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Rudoff: Getting used to your home away from home

Jackson Rudoff, Columnist

January 19, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Going home for my first extended break was, for lack of a better term, weird. After spending four months completely immersed in Case Western Reserve University’s campus, it was odd to suddenly go back to living in Columbus, a place I had known as home for nearly nine years prior. The fact that break...

Taekman: Trump lacks a sense of responsibility for Hawaii

Sarah Taekman, Columnist

January 19, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

What would you do if you learned that there was a missile strike incoming toward your home? If you thought that you were going to die? If you thought that your friends and family were going to die? That is the question that faced over a million people in Hawaii when they received the following emergency...

Editorial: Commit to positive changes in the new year

January 19, 2018


Filed under Columns, Editorial

To all members of the campus community: welcome back. Before we get to the topic at hand, we want to discuss a recent event. The year started off on a dark note with the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old man outside The Corner Alley. Our prayers are with all who were affected by this incident and their...

Cannon: Thoughts on overcoming toxic family relationships during the holidays

Christopher Alan Cannon, Columnist

January 19, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Coming from a multiracial family, especially in the midst of this polarized political climate, I’ve found myself in conflict with my father’s side of the family. The complex relationships I share with relatives on the White side of my family have deteriorated more and more since the initiation of...

Pinal-Alfaro: Suggestions for a better semester

Yoshmar Pinal-Alfaro, Columnist

January 19, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As the fleeting days of break gave way to the inevitable return to campus, I became increasingly anxious about returning to school. I was excited to meet up with friends and enjoy the second semester of my freshman year. However, I was wary of the increased coursework, inevitable late nights and the...

Mukhi: A Texan in winter

Zubair Mukhi, Columnist

January 19, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I’m freezing. It’s not that I’m not wearing jackets and a long-sleeved shirt or that I don’t have a hat and gloves. I’m just not used to winter. I’m from Houston, Texas. We’re on the Gulf of Mexico, in the South, and it’s often decently sunny. The coldest it really gets in Houston is...

Kim: A bit(coin) of regulation

Won Hee Kim, Columnist

January 19, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

While the South Korean government has rescinded its proposal of banning cryptocurrency trades, the regulation of online currency such as the bitcoin are still being established globally and may become stricter within the United States as well. Cryptocurrency is digital and decentralized currency, independent...

Wood: Getting lost in translation

Wood: Getting lost in translation

Morgan Wood, Columnist

December 8, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

After three months in Japan, I think I’ve learned only about two dozen words and phrases in Japanese. At the top of the list is always “arigato gozaimasu” (thank you), “sumimasen” (excuse me) and “kanpai” (cheers). These are really the only three things you need to know. Japanese has...

Richards: Transportation deprivation

Richards: Transportation deprivation

Jason Richards, Columnist

December 8, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

If you haven’t heard through recent Observer articles, the new transportation app “TransLoc Rider” is available for riders of the Circle Link transportation system here at Case Western Reserve University. It allows users to track shuttles by their GPS location in real-time. As the temperature...

Mukhi: Questioning if the First Amendment applies to social media

Zubair Mukhi, Columnist

December 8, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

On its face, the answer to the question of whether or not you should police social media content from a standpoint of morality or appropriateness is simple: Do it. Users signed the terms and conditions of social media, so why shouldn’t they be bound to a certain level of conduct? If social media wasn’t...

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