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Qosja: Oscar nominations surpass expectations, more diverse

Kevin Qosja, Columnist
February 3
Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s that time of year again. The nominations for the 89th Academy Awards have been released. The general public is disappointed that their favorite mainstream movies did not get any recognition outside of technical categories. Many film lovers roll their eyes at how obvious the Academy of Motion P...

Miles: Remember those who defended the refugees

Danny Miles, Columnist
February 3
Filed under Columns, Opinion

The events that have occurred over the first days of Donald Trump’s presidency have served a heaping portion of chaos and fear. As President Trump begins to fulfill his campaign promises, which critics and supporters alike believed to be unlikely at best, the United States has been thrust into a situat...

Letter to the Editor: On the news story concerning the COC president’s impeachment

Austin Mak
January 27
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

  To Whom It May Concern, After reading The Observer's recent article about the impeachment of the 2019 Class Officer Collective president, I couldn't help but feel it was a bit unnecessary. While it was definitely interesting, I felt that such a potentially delicate topic for the girl in...

Taekman: Don’t ban electronics in the classroom

Sarah Taekman, Staff Writer
January 27
Filed under Columns, Opinion

The first time a professor told me that electronics were not allowed in class, I thought it was some sort of joke. I mean, can you really blame me, considering our school? Case Western Reserve University is known for its engineering, computer programming and technological innovations, amongst oth...

Jawhari: Amid condemnation, women’s march a start

Sarah Jawhari, Columnist
January 27
Filed under Columns, Opinion

On Jan. 21, 2017—one day after the inauguration of Donald Trump—millions of people worldwide participated in the Women’s March on Washington. The title is no misnomer. Though the majority of participants were women, they were joined by men, teens of all genders, young children in strollers ...

Open Letter: Let Civility Make America Great Again

Kylene Ye
January 27
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Have you ever written posts like “If you supported this candidate, unfriend me from Facebook”? Or “How can someone even vote for this candidate? It’s completely unfathomable!”? If you haven’t, then I applaud your ability to avoid the disgusting pit hole of polarization that politics has bec...

Assmus: Graduation Anxiety

Abby Assmus, Columnist
January 27
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Many students will be graduating at the end of this semester from graduate and undergraduate programs of various lengths. Some might not leave school and continue their education through graduate school. Many people will also be looking for jobs and trying to start their careers after spending much tim...

Editorial: “Alternative facts”: the media’s concern stems from between Conway’s lines

January 27
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

This week in politics, we have come across a new term that doesn’t make sense. “Alternative Facts” is the phrase, and the creator is Kellyanne Conway, President Donald Trump’s spokeswoman and campaign manager. She graduated from George Washington University Law School with honors and became th...

Smith: “Shut up, LeBron”:

Kevin Smith, Opinion Editor
January 27
Filed under Columns, Opinion

The responsibility of politics and real world problems has always been a conundrum for those who have found themselves in the limelight. On one end of the spectrum, people believe that celebrities should keep their opinions to themselves for the most part. They don’t believe that these celebrities...

Edmonds: Hollywood’s focus on the female gaze is just the first step

McCoy Edmonds, Staff Writer
January 27
Filed under Columns, Opinion

By most standards, “Magic Mike” is not a good movie. The plot is shaky, the characters poorly written and the take-away unconvincing, but I love that movie more than anything. Why? “Magic Mike” was the first movie I saw that cared about me as an audience. I’ve seen so many awesome action...

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