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Zeta Psi house caught fire during ritual

Aquene Kimmel, Staff Reporter
November 18
Filed under News

The Zeta Psi fraternity house caught fire over the weekend, causing some damage to the building but no major injuries. The fire alarm in the Zeta Psi house on the south side of campus sounded just before 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12. Case Western Reserve University Police and firefighters arriv...

Editorial: What is truly setting our Greek Life apart

Editorial: What is truly setting our Greek Life apart

Editorial Board
October 7
Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Top Stories

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...

Sigma Phi Epsilon revokes campus charter

Sigma Phi Epsilon revokes campus charter

Aquene Kimmel, Staff Reporter
October 7
Filed under News, Top Stories

After dark on Thursday, Sept. 29, the Ohio Sigma chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp) gathered in Nord Hall. None of them, not even their president, knew why the meeting had been called. A staff member from the fraternity’s headquarters told the group that their charter was revoked due to a vio...

Gender Stereotypes Upheld by Greek Recruitment

Monica Hiller
April 22
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Recruitment for fraternities and sororities at Case Western Reserve University have very different rules, practices and focuses. Sororities go through what is called “Formal Recruitment,” where women must sign up to participate in a four day “mutual selection” process. This entails a very de...

O’Keeffe: The pushes and pulls of Greek Week

Heather O'Keeffe
April 15
Filed under Columns, Opinion

I love Greek Week. As a retired three-sport high school athlete, I miss the regular competition of yesteryear. The healthy competition that Greek Week is structured upon makes it one of my favorite and most anticipated weeks of the year. The week fosters bonds between members, forms chapter-to-chap...

Philanthropy brings sexual assault awareness to campus

Philanthropy brings sexual assault awareness to campus

Adithi Iyengar, Staff Reporter
April 15
Filed under Headlines, News

Alpha Chi Omega and Delta Chi have partnered up to bring the annual Walk a Mile in her Shoes Event to campus on Sunday, April 17, during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The core of the event is community members coming together to walk in heels in order to gain empathy for what women experience in...

Variety Show skit sparks campus debate on free speech

Variety Show skit sparks campus debate on free speech

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia
April 14
Filed under Headlines, News, Top Stories

An open letter penned by three members of the Latinx community has sparked a campuswide debate about free speech and political correctness that has affected Greek life as well as the campus community at large. The letter, which was sent to various student groups for signatures of support via email, was...

In response to a skit by the Phi Delta Theta fraternity in the Greek Week Variety Show

April 14
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Editor’s Note: The following letter was sent to The Observer on Tuesday, April 12 at 1:38 p.m. and was made publicly available the same day. Those authors requested that students email latinosinsolidarity@gmail.com to sign it. At the time The Observer received it, the letter contained 154 signatures. A ma...

Oldham and Belli: In response to the Latinx open letter

Will Oldham and Gina Belli
April 14
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Editor’s Note: The following letter was sent to the Greek community on Tuesday, April 12, at 6:40 p.m. The Observer received it on the same day. To the Case Western Reserve University community, Our names are Will Oldham and Gina Belli, and we are the presidents of CWRU’s Interfraternity Congress (IFC)...

Dog Days philanthropy will bring pups to campus

Dog Days philanthropy will bring pups to campus

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor
April 8
Filed under Headlines, News

For students who want to “paws” their frantic studying and take some time to support dogs in need, this year Delta Sigma Phi’s Dog Days philanthropy will be expanding from one day to an entire week of events. The week will kick off on Monday, April 18 with cookies on sale in the Tinkham Veale...

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