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Kolison & Jones: Growing up as a racial minority in an all-white setting

Stephen Kolison and Teresa Jones
February 17
Filed under Columns, Opinion

College is where we are supposed to find ourselves. It’s a unique environment where we are encouraged to take risks and try new things to grow as people. We form vibrant communities by joining student groups and forming meaningful relationships. In each of the groups we’ve joined, we found that a... Read more »

Wang: UC Berkeley riots threaten free speech

Larry Wang, Columnist
February 17
Filed under Columns, Opinion

On Feb. 1, University of California, Berkeley’s campus was gripped by the throng of chaotic violence.  What started as a peaceful demonstration earlier in the day morphed into something even the campus police were unable to contain as evening fell.  Provocateurs, which the college claim to be from Oa... Read more »

Edmonds: The writing advice your professor wished you’d take

McCoy Edmonds, Columnist
February 17
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Essay writing is a part of life as a college student. Most students seem to take essays on as a last minute challenge for eloquence and teacher satisfaction. For the majority of us, this doesn’t turn out very well and, for even more of us, it’s absolutely no fun. Here are some alternatives. First... Read more »

Editorial: New greenie stop was not thought out

February 17
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Earlier this semester, the Evening North Shuttle route shifted from stopping directly in front of Kelvin Smith Library’s main entrance to Thwing Center, requiring students to sometimes wait outside, over inside, for the shuttle. The Evening North Shuttle begins its route at 5:15 p.m. and circles until ... Read more »

Smith: The “so-called” legal experts

Kevin Smith, Opinion Edtior
February 17
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Perhaps the most controversial of President Donald Trump’s 12 executive orders, the immigration and refugee ban on seven countries, was put on hold last month by Judge James Robart, one of George W. Bush’s federal appointees. The case, Washington v. Trump, is going to the Supreme Court after the Ninth ... Read more »

LttE: Ann Jung speaks on COC impeachment

Ann Jung
February 17
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Editor’s Note: The Observer attempted to reach Ann Jung on Jan. 16 at 5:45 p.m. and Jan. 17 at 5:32 a.m. via Facebook Messenger and on Jan. 18 around 9 p.m. via phone. The Observer could not verify the accuracy of statements here concerning the constitution and bylaws of the Class Office Collective, in... Read more »

Kerekes: Trump’s Presidency may cause athletes to skip visits

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor
February 17
Filed under Columns, Opinion

The presidency of Donald Trump has shaken up things in the White House. A media mogul is on the National Security Council. Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, is spewing “alternative facts” to a press corps he doesn’t respect. And, don’t forget, the president himself is walking around in a ... Read more »

Editorial: Our take on RHA’s winter clothing program

February 11
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Even by Cleveland’s standards, this winter’s weather has been unstable. The temperature reached above 60 degrees this week, effectively melting the snow that covered campus in the previous days. This also means everyone needs to wear drastically different clothing over the same week. That can qu... Read more »

Edmonds: How to celebrate Valentine’s Day

McCoy Edmonds, Columnist
February 10
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Valentine’s Day for many of us is not a day of celebration. Instead, it’s a sordid reminder of the valentines we didn’t get in high school, the lack of current partners or the existence of ex-partners. Valentine’s Day can be a death trap for the single or lonely. But it doesn’t have to be. Fo... Read more »

Barrett: Reimagine political identity, by necessity

Eva Barrett, Columnist
February 10
Filed under Columns, Opinion

I suppose most people, if they had to, would categorize me as a liberal. As a Black, androgynous, bisexual, woman poet, I have been the protester, the scholar, the advocate and the bleeding heart. I have spent a good portion of my adult life, as most of us have, trying to define my values and cultiva... Read more »

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