The Observer

Editorial: Moving forward with the election results

November 11, 2016

In an upset that shocked polls, political analysts, and the general population, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has defeated Secretary Hillary Clinton in the presidential election. Along with a victory in the White House, Republicans have also secured control over the House of Representativ...

Editorial: Get out and vote

November 4, 2016

After three presidential debates and seemingly never ending coverage, November has finally arrived. The political cycle has spun us out and exhausted most of us. Out of the typhoon, we’ve been given the two major parties’ candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, and third-party risers, Jill St...

Editorial: What is truly setting our Greek Life apart

Editorial: What is truly setting our Greek Life apart

Editorial Board

October 7, 2016

During recruitment, fraternity brothers and sorority sisters are told to refrain from introducing their organization as “different from Greek Life at other schools.” But we are different from Greek Life communities on other campuses. And one of the greatest qualities that sets our Greek Life apart is t...

Editorial: A fuzzy policy

Editorial Board

September 30, 2016

The university’s recent change of the need-aware policy’s name to “Meet Full Need” does not hide from the student population this policy’s potential implications. This Editorial Board understands that the administration has faced distressed students whose financial needs have resulted in their in...

Let’s reflect on our entitlement


September 23, 2016

Entitlement: a sense of superiority or the expectation for special treatment. Our generation has been given many labels: lazy, narcissistic, entitled. There have been so many discussions about our entitled personalities that some researchers have made millennials and entitlement the focus of their stu...

Editorial: No air conditioning? Not cool.

September 16, 2016

There’s no doubt that students are enjoying the colder weather these days, if it means that their rooms won’t feel like 100 degrees. One of the most infamous complaints of this semester is about first-year, second-year and the property management residences not being air conditioned. Though people ...

Editorial: Give us space

September 2, 2016

What does the concept of “safe spaces” mean to you? To the University of Chicago’s Dean John “Jay” Ellison, safe spaces allow students to be ignorant, rather than open-minded. They allow students to avoid conversations that cause discomfort. They prevent intellectual debate because indivi...

Semester Grades

April 22, 2016

Case Western Reserve University students will be surprised to find that they earned at least one F this semester due to lack of participation. Despite the fact that the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) put an enormous amount of effort in encouraging student input on the tobacco-free policy, abo...

Editorial: Referendum too close to go tobacco free

Editorial Board

April 15, 2016

The decision that sits before the Board of Trustees is simple: Case Western Reserve University should not go tobacco free. The Undergraduate Student Government’s (USG) referendum results were inconclusive; a 52 to 48 percent vote in favor of tobacco free should not count as approval by the stud...

Editorial: IFC/Panhel should create a committee to allot rollover

Editorial: IFC/Panhel should create a committee to allot rollover

Editorial Board

March 31, 2016

Imagine that you were handed $66,000 and were able to use it to improve the Tinkham Veale University Center (TVUC). What would you do? This decision currently sits before the presidents of the Interfraternity Congress and the Panhellenic Council, Will Oldham and Gina Belli, respectively. An allegedly...

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