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

m. c. Perrin
April 3
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
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
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
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
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...

On the topic of Gender-Inclusive Housing

February 27
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, Male or female? The question seems innocent enough, not to mention it’s a crucial prerequisite to determine housing for students. However, it makes a dangerous assumption: that every student fits into one of the predefined categories, which is not always the case. How are those without...

The death of affordable housing?

Ryan P. Cleary
February 20
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, On Jan. 22, 2015, a simple email was sent out to the student body outlining the housing options for next year. Within this email, university officials drew attention to the new residence hall. In the same email, they also quietly implemented a financially harmful policy. With no fanfare,...

Je suis? Secular or religious—the debate continues

Joy R. Bostic
February 20
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, On Jan. 23, The Observer published a story about the forum “Je Suis?” hosted by Case Western Reserve University’s Department of Religious Studies. The title “Je Suis?” refers to the “Je Suis Charlie” or “I am Charlie” slogan that became a national rallying cry for...

Letter to the editor

Brittany Chung and Precious Amoako
February 13
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, We are writing this letter in response to how our campus has failed to fully support diversity groups that aim to enrich the community. After much thought regarding the systems in place to ensure that diversity-based groups succeed in their goals of enhancing the campus’ culture,...

Letter to the editor

Zak Khan
February 13
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, Case Western Reserve University is a murderer. Now that you’re reading, let me clarify. CWRU has torn down a host of historic Cleveland buildings in its pursuit of architectural blandness. One need only look to the Engineering Quad and notice the absence of buildings like Case Main...

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