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Citizens for a Safer Cleveland seeks to make the Community Police Commission a permanent fixture

Editorial: Cleveland could lead the way for community oversight of the police

Editorial Board May 7, 2021

Almost a decade ago, officers from six police departments (cue the over-policing of Cleveland) chased a car from downtown to East Cleveland and proceeded to shoot at the car 137 times, killing both passengers....

Editorial: Hey CWRU, stop procrastinating

Editorial Board April 30, 2021

We’re almost there, folks. With just one week of classes left, we are all feeling the final rush to complete assignments, attend final club events and start preparing for finals. Simultaneously, we are...

Editorial: Anti-protest bills promote an American police state

Editorial Board April 23, 2021

The last year has changed America, in part due to the pandemic and in part due to social change. The Black Lives Matter movement gained momentum last year after the murder of George Floyd, and we finally...

Editorial: Grandfather us in

Editorial Board April 16, 2021

Every year, around February or March, a dedicated Observer news columnist writes an article about tuition costs. Since at least 2012, these headlines have read something like, “Provost updates students...

Editorial: Systemic injustices are at the heart of homelessness in our community

Editorial Board April 9, 2021

When the pandemic first tore through the United States, we were told to stay at home—for work, for school, for everything. But what if you don’t have a physical home?  Approximately 18% of the...

Editorial: Involved but not engaged

Editorial Board April 2, 2021

Case Western Reserve University students have a lot of stereotypes, ranging from our abundance of majors and minors to the awkwardness of our STEM students. We are known for being overwhelmed with work...

Editorial: The dehumanization of Asian women and the myth of “one bad day”

Editorial Board March 19, 2021

On March 16 in Atlanta, a white man went to three spas and killed eight people, six of whom were Asian women. In a time where COVID-19 has dominated our thoughts and our headlines, America is once again...

A notice posted on a telephone pole near Hessler Road encourages the community to share their input on the new apartment plan that could further gentrify University Circle.

Editorial: Gentrification in University Circle

Editorial Board March 19, 2021

Case Western Reserve University students spend between $9,300 and $13,390 a year to live on campus—with first-year experience housing being the cheapest and upper-class experience housing the most expensive....

Editorial: Overflowing exam weeks are not inevitable

Editorial Board March 12, 2021

We are quickly approaching another daunting week of exams—midterms. Exam weeks are palpable on campus. There is a lot of hustle and bustle, but little laughter. Attendance at club meetings drops off....

Cleveland residents stand in line at Horsburgh Gymnasium for the Pfizer vaccine while flags remain at half mast in honor of COVID-19 victims.

Editorial: Vaccines come to CWRU. Now what?

Editorial Board March 5, 2021

Well folks, the time has finally arrived. As we approach the one year mark from when Case Western Reserve University informed us that we would be studying remotely for a few weeks—which was quickly followed...

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