The Observer

Is a smart brain a healthy mind?

Is a smart brain a healthy mind?

Lisa N. Viers, Opinion Editor

March 1, 2013


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Top Stories

It is a well-known fact that all students at Case Western Reserve University are of a high intellectual caliber. This is shown not only by our acceptance into this university, but also our success here. Yes, some of us excel more than others, and a few of us may have needed to use pass-fail as a last...

Women close out season with 88-73 win, most victories since 2002

Women close out season with 88-73 win, most victories since 2002

Peter Cooke, Sports Editor

March 1, 2013


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Top Stories, Women's Basketball

Iacono wins UAA Player of the Year, Iafelice, Mueller, Orcutt named All-UAA Senior wing Marissa Miles saved her best for last with a career high 22 points as the Case Western Reserve University women’s basketball team ended the 2012-13 campaign with an 88-73 Seniors’ Day victory versus Universi...

Campus experts debate gun control, concealed carry

Campus experts debate gun control, concealed carry

Mike McKenna, Asst. News Editor

February 28, 2013


Filed under Headlines, News, Top Stories

In the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, gun control has been of utmost debate in the country. Proponents of additional control say that further regulation would help curb gun violence while critics argue that taking away an individual’s ability to protect themselves would in fact make...

Ban it or grant it: CWRU students pack discussion about legalization of marijuana

Ban it or grant it: CWRU students pack discussion about legalization of marijuana

Bryden Spevak, Senior News Reporter

February 22, 2013


Filed under Headlines, News, Top Stories

The topic is fascinating to some, taboo to most, and relevant to all. It is drug policy in America, a hotly contested, hyper-politicized issue calling to mind the “War on Drugs” mindset of the past half-century or so. And as the nature of war implies, there are two distinct opponents involved. The...

New survey to help analyze mental health of CWRU students

New survey to help analyze mental health of CWRU students

Brian Sherman, Campus Events Reporter

February 22, 2013


Filed under Headlines, News, Top Stories

Last Monday, students who checked their school email accounts may have noticed an email inviting them to participate in the Healthy Minds survey. Unlike the standard survey spam, this project has a nobler goal; it has been brought to Case Western Reserve University for the first time to shed light on...

Eldred Theater presents: the 5th of July

Eldred Theater presents: the 5th of July

Joseph Verbovszky, Theatre and Dance Reporter

February 22, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance, Top Stories

What do we do after the day of celebration is over, after the big event? We might sleep. We might think about what we did and saw the night before, about the fireworks bursting in the sky. We might even feel a bit of sadness – something approaching nostalgia – for all the preparation and thought...

No. 16 men swimmers fourth, women sixth at conference championships

No. 16 men swimmers fourth, women sixth at conference championships

Peter Cooke, Sports Editor

February 22, 2013


Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving, Top Stories

Spartans set nine records, Dillione 200 fly champion The No. 16 Case Western Reserve University men’s swimming and diving team picked up a fourth-place finish while the women finished sixth at the 2013 University Athletic Association Championship. The men dropped a spot from their third place fi...

Inamori Center announces recipient of award, Patagonia Owner Yvon Chounard

Inamori Center announces recipient of award, Patagonia Owner Yvon Chounard

Greg Bokar, News Editor

February 22, 2013


Filed under Headlines, News, Top Stories

This week, Case Western Reserve University’s Inamori Center for Ethics and Excellence announced the recipient of their annual award would be the founder of burgeoning company and environmental enthusiast Yvon Chounard. He is the founder of Patagonia Inc., a privately held clothing company that earned...

Pinching Pennies: CWRU libraries ranked among worst funded in nation

Pinching Pennies: CWRU libraries ranked among worst funded in nation

Mike McKenna, Asst. News Editor

February 15, 2013


Filed under Headlines, News, Top Stories

With the university in the middle of its strategic planning process, Case Western Reserve University is examining areas in which improvement and additional support is needed. One item that fits this description is hidden in plain sight; the university’s library system is one of the most underfunded...

Actress Turned Nursing Home Queen: On the Importance of Independence

Actress Turned Nursing Home Queen: On the Importance of Independence

Alexis Parisi, Senior News Reporter

February 15, 2013


Filed under Headlines, News, Top Stories

Eighty year-old Jessie Watson ambles down a green- and bamboo- colored hallway of Eliza Bryant Village, gripping her bronze cane in one hand and a brown railing in the other. Her slow pace and pride in her ability to walk have earned her the nickname of “Slow Motion” among the staff. Once she...

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