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Rutecki: A lesson on the value of political engagement

Paul Rutecki, Columnist

April 28, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

One reason why the college experience has a profound effect on students’ lives is because of their response to newfound independence. Beyond the more obvious freedoms of this independence, such as choosing a bedtime, students’ political views are usually more likely to change in college than later...

Edmonds: How to maintain friendships in the midst of finals

McCoy Edmonds, Columnist

April 28, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Balancing work, sleep and a social life is the classic college life struggle. It can be hard to stay on top of friendships when finals roll in or when schedules don’t match up. Friendships fade, restart, develop and always require some work, but there are ways to stay in touch. First, answer text...

Taekman: An ode to first-year failure

Sarah Taekman, Columnist

April 28, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

People say all sorts of things before beginning college, often that it is supposed to be the best four years of your life. Perhaps you’ll make lifelong friends and gain independence from your overbearing parents. Maybe you’ll really figure out who you are and what you want to do with yourself. T...

Wan: Regaining a reader’s voice

Celia Wan, News Editor

April 21, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

It has been a memorable year working for The Observer news section, even by just counting the sheer amount of deadlines I have met in order to have news for our newspaper every Friday. I feel fortunate that the news section has covered important issues in the past year, from housing police officers la...

Ltte: Zeta Beta Tau needs to do better

Will Oldham

April 21, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, To the Brothers of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity at CWRU: I would be pissed if I were you. Royally furious. Because some of your brothers have just totally undermined the chapter you care so deeply for. Of course, I’m writing about your Greek Sing and Variety Show (V-Show) from this year...

Rutecki: Trump’s foreign policy successfully departs from Obama’s

Paul Rutecki, Columnist

April 21, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The United States possesses the world’s most powerful military, and President Donald Trump has shown his willingness to use it when his administration deems it necessary. On April 6, Trump announced that he ordered a targeted military strike on an air base in Syria, from which a chemical attack wa...

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...

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