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Strengthen your sexual misconduct policies

Emma Bardwell
May 19, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Editor’s Note: Readers should be aware that this letter contains strong language describing a sexual assault and violence. The Observer interviewed Emma Bardwell regarding this column prior to its publishing. Dear Case Western Reserve University, I write to you today to share my story and to ...

Editorial: Semester grades

April 28, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Student Initiatives for Diversity and Inclusion: A Various organizations around campus came together to further support diversity and inclusion. This past winter, the Residence Hall Association launched their Winter Clothing Rental program to help students stay warm with money budgeted for the next ...

Assmus: My love-hate relationship with CWRU

Abby Assmus, Columnist
April 28, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Case Western Reserve University has a more nerdy and academically focused college environment compared to other colleges in the area. This is often praised, as the workload is an accepted part of the culture of CWRU. While commendable, this workaholic culture proves to be incredibly stressful and has...

Avolio: The SAGES domino effect

Madison Avolio, News Designer
April 28, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

I woke up early in the morning, around 6:45 a.m., earlier than I would even for classes. I climbed out of bed while rubbing my eyes, being sure not to step on the visiting prospective student asleep on my floor. It’s game time. I scavenged for my computer amongst the scattered papers from last night...

Rutecki: A lesson on the value of political engagement

Paul Rutecki, Columnist
April 28, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

One reason why the college experience has a profound effect on students’ lives is because of their response to newfound independence. Beyond the more obvious freedoms of this independence, such as choosing a bedtime, students’ political views are usually more likely to change in college than later...

Edmonds: How to maintain friendships in the midst of finals

McCoy Edmonds, Columnist
April 28, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Balancing work, sleep and a social life is the classic college life struggle. It can be hard to stay on top of friendships when finals roll in or when schedules don’t match up. Friendships fade, restart, develop and always require some work, but there are ways to stay in touch. First, answer text...

Taekman: An ode to first-year failure

Sarah Taekman, Columnist
April 28, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

People say all sorts of things before beginning college, often that it is supposed to be the best four years of your life. Perhaps you’ll make lifelong friends and gain independence from your overbearing parents. Maybe you’ll really figure out who you are and what you want to do with yourself. T...

Wan: Regaining a reader’s voice

Celia Wan, News Editor
April 21, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

It has been a memorable year working for The Observer news section, even by just counting the sheer amount of deadlines I have met in order to have news for our newspaper every Friday. I feel fortunate that the news section has covered important issues in the past year, from housing police officers la...

Ltte: Zeta Beta Tau needs to do better

Will Oldham
April 21, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, To the Brothers of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity at CWRU: I would be pissed if I were you. Royally furious. Because some of your brothers have just totally undermined the chapter you care so deeply for. Of course, I’m writing about your Greek Sing and Variety Show (V-Show) from this year...

Rutecki: Trump’s foreign policy successfully departs from Obama’s

Paul Rutecki, Columnist
April 21, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

The United States possesses the world’s most powerful military, and President Donald Trump has shown his willingness to use it when his administration deems it necessary. On April 6, Trump announced that he ordered a targeted military strike on an air base in Syria, from which a chemical attack wa...

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