The Observer

Kim: The power in walking away

Won Hee Kim, Copy Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

On Nov. 3, the transgender community of Cleveland gathered together for a rally by the Free Stamp downtown in response to President Donald Trump’s leaked memo on the definition of gender. I learned about the Rally Against Erasure of the Trans+ Community from the Feminist Collective at CWRU group chat, ...

Kim: How it feels to get help

Won Hee Kim, Copy Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I fell into a major depressive episode last Saturday. Over that week, I had been interacting with so many people and doing so much work that the stress became overwhelming. But I continued to force myself to do more work: volunteering, attending class and helping with events. By Tuesday, I could not stoma...

Kim: Unpaid internships give unfair advantages

Won Hee Kim, Copy Editor

October 12, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

This summer I had an unpaid internship with a local nonprofit, Lake Erie Ink. I was able to learn many things about the administrative side of nonprofit organizations, as well as specific skills such as making infographics and grant writing. I made friends and useful connections. But not everyone has the opport...

Kim: The conflict between higher education, work and motherhood

Kim: The conflict between higher education, work and motherhood

Won Hee Kim

August 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Chatting with an employee at my summer internship, she revealed that she never really saw herself becoming a mother. She knew that she would have children but only in the abstract. Well, she had her child, and she brought her child to work, making her one of the lucky ones. Despite women increasi...

Kim: Using the summer to get ahead

Won Hee Kim, Columnist

April 27, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As the semester comes to a close, my friends and I have been discussing our summer plans. Several of them plan to stay in Cleveland and take courses over the summer; others have lined up part-time jobs; one is going abroad to work on his senior thesis and everybody is on the hunt for summer internsh...

Kim: Keeping updated on crime

Kim: Keeping updated on crime

Won Hee Kim, Columnist

April 13, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Type in "CWRU Alert" in the search bar of your email and you'll find that there were zero security alerts throughout the month of March. It seems strange when you scroll down a bit and compare March’s results to those of previous months. What happened? Has University Circle become safer? Is March ju...

Kim: Marching madness: The people behind political protests

Won Hee Kim, Columnist

March 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

What do you do when the people in power refuse to listen to you? Yelling loudly will not help if they are willfully ignoring you, and repeating your message will just annoy them. Albert Einstein is often credited for saying that “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a...

Kim: Reading into textbook problems: Don’t waste your money

Kim: Reading into textbook problems: Don’t waste your money

Won Hee Kim, Columnist

March 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Case Western Reserve University’s culture seems to accept expensive textbooks as a necessary cost of college. The administration acknowledges it: the 2017-2018 Typical First Year Budget allots $1200 for books alone. The students acknowledge it: We certainly complain about the price a lot. But despite...

Kim: Lessons from performance poetry

Won Hee Kim, Columnist

February 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s Thursday night. A group of forty or so sits in the crooked rows by the stage at Euclid Tavern, with more people milling about and eavesdropping. Among the crowd is the creative writing club of Case Western Reserve University, Writers Writing Words. Its members lounge near the back and make small...

Kim: Bite the bulletin, it’s two minutes to midnight

Won Hee Kim, Columnist

February 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It is 11:58 p.m. and you have to submit an assignment by midnight. Only “you” is the human race, “midnight” is the annihilation of the human race and “assignment” encompasses all the reasonable actions we can do to prevent the apocalypse. Rather than a Humans vs. Zombies mission, this is th...

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