The Observer

Editor’s Note: Tamir Rice case highlights why all elections, even primaries, matter

Mike McKenna

January 15, 2016

Over the past year, Cleveland as a community has had to come to terms with the shooting of 12-year old Tamir Rice by police officer Timothy Loehmann. Not only has this black child’s death frustrated the city’s populace during a time this country is grappling with race relations and accusations...

Back in town

Sergeant Jeffrey Daberko

January 15, 2016

The Case Western Reserve University Police Department would like to welcome back all our returning students, staff and faculty. While it was great to have the place to ourselves for a bit, it does get a little lonely here eventually. We get sick of looking at each other after a while, so it’s good...

For many, ruling in Tamir Rice case highlights need for reform

Anastazia Vanisko, Copy Editor

January 15, 2016

On Jan. 1, Clevelanders declared that it was a “New Year, No More.” Over 100 people marched from Impett Park to the home of Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty to protest the non-indictment of Officer Timothy Loehmann for the shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. Members of the Black...

Break time

Sergeant Jeffrey Daberko

November 20, 2015

We are approaching Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday. No costumes to wear, gifts to buy or pretending to care about your fellow man—just overeating with family and friends and watching football on the couch in a semi-comatose state. Thanksgiving is followed by finals and Winter Break, so On the Beat...

Issue 3

Sergeant Jeffrey Daberko

November 13, 2015

Last Tuesday I did my civic duty and participated in that great ritual of American democracy, Election Day, and I have the sticker to prove it. When the dust settled, along with all the mayoral candidates and library levies, among the results was the defeat of Issue 3, which would have legalized marijuana...

Can you spare a dime?

Sergeant Jeffrey Daberko

November 6, 2015

The University Circle area has long been the cultural hub of Cleveland, and this has only been reinforced with the recent construction boom of institutions such the Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art and Chipotle Mexican Grill. (Hey, it’s nice to have access...

Red Alert

Sergeant Jeffrey Daberko

October 30, 2015

Within the past several weeks Case Western Reserve University has had to send out several security alerts that have popped up in everyone’s email or caused everyone’s phone to ring, vibrate, scream or bark depending on their settings. We don’t do this for the fun of it. We do it because we are...

Campus violence

Sergeant Jeffrey Daberko

October 22, 2015

The normal function of this column is to try and put out some basic campus living and safety tips, as well as the Case Western Reserve University Police Department’s take on things in a generally lighthearted manner. At the moment however I am not in a lighthearted mood. The past few weeks have seen...

Heads up

Sergeant Jeffrey Daberko

October 8, 2015

Walking around the Case Western Reserve University campus in the early fall can be fun; leaves change color, there’s a little snap in the air and geese fly overhead for points south. It can also be a little like an obstacle course, as in addition to watching for the usual heavy University Circle traffic...

Pipe bomb found in car on Interstate 90

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor

October 1, 2015

Pipe bomb found in car on Interstate 90 On the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 28, a man was pulled over for failing to signal a turn. For several hours following that, traffic was slowed on Interstate 90. The driver, Carl Bradley, had a suspended license in addition to visible track marks. In his car...

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