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Horwitz: Nicely worded email, dialogue, no action. Repeat.

Avi Horwitz, Staff Columnist

July 11, 2020

The email announcing Case Western Reserve University’s planned Day of Dialogue on June 10, began by referencing the “Black Lives Matter” mural painted adjacent to the White House on 16th Street in Washington, D.C. As the national uprising against systemic racism and police brutality—in wake ...

Kuntzman: Stop making masks political

Caroline Kuntzman, Staff Columnist

July 11, 2020

When American Multi-Cinema (AMC) theaters first announced its guidelines for reopening, the company stated that it “strongly encouraged” guests to wear a mask when they were not eating or drinking, but they did not go as far as to mandate that customers to do so (unless it is otherwise required by the...

LTTE: Attn: Case Western Reserve University Department of Theater

July 4, 2020

In response to the Case Western Reserve University Department of Theater’s incredibly disappointing and insufficient statement on diversity and inclusion, we, a coalition of current students and alumni of color with the support of our peers, believe that this department can and must do better. The...

Editorial: We will stand arm in arm until there is justice

Editorial: We will stand arm in arm until there is justice

Editorial Board

June 7, 2020

We live in a country which systematically oppresses minority groups while promoting the interests of the white community. Systemic racism exists in all areas of society, from housing to education, from policing to healthcare. While this discrimination and abuse has existed in America for over 400 years, ...

Editor’s Note: The importance of journalism during protests

Nathan Lesch, Executive Editor

June 7, 2020

I had planned to introduce myself—and reintroduce The Observer—to Case Western Reserve University’s community at the onset of the fall semester. While I still intend to do that, I would be remiss if I didn’t use my platform to address the pervasive bigotry and racism in our society, explain ...

Lakhiani: How to reconcile sexual assault allegations with the impending election

Karuna Lakhiani, Staff Columnist

May 8, 2020

It’s easy to forget that we are in the midst of a national election cycle during this pandemic. However, it’s still just as important as ever to vote, because we need a change of leadership in the country. The election is going to happen this year, whether it’s in November or if it’s delayed b...

LTTE: There’s a place for tolerance

Tim Sprunt, Student

May 4, 2020

Abortion is perhaps the most contentious issue facing our country today. Despite the social progress that we have made in recent years (and there is still much more to go), the divide between those who are pro-life and those who are pro-choice remains. I do not think it is something that will ever go ...

Panaro: There is no back to normal

Kevin Panaro, Staff Columnist

April 30, 2020

For months on end, the coronavirus pandemic has been a string of nonstop bad news. With the continual rise in the number of reported cases and confirmed deaths, and with daily reports about how wildly unprepared the U.S. is to deal with a healthcare crisis of this magnitude, spirits are definitely low. Wha...

McPheeters: Ordinary rather than extraordinary

McPheeters: Ordinary rather than extraordinary

Mary McPheeters, Staff Reporter

April 28, 2020

As we quickly approach our last day of finals, what I'm finding myself longing for most are not the traditional spring events—from the Hudson Relays to Senior Week—but rather those ordinary days spent with friends. If it were any typical week on campus, my friends and I would've gone to Jolly Sc...

Hatcher: The one where she thanked The Observer

Hatcher: The one where she thanked The Observer

Tobili Hatcher, Staff Columnist

April 28, 2020

As I sit here trying to find the words to describe what it’s been like writing for The Observer for the past semester, I hate to admit that all the ones that come to mind are cheesy cliches. Maybe I’ve finally hit that point in my life where the cliches we always hated hearing are coming true. Maturi...

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