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Assmus: Pepsi and Kendall Jenner’s horrendous mistake

Abby Assmus, Staff writer

April 14, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Last week Pepsi released a controversial commercial that was intended to show political movements and engagement through a protest while also selling their product. It was pulled by the company, who also released an apology, stating “Pepsi was trying to project a global message of unity, peace and...

Edmonds: Parents need to give students space

McCoy Edmonds, Staff writer

April 14, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

College for many is a time of increased independence and self-reliance. An education with less structure in a new space and away from parents.  And yet, for some, the parents never really leave. They pay for tuition, monitor grades, call every day and have a say in every big decision. As much as parent...

Parr: The pressure of overloading on extracurriculars

Sarah Parr, Social media editor

April 14, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As a first-year who likes to dabble in lots of things, adjusting to college’s limitations has been a little odd. Over time, things either change or stay the same. We grow and realize things, even if those things are not exactly ideal.   September 2016 “You’re never bored here — ...

Editorial: The Observer endorses Tooke, Nicholas and Rao for the USG Elections

April 13, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The Observer endorses candidates running in the elections for the Undergraduate Student Government (USG). Elections run from Thursday, April 13 to April 14. Voting can be done through OrgSync. We endorsed candidates through a select committee of the Editorial Board: The Executive Editor, Directo...

Kerekes: What’s she doing holding that clipboard?

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

April 7, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Sports have been used as a way to escape everyday life since the time of Ancient Rome. When spectators attend a sporting event, they expect to distance themselves from society’s problems and be entertained.   However, problems in our society are reflected in the sports themselves. Racial tensi...

Rutecki: Why Neil Gorsuch would make a great Supreme Court Justice

Paul Rutecki, Staff Reporter

April 7, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Antonin Scalia’s death raised the stakes of the 2016 presidential election significantly. Since Republicans refused to hold a hearing for then-President Barack Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, President Donald Trump now has the chance to nominate a justice to fill the vacancy. Trump’s choic...

Editorial: A guide for visiting prospective students

April 7, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Case Western Reserve University is ranked as one of the top academic institutions in the entire country, but prospective students already know that if they are considering CWRU. It shows that they obviously have an interest in going to an academically prestigious school. However, what incoming s...

Ltte: Civil discourse must be civil

Tori Hamilton

April 7, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, A few weeks ago we, as the Feminist Collective at CWRU, decided to clarify a common misconception on our campus that equates the struggles of marginalized groups to the social conflicts of being a conservative at Case Western Reserve University. Matthew Thompson wrote a letter in re...

Edmonds: How to fight the urge to procrastinate

McCoy Edmonds, Staff Writer

April 7, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Procrastination haunts all but the most elite of us. It is persistent, seductive and easy. But it’s also a choice and it’s not one that has to be made. Battling procrastination is not for the weak of heart. It’s a decision to fight one of the most pervasive influences in your life. It’s freeing kn...

Giardina: Cleveland schools could benefit from a trauma-aware approach

Maureen Giardina, Feature Writer

April 7, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

School reform: a phrase that has been thrown around in conversations across America for decades, but increasingly so after the addition of our newest Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos. DeVos’s extreme stance regarding the public school system in our country has faced much opposition from politician...

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