The Observer

Letter to the Editor

Ellen Kubit, Undergraduate Student

September 7, 2012


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

I have a class with Andrew Breland, writer of "Sticks and stones may break our bones..." Every day, he brings intelligent answers and comments to the class. Since this piece is in the 'Opinion' section, I know Mr. Breland will respect me offering my own. Towards the middle of the third paragraph,...

Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will never hurt the liberals

Andrew Breland, The Elephant in the Room

August 31, 2012


Filed under Opinion

We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are not created equal. What a difference that word makes. What an effect a single word can have on the meaning, reception of, and reaction to what someone says or writes. In the midst of the political campaign season, words and their meanings became...

Editor’s Note: look before you leap (or complain)

Tyler Hoffman and Sage Schaff

August 31, 2012


Filed under Opinion

For the second year in a row, Washington Monthly ranked Case Western Reserve University in its national top 10 list of colleges that contribute to the public good. Despite this positive news, the first week of classes was marked by the all too familiar murmur of first-year and returning students doubting...

Editor’s Note: Making the case for new beginnings

Tyler Hoffman, Editor-in-Chief

August 24, 2012


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

For college freshmen nationwide, change is in the air. From yearbook messages condemning it to graduation songs heralding it, incoming first-years are force-fed the notion that nothing stays the same for long. Yet luckily for these change-sickened students, modification is not on the docket for Case...

Case Democrats Commentary

Case Democrats Commentary

Ryann Lally

August 24, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Let’s face it; a lot of college students don’t really care about politics. Instead of campaigning for Democratic congressmen, we would much rather spend our time scrolling through Tumblr and Facebook. What we all don’t realize is that those memes we post on our timelines, the feminist Jenna Ma...

Case College Republicans Commentary

Case College Republicans Commentary

Andrew Breland

August 24, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Greetings to the Class of 2016 and welcome back to the returning students here at Case Western Reserve University. The 2012-2013 year promises to be an exciting time for everyone, both here on campus, and around the country – especially with the presidential election in less than three months. For...

Young Americans for Liberty Commentary

Young Americans for Liberty Commentary

Victoria Granda

August 24, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

One group stands outside binary, partisan politics at Case Western Reserve University: Young Americans for Liberty. Not affiliated with any party, our sole mission is to promote individual liberty through education and activism, spreading awareness of political issues on campus. As we respect individual...

Editorial: Semester Grades

April 27, 2012


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

A for Alzheimer’s Disease Research Breakthrough: The Case Western Reserve University community was in good spirits during the month of February, when the CWRU School of Medicine announced a key research breakthrough in Alzheimer’s disease. CWRU professor of neurosciences Gary Landreth and his research...

Trayvon and Me

Trayvon and Me

Andrew Schriver, The Red Liberal

April 27, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Do I really deserve to die? That’s the question I asked myself after watching an episode of Bill O’Reilly’s show last week. You see, I was 17 once upon a time. I wore hoodies pretty much every day, and still do. I wanted a tattoo, though my parents thankfully didn’t let me get one. I was suspended...

I’m back, I’m back, and I’m back

Edwin Lo, Rabbiting in London

April 27, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

A few weeks ago, I finished my study abroad term in London and decided that I needed to see more of the British culture, and that is exactly what I did. I packed up my life into my suitcase and stored at the train station and left to Penzance. Penzance is a small fishing town near the west coast of...

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