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With housing policy, financial aid fails to financially aid

November 14
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
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
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
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
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
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...

Hitting us where it hurts: Food restriction dilemma

September 26
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

It’s rare that a campus issue can unite a diverse student community. However, The Observer has found such a topic this week, and it hits right at the heart of students: their bellies. Despite posting no notice of the change, this summer Case Western Reserve University agreed to a deal with Bon App...

More than a buzzword

Katie Wieser, Executive Editor & Publisher
September 19
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

This past week, you may have noticed the positive vibes rolling out from the Greek houses. As you may have heard or witnessed, the Greek Life Office has been trying to ease the chill of our first sweater-worthy week of the semester by hosting their second annual Respect Week. Although the week is winding...

It’s never too late

Andrew Breland
September 12
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

This one goes out to the seniors. Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of discussing summer experiences with several friends. We shared stories of working in offices, the promises of careers in our respective fields, and the realization that what we did this summer is probably not the work we will...

New university center not all that its cracked up to be

September 12
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Two weeks after President Barbara R. Snyder dedicated the Tinkham Veale University Center, the glitz and glamour have worn off. We are hoping our first impression will prove misleading, but unfortunately, “the Tink” appears to prioritize aesthetics over functionality. The university center is...

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