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Editorial: Online concern box is new age for a tech-savvy USG

February 3, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Last Friday, Jan. 27, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) launched a new online dropbox that allows students to voice their concerns about anything on campus. If used correctly by students and USG, it could completely change how the organization governs in the future. The effort put into creatin...

Edmonds: Put the Phones Down

McCoy Edmonds, Columnist
February 3, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

The other day as I was waiting in the typical long line at Wade Commons office, I reflexively reached for my phone. I stopped, hand midway into my pocket, when I looked up and saw every other person in line with their phone out. I felt something akin to an out-of-body experience looking over the stu...

Bennett: How Social Media Changed Activism

Edward C. Bennett, Jr., Columnist
February 3, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Everyone has their favorite source of news information on social media, whether it is Shaun King, Linda Sarsour, The Root or even Fox News. The people who post always seem to know the right things we want to hear in good and bad times. Since the spark of social media activism with the Trayvon Martin...

Taleb: On the Immigration Ban, by an American Muslim

Nardine Taleb, Columnist
February 3, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

I often think about who I would be now if my grandfather had not immigrated to the United States 43 years ago. We all know a similar immigrant story: Immigrant moves here, wants his or her kids to speak English and go to American schools and works two to three jobs (or more) to sustain a life. I thin...

Barrett: The intricacies of the Constitution, Trump’s executive order

Eva Barrett, Columnist
February 3, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

It has undeniably been a busy first week or so for President Donald Trump, and trying to keep up can be exhausting. Since its release last Friday, President Trump’s executive order on immigration and admission of refugees to the United States has been the focus of much administrative and legal confus...

Brogan: Fear and loathing in the 21st Century

John Brogan, Columnist
February 3, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Hunter Thompson, a political columnist and prominent author in the late 20th century, wrote extensively on the federal government over the course of decades. One of his most famous battles was with Richard Nixon, whose policies and character Thompson fiercely criticized. Thompson wrote the article ...

Qosja: Oscar nominations surpass expectations, more diverse

Kevin Qosja, Columnist
February 3, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s that time of year again. The nominations for the 89th Academy Awards have been released. The general public is disappointed that their favorite mainstream movies did not get any recognition outside of technical categories. Many film lovers roll their eyes at how obvious the Academy of Motion P...

Miles: Remember those who defended the refugees

Danny Miles, Columnist
February 3, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

The events that have occurred over the first days of Donald Trump’s presidency have served a heaping portion of chaos and fear. As President Trump begins to fulfill his campaign promises, which critics and supporters alike believed to be unlikely at best, the United States has been thrust into a situat...

Letter to the Editor: On the news story concerning the COC president’s impeachment

Austin Mak
January 27, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

  To Whom It May Concern, After reading The Observer's recent article about the impeachment of the 2019 Class Officer Collective president, I couldn't help but feel it was a bit unnecessary. While it was definitely interesting, I felt that such a potentially delicate topic for the girl in...

Taekman: Don’t ban electronics in the classroom

Sarah Taekman, Staff Writer
January 27, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

The first time a professor told me that electronics were not allowed in class, I thought it was some sort of joke. I mean, can you really blame me, considering our school? Case Western Reserve University is known for its engineering, computer programming and technological innovations, amongst oth...

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