancing outside, did you suddenly feel as if you were in a scene from “Step Up Revolution”? It was likely that you were witnessing a portion of the Case Western Reserve University Salsa Club undergoing their first practice of the y...

Inaugural AI in oncology symposium

Nihal Manjila, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2019

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been increasingly prevalent in a variety of fields, including medicine. Case Western Reserve University is on the forefront of this movement as it held an inaugural Artificial Intelligence in Oncology: Advancements and Policy Symposium event in Tinkham Veale Universi...

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