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Taylor: Why I am boycotting my law school graduation ceremony this spring

Taru Taylor, Guest Columnist

February 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

                            Editor’s Note: In 2017, the author contacted administrators who handled the Next Generation leaders photoshoot. The administrators removed his picture fro...

Ltte: On the proposed club sports tiering system

February 9, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Editor’s Note: The Observer could not fact check the date of the meeting and the results of the vote discussed in the piece. To the Administrators of Case Western Reserve University Athletics and to the CWRU Student Body, The CWRU Club Sport Council meeting on the evening of Jan. 23 saw fierce debate over the r...

Cai: Has colonialism become a culture?

Yingying Cai, Columnist

February 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When I came back from the study abroad program in India, a heated debate took place during my group’s post-trip meeting. Some of us brought up that when we were visiting an orphanage, a little girl was holding a Barbie with gold hair, blue eyes and fair skin. It turns out that all of her dolls look...

Nunnery: Diversity is the step forward, not the end goal​

Anthony Nunnery, Columnist

February 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

To better understand what diversity should be like, it might help to think of it as a five-star restaurant: You have to take in what it has to offer to have a significant experience from diversity. Diversity brings people embodying a variety of cultures and life experiences into the same space. Although...

Richards: The real technological revolution

Jason Richards, Columnist

February 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I’m sure you can remember a time when someone told you to put your phone away to pay attention, like that strict high school teacher who thought using a phone in class was on par with texting and driving. Alternatively, it may have been your parents or grandparents, while asking you why you’re always...

Faccenda: Don’t shy away from physical challenges

Faccenda: Don’t shy away from physical challenges

Alexandra Faccenda, Opinion Editor

February 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

Growing up, I was surrounded by siblings who were always trying to push their bodies to the breaking point. A storm during the yearly beach vacation was an opportunity to see who was fearless enough to take the ocean kayaks out in 20-foot waves. During a family trip to Maine, we biked over 30 miles in...

Editorial: The importance of action in feminism

February 2, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

It’s time to talk about feminism. On our campus, we spend a lot of time talking about the right words to use when discussing feminism, and how to avoid more passive forms of sexism. These conversations are undeniably important. But sometimes they obscure broader issues, issues that we need to be t...

Ltte: Unintentional divisiveness: In response to the column on politics in the family

Steve Kerby

February 2, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Many of the sentiments expressed by the Mr. Cannon in his recent opinion piece, “Thoughts on overcoming toxic family relationships during the holidays” are the spectre of divisiveness that looms from the far left and right of the political landscape, fraying the fabric of American society. In their m...

Kadlec: We should be allowed to carry pepper spray

Kadlec: We should be allowed to carry pepper spray

Hanna Kadlec, Columnist

February 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It seems that we can't get a break. Two weeks into the semester, our phones have already begun dinging with security alerts. More than a handful of students have been robbed or approached within the last year, and still more pedestrians are experiencing these incidents in close proximity to our campu...

Discover, reconnect with the reality of Cleveland

Discover, reconnect with the reality of Cleveland

Christopher Alan Cannon, Columnist

February 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Case Western Reserve University is tucked between some of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the United States. Behind the art museums or the national acclaim of Playhouse Square exists an entirely different world that Clevelanders continue to overlook. During my time at CWRU, I’ve become more a...

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