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The Observer

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

Finding optimism in the face of climate change

Finding optimism in the face of climate change

Carsten Torgeson, Contributing Writer November 11, 2022

In the aftermath of both Hurricane Fiona and Ian, concerns about the changing climate and its impacts on how we live press upon many of us. Dr. Onema Adojoh, from the Case Western Reserve University Department...

With the midterm elections now in the rearview, the results are starting to pour in as all votes are counted across the nation.

Voting across the nation: What we know now

Grace Johnson, News Editor November 11, 2022

Many went into Election Day on Nov. 8 fearful and worried, unsure how the U.S. government stood after the polls closed. On many voters’ minds were the topics of abortion and womens’ rights, inflation,...

Lizzo practices on a glass flute once owned by James Madison—which was donated to the Library of Congress by late Case professor Dr. Dayton Miller.

A Case professor donated the James Madison flute Lizzo played

Shreyas Banerjee, Executive Editor October 7, 2022

By now you’ve probably heard about this: Lizzo, the superstar musician whose song “About Damn Time” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, played a concert in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 28 and surprised...

The new and updated abortion laws in Ohio sanction only extremely specific cases for an abortion to occur.

Updates on Texas abortion law and newly-introduced abortion bill in Ohio

Lelia Durand, Staff Writer November 12, 2021

Abortion regulations date back to the 1820s and 1830s when they were first enacted to target dangerous drugs used by women to induce abortions. By the 1880s, abortion was outlawed across most of the United...

The president announces a new bill for mass-vaccination to ensure safety for Americans in the workplace

Biden announces vaccine mandate for employees of large businesses

Megan Gawronski, Staff Writer October 1, 2021

On Sept. 9, President Joe Biden announced a new vaccine mandate which would impact tens of millions of unvaccinated Americans. This new rule, which is being developed and enforced by the Department of...

The passage of SB8 shows the true players in the war over womens reproductive rights: Texas legislation, Corporate Interests, and the U.S. Legal System

Texas implements abortion ban, other states to follow

Nihal Manjila, Staff Reporter September 24, 2021

Texas implemented Senate Bill 8 (SB8), a new anti-abortion law that became effective at midnight on Sept. 1 2021. This law is one of the many anti-abortion laws nicknamed “heartbeat bills” being pushed...

Protesters campaigning to stop Line 3, a tar pipeline currently under construction in northern Minnesota threatening over 200 bodies of water, as well as Native American territory.

“Stop Line 3” for the environment and Indigenous rights

Hoai Phuong Nguyen, News Editor September 10, 2021

Policies involving the oil industry have long been subject to heated debate in the United States. Line 3—a crude oil pipeline built by Enbridge Inc., Canada’s largest oil company—is now posing danger...

Members of Sunrise CWRU gather outside Senator Sherrod Browns Cleveland office.

Climate-labor coalition calls on Senator Brown to deliver public transit

Hoai Phuong Nguyen, News Editor April 16, 2021

Case Western Reserve University students who commute to campus know all too well the necessity of the Regional Transit Authority (RTA). After all, in our tuition, there exists the RTA fee, and therefore...

A newspaper clipping from the Dayton Metro Librarys womens suffrage collection outlines how to respond to anti-suffrage arguments.

History of women’s suffrage in Ohio preserved at Dayton Metro Library

Hannah Jackson, Staff Reporter April 2, 2021

As Women’s History Month came to a close, the Dayton Metro Library made one of their most extensive collections available to the public to learn more about the history of the fight for women’s voting...

Politics you should care about

Jackson Rudoff, Copy Editor March 12, 2021

Will you get a stimulus check? After weeks of agonizing politicization and grueling attempts to compromise, there is finally a new stimulus package headed our way. The American Rescue Plan, passed by...

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