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Ltte: Feminist Collective differentiates between identity, political opinion

Jessica Lam, Tori Hamilton, Nailah Mathews, and Nat Bick
February 24, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, To the Case Western Reserve University Community: We, as members of the Feminist Collective at CWRU, have witnessed repeated instances of misconceptions about what tolerance should look like on our campus. We would like to clarify a few points in response to rhetoric from our peers concer...

Rutecki: Don’t judge Sessions so quickly

Paul Rutecki, Columnist
February 24, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

I was eating breakfast a week before classes started this semester when I turned on the television to check the news and saw the confirmation hearing for Jeff Sessions, then-nominee for Attorney General. I did not know much about Sessions at the time except for reports I heard that he was denied a fe...

Edmonds: Methods to resolve conflict more gracefully

McCoy Edmonds, Columnist
February 24, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

We live in a world of conflict. It’s a challenge in forming organizations and friend groups and when dealing with family. It is a product of confrontation. I think most people would prefer solving things without taking the steps to achieve the resolution or ignoring the conflict, even though this ...

Kolison & Jones: Growing up as a racial minority in an all-white setting

Stephen Kolison and Teresa Jones
February 17, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

College is where we are supposed to find ourselves. It’s a unique environment where we are encouraged to take risks and try new things to grow as people. We form vibrant communities by joining student groups and forming meaningful relationships. In each of the groups we’ve joined, we found that a...

Wang: UC Berkeley riots threaten free speech

Larry Wang, Columnist
February 17, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

On Feb. 1, University of California, Berkeley’s campus was gripped by the throng of chaotic violence.  What started as a peaceful demonstration earlier in the day morphed into something even the campus police were unable to contain as evening fell.  Provocateurs, which the college claim to be from Oa...

Edmonds: The writing advice your professor wished you’d take

McCoy Edmonds, Columnist
February 17, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Essay writing is a part of life as a college student. Most students seem to take essays on as a last minute challenge for eloquence and teacher satisfaction. For the majority of us, this doesn’t turn out very well and, for even more of us, it’s absolutely no fun. Here are some alternatives. First...

Editorial: New greenie stop was not thought out

February 17, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Earlier this semester, the Evening North Shuttle route shifted from stopping directly in front of Kelvin Smith Library’s main entrance to Thwing Center, requiring students to sometimes wait outside, over inside, for the shuttle. The Evening North Shuttle begins its route at 5:15 p.m. and circles until ...

Smith: The “so-called” legal experts

Kevin Smith, Opinion Edtior
February 17, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Perhaps the most controversial of President Donald Trump’s 12 executive orders, the immigration and refugee ban on seven countries, was put on hold last month by Judge James Robart, one of George W. Bush’s federal appointees. The case, Washington v. Trump, is going to the Supreme Court after the Ninth ...

LttE: Ann Jung speaks on COC impeachment

Ann Jung
February 17, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Editor’s Note: The Observer attempted to reach Ann Jung on Jan. 16 at 5:45 p.m. and Jan. 17 at 5:32 a.m. via Facebook Messenger and on Jan. 18 around 9 p.m. via phone. The Observer could not verify the accuracy of statements here concerning the constitution and bylaws of the Class Office Collective, in...

Kerekes: Trump’s Presidency may cause athletes to skip visits

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor
February 17, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

The presidency of Donald Trump has shaken up things in the White House. A media mogul is on the National Security Council. Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, is spewing “alternative facts” to a press corps he doesn’t respect. And, don’t forget, the president himself is walking around in a ...

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