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Sparta your world

January 30, 2015
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The Undergraduate Student Government offers many benefits to student groups, including the new Sparta Resource Center.

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More than a Greek-only solution needed to solve CWRU’s sexual misconduct problem

January 23, 2015
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Although Greek Life has instituted seminars to help prevent sexual misconduct on campus, more than a Greek-only solution is needed.

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Semester Grades

December 5, 2014
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Transportation: D Greenies, which could be a lovely resource as the days get colder, have instead—as always—been unreliable and far from useful for all but the luckiest students; stories of them driving straight past students waiting at bus stops have been numerous. Students hoping to limit damage ...

This semester USG lives up to motto: “Students first”

November 21, 2014
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

In the 2005 animated movie “Robots,” there was a mantra repeated by several characters: “See a need, fill a need.” This semester, The Observer staff thinks that the Undergraduate Student Government has taken this phrase to heart. Students choosing their fall classes from the hundreds of classes...

With housing policy, financial aid fails to financially aid

November 14, 2014
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

A recent Businessinsider.com article ranked Case Western Reserve University’s dorms as the most expensive in Ohio higher education. Similarly, according to a poll on The Observer’s website, a whopping 78 percent of the 159 respondents said that the price of housing is too high for the quality th...

In honor of service

Katie Wieser, Executive Editor & Publisher
November 7, 2014
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

A little more than ten years ago, I stood in a room with a small crowd of people as all raised our right hand and recited our Oath of Enlistment for the first time. We were all there for different reasons. Some wanted to defend their country, some wanted to see the world, some were just there out of...

With great anonymity comes great responsibility

October 31, 2014
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

By now, chances are you have read (or at least heard about) Barbara Snyder’s email in response to the racist Yik Yak posts made during the National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation protests. Without reservation, The Observer editorial staff can...

Where’s the spirit?

October 17, 2014
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

CWRU students have pride in their school, but they don't seem to have spirit.

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Editorial

October 10, 2014
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

When you ask many current students why they chose to attend Case Western Reserve University, one of the most common responses is a sheepish look and an admission that “they gave me the most money.” Some of that money comes from school or federal financial aid, but CWRU also provides substantial merit...

Check your privilege

Katie Wieser, Executive Editor & Publisher
October 3, 2014
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

I’ve always considered myself to be an incredibly lucky person. My family is completely supportive and non-judgemental, I stumbled into a career field that is actually interesting to me and I somehow acquired valuable skills while making the choices that seemed easiest at the time. I have it pretty...

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