The Observer

Letter to the Editor

April 12, 2013


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

I am writing in response to an editorial in last week’s edition of The Observer, which contained what I contest was an inaccurate assessment of the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Presidential candidates by the editorial staff. This assessment came in the article “The Observer endorses...

The great navigator

Andrew Breland

April 12, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM In 2011, Margaret Thatcher was voted the most competent British Prime Minister of the last 30 years. Though some critics will claim she divided the country with her hardline policies of privatization and anticommunism, her country now realizes that she represented the most...

Lessons from a torn ACL

Heather O’Keeffe

April 12, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

WHAT A GIRL WANTS On July 21, 2012, I fell to the ground in pain. My knee popped in the air and stiffened when I hit the ground. As I lay there on the ground, moaning in agony, fear entrenched my mind. I was certain that I had just sustained a serious injury. One month later, Aug. 16, the MRI ...

The Observer endorses Colin Williams for USG president

The Observer endorses Colin Williams for USG president

April 5, 2013


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Top Stories

Forthcoming year necessitates finance expertise, balanced approach The position of Undergraduate Student Government (USG) president is arguably one of the most important roles a Case Western Reserve University undergraduate could fill. From channelling the voice of undergraduate students in me...

Breaking the universal speed limit

Aditya Rengaswamy

April 5, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

WEIRD SCIENCE Anyone who has read up on the special theory of relativity knows that the speed of light is considered the speed barrier of the universe. You would need an infinite amount of energy to make a particle with mass travel at this speed. Yet, there are still some far-fetched ideas...

Court is in session on marriage equality

Court is in session on marriage equality

Evan Wilson

April 5, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

FAIRLY UNBALANCED If you follow politics, watch the news, or even check Facebook, you’ve probably heard the big news from Washington last week: the Supreme Court is deciding on gay marriage. Everyone rejoice and change your profile picture, we’re almost there! Except not really. Whil...

Students speak out against victim blaming

Students speak out against victim blaming

CWRU House Mafia

April 5, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

FROM THE MAFIA On Friday, Mar. 22, a group of students decided to brave the cold and show their support for the Jane Doe of the Steubenville rape case that has been the center of much public attention lately. These students did not represent any one student organization and encompasse...

The pursuit of happiness

The pursuit of happiness

Ashley Yarus

March 29, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Keeping Perspective The debate over same-sex marriage has been batted between institutions for decades. In 1996, former president Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defined marriage to be between a man and a woman. In 2008, California passed Proposition 8, which restrict...

Feeling the prospie love

Feeling the prospie love

Heather O’Keeffe

March 29, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

What a Girl Wants While open houses mean the dining halls will be overtaken by awkward prospective students and intrusive parents, they also mean early starts and long days for me. As a tour guide, they provide the perfect opportunity to work a lot and start to pay off my spring-break trip. After last wee...

Editor’s Note: Here today, gone tomorrow

Tyler Hoffman, Executive Editor

March 29, 2013


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Believe it or not, Cleveland sits on the global stage. We may be the city of springtime snow and powerless traffic lights, but our little dot on the map is observed worldwide. Case Western Reserve University has more than recognized this in recent years, implementing a Plan for Internationalization that...

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