The Observer

A voice for equality

A voice for equality

Ellen Kubit

February 8, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The “F” Word: Feminism Rape is wrong. This statement is always a fact. Almost six months ago, a 16-year old Jane Doe from West Virginia became the victim of terrible crime. Two 16-year old members the high school football team in Steubenville, Ohio—a small-town located about 40 miles west of...

Keeping perspective

Ashley Yarus, Keeping Perspective

February 1, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When a student at Carnegie Mellon University committed suicide last month, CMU began a campaign to address the issue of mental health on their campus. Like Case Western Reserve University, CMU has a reputation of rigor. While a hefty work load and commitment to academic studies seems an integral part...

Abandon ship – or at least our Constitution

Andrew Breland, The Elephant in the Room

February 1, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The Constitution, and its imbued authority, has been the centerpiece of American governance and political culture for the totality of what has become the “American epoch.” But recently, actions taken by members of Congress, state and local governments, and the President, himself, have cast into doubt...

Why cry when you can dance?

Heather O'Keeffe, What a Girl Wants

February 1, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Sometimes you just have a really bad day. On these lowest of low occasions, your first and strongest impulse is to release all your emotions, allowing them to pour from your soul, hoping to unburden yourself from sadness. For myself, I feed this impulse by crying – crying vigorously, eyes swelling,...

Joining the One Direction bandwagon

Heather O'Keeffe, What a Girl Wants

January 18, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

One Direction is a craze. Throngs of 14-year-old girls throw themselves at five wonderfully attractive boys. Even though the odds are insane, every teenage girl believes she has a chance with one of them, that she and Zayn/Niall/Louie/Liam/Harry are destined to fall in love. Last year, I hated One...

Reclaiming our word: a revolution

Andrew Breland, The Elephant in the Room

January 18, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Most people reading this will expect a long-winded response to the gun rights/gun control debate happening in Washington and across the country. After all, what is a Republican to do but defend the Godly, prophetic positions of the NRA and lambast the liberal/socialist/statist/progressive kings who want...

The darkness of the Golden Dawn

Andrew Schriver, Apply Liberally

December 7, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

He is 54 years old. A former soldier, he served several terms in prison in his country, making the best of them by learning from the leaders of a military junta and writing a manifesto-turned-magazine called Chyrs Avgi. He is a noted anti-Semite, and frequently rails against immigrants and in favor of...

World women to recognize this year

Ellen Kubit, The "F" Word (Feminism)

December 7, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

This has been an eventful year, with good and bad. But like every year, nothing occurs in vain. We should not wake up January 1 and ignore the lessons we still knew on December 31. I encourage you to remember what the women of the world taught us: specifically, Aung San Suu Kyi, the members of Pussy...

Beating the winter break boredom

Heather O'Keeffe, What a Girl Wants

December 7, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

This week was stressful; next week is going to be just as stressful and, on top of that, brain-numbing. No part of me whatsoever is excited for a three-hour physics exam, except for the fact that when that exam is over, my first semester of college is done. I have not been home since before orientation...

Talking the talk: a short vacation in Gaeltacht

Talking the talk: a short vacation in Gaeltacht

Rachel Craft, Full Irish Breakfast

December 1, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Last weekend, my Irish language class took a field trip to the Gaeltacht. It was more like a vacation than a field trip – we spent the weekend there, and we stayed with lovely Irish families who fed us authentic Irish food. A Gaeltacht is a region, usually way out in the boonies, where people speak...

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source
Columns