The Observer

Editorial: Three times (not) a charm

October 29, 2010

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

One bank robbery in a single week is frightening. Three in a week is obscene. We’re certainly glad that none were physically injured, but, like so many other students at Case Western Reserve University, we questioned why the banks in University Circle didn’t immediately step up their security...

Editorial: A teachable moment from unspeakable tragedy

October 15, 2010

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Typically, we like to use this editorial space as a forum to tell the university what we think they should do. As students, it’s pretty easy to recommend policies that we think university offices – often funded by student dollars anyway – should take. It’s a lot more difficult to call out students...

Editorial: When it comes to school spirit, it’s quality – not quantity – that matters

October 8, 2010

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

When students choose to come to Case Western Reserve University, chances are it’s not for the football games or because you can find cheesy CWRU gear at any Wal-Mart, gas station, or turnpike rest stop. Students come to CWRU for the classes, not for the school spirit. Like anything else at CWRU, it...

Editorial: Despite minor problems, studying abroad is experience not to be missed

October 1, 2010

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Thanks to today’s hyper-fast technology and communication resources, it’s easy for students to hold meetings from across the globe or to research every detail of a distant culture. Yet for all of our resources and technology, nothing can ever hold a candle to the experience of actually traveling...

Editorial: Thinking beyond our bubble

September 24, 2010

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

With all of our criticisms and grievances we dole out each week to various student groups and university offices, you’d think that we find Case Western Reserve University to be in permanent “fixer-upper” status. Indeed, we believe the opposite and want to take just a moment to truly appreciate...

Editorial: An SEC history lesson

September 17, 2010

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Students can rejoice as the second SEC referendum within six months has become yet another one for the history books. But before we commit the Greek Life referendum to the past forever, let’s look at what the Case Western Reserve University campus can learn from recent SEC history. First, we question...

Editorial: Halfway to equality for all students

September 10, 2010

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Students at Case Western Reserve University are used to thinking globally in classes and as they pursue jobs. Holding a conference call to Buenos Aires or attending a business meeting in Beijing is incredibly simple nowadays, thanks to technology like Skype or Google Phone. However, students seem to...

Editorial: Permanent solutions necessary to protect student safety

September 3, 2010

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

President Snyder’s e-mail regarding a student hit by a car was a chilling way to start off the academic year here at Case Western Reserve University. Of course, we’re all very relieved that the student had been immediately treated and we hope that he recovers as soon as possible so that he can rejoin...

Editorial: Student body, SEC ready to move on

August 27, 2010

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The restorative properties of summer break deserve a medal. After a tumultuous spring semester, the new leadership just coming into power on the Student Executive Council (SEC) seems ready to move past the perceived wrongs of last year’s SEC. Dominated by extreme personalities, previous SEC boards...

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