The Observer

Kerby: The 17-body problem

Steve Kerby, Staff Columnist

March 22, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As former President Barack Obama finished up his two terms in office, a free-for-all erupted in the Republican Party (GOP) to see who would get the chance to take down Obama’s heir apparent, Hillary Clinton. Seventeen candidates burst onto the stump circuit to plug their visions and rally the GOP base....

Kerby: No Irish Need Apply

Steve Kerby, Staff Columnist

March 1, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Simply Greek, a favorite eatery of Uptown residents and home of the $5 gyro, has a rather remarkable sign on its front door. The notice states in no uncertain terms that Simply Greek will not serve employees of Standard Parking, the behemoth parking authority with a near-monopoly around University Circle. I am ...

Kerby: Zuckerberg needs to see consequences

Steve Kerby, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In 2010, the oil rig Deepwater Horizon suffered a major explosion and began gushing toxic chemicals into the Gulf of Mexico. Government investigations found that neglect, reckless cost-reduction and lack of oversight contributed to the disaster. In the face of economic and ecological devastation, BP ...

Kerby: The next battle in the war on Christmas

Kerby: The next battle in the war on Christmas

Steve Kerby, Staff Columnist

December 7, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

Happy holidays. This is my favorite time of year. Sure, I’m terrible at getting meaningful presents for others, and I’m downright bashful when presented with any present larger than a sock. Sure, the weather tends to be uncomfortable and cold. Still, the gingerbread cookies, long nights, vacation fro...

Kerby: Why not a flu shot?

Kerby: Why not a flu shot?

Steve Kerby, Staff Columnist

November 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

Hey, you. Yeah, you. Go get your flu shot. It’s free, quick, painless and totally safe. What a mundane, simple suggestion. Don’t we have more important things to worry about? The Observer is otherwise filled with seriously important reporting on our campus and community, and opinion pieces ca...

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