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Cannon: Healing and decolonizing through the art of poetry

Cannon: Healing and decolonizing through the art of poetry

Christopher Alan Cannon, Columnist

April 13, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Poetry has always played a vital role in my life, shaping the formation of my racial and ethnic identity. My peers often convey diluted and inaccurate visions of what poetry is supposed to be, but poetry is much more than snapping fingers at overpriced coffeehouses and predictable rhyme schemes. P...

In response to “USG needs to allow a conversation on the occupation of Palestine”

Paul Rutecki

April 13, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Editor’s Note: Paul Rutecki is a former columnist for The Observer. To the editor, Last week, Timothy O’Shea expressed his view that the University should “fully divest its assets from companies that directly or indirectly fund the occupation of Palestine…”.  This cause is part of a ...

Questioning if CWRU is hypocritical about ethics

Jeremy Bendik-Keymer

April 13, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, The short answer is, "No."  But we should be careful. Case Western Reserve University’s mission is committed to “ethical behavior.”  Ethics is a main area of CWRU’s Strategic Plan, and it has accepted the money of numerous donors—the Inamori Foundation and the Kent Smith ...

Martz: When everything becomes relatable

Paulina Martz, Columnist

April 13, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Speaking as someone whose widely-accepted catchphrase is “relatable content only”—so widely accepted, in fact, that one of my friends made me a custom keychain with that phrase—I consider myself a major player in the internet-born phenomenon of “relating” to everything and anything. An...

The Observer endorses candidates for USG executive elections

April 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion

To be as fair as possible in choosing which candidates to endorse, The Observer’s Editorial Board chose a committee of staff members to interview all candidates running for Undergraduate Student Government (USG) executive positions, including those who are running unchallenged (Vice President of Diversity an...

Editorial: Legacy Week could strengthen campus community

April 6, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Let’s get excited about what will hopefully become a campus tradition. For the first time in a significant way, Case Western Reserve University will be celebrating the anniversary of the federation of Western Reserve University and Case Institute of Technology through Legacy Week: Better Together....

McCall: John Bolton is a threat to our national security

Thomas McCall, Columnist

April 6, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

John Bolton should not be our next national security advisor. He’s a threat to our national security. Here's why. First of all: Former President George W. Bush appointed Bolton to be United States Ambassador to the United Nations back in 2005. However, Vice President Joe Biden (then the top Democratic...

Nunnery: Thoughts on hope, hate and race

Nunnery: Thoughts on hope, hate and race

Anthony Nunnery, Columnist

April 6, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

For three days and two nights, the Posse Foundation took Case Western Reserve University students, faculty and staff out of the campus bubble to address problems present in our country that stop the world from being as accepting, safe and forward-thinking as we perceive it to be. The “Hope, Hate and...

Mukhi: When the campus becomes zombieland

Zubair Mukhi, Columnist

April 6, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

This semester, I decided to play Humans vs Zombies through the CWRU Big Games Club. The game is, as described by the game’s site, hvz.case.edu, “an intense, 10 day long, game of tag played everywhere on campus.” For “humans,” the goal is not to get tagged and turned into a zombie. For “zombie...

Ltte: In response to “A challenge to Dr. Sarma and to ourselves”

Deepak Sarma

April 6, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

I am again disappointed (but not appalled) with Dr. Bendik-Keymer’s letter to the editor, “A challenge to Professor Sarma and to ourselves.” Here’s why: 1. As per my understanding of libel, the statements made in the first letter (Letter 1), “Why it’s good to be an Ivy League reject,”...

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