The Observer

Saulsman: A plea to apply empathy when discussing opinions

Courtney Saulsman, Columnist

December 1, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Over the summer, while we were tanning and surrounding ourselves with like-minded friends, researchers at our beloved Case Western Reserve University were finding out why some people are so confident in the accuracy and truth of their opinions. In an article published in The Daily titled, “Studies...

Saulsman: Awareness of social norms gives you a sense of will

Courtney Saulsman, Columnist

November 10, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Last Thursday, Alan Grigsby’s Introduction to Sociology class performed a sociological demonstration called “The Doing Nothing Activity.” In this activity, students, myself included, were asked to demonstrate social deviance in the Tinkham Veale University Center cafeteria during prime lunch hours. In...

Saulsman: Looking through your peers: an epidemic

Courtney Saulsman, Columnist

September 22, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

You’re crossing the street on Euclid Avenue, speed-walking up the Binary Walkway. You might have headphones in, your friends might be talking your ear off, or you may just be walking silently, enjoying the serenity of white noise as you bustle your way to class. Whatever you are doing, do you notice with w...

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