The Observer

Editor’s note: Searching for an identity through history

Eddie Kerekes, Executive Editor

February 15, 2019


Filed under Editor's Note, Opinion

Despite the best efforts of this university’s marketing department, the identity of Case Western Reserve University is hard to pin down. On all of the logos, as well as the seal, of Case Western Reserve University, a year of establishment is listed: 1826. The year 1826 even appears in one of th...

Mistry: Love is revolutionary

Viral Mistry, Staff Columnist

February 15, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Most of my single friends think Valentine’s Day is a joke. A shallow holiday exploited by corporations to convince us that love conveniently means buying the products they make. Meanwhile, my friends in relationships think Valentine’s Day is just stressful. “What do I get?”; “Where should we go to ...

Kim: Cory in the house

Kim: Cory in the house

Won Hee Kim, Copy Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

When I saw that Democratic Sen. Cory Booker announced his intention to run for the presidency in 2020, I was excited. It’s not because he grew up in Harrington Park, New Jersey, only miles away from where I went to high school. It’s only partially because I want the glorious pun that comes from th...

Kerby: Art for the ages

Steve Kerby, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Recently, I’ve been preoccupied with the subject of art. Most people, whether they know it or not, create art in some form, and even though it’s unrelated to my professional goals, I’m neck-deep in creation. I write, practice karate, try to create theater and strum the string bass. In the mid...

Mistry: On the evolution of politicians

Viral Mistry, Staff Columnist

February 8, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Do you want to know how I’m certain we are living in a perpetual nightmare? Like clockwork, as soon as the 2018 midterm election season ended, the coverage of the 2020 presidential election began. Suddenly, every movement by major politicians is a code to be cracked by the mainstream media. Ap...

Du: Quickly losing youth

Du: Quickly losing youth

Erya Du, Staff Columnist

February 8, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

Just as math instructor Chris Butler predicted during our first math class this semester, the weather in Cleveland was terrific until we came back. These days are just so cold that I have to drag my Canada Goose coat out every day so that I don’t get too chilly. However, the jacket only covers my upper...

Reif: Our return to 1939

Jordan Reif, Staff Columnist

February 8, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

“First, they came for the Communists, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Communist Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out, because I was not a trade unionist…” By 1939, Adolf Hitler had successfully come to power in Germany, circulating radical Aryan propag...

Richards: Did someone say lake effect?

Richards: Did someone say lake effect?

Jason Richards, Staff Columnist

February 8, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

It was mid-afternoon on Monday, Feb. 4 when a rainbow sprouted out from the east side of Case Western Reserve University as a cool mist brought down near-60 degree beautiful weather to a comfortable breeze. Just four days prior, campus was shut down among minus 30 degree wind chills and Antarctic l...

The problem with second chances

Jackson Rudoff, Opinion Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Young adulthood is often referred to as the period for making mistakes. Stupid decisions regarding our appearances, reckless activities and other general acts of irresponsibility are just part of us “figuring ourselves out” or bumps in the road to being a functioning adult. After all, how can we gr...

Editorial: What can be said for the weather?

Jackson Rudoff, Opinion Editor

February 1, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

There are few things as great as class cancellation. The early portion of any spring semester at Case Western Reserve University always tends to be backlogged, as students rush to move in, get their books and supplies and figure out their schedule all in the span of a few days. All of this is accom...

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