The Observer

Editor’s Note: First aid is a must for CWRU students

Eddie Kerekes, Executive Editor

November 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

This past weekend, the Case Western Reserve University community experienced an event many feared, but few thought possible: the shooting of an undergraduate student. Thankfully, the student survived the gunshot wound to the stomach after treatment at University Hospitals and remains there in a regular ...

Pietrow: It was a close one for America’s future

Pietrow: It was a close one for America’s future

David Pietrow, Columnist

November 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Everybody knows that this year’s midterm elections were critical to the nation’s future, mostly because both the Senate and the House were highly contested. The elections determined our representatives in the House, Senate and other offices, such as the state governors. The media frequently specul...

McPheeters: Body modification positivity only, please

Mary McPheeters, Columnist

November 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I’m tired of people commenting on others’ body modifications. When I say “body modification,” I mean all types. Not just tattoos and piercings but also cosmetic surgery and any other way you can modify your body. Generally, the idea of getting breast implants after breast cancer or facial recons...

Zhu: Sacrificing personal identity for the sake of filial piety

Caroline Zhu, Staff Columnist

November 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

With the holidays coming up fast, suddenly more and more questions arise regarding identity and how to define that outside of the home. One of the most significant is how to bridge the LGBT identity and the Asian-American culture when going home this season. Most identity crises in Asian-American house...

Taekman: A shout amidst a quiet return

Sarah Taekman, Staff Columnist

November 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When I was in my senior year of high school, a Holocaust survivor came into our classroom and told us about her experience. She didn’t look her 90 plus years: she walked unassisted, her hair was white but well-kept and she still had a sharp tongue. She had aged wonderfully, especially considering s...

Coleman: The trials of first-year living

Kehley Coleman, Staff Columnist

November 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

A few days ago, I woke to shouts of jubilation in the hallway outside my room. “There’s hot water,” the girls next door cried out joyfully. From my room, I couldn’t help breathing a sigh of relief. For Storrs House had spent the previous 36 hours without any hot water in any of its bathro...

Kim: How it feels to get help

Won Hee Kim, Copy Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I fell into a major depressive episode last Saturday. Over that week, I had been interacting with so many people and doing so much work that the stress became overwhelming. But I continued to force myself to do more work: volunteering, attending class and helping with events. By Tuesday, I could not stoma...

Rudoff: Complicity in mass shootings is a national burden

Rudoff: Complicity in mass shootings is a national burden

Jackson Rudoff, Opinion Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

It’s doubtful that anyone missed the news of the mass shooting that took place at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh this past Saturday. It was an attack that left 11 dead, six injured and, as with all American mass shootings, countless others traumatized. The mere fact that I can say: “as with all...

Yakumithis: My celebrity cheat list

Sophia Yakumithis, News Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece about my celebrity crushes. To answer a lot of your questions: no, I don’t regret exposing myself. That’s why I’m about to do it again. This time, it’s even more personal. The whole “I make my boyfriends sign a disclaimer” bit about letting me cheat on ...

Wilson: Uptown’s food funk

Peter Wilson, Staff Columnist

November 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

There are many exceptionally wonderful things about this university. The academics are renowned and challenging, the campus is beautiful and located in a cultural hub and the professors are esteemed and well respected. However, there are flaws. Most prominent of which is the choices of food on cam...

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