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Editorial: What is truly setting our Greek Life apart

Editorial: What is truly setting our Greek Life apart

Editorial Board

October 7, 2016

During recruitment, fraternity brothers and sorority sisters are told to refrain from introducing their organization as “different from Greek Life at other schools.” But we are different from Greek Life communities on other campuses. And one of the greatest qualities that sets our Greek Life apart is t...

Editorial: A fuzzy policy

Editorial Board

September 30, 2016

The university’s recent change of the need-aware policy’s name to “Meet Full Need” does not hide from the student population this policy’s potential implications. This Editorial Board understands that the administration has faced distressed students whose financial needs have resulted in their in...

Let’s reflect on our entitlement


September 23, 2016

Entitlement: a sense of superiority or the expectation for special treatment. Our generation has been given many labels: lazy, narcissistic, entitled. There have been so many discussions about our entitled personalities that some researchers have made millennials and entitlement the focus of their stu...

Editorial: No air conditioning? Not cool.

September 16, 2016

There’s no doubt that students are enjoying the colder weather these days, if it means that their rooms won’t feel like 100 degrees. One of the most infamous complaints of this semester is about first-year, second-year and the property management residences not being air conditioned. Though people ...

Editorial: Let’s de-stress for success

Editorial Board

September 9, 2016

When the wepa printers are breaking down daily, that’s when you know school has really started. But fixing our printers won’t fix a cultural norm on campus that shouldn’t be a norm at all: The majority of us are excessively stressed out and we are not doing anything about it. The Case Western R...

Editorial: Give us space

September 2, 2016

What does the concept of “safe spaces” mean to you? To the University of Chicago’s Dean John “Jay” Ellison, safe spaces allow students to be ignorant, rather than open-minded. They allow students to avoid conversations that cause discomfort. They prevent intellectual debate because indivi...

Editor’s Note: CWRU needs to invest in campus security

Taylor Moran, Executive Editor

May 14, 2016

The entire Case Western Reserve University community received a security alert on May 10 informing us that a student had been robbed, possibly at gunpoint, in the Rockefeller Physics Building. I was utterly shocked that such an incident had occurred in an academic building. Typically I brush off most secu...

Semester Grades

April 22, 2016

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

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 8, 2016

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...

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