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Rutecki: Rediscover classical music in Cleveland

Rutecki: Rediscover classical music in Cleveland

Paul Rutecki, Columnist

August 25, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

A common misconception about classical music among college students is that only serious musicians or senior citizens can enjoy it.  Classical music is just as important to our fast-paced, millennial culture now as it was in the 18th century in the days of Mozart.       The Cleveland Orchestra, one of the world’...

Lowe: No experience necessary

Nicholas Lowe, Columnist

August 25, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Since I’ve moved back in, most of my conversations have started with some variation of the same question: “How was your summer?” Usually, someone will tell me about their summer research position, or a co-op at a company, or the summer classes they took. This isn’t surprising; with Case Western R...

Editorial: Keep the discussion alive

August 25, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

To all first-years and other newly enrolled students: welcome to our campus and the Case Western Reserve University community. And to returning students, welcome back. For those living on campus, don’t worry—it will soon start feeling like home. One of the best parts of attending CWRU is living in ...

Avolio: My hidden insight into SAGES

Madison Avolio, News Designer

August 25, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

There is a wonderful position in the SAGES office known as Data Entry Assistant. For the past year I have held this very title. This job entails taking all the hand-written surveys that students fill out at the end of each semester evaluating the SAGES program and their professor and typing every sing...

Parr: Theater is not “on demand”

Parr: Theater is not “on demand”

Sarah Parr, Social Media Editor

August 25, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

You don't need me to tell you that some people act like they have never heard of the term "theater etiquette." I've seen and heard some horrific things during live performances, but I want to examine an unfortunate fad that I've noticed increasingly often: leaving when performers come out to take the...

Taekman: Increase your academic enthusiasm

Sarah Taekman, Columnist

August 25, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Ah, summertime.                                                                             Three months of making money, maybe sneaking in some research or a summer class—but mostly just relaxation. No classwork avalanches, no whirlwind of deadlines; you’re ...

Strengthen your sexual misconduct policies

Emma Bardwell

May 19, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Editor’s Note: Readers should be aware that this letter contains strong language describing a sexual assault and violence. The Observer interviewed Emma Bardwell regarding this column prior to its publishing. Dear Case Western Reserve University, I write to you today to share my story and to ...

Editorial: Semester grades

April 28, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Student Initiatives for Diversity and Inclusion: A Various organizations around campus came together to further support diversity and inclusion. This past winter, the Residence Hall Association launched their Winter Clothing Rental program to help students stay warm with money budgeted for the next ...

Assmus: My love-hate relationship with CWRU

Abby Assmus, Columnist

April 28, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Case Western Reserve University has a more nerdy and academically focused college environment compared to other colleges in the area. This is often praised, as the workload is an accepted part of the culture of CWRU. While commendable, this workaholic culture proves to be incredibly stressful and has...

Avolio: The SAGES domino effect

Madison Avolio, News Designer

April 28, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I woke up early in the morning, around 6:45 a.m., earlier than I would even for classes. I climbed out of bed while rubbing my eyes, being sure not to step on the visiting prospective student asleep on my floor. It’s game time. I scavenged for my computer amongst the scattered papers from last night...

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