The Observer

New CDC guidelines and their effects on cleaning staff

CDC guidelines aim to ensure the safety of students and staff.

Hoai Phuong Nguyen, Contributing Reporter

September 19, 2020

With COVID-19 flipping our world upside down, students at Case Western Reserve University and all over the country aren’t getting the experiences they expected from the term “college life.”  However, it’s not only students, but also staff working on campus who are asked to adapt to new, unconv...

Two CWRU undergraduates discuss their experience with COVID-19

Third-year student, Jessica Lin, was one of the first members of CWRU's community infected with the coronavirus.

Nihal Manjila, Staff Reporter

September 18, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic reached the U.S. around eight months ago and has since infected hundreds of thousands of people. Two Case Western Reserve University students were among those infected, though they have now recovered. They experienced the disease’s lesser symptoms earlier on in the pandemic—on...

Students unhappy with the nutritious value of the meal plan take action

Veronica Madell, Staff Reporter

September 18, 2020

Third-year English major Jessica Bumgarner, like many other Case Western Reserve University students, gets lunch from Leutner Commons every day. With dining options limited this semester, there aren’t many other options available for students on the school meal plan. So Monday through Friday, Bumga...

During pandemic times, nursing students face new and unexpected difficulties

CWRU's new health education campus houses some nursing classes.

Kevin Pataroque and Dylan Jewell

September 18, 2020

In an attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19 across the university, three weeks before the start of the fall semester, a blanket email stated that all students who were not first years, fourth years, transfer students or nursing students would not be permitted to live on campus.  The university...

During pandemic, science advances

Kevin Pataroque, Contributing Reporter

September 11, 2020

When Case Western Reserve University decided to transition to remote classes in March, students worried about how COVID-19 would affect their professional development. In the weeks after, co-ops were withdrawn and internships were forced to transition to remote spaces. Those who could still work duri...

Dave’s Cosmic Subs and Jolly Scholar are open for business

Chris Heermann, Photo Editor

September 11, 2020

Two of the most popular dining spots on campus, Dave’s Cosmic Subs (Dave’s) and The Jolly Scholar Brewing Company (Jolly) have both recently reopened. While both market themselves as dining establishments, the two are well known as Thursday night hotspots for students looking to let loose after a we...

Student experiences in quarantine differ across and off campus

Bon Appetit provides food to students quarantined in hotels.

Veronica Madell, Staff Reporter

September 4, 2020

2020 is the year that just keeps on giving, as many students find themselves back on campus only to end up in quarantine. However, this quarantine looks different for a lot of students, depending on whether they are in on-campus, Greek Life or off-campus housing. Each of these situations comes with ...

Instagram page uncovers world of sexual misconduct at CWRU

Instagram account of @cwru.survivors

Collin Wong, Web and Social Media Editor

August 28, 2020

“@cwru.survivors” is an Instagram page dedicated to sharing stories of sexual misconduct at Case Western Reserve University. Since its first post on July 4, the account has posted over 400 stories. Those who want to share their story fill out an anonymous Google Form linked in the bio of the accoun...

Q&A about new economics concentration

Nathan Lesch, Executive Editor

August 21, 2020

Starting this semester, Case Western Reserve University’s Economics Department will offer a new concentration, Quantitative Methods, in its undergraduate degree program. The concentration is unique because of its STEM-designation; meaning that it teaches skills the U.S. government deems relevant to th...

“Know Your Neighbors” campaign seeks to address division between students and community

Jothsna Sabbasani, Contributing Reporter

August 21, 2020

Case Western Reserve University's students have always been focused on their engagement within the campus-community. However, some students now feel that it is time for change.  Recent alums and undergraduate students at CWRU came together this summer to develop a community-wide effort called ...

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