The Observer

“ZOMBIE! Run!”

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2019

Someone yells to a group of students marked with green bandanas around their arms. In the distance a horde of students, this time with the bandanas tied around their heads, runs towards the first group. The area erupts into chaos as the first group—the humans—struggle to find shelter from the zombie...

Cleveland mayor’s plan to plant trees should improve air quality

Nathan Lesch, Director of Print

October 25, 2019

Air pollution has consistently made Cleveland one of the smoggiest cities in the United States, and earned the Cleveland-Akron-Canton area the number nine spot on the American Lung Association’s “State of the Air 2019” rankings of U.S. cities most plagued by year-around particle pollution. Transportat...

Students bring lecture series to advocate for gender equality in construction

Ryan Yoo

October 11, 2019

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2018 an estimated 1,107 women were working in the construction industry, making up only 9.9 percent of all construction employees. Construction is often deemed a “man’s job,” where men make up 90.1 percent of the total construction workforce. The Wom...

Students come prepared to Career Fair

Students utilized the opportunity to talk to potential employers at the annual career fair.

Veronica Madell, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2019

On Thursday Oct. 3, dozens of employers set up tables in the Tinkham Veale University Center for students to come talk to recruiters about everything from general opportunities to internships, to even full-time positions. Hundreds of students flocked to the venue, eager to take advantage of this oppor...

Dress For Less comes to campus just in time for Career Fair

Dress for Less sells business professional clothing to students

Surita Basu, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2019

September is now behind us, and many students have started to feel the pressure of the internship and job search. With the career fair on Oct. 3, students were preoccupied with resumes, cover letters, interviews and the need to dress professionally. Unfortunately, business casual and business formal can ...

Our Story Our Voice gets students talking about gender

Veronica Madell, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2019

“Would you like a sticker and a high five?” Kat Taylor, a fourth-year chemical biology and environmental studies major and member of the Interfraternity Congress-Panhellenic Council, cheerfully asked a passersby this past Friday at Kelvin Smith Library Oval. “Girl on Fire” by Alicia Keys played in ...

InterSEXtions discussion addressed gender-based violence in queer communities of color

Jordan Reif, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2019

Lesbian, bisexual and heterosexual women are victims of rape at rates of 13.1, 46.1 and 17.4 percent respectively. When all sexual violence is included, those numbers rise to 46.4, 74.9 and 43.3 percent, and when race/ethnicity is considered, the incidence of all types of sexual violence are astronom...

Storm Area 51, they might be able to stop all 150 of us

Nathan Lesch, Director of Print

September 27, 2019

Area 51, a U.S. Air Force flight testing facility in southern Nevada, has been the centerpiece of many conspiracy theories about extraterrestrial life. Founded at President Eisenhower’s behest in the 1950s, Area 51 has since served as the home for assembly, testing and deployment of U.S. surveillance...

Teatime for Peace brings Muslim experiences into community dialogue

Surita Basu, Contributing Reporter

September 27, 2019

Students, faculty and community members gathered in the Thwing Ballroom on Monday night to participate in Teatime for Peace, an event focused on introducing and learning about our Muslim community members. Teatime for Peace was established in response to the rhetoric of the 2016 election when the grou...

2019 Inamori Ethics Prize winner LeVar Burton speaks and listens

LeVar Burton recieved the Inamori Ethics Prize for his ethical leadership in the arts on Sept. 19.

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor

September 27, 2019

“Does anyone have any questions?” asked LeVar Burton at an exclusive student meet and greet on Thursday, Sept. 20, before receiving the 2019 Inamori Ethics Prize. He was met with silence.  What can you ask someone who for 23 years on PBS taught you how to read on his program “Reading Rainb...

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