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The Torso Murders: Cleveland’s serial killer, still at large

Veronica Madell, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2019

In September 1934, the first body was found. A young man was walking along the shores of Lake Erie when he stumbled upon the lower torso of a woman. Later that week, a dive team found the arms, but never the head. Little did the city of Cleveland know that the most prolific and gruesome serial killer in t...

Graveyards, monuments and bridges: haunted locations in Cleveland

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2019

Halloween may be over, but there are still many places in Cleveland that are known for year-round spooky occurrences. Below are some of the spookiest sites in the city. Just a short walk from campus, the Lakeview Cemetery is not only home to the graves of many people important to Case Western Reser...

Does EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler dream of coal-powered sheep?

Does EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler dream of coal-powered sheep?

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor

October 25, 2019

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler walked up to the podium at George Gund Hall to address the inaugural symposium for the Case Western Reserve University Coleman P. Burke Center for Environmental Law on Friday, Oct. 18. His speech was meant to honor the upcoming 50th anni...

USG and Bon Appetit come together to address student feedback

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2019

The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) has been working diligently in recent weeks to understand student thoughts and opinions on the meal plan and share them with Bon Appetit Management Company at Case Western Reserve University.  Case School of Engineering Representative Sharan Mehta and Sophi...

Anxiety from the LGBTQ community as Supreme Court prepares to rule on workplace discrimination

Sydney Negron, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2019

“I am scared for the safety and wellbeing of myself, those I love, and those within my community,” said Case Western Reserve University student Morgan Jones.  For members of the LGBTQ community, like Jones, the current Supreme Court term is set to be one of the most significant in history. Depend...

“ZOMBIE! Run!”

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2019

Someone yells to a group of students marked with green bandanas around their arms. In the distance a horde of students, this time with the bandanas tied around their heads, runs towards the first group. The area erupts into chaos as the first group—the humans—struggle to find shelter from the zombie...

Cleveland mayor’s plan to plant trees should improve air quality

Nathan Lesch, Director of Print

October 25, 2019

Air pollution has consistently made Cleveland one of the smoggiest cities in the United States, and earned the Cleveland-Akron-Canton area the number nine spot on the American Lung Association’s “State of the Air 2019” rankings of U.S. cities most plagued by year-around particle pollution. Transportat...

On-campus drug abuse referrals reach highest levels in three years

Collin Wong, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2019

According to the 2019 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, drug abuse disciplinary referrals have skyrocketed since 2016 on the Case Western Reserve University campus. The report defines drug abuse as the “production, distribution and/or use of certain controlled substances.” In 2016, there were on...

50 Years of The Observer at CWRU: Alumni Edition

50 Years of The Observer at CWRU: Alumni Edition

Former Observer Staff

October 11, 2019

The Observer defined my time at Case Western, and it shaped my entire career Anne Nickoloff, Former Director of Print It all started when I was an overeager high school graduate. I became involved with the club before I even arrived on campus, emailing Sheehan Hannan, the arts and entertainment edi...

Students bring lecture series to advocate for gender equality in construction

Ryan Yoo

October 11, 2019

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2018 an estimated 1,107 women were working in the construction industry, making up only 9.9 percent of all construction employees. Construction is often deemed a “man’s job,” where men make up 90.1 percent of the total construction workforce. The Wom...

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