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Moran: CWRU needs to take student safety seriously

Taylor Moran, Executive Editor
April 21, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

This past Sunday, April 16, what many believed was an immediate danger to the campus, fortunately turned out inconsequential to the campus. What isn’t so easily forgotten are the couple hours over which Case Western Reserve University did not inform its campus community of what we now know was nothing...

Editorial: The Observer endorses Tooke, Nicholas and Rao for the USG Elections

April 13, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The Observer endorses candidates running in the elections for the Undergraduate Student Government (USG). Elections run from Thursday, April 13 to April 14. Voting can be done through OrgSync. We endorsed candidates through a select committee of the Editorial Board: The Executive Editor, Directo...

Editorial: A guide for visiting prospective students

April 7, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Case Western Reserve University is ranked as one of the top academic institutions in the entire country, but prospective students already know that if they are considering CWRU. It shows that they obviously have an interest in going to an academically prestigious school. However, what incoming s...

Editorial: International Affairs cultivated care on campus

March 3, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Last Friday, the Center for International Affairs hosted a celebration of diversity in the lobby of Tomlinson Hall to kick off Case Western Reserve University’s own #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign. A printout of the hashtag was plastered on the wall, under multinational flags and next to messages enco...

Editorial: USG did well to push for release of students’ family income brackets

February 24, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

This past fall semester, Undergraduate Student Government (USG) passed Resolution 26-01 for the university to release the family income brackets of students receiving need-based aid. The resolution came in response to the University’s shift from need-blind admissions to need-aware based admissions ...

Editorial: New greenie stop was not thought out

February 17, 2017
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 ...

Editorial: Our take on RHA’s winter clothing program

February 11, 2017
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...

Editorial: Online concern box is new age for a tech-savvy USG

February 3, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Last Friday, Jan. 27, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) launched a new online dropbox that allows students to voice their concerns about anything on campus. If used correctly by students and USG, it could completely change how the organization governs in the future. The effort put into creatin...

Editorial: “Alternative facts”: the media’s concern stems from between Conway’s lines

January 27, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

This week in politics, we have come across a new term that doesn’t make sense. “Alternative Facts” is the phrase, and the creator is Kellyanne Conway, President Donald Trump’s spokeswoman and campaign manager. She graduated from George Washington University Law School with honors and became th...

Editorial: Semesterly Advice

January 20, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Winter break never seems to last long enough, does it? One week, it seems as if exams just finished up and we can finally rest, but then time starts to speed up and before you know it, the middle of January is staring at you and syllabi are flying across campus. It’s easy to go through the motions and ri...

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