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Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

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...

Ohios capital now has its own unique variant of COVID-19.

New variant of COVID-19 found in Columbus by OSU researchers

Kevin Pataroque, Staff Reporter February 5, 2021

On Jan. 21, scientists from The Ohio State University discovered two new strains of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that is responsible for COVID-19, in Columbus, Ohio. The mutated strains were found to be similar...

Robotics for All has taught about 1,300 K-8th graders in four states.

Nonprofit co-founded by CWRU student educates low-income students in STEM subjects

Kevin Pataroque, Staff Reporter January 29, 2021

Why are low-income students historically underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs? Universities across the country have created tutoring programs, outreach activities...

President Biden speaks at his inauguration last week after winning more than 81 million votes in the 2020 election.

Unprecedented 2021 presidential inauguration with informative events from CCEL office

Hoai Phuong Nguyen, News Editor January 29, 2021

For the longest time, the end of 2020 was all that everybody looked forward to. However, the early events of 2021, along with the continuation of COVID-19 contagiousness, prove that a rotation around the...

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