The Observer

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...

Editorial: New USG tool will bolster campus involvement

January 26, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The new Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Initiative Tracker isn’t just a way to help us measure positive changes on our campus. We hope the tracker will also help motivate students to participate more in driving these changes. It’s no secret that Case Western Reserve University students...

Editorial: Commit to positive changes in the new year

January 19, 2018

Filed under Columns, Editorial

To all members of the campus community: welcome back. Before we get to the topic at hand, we want to discuss a recent event. The year started off on a dark note with the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old man outside The Corner Alley. Our prayers are with all who were affected by this incident and their...

Editorial: Semester Grades

Editorial Board

December 8, 2017

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Campus web, wireless technology Grade: C+ We’ve had some mixed feelings about our campus’s websites and technology. On one hand, we’re happy that Canvas is a major upgrade from Blackboard. Canvas is easier to use and designed more simply. One site that still needs to change is Student ...

Editorial: We appreciate campus life, opportunities

November 17, 2017

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the Editorial Board decided to give thanks and discuss many facets we love about Case Western Reserve University. We usually don’t devote a piece to the holiday, but this calendar year has brought some unique challenges to our campus. Many campus organizations...

Editorial: We discuss campus Wi-Fi

November 10, 2017

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

There’s no doubt about it: Our campus has a major Wi-Fi problem. But thanks to University Technology, the Wi-Fi troubles may be coming to an end. [U]Tech upgraded the CaseWireless system on Nov. 1. It’s still too early to tell if the changes were effective, but hopefully the upgrade will give...

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