The Observer

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


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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


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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...

Editorial: New shuttle tracking app TransLoc Rider is a welcome upgrade

November 2, 2017


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Say good-bye to NextBus and hello to TransLoc Rider, the new shuttle tracking app for campus and the local area. The editorial board believes the switch is an upgrade in every way. TransLoc Rider is more accurate, user-friendly and consistent than NextBus. Every member of the Case Western Reser...

Editorial: Lack of campus identity makes it harder to find

October 13, 2017


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The Commission for the Undergraduate Experience (CUE) is on a mission to better all aspects of student life on campus. On Sept. 29, the CUE released its Preliminary Recommendations on “Enhancing the Undergraduate Experience”, and it was emailed to the student body on Oct. 3. The report is struct...

Editorial: Transparency is the key to better security

October 6, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The Annual Security Report was released last week. The report is worth checking out; within it are crime statistics from last year, as well as a comparison to prior years. While the various departments and offices involved in security have made some important strides in communication, we think there is s...

Editorial: Strategic plan can succeed through collaboration

September 29, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The three-year Strategic Plan released by the Division of Student Affairs is certainly not lacking in ambition. The plan, which is much more detailed than its 2014 predecessor, is filled with strategies toward three main outcomes: Unity, Wellness and Preparedness. It sets out to accomplish these goals with a...

Editorial: COC election jokes went too far

September 22, 2017


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Recently, Class Officer Collective presidential candidate Connor Zhu posted on several CWRU Facebook pages, including a meme group, about his suspicions that the COC elections had been hacked. (Check out our news story covering the allegations and their aftermath). Some students’ reactions to the ha...

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