The Observer

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


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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


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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...

Assembling the Avengers

Assembling the Avengers

Eileen Sabrina Herman, Pop Culture Affair

March 2, 2012


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"The Avengers" has come and gone from Cleveland, in terms of actual filming at least. It’s coming to theaters in May (May 4, to be precise) and every trailer that has been released has brought all of my productive thoughts to a halt, causing me to curse Marvel for releasing the clips in the morning. So,...

Halfway manifesto: Almost home

Halfway manifesto: Almost home

Edwin Lo, Rabbiting in London

February 24, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Today is my 54th day here in London, England. The may not sound very significant, but it is when I tell you that I’ve counted, yes, each and every day, and that I’ve got 110 days total in my abroad adventure. So 54 days is – get this, CWRU math skills – one day away from being halfway through...

Santorum: Still a (disgusting) joke

Santorum: Still a (disgusting) joke

David Hatten, A Tip of the Hat

February 24, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

For the past two weeks Rick Santorum has been on an upward climb: he swept the primaries on Tuesday, Feb. 7 and has been riding that momentum ever since. All this progress has come despite a string of increasingly inflammatory, controversial, and concerning statements that Santorum has uttered since...

Editorial: Keen and green or in between?

February 24, 2012


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With Recyclemania looming on the horizon – and Case Western Reserve University’s embarrassing past performances still fresh in our memory – now is a good time to discuss sustainability. CWRU claims to be at the forefront of “green” initiatives, but do the students, staff, and faculty really...

Atomic Time: How clocks really tick

Aditya Rengaswamy, Weird Science

February 24, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I hate waking up for 8:30 a.m. classes to the insistent beeping of my alarm. But this morning, my alarm clock piqued my curiosity. I thought to myself, who exactly sets the times that we follow? Who makes up the scale and accuracy of these things? I did some research into this and found some interesting...

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