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Rudoff: Focus is our key to success

Jackson Rudoff, Columnist

September 22, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As The Observer recently reported, there has been some controversy with the most recent Class Officer Collective (COC) elections. First-year student Connor Zhu sent an email to President Barbara Snyder and two higher representatives of the COC claiming that the election could have been hacked. He intr...

Kadlec: Food struggles of a student on the go

Hanna Kadlec, Columnist

September 22, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Case Western Reserve University has been making strides within the past few years to support a healthy college lifestyle, such as the Sustainable Food Initiative and the recent campus-wide ban on smoking. Unfortunately, our dining services still fall short of providing students with a way to determin...

Sleeper: “Free speech” on campus has a hidden agenda.

James Sleeper, Guest Columnist

September 22, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Although I had to cancel my appearance at the Sept. 18 Case Western Reserve University School of Law forum on “Freedom of Expression on Campus,” Koko Etokebe’s column published in the Sept. 15 issue of The Observer quoted me accurately as writing that colleges are “civil societies on training wheels,” with “guardrails and g...

Cai: A lesson from my roommate’s religion

Yingying Cai, Columnist

September 22, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Six a.m. Sunday, I woke up for some reason. “Morning, roomie,” said my roommate, standing before her mirror, all tidy and dressed up. It was more refreshing than coffee to see my roommate, who usually wears Case Western Reserve University sweatshirts and flip-flops, in an ironed blouse and flats. ...

Saulsman: Looking through your peers: an epidemic

Courtney Saulsman, Columnist

September 22, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

You’re crossing the street on Euclid Avenue, speed-walking up the Binary Walkway. You might have headphones in, your friends might be talking your ear off, or you may just be walking silently, enjoying the serenity of white noise as you bustle your way to class. Whatever you are doing, do you notice with w...

Lowe: What I love about the city of champions

Nick Lowe, Columnist

September 22, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

If you mention Cleveland in front of a person who’s never been here, the only thing about nine out of 10 people are going to know about the city is that the river that runs through it caught fire once. In my experience, people usually base the rest of their idea of the city on that one event. Every t...

Kim: Out of context is out of mind

Won Hee Kim, Columnist

September 22, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Amazon reviews may leave you with the impression that Hillary Clinton’s new book, “What Happened”, is either the worst book ever written or the greatest. It was neither; I thought the book, while sometimes bitter in tone, was still an interesting insight into her mind and an illuminating explan...

Editorial: COC election jokes went too far

September 22, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Recently, Class Officer Collective presidential candidate Connor Zhu posted on several CWRU Facebook pages, including a meme group, about his suspicions that the COC elections had been hacked. (Check out our news story covering the allegations and their aftermath). Some students’ reactions to the ha...

Editorial: Changes to Commuter Lounge first step in inclusivity

September 15, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

It might be a relatively small, hidden space, but the recently renovated Commuter Lounge is a big deal for many students. The lounge was refurbished with new armchairs and ottomans and is located in the west basement of Thwing Center. Its other amenities include two study rooms, a kitchenette, a ...

Taekman: Hurricane Irma: meme with caution

Sarah Taekman, Columnist

September 15, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

There’s something ironic in the president claiming global warming is a hoax, and for the planet to simultaneously set itself on fire and start pumping out hurricane after hurricane. You’ve heard about Hurricane Irma. Its reputation precedes its reach, spurring on waves of frantic news stories and soci...

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