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Abouelsoud: Humanities are essential to STEM majors

F.E. Abouelsoud, Staff Writer
April 21, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Case Western Reserve University is known for its completive STEM environment, pumping out engineers, doctors and computer scientists. The running joke is that everyone comes in biomedical engineering (BME) or pre-medicine. However, the humanities and arts tend to be overlooked. As someone who also began their...

Moran: CWRU needs to take student safety seriously

Taylor Moran, Executive Editor
April 21, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

This past Sunday, April 16, what many believed was an immediate danger to the campus, fortunately turned out inconsequential to the campus. What isn’t so easily forgotten are the couple hours over which Case Western Reserve University did not inform its campus community of what we now know was nothing...

Kerekes: Despite victories, Cavaliers’ appear vulnerable

Eddie Kerekes, Sports editor
April 21, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

In the waning seconds of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Indiana Pacers’ guard C.J. Miles put up a potential game-winning shot as 20,562 fans held their breath at Quicken Loans Arena. They all exhaled a sigh of relief as the ball hit the rim and bounced toward the sideline. The...

Edmonds: Friends can still be made as an upperclassmen

McCoy Edmonds, Columnist
April 21, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

After New Student Orientation, making new friends can be daunting, but people are much friendlier than we often realize. Winding up a junior or senior without a solid group of friends isn’t a failure, but an opportunity. It’s hard to know what kind of friend to look for early on but with age and e...

Ltte: What the “Biden Rule” means for Supreme Court nominations

Jake Bumgarner
April 14, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, The point of my response today is to clarify some mischaracterizations of what is known as the “Biden Rule,” as well as to offer some opinions on the recent Supreme Court developments. The so-called “Biden Rule” refers to a 1992 speech then-Senator Joe Biden made in reactio...

Taekman: CWRU’s Greek Life doesn’t overwhelm

Sarah Taekman, Staff writer
April 14, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Heralding prospective students, while rewarding, is also an exercise in patience. It’s a long two days of shuffling through meal vouchers, guiding the gawking guests around campus, answering the questions—dear lord, the questions. They ask the same ones over and over. Most of the repeat ques...

Assmus: Pepsi and Kendall Jenner’s horrendous mistake

Abby Assmus, Staff writer
April 14, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Last week Pepsi released a controversial commercial that was intended to show political movements and engagement through a protest while also selling their product. It was pulled by the company, who also released an apology, stating “Pepsi was trying to project a global message of unity, peace and...

Edmonds: Parents need to give students space

McCoy Edmonds, Staff writer
April 14, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

College for many is a time of increased independence and self-reliance. An education with less structure in a new space and away from parents.  And yet, for some, the parents never really leave. They pay for tuition, monitor grades, call every day and have a say in every big decision. As much as parent...

Parr: The pressure of overloading on extracurriculars

Sarah Parr, Social media editor
April 14, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

As a first-year who likes to dabble in lots of things, adjusting to college’s limitations has been a little odd. Over time, things either change or stay the same. We grow and realize things, even if those things are not exactly ideal.   September 2016 “You’re never bored here — ...

Editorial: The Observer endorses Tooke, Nicholas and Rao for the USG Elections

April 13, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The Observer endorses candidates running in the elections for the Undergraduate Student Government (USG). Elections run from Thursday, April 13 to April 14. Voting can be done through OrgSync. We endorsed candidates through a select committee of the Editorial Board: The Executive Editor, Directo...

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