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The haunting legacy of police subculture

Christopher Alan Cannon, Columnist

April 27, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In the wake of Councilman Kevin Conwell being racially-profiled by Case Western Reserve University police officers, a larger problem is being signified—a police subculture pervasive throughout the United States that sustains biased methodologies and hate-fueled rhetoric. As a Black man and a histor...

Kim: Using the summer to get ahead

Won Hee Kim, Columnist

April 27, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As the semester comes to a close, my friends and I have been discussing our summer plans. Several of them plan to stay in Cleveland and take courses over the summer; others have lined up part-time jobs; one is going abroad to work on his senior thesis and everybody is on the hunt for summer internsh...

Improvements for a failing SAGES program

Improvements for a failing SAGES program

Dallan Goldblatt, Guest Columnist

April 27, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

Of all the General Education Requirements, the Seminar Approach to General Education and Scholarship (SAGES) program is one of the most widely disliked. Especially around class registration, I hear complaints from my peers about the availability, topics and workload of SAGES classes. Most of the peop...

Don’t beware what is beyond the bridge

KJ Smith, Guest Columnist

April 27, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As my final semester at Case Western Reserve University is coming to an end, it’s time to figure out where to move onto next. I’ve lived in Northeast Ohio my whole life.  When I was 10 years old, my mom moved our family from East Cleveland to Twinsburg. Coming back to Case Western Reserve Univers...

Bose: Thoughts of a graduating senior

Bose: Thoughts of a graduating senior

Shounak Bose, Guest Columnist

April 27, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

As the sun sets on my undergraduate experience at Case Western Reserve University, I’ve spent a good amount of time reflecting. College is incredibly dynamic, a fast-paced amalgam of highs, lows and unique individuals and experiences not found anywhere else. Much of my retrospective thought has served ...

Nunnery: Being happy on your terms

Anthony Nunnery, Columnist

April 27, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

At some point in the semester you’ll probably end up asking yourself: “Why am I doing all this?” I’m going to assume that your answer will in some way relate to a goal of lifelong happiness.  If this is not your reasoning, then I ask that you reflect more deeply on what happiness really means ...

Attendance is mandatory, but so is my socioeconomic status

Katharine Toledo, Columnist

April 27, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When I arrived on campus for the first time last August, I was intrigued and excited by the sheer range of extracurricular opportunities offered to the Case Western Reserve University community. After reading about one particular organization online and meeting representatives at their booth during the secon...

Smith: Pruning essential for growth

Josiah Smith, Columnist

April 13, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Last Tuesday, my counselor told me about the brain’s process of making new connections. In short, there is a period where, especially when attempting to learn something new, the mind creates new neural pathways, becoming more malleable so that fresh ideas and concepts are easier to digest. But a...

Taylor: Comparing CWRU to a mini-police state

Taru Taylor

April 13, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

On March 9, Case Western Reserve University police officers stopped Cleveland City Councilman Kevin Conwell as he was walking through campus. Minutes before, a student called dispatch to complain about a Black man on campus mumbling through missing teeth. Conwell supposedly “fit the description.” ...

Gupta: The times go on for CWRU journalism and for me

Kushagra Gupta, Director of Print

April 13, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I will never forget the incredible individuals I’ve met and the amazing conversations I’ve had when reporting. The people I get to talk to are what I will miss the most from my time at The Observer. Since high school, I have always enjoyed writing. I’ve learned here that journalism is a uniqu...

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