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Horwitz: Organize, vote, then organize some more

Avi Horwitz, Staff Columnist

October 9, 2020

Let me take you back to Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008 at the Vice-Presidential debate between Governor Sarah Palin, and then vice-presidential nominee Joe Biden. That night Biden proclaimed that any future administration he was a part of would not be in favor of gay marriage, saying “Barack Obama nor I  ...

Escúchanos – Justine Bernacet

La Alianza, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and the Latinx Alumni Association are colaborating with The Observer on the

Justine Bernacet

October 9, 2020

Rather than appearing in a video, Case Western Reserve University alum Justine Bernacet wrote this piece for the Escúchanos series to share her experience as a Latina student. Escúchanos is a collection of narratives from Latinx/Hispanic students and alumni organized by La Alianza, Society for Hisp...

Pet adoption rates rise during COVID-19

Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter helps dogs like Mantou find new homes.

Hannah Jackson, Contributing Reporter

October 9, 2020

At the beginning of the pandemic, people across the country were trying everything to beat the quarantine blues. Flour and eggs flew off the shelves for baking, workout equipment was out of stock for miles and art supplies orders were backed up for weeks.  But who knew the most in demand quarantine f...

Takeaways for students from the first presidential debate

Nathan Lesch, Executive Editor

October 9, 2020

Starting just a few moments after 9 p.m. EST, the first presidential debate, hosted by Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic and moderated by Fox News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace, was, quite simply, disappointing. Wallace broke the debate up into six 15-minute sections delineated b...

Giri: How humanity has fallen into yet another luxury trap with the internet

Giri: How humanity has fallen into yet another luxury trap with the internet

Saurav Giri, Contributing Columnist

October 9, 2020

Throughout the history of mankind, people have fallen victim to a number of luxury traps—situations which seem beneficial from the outside but condemn us to more suffering in the long run. These traps range from the invention of email to something as large as the agricultural revolution. At this point, you ...

Intersections in science, technology and entrepreneurship

Kevin Pataroque, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2020

When internships and other summer engagements were cancelled due to COVID-19, small businesses throughout the Cleveland area partnered with the Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship to help expose STEM students to the business side of engineering. In late June to early July, the Veale Institute creat...

Jain: Trump tried to push COVID to the rear—it backfired

Priyanka Jain, Contributing Columnist

October 9, 2020

How would you feel if you asked your boss for a mask to protect yourself from the ongoing pandemic and you received a dog diaper or coffee filter instead? Feelings that come to mind are disrespect, betrayal and hopelessness.  This array of feelings were experienced by many McDonald’s workers in Oak...

Yung Gravy talks about the message he wants his listeners to take away from his music

Yung Gravy wants to leave his listeners smiling and feeling good with his music.

Yvonne Pan, Development Editor

October 9, 2020

“It thumps, carefree, gas” were the three words Yung Gravy chose to describe his sophomore album “Gasanova,” released on Friday, Oct. 2. “I was working at a summer camp and when the kids would go to bed, we would go smoke a blunt and rap and freestyle some random shit,” Gravy, born Matthew...

Rudoff: Trump continues to find rules to break

Trump broke every rule imaginable in the 2020 presidential debate, even the basic rules of conversation.

Jackson Rudoff, Copy Editor

October 9, 2020

After the first presidential debate, commentators were struggling to find the words to capture what they just saw. The hour-and-a-half ordeal tested the patience—and sanity—of practically all who watched it, except for Chris Wallace, who saw his career vaulted back into relevance thanks to his te...

“Gimme Some Truth” celebrates 80 years of John Lennon

“Gimme Some Truth” celebrates 80 years of John Lennon

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor

October 9, 2020

Oct. 9, 2020 marks what would’ve been the 80th birthday of one of the most influential artists of the 20th century: John Lennon. Much of Lennon’s life has been mythologized through the years, from his founding of the Beatles to his tragic death. However, through it all, Lennon created some of the...

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