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Editorial: Wealth’s clear advantages in college admissions

Editorial Board

March 22, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The immense pressure and anxiety that accompanies applying for college cannot be understated. While the recency of the experience of college admissions varies around campus, all of us can definitely remember the grind of application essays, the scramble for resume fillers and the nausea that decision da...

Editorial: Changing off-campus housing policy a great decision for students

Editorial Board

March 1, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

It’s no secret that housing at urban colleges is expensive. Around the country, urban campuses everywhere struggle to provide decent housing for their students, especially those that wish to escape the confines of first-and second-year dorm living. At Case Western Reserve University, this issue has been especial...

Editorial: Students deserve better explanation, solution to tuition increases

Jackson Rudoff, Opinion Editor

February 22, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

College is expensive. This isn’t a truth unique to Case Western Reserve University, but it’s certainly one that plagues the students here in particular. As a private institution, CWRU is by nature going to be more expensive than most other universities. It’s supposedly the trade-off of the p...

Editorial: Commending alert improvement time

Editorial Board

February 15, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Monday nights at Case Western Reserve University are usually slow and uneventful, bogged down by work and fatigue. But this week, almost everyone on campus suddenly found themselves wide awake thanks to a series of Rave alerts. At approximately 12:16 a.m., multiple people around campus reported heari...

The problem with second chances

Jackson Rudoff, Opinion Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Young adulthood is often referred to as the period for making mistakes. Stupid decisions regarding our appearances, reckless activities and other general acts of irresponsibility are just part of us “figuring ourselves out” or bumps in the road to being a functioning adult. After all, how can we gr...

Editorial: What can be said for the weather?

Jackson Rudoff, Opinion Editor

February 1, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

There are few things as great as class cancellation. The early portion of any spring semester at Case Western Reserve University always tends to be backlogged, as students rush to move in, get their books and supplies and figure out their schedule all in the span of a few days. All of this is accom...

EDITORIAL: CMA makes major expansion to Open Access media

EDITORIAL: CMA makes major expansion to Open Access media

Editorial Board

January 25, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Top Stories

For a small student paper like The Observer, there are some hurdles we encounter that larger, professionalized publications do not. Often times, getting the perfect photo to complement an article is one of those challenges. While we’ve built up a nice stock library for articles related to Case Western...

Editorial: Uptown changes should focus on students

Editorial Board

January 18, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

For an urban campus, it is often easy to feel isolated at Case Western Reserve University. By the nature of our neighborhood, situated between East Cleveland, Hough and Cleveland Heights, the campus can appear to be its own little bubble adjacent to the city. The construction of Uptown was meant to help...

Editorial: Semester Grades Fall 2018

Editorial Staff

December 7, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

With finals fast approaching, The Observer wanted to wrap up the semester by handing out grades. We reviewing some of our editorials from throughout the semester and compiled our thoughts into these grades. Next semester there will be even more news on campus, and we look forward to both covering and an...

Editorial: The limitations of free speech

Editorial: The limitations of free speech

Jackson Rudoff, Opinion Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Top Stories

It can often be difficult to quantify “violence.” Most often we think of blatant physical incidents, such as the riots in Charlottesville that broke out in response to the “Unite the Right” demonstration put on by white nationalists. We imagine scenes of fist fights, tear gas and police in riot gea...

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