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McCall: Dehumanization and immigration

McCall: Dehumanization and immigration

Thomas McCall, Columnist

April 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Here's a little morsel of information many people seem to forget: immigrants are people. They're human beings who love, fight and live just as you do. No, they are not rapists or murderers or criminals. No, they are not a horde marching towards the United States border intent on pilfering jobs and pi...

Karell: Major-ism

Karell: Major-ism

Justo Karell, Guest Columnist

April 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

When discussing major discrimination, my friends will often talk about how they are ashamed of their families, peers or even themselves. Some will even go as far as to say they feel disowned, or that other treat them like less of a person. We might be able to refer to this type of prejudice as “ma...

Ltte: The case for Case (Western Reserve University)

Parv Sud, Guest Columnist

April 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Case Western Reserve University. I—and many of you reading this—have typed out those four words just about anywhere and everywhere. Whether you’ve typed them out at the end of your emails or have them prominently featured on your Facebook page, those four words connect every single one of us...

Why USG Cannot Support Resolution 27-04

Sam Izzo, Guest Columnist

April 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion

A few weeks ago, Resolution 27-04 was introduced to the Undergraduate Student Government (USG), calling upon Case Western Reserve University to “fully divest its assets from Israel’s illegal occupation of the Palestinian territories.” The resolution’s authors make a mistake here: they mean “illegal s...

Mukhi: Advice to Prospies

Zubair Mukhi

April 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion

It appears you’re at Case Western Reserve University for an overnight visit and may be deciding whether or not to come here next year. First, I’d like to say congratulations. CWRU is a great school. I personally really like it here, and some of the things that drew me here are research opportunit...

Editorial: Hearing, not listening

Editorial: Hearing, not listening

Editorial Board

April 20, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Top Stories

In early 2018, a public school district in Minnesota banned the books “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” from their English curriculum. Students persistently complained that the books’ racial themes and use of certain words made them uncomfortable, so the supe...

Smith: Pruning essential for growth

Josiah Smith, Columnist

April 13, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Last Tuesday, my counselor told me about the brain’s process of making new connections. In short, there is a period where, especially when attempting to learn something new, the mind creates new neural pathways, becoming more malleable so that fresh ideas and concepts are easier to digest. But a...

Taylor: Comparing CWRU to a mini-police state

Taru Taylor

April 13, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

On March 9, Case Western Reserve University police officers stopped Cleveland City Councilman Kevin Conwell as he was walking through campus. Minutes before, a student called dispatch to complain about a Black man on campus mumbling through missing teeth. Conwell supposedly “fit the description.” ...

Gupta: The times go on for CWRU journalism and for me

Kushagra Gupta, Director of Print

April 13, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I will never forget the incredible individuals I’ve met and the amazing conversations I’ve had when reporting. The people I get to talk to are what I will miss the most from my time at The Observer. Since high school, I have always enjoyed writing. I’ve learned here that journalism is a uniqu...

Kim: Keeping updated on crime

Kim: Keeping updated on crime

Won Hee Kim, Columnist

April 13, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Type in "CWRU Alert" in the search bar of your email and you'll find that there were zero security alerts throughout the month of March. It seems strange when you scroll down a bit and compare March’s results to those of previous months. What happened? Has University Circle become safer? Is March ju...

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