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Jain: Can we trust the COVID-19 vaccines?

In comparison to the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, Moderna has disclosed more data from its clinical trials, making it more credible.
November 20, 2020

There has been a lot of buzz brewing this month with the announcement of COVID-19 vaccines that have been proposed by Pfizer/BioNTech and, more recently, Moderna. If you are an innate skeptic like me,...

Lakhiani: Literature is ignoring BIPOC and the LGBTQIA+ community

It is inexcusable that one of the only BIPOC in the “Throne of Glass” series is tokenized.
November 20, 2020

In English classes throughout high school, my classmates and I mainly read so-called classics centered around white male characters. At the time, I couldn’t figure out why it irked me so much that we...

Unmasked app helps students with their mental health

Unmasked, an app originally launched at Dartmouth, aims to provide a space for students to be vulnerable and to have honest conversations with one another.
November 20, 2020

Mental health issues have always been either under-represented, misunderstood or both. Innovative ways to tackle such issues are therefore always in demand, especially by students at Case Western Reserve...

“2020 (hindsight)”: A virtual play about despair and hope in this year to remember

A play through Zoom? Who’d have thought.
November 20, 2020

This year has been a rough one. While there have been glimmers of hope along the way, it is evident that our lives have changed for the worse over the past year as we have been deprived of some of the...

Analyzing the aftermath of the election

Politics you should care about
November 14, 2020

So much for a typical transition In case you somehow missed it last week, the 2020 presidential election wrapped up after more than five days of uncertainty, mail-in hysteria and unrelenting Twitter...

The Observer’s 2020 general election resources guide

October 30, 2020

For many students, this is the first presidential election that they will be able to vote in—and by golly, this is a monumental one. As such, most students have a pretty good handle on which presidential...

A look into CWRU’s coronavirus decision-making

Back-to-school leader Peter Poulos on the university’s perspective and priorities
September 11, 2020

Peter Poulos, J.D., keeps a low profile among Case Western Reserve University students; in fact, most have never heard of him. However, as the university’s general counsel, chief risk management officer...

2019 USG Election Preview: VP of Finance

2019 USG Election Preview: VP of Finance
April 16, 2019

The VP of Finance serves as the liaison between USG and USG-recognized student organizations as well as USG’s chief financial officer. The VP of Finance also presents funding legislation to the USG General...

2019 USG Election Preview: President

2019 USG Election Preview: President
April 16, 2019

The President of USG serves as the chief leader of the undergraduate body. The President also represents the interest of undergraduate students to the administration and other governing bodies on campus...

2019 USG Election Preview: Representatives

2019 USG Election Preview: Representatives
April 16, 2019

The number of college representative is given by the approximate ratio of one representative per 100 students. As a result, the student body will elect 15 representatives from the College of Arts and Sciences,...

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