The Observer

EDITORIAL: Tink decision shows lack of communication

Editorial Board

September 14, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

One of the best parts of campus life is the seemingly endless opportunities for either free food or cheap baked goods. But over the past few weeks, the buzz around campus has been that Bon Appetit Management Company barred this key pastime in the Tinkham Veale University Center. This inaccurate no...

Editorial: Understanding our media

Editorial Board

September 7, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

In the modern political landscape, it is easy to view most things with a little underlying skepticism. When the 2016 election made the term “fake news” a part of everyday jargon, it entirely transformed how all of us approach information, especially when it comes to news media. While recent po...

Editorial: Hearing, not listening

Editorial: Hearing, not listening

Editorial Board

April 20, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Top Stories

In early 2018, a public school district in Minnesota banned the books “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” from their English curriculum. Students persistently complained that the books’ racial themes and use of certain words made them uncomfortable, so the supe...

Editorial: Legacy Week could strengthen campus community

April 6, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Let’s get excited about what will hopefully become a campus tradition. For the first time in a significant way, Case Western Reserve University will be celebrating the anniversary of the federation of Western Reserve University and Case Institute of Technology through Legacy Week: Better Together....

Editorial: We discuss CWRU police questioning of city councilman

Editorial: We discuss CWRU police questioning of city councilman

March 23, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Top Stories

Over a week ago, city Councilman Kevin Conwell was stopped by Case Western Reserve University police while walking through our campus. Police were responding to a complaint of a man with missing teeth asking students for money and claimed that the black councilman’s clothing matched the descriptio...

Editorial: Our take on the referendum to restructure funding for campus traditions

March 2, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

A referendum still in the works may reorganize funding for the organizations in charge of Springfest, Thwing Study Over (TSO) and Senior Week. The framework of the referendum is strong, but in order to be successful, the organizations involved in planning it need to work out the details carefully. The...

Editorial: Mural controversy leads to positive reaction

Editorial: Mural controversy leads to positive reaction

February 23, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Top Stories

A hallway in the A.W. Smith Building recently made local news and is about to look very different. What could have been the story of media overreaction and the stifling of dialogue has instead turned into an opportunity for collaboration. The hallway features a mural depicting the faces of six women...

Editorial: We try to give dating advice

February 16, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Instead of giving our take on campus news this week, we decided to do something different. Our production night for this issue was on Valentine’s Day, and instead of being with a date, we spent our evening writing an article about dating advice. Using these apps on our campus comes with its own special...

Editorial: Plant the SEED for a greener future

Editorial: Plant the SEED for a greener future

February 9, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Top Stories

Thanks to Student Sustainability Council (SSC), student organizations are about to get a lot more green. SSC’s new program, Students Encouraging Environmental Dedication (SEED), is a system designed to succeed. SEED, which aims to help student organizations become more environmentally friendly,...

Editorial: The importance of action in feminism

February 2, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

It’s time to talk about feminism. On our campus, we spend a lot of time talking about the right words to use when discussing feminism, and how to avoid more passive forms of sexism. These conversations are undeniably important. But sometimes they obscure broader issues, issues that we need to be t...

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