The Observer

Editor’s Note: yanking our chain

Lisa Viers, Opinion Editor

September 21, 2012

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Upon returning to campus this semester, constituents of Case Western Reserve University noticed a new addition to the main academic quad. White stripes along the borders of the sidewalks created a lane specifically for bicycle riders to travel to and from classes without interfering with pedestrians on...

Editor’s note: the art of not forgetting

Tyler Hoffman, Editor-in-Chief

September 14, 2012

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

This past Tuesday began like any other day. I awoke at 8 a.m., finished some lingering reading, grabbed my morning coffee at the SAGES Café, and proceeded to my first class. It wasn’t until I sat down and turned on my iPad that one single number grabbed my attention: 11. The tightening of my stomach...

Editor’s Note: Making the case for new beginnings

Tyler Hoffman, Editor-in-Chief

August 24, 2012

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

For college freshmen nationwide, change is in the air. From yearbook messages condemning it to graduation songs heralding it, incoming first-years are force-fed the notion that nothing stays the same for long. Yet luckily for these change-sickened students, modification is not on the docket for Case...

Editorial: Semester Grades

April 27, 2012

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A for Alzheimer’s Disease Research Breakthrough: The Case Western Reserve University community was in good spirits during the month of February, when the CWRU School of Medicine announced a key research breakthrough in Alzheimer’s disease. CWRU professor of neurosciences Gary Landreth and his research...

Editorial: University’s attentiveness to student life leaves room for improvement

April 20, 2012

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Case Western Reserve University’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) recently announced the winning proposals for its Student Life Improvement Grant (SLIG). Typically valued at around $10,000, the grant offers an opportunity for students, staff, and faculty members, to submit their improvement...

Editorial: Good books, bad coffee

April 13, 2012

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It has been nearly a month since the new Barnes & Noble opened its doors, and students have had a chance to visit the new store and evaluate it. It seems that students are more than satisfied with the bookstore – and less than satisfied with the Starbucks inside. Most students agree the Barnes...

Editorial: Programming with student interests in mind

April 6, 2012

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University Program Board (UPB) hosts a wide variety of events on campus, from weekly Thwing Tuesdays and Spot Nights to yearly concerts. While most of these events are well-attended and highly successful, students have complained that the artists UPB brings to campus are not aligned with their musical...

Editorial: Veering from engineering

March 30, 2012

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Case Western Reserve University has an excellent reputation as an engineering school, and the majority of its undergraduates are engineering majors. But CWRU is much more than engineering. It offers world-class programs in nursing, management, and business. Its School of Medicine recently published a ...

Editorial: Students warned of alert system change

March 23, 2012

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Last week, Rave Mobile Safety replaced CaseWARN as Case Western Reserve University’s text and voice messaging alert system, which informs students of emergencies and university closures due to inclement weather. Although the name is arguably less snazzy, Rave has a good reputation as a higher education...

Editorial: think[box]: beyond the possible

March 9, 2012

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Many Case Western Reserve University students may not be familiar with the relatively new think[box] – which is a shame, considering the virtually unlimited possibilities think[box] will (in theory) open on campus. The university website calls think[box] “an engine of entrepreneurial growth”...

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