The Observer

Letter to the Editor

October 18, 2013


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Representation is essential in communication; in order to spark a healthy debate (or to have a general exchange of ideas), one must clearly present their point of view and their opinion. Therefore, it is equally important to correctly represent the opposing side’s opinion as accurately as possible. A...

Letter to the Editor

Laura Y. Tartakoff

October 11, 2013


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Jacob Martin’s meaningful piece, “A call for campus-wide attitude makeover” (10/4/13, p.7) refers to freedom “from the fetters of self.” Martin is right. That is essential to create a true community. Poet W.H. Auden (1907-1973) blessed rules “that forbid automatic responses, force us to...

October 5, 2013


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

This letter is in response to an editorial in the Sept. 27 edition entitled “Student Participation: Can we improve?” As long serving members of the Undergraduate Student Government, we would like address some of the opinions the article expressed about USG, and do our best to convey our most important...

Letter to the Editor

October 5, 2013


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Observer staff, This is a thank you letter for the little masterpiece you created on pages 16-17 of The Observer of Sept. 20— a collage of thoughtful, literate observations of campus life made with razor-sharp observations and wrenching candor. Salient questions about the divisiveness of glorifying...

Letter to the Editor

September 13, 2013


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To the Editor: A university community should participate in open dialogue about ideas and suggestions, issues and concerns both within that community and abroad. A student newspaper is and should be the medium and outlet for such campus wide dialogue. Andrew Breland’s opinion piece, “What Your...

Letter to the Editor

September 13, 2013


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

While reading the article “What you tour guide won’t tell you about Case Western,” I became incredibly frustrated by the lack of self-awareness expressed in the article. I agree that there are many aspects of the university that students could be better informed about; however, the article seemed...

Letter to the Editor

Sara Tillie

September 6, 2013


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I found last week’s fashion rant, “Redefining the Spartan Look,” both rude and completely unnecessary. After reading it, I was disappointed that The Observer wasted an entire page on an article that contributed so little. Fashion can be an excellent outlet to express oneself and sometimes an awesome...

Letter to the Editor

April 19, 2013


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With the recent uproar due to disturbing responses by some to the Steubenville rape case, the knowledge of the general population about sexual assault has been called into question. As a founding member and former president of Case Western Reserve University’s Sexual Assault and Violence Educators...

Letter to the Editor

April 12, 2013


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I am writing in response to an editorial in last week’s edition of The Observer, which contained what I contest was an inaccurate assessment of the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Presidential candidates by the editorial staff. This assessment came in the article “The Observer endorses...

Letters to the Editor

February 22, 2013


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Regarding your story about KSL and its funding, I have one simple question: Where would the money come from to fund the library? I sincerely hope that the increased funding does not come from tuition. Without increasing costs on the student body, can the university find a way to fund the library? Most...

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