The Observer

Editorial: Semester Grades

Editorial

April 27, 2018


Filed under editorial board, Opinion

Undergraduate Student Government (USG): B- It’s been a turbulent semester for USG and the campus community. Things started off on a high note with the introduction of the initiative tracker, which provided students with a way of following the progress of different on-campus projects. In prov...

Editorial: Hearing, not listening

Editorial: Hearing, not listening

Editorial Board

April 20, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Top Stories

In early 2018, a public school district in Minnesota banned the books “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” from their English curriculum. Students persistently complained that the books’ racial themes and use of certain words made them uncomfortable, so the supe...

Editorial: Legacy Week could strengthen campus community

April 6, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Let’s get excited about what will hopefully become a campus tradition. For the first time in a significant way, Case Western Reserve University will be celebrating the anniversary of the federation of Western Reserve University and Case Institute of Technology through Legacy Week: Better Together....

Editorial: We support USG’s gender-neutral bathrooms resolution

March 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s past time for improvement of transgender rights on our campus. But we’re hopeful because Undergraduate Student Government (USG) has passed a resolution to set up gender-neutral bathrooms in all campus facilities. The resolution, aimed at the university, was initially authored as a counter...

Editorial: We discuss CWRU police questioning of city councilman

Editorial: We discuss CWRU police questioning of city councilman

March 23, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Top Stories

Over a week ago, city Councilman Kevin Conwell was stopped by Case Western Reserve University police while walking through our campus. Police were responding to a complaint of a man with missing teeth asking students for money and claimed that the black councilman’s clothing matched the descriptio...

Editorial: Our take on the referendum to restructure funding for campus traditions

March 2, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

A referendum still in the works may reorganize funding for the organizations in charge of Springfest, Thwing Study Over (TSO) and Senior Week. The framework of the referendum is strong, but in order to be successful, the organizations involved in planning it need to work out the details carefully. The...

Editorial: Mural controversy leads to positive reaction

Editorial: Mural controversy leads to positive reaction

February 23, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Top Stories

A hallway in the A.W. Smith Building recently made local news and is about to look very different. What could have been the story of media overreaction and the stifling of dialogue has instead turned into an opportunity for collaboration. The hallway features a mural depicting the faces of six women...

Editorial: We try to give dating advice

February 16, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Instead of giving our take on campus news this week, we decided to do something different. Our production night for this issue was on Valentine’s Day, and instead of being with a date, we spent our evening writing an article about dating advice. Using these apps on our campus comes with its own special...

Editorial: Plant the SEED for a greener future

Editorial: Plant the SEED for a greener future

February 9, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Top Stories

Thanks to Student Sustainability Council (SSC), student organizations are about to get a lot more green. SSC’s new program, Students Encouraging Environmental Dedication (SEED), is a system designed to succeed. SEED, which aims to help student organizations become more environmentally friendly,...

Editorial: Commit to positive changes in the new year

January 19, 2018


Filed under Columns, Editorial

To all members of the campus community: welcome back. Before we get to the topic at hand, we want to discuss a recent event. The year started off on a dark note with the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old man outside The Corner Alley. Our prayers are with all who were affected by this incident and their...

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