The Observer

The future of Cleveland lies in our vote

Ashley Chan, Sierra Lipscomb, and Austin Stroud

November 2, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Editor’s Note: The Observer only prints opinion pieces written by one author. An exception was made for this piece. If you haven’t already guessed from the litany of lawn signs and barrage of mail advertisements, there will be a general election on Nov. 7. The offices up for this election are th...

Stewart: A black veteran’s daughter’s opinion on kneeling for the anthem

Yannique Stewart, Guest columnist

November 2, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

While reading a recent column by Paul Rutecki titled “Kneeling for the national anthem is disrespectful” I tried to keep an open mind. Unfortunately I found that it deeply upset me, not due to our differing opinions, but because I felt the logic was flawed. First, I’d like to point out that the anal...

Rutecki: Trump, Paul Manafort and corruption

Paul Rutecki, Columnist

November 2, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Like most readers, I was shocked by the Wall Street Journal headline on Monday, Oct. 30: “Former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort Charged in Russia probe.” The article revealed something I never saw coming; Manafort is facing charges that he “laundered more than $18 million in funds from h...

Richards: Abandoned bicycle f(rust)ration

Richards: Abandoned bicycle f(rust)ration

Jason Richards, Columnist

November 2, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

The frustration that ensues when putting in all of your effort to wrestle your bike between two others on a bike rack is the bane of owning a bike here at Case Western Reserve University. Besides the adrenaline of almost getting hit by a shuttle on Euclid Avenue, the reason bikers on campus have bikes is ...

Mukhi: Spending your fall break on campus

Zubair Mukhi, Columnist

November 2, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Although many students at Case Western Reserve University went home over fall break, I stayed on campus. It didn’t make sense to travel home, stay there for two days and travel back in a random week in late October. I thought I’d be in for four days of procrastination, laziness and apathy toward anyt...

Martz: Fun fall activities across, near campus

Paulina Martz, Columnist

November 2, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As fall approaches, it’s time to discuss which activities are the best to celebrate this most exciting time of year. Case Western Reserve University’s campus offers a lot of fall-specific activities. In addition to the classics, like jumping in a pile of leaves or eating apple pie, fall at CWRU ...

Editorial: New shuttle tracking app TransLoc Rider is a welcome upgrade

November 2, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Say good-bye to NextBus and hello to TransLoc Rider, the new shuttle tracking app for campus and the local area. The editorial board believes the switch is an upgrade in every way. TransLoc Rider is more accurate, user-friendly and consistent than NextBus. Every member of the Case Western Reser...

Why you should rethink your activism

Cameron Childers

October 27, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Editor’s Note: Cleveland State University (CSU) President Ronald Berkman issued a follow-up statement to the one discussed in this letter on Oct. 17 expressing his personal outrage over the flier, and CSU’s commitment to promoting a safe and inclusive environment. On Monday, Oct. 16, LGBTQ stud...

Stop using free speech to defend your real beliefs

Viral Mistry

October 27, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

The other day, a flyer was circulated around Cleveland State University’s (CSU) campus hinting at suicide rates among those in the LGBT community, and LGBT members should follow suit. CSU's president responded to this incident by making some simple remarks about how he disapproved of the language,...

Kim: Problems with women boycotting Twitter

Won Hee Kim, Columnist

October 27, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

On Oct. 13, Rose McGowan, actress and feminist activist, inspired a widespread spontaneous 24 hour long boycott of Twitter after the social media service suspended her account. McGowan is a survivor of sexual assault by Harvey Weinstein and frequently disparages the patriarchy and rape culture on her Twitter...

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