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Editorial: Semester grades

Observer Staff

December 4, 2015


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

On the New Residence Hall (Apartments at 1576): D Office of University Housing, we at The Observer scratch our heads at you. The kitchens of these new apartments don’t have necessary ventilation hoods. They either need to be installed or an equivalent exhaust system has to be implemented. As of Nov. 5, by...

Editorial: Campus activism can succeed, but must tango with student workloads

Editorial Board

November 20, 2015


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

In the dusty yearbook archives of the University Media Board office, photos featured 1970s protesters thrusting picket signs into the air. This was a common occurrence in Case Western Reserve University’s history, but not anymore. However on Thursday, Nov. 10, the Undergraduate Diversity Collaborative...

Editorial: Caution is key to change in admissions process

Editorial Board

November 13, 2015


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The retention rate of Case Western Reserve University leaves much to be desired. Of a class, 64 percent will graduate in four years, 80 percent in six years. Mental health and academic rigor may play a role in exacerbating the situation, but another, tuition, is vital to consider: CWRU currently only...

Editorial: Uptown survival guide

November 6, 2015


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

To us Case Western Reserve University students, setting up shop near a college seems like a prudent plan for business. One of the main reasons we have this perception is that as students, we know what we like; being successful next to a college seems like it would be easy, but it’s not. Local managers...

Editorial: New residence hall problems are getting old

October 30, 2015


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Students that moved into the on-campus apartments at the New Residence Hall, known as the Apartment at 1576 first saw a modern-looking fireplace in the lobby.The ugliness of the situation they have been forced into could not have been more ironic. As The Observer reported, soon after students had finished...

Moran: Homecoming Court missing Spartan pride

Taylor Moran

October 9, 2015


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Homecoming is in full swing on campus, and it is wonderful seeing school spirit for once. So many people have dressed up for Spirit Week and plan to be at the game and the newly minted Tinkerball. The Homecoming Committee has done a great job with this year’s Homecoming festivities, and it gives me...

Editorial: Discrepancies in shuttle routes need to be fixed

Anne Nickoloff, Director of Print

September 25, 2015


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Standing on the corner of Coventry Road and Euclid Heights Blvd. on Friday, Sept. 18, a shuttle bus pulled up to the stoplight. I stood on the side of the street, right over the red dot’s location on the NextBus app. The Observer’s executive editor Mike McKenna stood in the street, waiting to...

Editorial: CWRU’s new alumni center not best use of space

Editorial: CWRU’s new alumni center not best use of space

September 18, 2015


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Top Stories

Undergraduate students come to Case Western Reserve University to receive an exceptional and thorough education. Outside the classroom, these students hope for well-funded extracurricular activities, unique job opportunities and experiences in the field they hope to one day be a part of. What they...

Editorial: Spot Night can change, but only carefully

Observer Staff

September 11, 2015


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Spot Night is a key concert and a much beloved event that the University Program Board (UPB) historically put on weekly. Students always knew that they could find a band playing at the Spot on Thursday night. There was a sense of community. That feeling has now been shattered by a drastic change: This semester there will only be one l...

Campus leaders stepped up in Thwing storage mix-up

Campus leaders stepped up in Thwing storage mix-up

September 4, 2015


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

As students prepared to move in the Friday before classes, student organizations received an email from the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) that began in all caps. When hoping to reunite with their friends and suitemates, these students were told that they had ten days to remove their items from...

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