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In Response to the Unity Banquet Keynote Speech

Hiram Cortez
April 24, 2015
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Observer Staff, I am writing in response to the Unity Banquet keynote speech given by nationally recognized journalist Jeff Johnson on April 10 here at Case Western Reserve University. This letter is from a personal point of view not representing any student organization. In case you haven’t...

Assmus and Galipo In response to “What we lack”

Abby Assmus and Anna Galipo
April 24, 2015
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, In response to the article “What we lack,” by Andrew Breland and Jacob Martin in the Opinion section last week, we would like to identify that some of their examples of "free speech" are not in fact free speech; instead, they are examples of harassment. We fully support and agree wi...

Worden in response to “What we lack”

Colin Worden
April 23, 2015
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, I’d like to preface my letter to the editor by stating that I am friends with both Andrew Breland and Jacob Martin, and that I respect their commitment to pressing the envelope on a number of issues. Even if I may not agree with them on a variety of issues, especially as of late,...

Mobley on the importance of campus climate

Marilyn Mobley
April 10, 2015
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, The recent article in The Observer indicating that the university was investigating an incident of racist graffiti found in Fribley Commons was a critical reminder that our campus climate needs more work to be the kind of campus where everyone can thrive. We seek to be a diverse, inclu...

Saker in response to Jacob Martin’s March 27 letter to the editor

Siba Saker
April 3, 2015
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, One of the first things I do when I visit another university is pick up their school newspaper to get a feel for the culture that exists on that campus. The newspaper is a reflection of the student voices and is a platform for discussing the things that they find important. This past...

Perrin in response to Jacob Martin’s March 27 letter to the editor

m. c. Perrin
April 3, 2015
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, It is completely unacceptable to publish an article that persistently misgenders a trans person. I'm referring to the most recent misguided article Jacob Martin wrote about my friend, Zak Khan. This is not a good look for this paper or this school. You can't say that you "acknowledge t...

In response to “How do I adult” and “When we’re too afraid to fight back”

Jacob Martin
March 27, 2015
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, Last week in “How do I adult? Case Western Reserve University doesn’t teach life skills,” Zak Khan wrote, “Despite all of my schooling, I never learned how to function … No programs exist at CWRU to educate us on basic life skills.” They go on, “The truth is most CW...

In response to “L3 should ketchup with student needs”

Matthew Bentley
March 20, 2015
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, Regarding the recent guest column titled "L3 should ketchup with student needs": I wholeheartedly agree that the open ketchup dispenser is an issue that needs to be solved. In fact I recognized this last semester after a couple of my friends pointed it out, so I brought it up at...

In response to “‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ not just porn”

McCoy Edmonds
March 20, 2015
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, I was interested to read the review of “Fifty Shades of Grey” in last issue of The Observer. The opinions of the movie were quite the opposite of mine. I agreed on one point though. The soundtrack was amazing. Plus the camera work was creative. On every thing else I differed. The...

Khan in response to “When we’re too afraid to fight back”

Zak Khan
March 19, 2015
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, Does Andrew Breland [the column’s author] really have any idea on what it's like to "be too afraid to fight back?" Has Breland looked another person in the eyes and seen pure disgust, contempt and hatred? All for something as simple as wearing the wrong shirt or acting too flamboyan...

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