The Observer

A call for campus-wide attitude makeover

Jacob Martin

October 5, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Have you ever been walking down the narrow path between Adelbert Hall and the Michelson-Morley fountain walkway and gotten stuck behind that one student moving perilously slow? Or how about while heading west on Euclid Avenue approaching the intersection at Adelbert Road right as a wave of students have...

College: Ish just got real

Stephen Kolison

October 5, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In my article from Sept. 20, I mentioned that college for the freshman class had been like a fun summer camp where we all had the time to chill and joke around with one another. Well, the girls are now packing their bags, crying and saying to their friends “Oh my god, I’m so going to miss you! Follow...

Women in Leadership Week

Janet Lanman

October 5, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Despite tremendous growth over the past 50 years, women still face numerous challenges in leadership and the workforce overall. Women are still not paid equivalently, with only 77 cents to every man’s $1 . Gender stereotypes in the workplace still exist, especially in regards to femininity and motherhood,...

Housing: Mere ideas aren’t enough

The Observer

September 27, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In the first editorial of the semester, we argued that in light of the expanding class sizes, something substantial should be done about the student housing situation now so that we will not find ourselves knees deep in a housing crisis in the next few years. As was reported in an issue of The Observer...

Intelligence: theories, routines and other concerns

Abby Armato

September 27, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I sit in Cognitive Science 101 and focus on not crying. Not because of a grade-determining test or the possessed stuffed squirrel our professor uses to draw our attention back to her. No. I am fighting back tears because she has just taught us about three different cognitive scientists’ approaches...

Classroom behaviors to avoid

Theresa Smetona

September 27, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Attending class can often be a grueling ordeal. No matter how interesting a topic or engaging a professor, there always seems to be one or two students whose antics never fail to disrupt the clatss. Below are some behaviors, ranging from slightly annoying to incredibly disgusting, which are commonly...

The counterculture of living simply

Heather O'Keeffe

September 27, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Sometimes someone says something and it sticks with you. Their words delve deep into your mind, entangling themselves in your conscience. Two weeks ago I saw Yvon Chouinard accept the Inamori ethics prize. His acceptance speech was so powerful that every day for the past 14 days, Chouinard’s message...

The beauty of Bon Appetit

Ashley Yarus, Keeping Perspective

September 27, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I’m not being sarcastic when I say I love Bon Appétit’s food. Really folks, I’m not kidding. I enjoy their food, I agree with their business practices, and I appreciate the lovely people who work at Fribley and Leutner. I know it’s not a popular notion, but I love our food services here at...

Making a difference

Tejas Joshi

September 27, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

“Show me something fun to do in Cleveland,” offered the emcee of the improv show. In response, one troupe member jokingly threw her hands up, shook her head and stepped to the back of the stage, while a separate pair of students acted out a phone theft. Now, the group was a comedy troupe and the...

Help Me, I Can’t Breathe

Andrew Breland

September 20, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

So I will come out and admit it. I love coffee. I think in stating that, I join a large club consisting of most of the undergraduate population at the country’s universities, as well as most business professionals, etc. And the best place to satisfy an otherwise addictive craving is none other than...

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