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Martz: Thanksgiving is underrated

Paulina Martz, Columnist

November 17, 2017


Filed under Headlines, Opinion

In between the mourning of the end of the Internet’s favorite spooky night and the capitalist rush towards Christmas falls the perfectly pleasant, yet often forgotten, holiday of Thanksgiving. Muddled by the fact that Black Friday sales are pushed earlier and earlier each year and the commercial ga...

Communication chaos confuses CWRU

Communication chaos confuses CWRU

Kushagra Gupta and Celia Wan

April 17, 2017


Filed under Big Stories, Headlines, News, Top Stories

Puzzled by all the messages yesterday, April 16? A manhunt was underway in Cleveland but no one seemed to know what portions of the city were safe, or what the search meant for the Case Western Reserve University campus.  The Observer compiled a timeline of what happened when in region and wh...

Student Sustainability Council passes two USG resolutions

Student Sustainability Council passes two USG resolutions

Srivatsan Uchani, Staff Reporter

April 14, 2016


Filed under Headlines, News, Top Stories

Campus may soon be losing plastic bottles and gaining sustainable energy. The Student Sustainability Council (SSC), an ad-hoc committee under the Undergraduate Student Government (USG), proposed two resolutions that were passed at the March 29 General Assembly meeting. Going forward, those two resolutions—A...

International dinner recognizes global CWRU

International dinner recognizes global CWRU

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor

April 14, 2016


Filed under Headlines, News

Forty-five percent of undergraduate students at Case Western Reserve University in 2014-2015 studied abroad, and the university has nearly 2,100 international students. To celebrate the university’s internationalization, the Center for International Affairs held their second International Achievement...

Results of tobacco free referendum withheld for further review

Celia Wan, Staff Reporter

April 14, 2016


Filed under Headlines, News

Along with the ballots for the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) elections last week, students also voted on a referendum on the possible tobacco-free campus policy. The full results, which have not been released, are currently under review by the USG Student Life Committee. A summary of the statistics...

Lack of communication on Gender-Inclusive Housing upsets RHA, LGBT Center

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia

April 14, 2016


Filed under Headlines, News

Issues with assigning second-year gender-inclusive housing (GIH) for the 2016-2017 school year have caused some discontent among members of both Case Western Reserve University’s Residence Hall Association (RHA) and LGBT Center. GIH, which was instituted on campus two years ago, is designed to allow...

RAs not being offered free summer housing due to RNC

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia

April 14, 2016


Filed under Headlines, News

Plans to house “peace officers” during the upcoming Republican National Convention (RNC) in Case Western Reserve University residence halls have upset many of next year’s residential assistants (RAs), who in the past had been offered free summer housing as part of their compensation package. Next...

Philanthropy brings sexual assault awareness to campus

Philanthropy brings sexual assault awareness to campus

Adithi Iyengar, Staff Reporter

April 14, 2016


Filed under Headlines, News

Alpha Chi Omega and Delta Chi have partnered up to bring the annual Walk a Mile in her Shoes Event to campus on Sunday, April 17, during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The core of the event is community members coming together to walk in heels in order to gain empathy for what women experience in...

Variety Show skit sparks campus debate on free speech

Variety Show skit sparks campus debate on free speech

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia

April 13, 2016


Filed under Headlines, News, Top Stories

An open letter penned by three members of the Latinx community has sparked a campuswide debate about free speech and political correctness that has affected Greek life as well as the campus community at large. The letter, which was sent to various student groups for signatures of support via email, was...

A day in the life of Doctor Doomsday

A day in the life of Doctor Doomsday

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia

April 7, 2016


Filed under Headlines, News, Top Stories

The doomsday doctor is average height, with short, buzzed hair and medium blue scrubs he can’t stop untying and retying. His wristwatch uses military time. He has a cold, and he keeps blowing his nose; his trash can is more than two-thirds full with tissues already, and he’s only been at his shift...

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