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Richards: Did someone say lake effect?

Richards: Did someone say lake effect?

Jason Richards, Staff Columnist

February 8, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

It was mid-afternoon on Monday, Feb. 4 when a rainbow sprouted out from the east side of Case Western Reserve University as a cool mist brought down near-60 degree beautiful weather to a comfortable breeze. Just four days prior, campus was shut down among minus 30 degree wind chills and Antarctic l...

The problem with second chances

Jackson Rudoff, Opinion Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Young adulthood is often referred to as the period for making mistakes. Stupid decisions regarding our appearances, reckless activities and other general acts of irresponsibility are just part of us “figuring ourselves out” or bumps in the road to being a functioning adult. After all, how can we gr...

Editorial: What can be said for the weather?

Jackson Rudoff, Opinion Editor

February 1, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

There are few things as great as class cancellation. The early portion of any spring semester at Case Western Reserve University always tends to be backlogged, as students rush to move in, get their books and supplies and figure out their schedule all in the span of a few days. All of this is accom...

Taekman: The price tag for Trump’s pride

Sarah Taekman, Staff Columnist

February 1, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Jan. 25 marked the end of the longest government shutdown in our nation’s history, at 35 days. The cause? President Donald Trump refused to approve government funding until Congress agreed to the funding of his famed U.S.-Mexico border wall, priced at $5.7 billion. The present agreement for keeping the gov...

Kerby: It’s time for a change in style

Steve Kerby, Staff Columnist

February 1, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In publishing houses and newspapers, or any organization with significant written output, the “Style Guide” is the foundation of editing. Armed with a style guide, editors have clear-cut guidance on spelling, punctuation and organizational issues. Through the hard work of an editorial staff, the...

Mistry: Does CWRU need a neuroscience major?

Viral Mistry, Staff Columnist

February 1, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Since arriving at Case Western Reserve University, I’ve been interested in neuroscience. However, unlike many of its peer institutions, CWRU lacks an undergraduate neuroscience major, leaving myself and others wishing to study neuroscience in a bit of a pickle. Most of us choose to split our time between ...

Smith: Is another government shutdown on the horizon?

Josiah Smith, Staff Columnist

February 1, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

So, our “non-essential” federal workers get the chance to go back to work for three weeks. There will be back pay, of course, and, for 21 days, the nation can collectively savor the relief from what seemed to be an unending stare-down in Washington. Everything’s good, right? Sure, this relie...

McPheeters: CWRU needs to improve restroom inclusivity

McPheeters: CWRU needs to improve restroom inclusivity

Mary McPheeters, Copy Editor

February 1, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As far as college campuses go, Case Western Reserve University seems to be one of the more LGBT-friendly campuses in the country. However, there is always room to grow and improve, and CWRU would do well to improve restroom inclusivity across campus. I recently talked to a friend who identifies as non-binary about...

Pan: Think beyond the bottle

Yvonne Pan, Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 1, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Drip drop. You hear the familiar patter of the world’s most precious resource dripping out of the tap as you wait impatiently for your reusable water bottle to fill up. Tap water is a resource we often take for granted, sometimes opting for its pricier, less sustainable and less regulated c...

EDITORIAL: CMA makes major expansion to Open Access media

EDITORIAL: CMA makes major expansion to Open Access media

Editorial Board

January 25, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Top Stories

For a small student paper like The Observer, there are some hurdles we encounter that larger, professionalized publications do not. Often times, getting the perfect photo to complement an article is one of those challenges. While we’ve built up a nice stock library for articles related to Case Western...

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