The Observer

Mitt Romney: an American man

Andrew Breland, The Elephant in the Room

October 12, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Despite the sun shining and nary a cloud in the sky, it was still cold Tuesday as I stepped onto a small private runway in North Central Ohio. It all became very worthwhile, though, because five minutes later a plane, emblazoned with a red, white, and blue “R”, landed not 100 yards from me. For...

Why women need to vote

Andrew Schriver, Apply Liberally

October 5, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In the same vein as Andrew Breland’s space last week, instead of my usual column, I would like to present a letter from Natalie Portman on behalf of the Obama campaign. Ms. Portman’s letter serves as an excellent reminder of the advances both women and students have made in the last four years, as...

Biodegradable circuits

Aditya Rengaswamy, Weird Science

October 5, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As an individual who has befriended many avid gamers, I’ve always found the virtual worlds that can be explored fascinating. I don’t partake in too much gaming, but I certainly understand what captivates people in this medium. It allows people to take on the persona of a hero and face his or her...

Brawn over beauty

Brawn over beauty

Heather O'Keeffe, What a Girl Wants

September 28, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

After the longest final in over 20 years, on Sept. 9 Serena Williams won her 15th major tennis open. However, most people probably didn’t see this, since a meager 3.4 percent of American households tuned in to watch the final of the Women’s U.S. Open tennis tournament. The Williams v. Victoria...

“Hiya, Case. How’s the craic?”

Rachel Craft, Full Irish Breakfast

September 28, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

That’s the Irish way of saying “What’s up?” “Craic” (pronounced “crack”) means fun, “grand” means fine, and “deadly” means awesome. So a really great time might be described as “deadly craic.” And no, hard drugs are not common in this country. I’ve spent the past month...

Republican commentary on Obama’s Ohio visits

Andrew Breland, The Elephant in the Room

September 28, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In lieu of my column this week, I have decided to print a letter that I have signed as the Romney for President Chair at Case Western Reserve University. I am joined in signing by nine other Campus Chairs around the state. This letter is being published in The Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer, ...

Founder’s Note

Paul E. Kerson, Founder, The Observer

September 28, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Last week, members of The Observer staff received a special email from one of our papers’ founders, Paul E. Kerson, J.D.  Kerson was the last Sports Editor of the Reserve Tribune in 1968-1969, and helped merge with the student publication at Case Tech to form The Observer as the two universities beca...

The Myth of the Welfare State(s)

The Myth of the Welfare State(s)

Andrew Schriver, Apply Liberally

September 21, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As you probably have heard by now, Mitt Romney got into a bit of trouble over the weekend when video emerged of him disparaging 47 percent of the country at a $50,000-a-plate fundraiser in Boca Raton, Fla. Mr. Romney castigated these people for not paying federal income tax and for being dependent on...

Indian temple welcomes all faiths

Indian temple welcomes all faiths

Aditya Rengaswamy, Weird Architecture

September 21, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The weird and the fascinating features of our world expand into so many fields around us. Science is but one subject that celebrates its oddities; architecture is yet another. Today's journey will take us to a warm nation on the other side of the globe, famous for its beautiful Taj Mahal and revolutionary...

Appealing to the Parliament of Fools

Appealing to the Parliament of Fools

Andrew Breland, The Elephant in the Room

September 14, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The conventional wisdom of politics is that to win votes of the masses – to stand a chance of winning – a candidate has to take his or her Ivy League-educated message down to the level of the average person. According to the 2010 census, the average American adult has at least some amount of college...

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source
Columns