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Reif: The real cost of two-day shipping

Reif: The real cost of two-day shipping

Jordan Reif, Staff Columnist

September 13, 2019

With an academic email address, students and faculty across America—Case Western Reserve University included—can get six months of free Amazon Prime and, after that expires, a discount on the membership fee. The membership includes video streaming services, free two-day shipping and other notable deal...

Richards: Package pandemonium in the area offices

Richards: Package pandemonium in the area offices

Jason Richards, Staff Columnist

September 13, 2019

Package pandemonium.  There is no other way to describe the current situation in the package room at Wade Commons. The moment you step in the door (after waiting in line for 10 minutes to get to the door), you get a first-hand experience of the outdated package system Case Western Reserve Univers...

Editor’s Note: CWRU professor Michael Clune on a pixelated childhood

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor

September 6, 2019

Everyone can remember the first video game they loved. For me, it was “Spyro the Dragon” for the PS1 when I was around ten-years-old. The three-dimensional graphics and mythology captured my ten-year-old brain. Though I only occasionally play video games now, I still remember how much I enjoyed the...

Editorial: No longer safe

Editorial Board

September 6, 2019

For countless students on campus and across the nation, going to university is not only a time for learning and personal growth, but also a time for seeking new experiences and having fun. Thus, the university’s role is not only to facilitate learning and collaboration, but also to ensure that the stu...

Reyna: Advice for first-year students

Christian Reyna, Staff Columnist

September 6, 2019

This year, there are 1,360 first-year students representing the Case Western Reserve University Class of 2023. Each new student brings unique experiences, skills, cultures and personalities that help make our university vibrant and welcoming.  By the time this column is published, students will have spent t...

Editorial: University Circle’s branding problem

Editorial Board

August 30, 2019

In recent years, University Circle has lost many of its staple restaurants. From the Happy Dog Euclid Tavern to the Falafel Cafe, many university favorites have closed down. Other notable mentions include Ninja City, Dynomite Burgers, Crop Kitchen, the Accent restaurant, the Corner Alley and most recen...

Pietrow: Taking stances on the top polling Democratic candidates

David Pietrow, Staff Columnist

August 30, 2019

Who will champion the Democratic party for the next presidential election? Well, the answer is unclear. Based on polling numbers alone, former Vice President Joe Biden stands out among the crowd, leading by 13 points over Sen. Bernie Sanders. However, this is not a good metric to determine the future ...

Richards: A safety reminder for bicyclists and pedestrians alike

August 30, 2019

Every year I’ve written for The Observer, at least one of my articles has been about bikes or biking on campus. Going into my third year at Case Western Reserve University, I figured I might as well make it a tradition. As a biker, I feel it necessary to remind bikers and pedestrians alike about the...

Reif: Our individualism complex is as toxic as breathing polluted air

Jordan Reif, Staff Columnist

August 23, 2019

The powerful #MeToo movement, beyond its success in holding influential men accountable, has brought to light the issue of toxic masculinity. That is, the idea that real men are not emotional, rely on violence to solve problems or cannot stay at home to care for children among many other limitations....

Editorial: What need-aware admissions mean for CWRU

Editorial Board

August 23, 2019

Recent college admissions scandals have swept universities and prompted many to open conversations about how selective colleges choose the students that they are admitting. While many colleges boast need-blind admissions, in which a student’s ability to pay for higher education is not taken into acc...

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