The Observer

Semester Grades

April 22, 2016


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Case Western Reserve University students will be surprised to find that they earned at least one F this semester due to lack of participation. Despite the fact that the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) put an enormous amount of effort in encouraging student input on the tobacco-free policy, abo...

Editorial: Referendum too close to go tobacco free

Editorial Board

April 15, 2016


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The decision that sits before the Board of Trustees is simple: Case Western Reserve University should not go tobacco free. The Undergraduate Student Government’s (USG) referendum results were inconclusive; a 52 to 48 percent vote in favor of tobacco free should not count as approval by the stud...

Editor’s Note: What journalism means to me but also CWRU

April 7, 2016


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Few fields other than journalism will have you examine law school lawsuits one week and lost weather balloons the next. I’m fortunate to say that I’ve been able to cover both over my time on the staff of The Observer, among other topics. My time at The Observer kicked off almost immediately after...

The Observer endorses Gray, Goldberg for USG elections

Editorial Board

April 5, 2016


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

For the past several years, The Observer has endorsed candidates running for positions in the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) executive elections, which will run April 6th and 7th. Students can vote on OrgSync. Our endorsement committee was made of five select members of the Editorial Boa...

Editorial: IFC/Panhel should create a committee to allot rollover

Editorial: IFC/Panhel should create a committee to allot rollover

Editorial Board

March 31, 2016


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Imagine that you were handed $66,000 and were able to use it to improve the Tinkham Veale University Center (TVUC). What would you do? This decision currently sits before the presidents of the Interfraternity Congress and the Panhellenic Council, Will Oldham and Gina Belli, respectively. An allegedly...

Mather needs a makeover

Mather needs a makeover

Editorial Board

March 24, 2016


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Top Stories

When the provost announced that Yost would be toast in a couple years and that a new sciences building would replace it, we had mixed feelings. We are fortunate to be an innovative community constantly building, but we must remember that many small improvements to current structures can easily outweigh...

Let’s not further complicate student group funding

Let’s not further complicate student group funding

March 17, 2016


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

We drew a diagram (above) displaying the proposed Student Executive Council (SEC) restructure plan. Are you a bit confused by it? Because we were at first. The SEC Reform Task Force shouldn’t offer the current overly complex proposal to the SEC on March 31. The Editorial Board believes that the...

Editorial: Our take on Thwing’s identity crisis

Editorial: Our take on Thwing’s identity crisis

Editorial Board

February 26, 2016


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The construction for the Microsoft HoloLens classroom behind Thwing Center, near the entrance to the Tinkham Veale University Center has been going on for months. Not long ago, the situation was reversed; it was TVUC that was under construction, and we voiced concerns about how space was being used within it...

Editorial: CWRU should pay for security cameras in Strosacker

Editorial: CWRU should pay for security cameras in Strosacker

Editorial Board

February 19, 2016


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The campus buildings on the quads are safe, right? The idea that there is a Case Western Reserve University building that isn’t watched over by CWRU security or the university’s police department seems ridiculous. But, as CWRU Film Society found out on Feb. 4, that is the reality of Strosacker...

Editorial: Administrators should provide key information in advance of forums

Editorial Board

February 5, 2016


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

When we saw President Barbara R. Snyder’s email on Jan. 25 concerning changes to modify the admissions process, we weren’t sure what to expect. A couple paragraphs down, it became clear that this email was sent to promote discussion about the need-aware debate, rather than announce that a decision...

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source
Editorial