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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

Editorial: CWRU administration is ignoring the living conditions of current students

Editorial Board September 23, 2022

Between new residential halls and renovations to the Case Quad and research buildings, the physical expansion of Case Western Reserve University is well underway. While this is beneficial for future students...

It’s not that deep, or is it?

Enya Eetickal, Staff Writer September 23, 2022

I love and hate the malleable way our generation uses language. We quickly create and pick up on new phrases and slang from ethnic or internet cultures. While there are several reasons why our use of language...

Known for the diversity of his characters, Rick Riordan did not disappoint with the new trio for his Percy Jackson TV series. From left to right: Annabeth Chase (Leah Jeffries), Percy Jackson (Walker Scobell) and Grover Underwood (Aryan Simhadri)

Rejecting death of the author: Why “Percy Jackson” succeeds over “Harry Potter”

Sarah Karkoff, Contributing Writer September 23, 2022

In terms of commercial success, there is no comparison between the “Harry Potter” and “Percy Jackson” franchises. I easily concede that J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” franchise is a financial...

It’s time to end your “villain arc”

Enya Eetickal, Staff Writer September 16, 2022

There is no one who can catch my attention faster than a good villain. Whether it's the Joker, Darth Vader, Shigaraki or Pain, I find myself periodically rooting for these villains, even when the chaos...

Editorial: CWRU administration’s apathetic attitude toward COVID-19 is worrying

Editorial Board September 16, 2022

As we get into the swing of the semester, we can’t forget that COVID-19 still exists. This year, Case Western Reserve University’s administration relaxed guidelines and recommendations surrounding...

Editor’s Note: We must pay more attention to our student governments

Shreyas Banerjee, Executive Editor September 16, 2022

How much do you really know about what our student governments do? Think about last year. The University Program Board (UPB) is currently in charge of campus programming, including inviting artists...

We’re not ready to trust CWRU on climate action

Avi Horwitz, Staff Writer September 9, 2022

Last year, as part of a joint Student Sustainability Council (SSC) and Sunrise CWRU Campaign, I helped write an Undergraduate Student Government Resolution addressing necessary updates to Case Western...

LTTE: A response to The Observer’s Oct. 22 editorial on concealed carry at CWRU

Steven Sidik, Former Professor of Statistics September 9, 2022

I did not see the Oct. 22, 2021 editorial by the Editorial Board until just today as I happened to DuckDuckGo my name. At the time I was no longer employed by Case Western Reserve University nor getting...

A broken healthcare system

Latvya Chintada, Staff Writer September 9, 2022

The United States, for all it has to offer as a top industrialized country and a global superpower, cannot provide quality healthcare to a majority of its residents. The U.S. healthcare system suffers...

Editorial: CWRU’s on-campus transportation must be reformed

Editorial Board September 9, 2022

On-campus transportation at Case Western Reserve University is unreliable, as we all know. Work has been done over the years to improve it but it is still not good enough. Students rely on the shuttles...

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