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Ltte #2: The struggles of voicing conservative opinions at CWRU

Steve Kerby
March 31, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, You’re going to have to trust me on this one; there are more than zero conservatives at Case Western Reserve University. I can’t provide anything more than anecdotal evidence for their existence. They might have good reason to be reluctant to stand up, and they do not owe it to any...

Edmonds: The value of poetry to non-poets

McCoy Edmonds, Staff Writer
March 31, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

For a long time, poetry seemed dumb and confusing. Every poem we read in my high school English class had some sort of deeper meaning I missed. But the lack of punctuation and grammar involved in writing poetry drew me towards writing a few stanzas. After a few attempts, I learned that poetry could be ...

Smith: CWRU Students need to explore Cleveland more

Kevin Smith, Opinion Editor
March 31, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

As our strange winter-spring fusion season fades into the humid Cleveland summer, the city begins to ascend to its peak in June. The roller coaster capital of the world, Cedar Point, opens in a little over a month. University Circle brings in the summer with a flurry of events including the Hessler St...

Holmberg: Privatization is one solution to America’s public education deterioration

Kelsey Holmberg, Feature Writer
March 24, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Government at the local, state and federal level has focused on improving education in America for over thirty years. Much of the dissatisfaction with the U.S. public school system began with a 1983 report entitled, “A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform.” The report detailed the public ...

Edmonds: How to navigate breakups

McCoy Edmonds, Staff Writer
March 24, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

College is one of the best times to form relationships and start dating someone, but for many students this is a relatively new part of their life. Thus, breaking up can be a very difficult experience. Hurt feelings, damaged egos and decimated dreams are but a few of the consequences of choosing to bre...

Rutecki: The peculiar future of American healthcare

Paul Rutecki, Staff Writer
March 24, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

One of the biggest promises made by Republican politicians during the 2016 election season was to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as “Obamacare.”  Now that Republicans have control of the presidency, House of Representatives and Senate, they have a chance ...

LttE: In response to the Feminist Collective to encourage civil discourse

Matthew Thompson
March 24, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

  To the editor, On February 24, The Observer published a letter from the Feminist Collective (FCC) that expressed how diverse political thought should be stifled on campus to protect the personhood of “marginalized” students. As a conservative, I’d like to offer a counterpoint to the...

Taekman: History of hatred

Sarah Taekman, Staff Writer
March 24, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Spring break brought me to Charleston this year —seafood, history and beaches awaited me as I took the four hour trek from my hometown to the historic city. I had a list of places scoped out, from the historic district to the newer, trendier restaurants. But it only took a half-day of walking aroun...

Miles: Trump’s deflections distract from Russia allegations

Miles: Trump’s deflections distract from Russia allegations

Danny Miles, Staff Writer
March 24, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

In the early hours of March 4, President Donald J. Trump shocked the nation with claims that the Obama administration had ordered the wiretapping of Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential campaign, via his customary Twitter storm. These allegations could easily be mistaken for the typical bluster of Pres...

Ltte: CWRU already embraces “ideological diversity”

Ltte: CWRU already embraces “ideological diversity”

Monica Windholtz
March 3, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, I take issue with the way conservative ideologies were recently portrayed in two columns recently written by Paul Rutecki for The Observer. Case Western Reserve University does embrace ideological diversity, just not ideologies that actively call for the discrimination and oppression of ...

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