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Exploring the Andes

Aditya Rengaswamy, Weird Science

March 22, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I've had the good fortune to travel to countries all over the world, and one of my favorite places to visit are the mountainous and forest regions near Titayen, Haiti. The country has a rich ecosystem and a diverse array of animal and plant species. Yet, when I reflect on my journey through the area, I ...

Obamacare: showing its true colors

Zachry Floro, Wag of the Finger

March 22, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

At the beginning of President Obama’s term, he and a Democrat-dominated Congress, pushed through a bill that has colloquially become known as Obamacare. I have never been a fan of the bill, for multiple reasons. But last week the Congressional Budget Office announced a new cost projection for the bill....

Why birth control matters: the GOP’s war on women

Why birth control matters: the GOP’s war on women

Andrew Shriver, The Red Liberal

March 9, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

If you follow the news at all, you’ll know that a political battle has been raging over the Obama administration’s recent mandate that employers offering health insurance provide coverage for birth control. Much can be written about the legality of the mandate, and the “religious freedom” angle,...

We are Aquaman

Aditya Rengaswamy, Weird Science

March 9, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I will be the first to admit that my swimming skills are mediocre at best. I am certainly no Aquaman; I'm lucky to swim half a mile in the ocean. The only thing I like about beach vacations are the warm Jacuzzis. Yet, when I look at other mammals, I notice humans’ swimming skills are amongst the best....

Adventures on the Welsh coast

Adventures on the Welsh coast

Edwin Lo, Rabbiting in London

March 9, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

British schooling has become boring. Even though my classes are somewhat Americanized and intended to get us out and about exploring the city, it has failed to capture my full attention. I therefore rewarded myself with a trip to Wales. For those who don’t know, Wales resides on the same piece of...

Editorial: think[box]: beyond the possible

March 9, 2012


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Many Case Western Reserve University students may not be familiar with the relatively new think[box] – which is a shame, considering the virtually unlimited possibilities think[box] will (in theory) open on campus. The university website calls think[box] “an engine of entrepreneurial growth”...

Letter to the Editor

March 2, 2012


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the Editor & the Observer staff,   I'm writing to you to bring to light potentially offensive material in the Friday, February 17, 2012 issue of the Observer. The title and opening paragraphs of the piece titled "PechaKucha, Not Pikachu" are worded in an unhelpful, possibly hurtful...

Letter to the Editor

March 2, 2012


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the Editor:   Although Santorum has been mocked throughout the media and by Hatten for his controversial claim that prenatal testing, specifically amniocentesis, leads to more abortions, medical experts and available data strongly support his claim. Dr. Gene Rudd, an obstetrician-gynecologist, agreed that amni...

Dealing with tragedy

Amanda Brown, Real World Issues

March 2, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

My original idea for this week’s opinion column was completely different from the one I sit writing now. I chose my topic based on some pop culture reference that, at the moment, looks incredibly stupid in its insignificance. As I sit writing this, the need to write about something much more serious...

Editorial: Rolling in the dough

March 2, 2012


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

After USG announced a $48,000 rollover this time last year, we expected to see a much tighter budget in the future. Instead, USG wound up with a whopping $55,000 left over at the end of last semester. This has certainly raised eyebrows, as well as concerns about how USG allocates its money. Students...

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