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Ltte: Zeta Beta Tau needs to do better

Will Oldham
April 21, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, To the Brothers of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity at CWRU: I would be pissed if I were you. Royally furious. Because some of your brothers have just totally undermined the chapter you care so deeply for. Of course, I’m writing about your Greek Sing and Variety Show (V-Show) from this year...

Ltte: What the “Biden Rule” means for Supreme Court nominations

Jake Bumgarner
April 14, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, The point of my response today is to clarify some mischaracterizations of what is known as the “Biden Rule,” as well as to offer some opinions on the recent Supreme Court developments. The so-called “Biden Rule” refers to a 1992 speech then-Senator Joe Biden made in reactio...

Ltte: Civil discourse must be civil

Tori Hamilton
April 7, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, A few weeks ago we, as the Feminist Collective at CWRU, decided to clarify a common misconception on our campus that equates the struggles of marginalized groups to the social conflicts of being a conservative at Case Western Reserve University. Matthew Thompson wrote a letter in re...

Ltte: CWRU needs to provide more graduation tickets

George Hodulik
March 31, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, As spring graduation approaches, I must express a deep frustration with Case Western Reserve University administration. To those who are not graduating this May, you may not be aware that undergraduates are allowed three guest tickets to the undergraduate diploma ceremony. Howev...

Ltte #2: The struggles of voicing conservative opinions at CWRU

Steve Kerby
March 31, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, You’re going to have to trust me on this one; there are more than zero conservatives at Case Western Reserve University. I can’t provide anything more than anecdotal evidence for their existence. They might have good reason to be reluctant to stand up, and they do not owe it to any...

LttE: In response to the Feminist Collective to encourage civil discourse

Matthew Thompson
March 24, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

  To the editor, On February 24, The Observer published a letter from the Feminist Collective (FCC) that expressed how diverse political thought should be stifled on campus to protect the personhood of “marginalized” students. As a conservative, I’d like to offer a counterpoint to the...

Ltte: CWRU already embraces “ideological diversity”

Ltte: CWRU already embraces “ideological diversity”

Monica Windholtz
March 3, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, I take issue with the way conservative ideologies were recently portrayed in two columns recently written by Paul Rutecki for The Observer. Case Western Reserve University does embrace ideological diversity, just not ideologies that actively call for the discrimination and oppression of ...

Ltte: Feminist Collective differentiates between identity, political opinion

Jessica Lam, Tori Hamilton, Nailah Mathews, and Nat Bick
February 24, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, To the Case Western Reserve University Community: We, as members of the Feminist Collective at CWRU, have witnessed repeated instances of misconceptions about what tolerance should look like on our campus. We would like to clarify a few points in response to rhetoric from our peers concer...

LttE: Ann Jung speaks on COC impeachment

Ann Jung
February 17, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Editor’s Note: The Observer attempted to reach Ann Jung on Jan. 16 at 5:45 p.m. and Jan. 17 at 5:32 a.m. via Facebook Messenger and on Jan. 18 around 9 p.m. via phone. The Observer could not verify the accuracy of statements here concerning the constitution and bylaws of the Class Office Collective, in...

Letter to the Editor: On the news story concerning the COC president’s impeachment

Austin Mak
January 27, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

  To Whom It May Concern, After reading The Observer's recent article about the impeachment of the 2019 Class Officer Collective president, I couldn't help but feel it was a bit unnecessary. While it was definitely interesting, I felt that such a potentially delicate topic for the girl in...

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