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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

Think beyond the “possible”

Avi Horwitz, Staff Writer December 2, 2022

I never intended to write for The Observer—I submitted a one-time column in December 2019 in an effort to promote the climate strike Sunrise CWRU was co-hosting with Ohio Climate Strike (now Ohio Youth...

Editorial: We need accessible grocery stores in our community

Editorial Board December 2, 2022

The closing of Dave’s Market near the Southside of campus garnered much annoyance for the Case Western Reserve University community. While Dave’s wasn’t the most convenient grocery store, as you...

LTTE: An open letter from CWRU faculty regarding President Kaler’s statement

CWRU Faculty November 18, 2022

We write in defense of our students, who have taken a principled stand against the policies of a state. Whether one agrees with the students’ proposed solutions or not, labeling their stand as hateful...

CWRU needs to improve transparency in class registration

Caroline Kuntzman, Staff Writer November 18, 2022

Undergraduate class registration at Case Western Reserve University began on Monday Nov. 14, with students set to graduate next spring and summer able to enroll in courses on the Student Information System...

The “Laziness Lie”

Cailee Zeraat, Contributing Writer November 18, 2022

The word “lazy” first became popular in the 16th century when the Puritans came to the United States. The idea stemmed from their religious beliefs, which revolved around the notion that those who...

LTTE: In regards to President Kaler’s message from a Jewish graduate student

Sam Seidman, Graduate Student November 18, 2022

I am a Jewish member of the Case Western Reserve University community for whom President Kaler claimed to speak in his email of Nov. 9. In the email, he informed the CWRU community that the Undergraduate...

LTTE: Providing context and condemning hate

USG Executive Committee November 18, 2022

CWRU Student Body, We want to provide context for the Undergraduate Student Government General Assembly on Tuesday, Nov. 8. The resolution on the table was authored by Case Western Reserve University...

What we owe others

Nihal Manjila, Staff Writer November 18, 2022

As I was talking with a friend, the topic came up of how we should treat others—and, as an extension of that, what we owe others. I do not mean money or other forms of debt, but rather we were talking...

Don’t conflate criticism of Israel with antisemitism

John Mays, Contributing Writer November 18, 2022

On the evening of Nov. 8, Case Western Reserve University’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) voted on Resolution 31-15—a resolution calling for our university to “fully divest its assets from...

Editorial: CWRU’s student employment system doesn’t treat students fairly

Editorial Board November 18, 2022

Many students at Case Western Reserve University work jobs on campus, whether that be for federal work-study purposes or otherwise. However, the student employment system at CWRU is essentially inadequate,...

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