The Observer

Editorial: We are exhausted

Spring academic calendar changes are needed
November 20, 2020

We are nearly there, folks. By the time this issue of The Observer is published, our final classes of the week are likely to have begun, after which, students on campus will begin their move-out process....

Editorial: Better media relations can only benefit CWRU’s community

November 13, 2020

Journalism cannot exist without sources. In some cases, people are willing to share their experience or expertise on the record, with their name cited for reference. Other times, people  do not have this...

Editorial: Lead poisoning illuminates the contradiction of University Circle

October 30, 2020

Robin Brown rushed her 4-year-old daughter to University Hospitals on a September day in 1999. Her pediatrician had tested for lead and the results came back—70 micrograms per deciliter. For context,...

Editorial: Blaming increased cases on “travel” masks the truth behind pandemic response

October 23, 2020

It’s hard to keep track of which pandemic wave we are currently in. To some, we are in the second, or even perhaps the third. However, by simply looking at cases across the U.S. since March, it is clear...

Editorial: Subscribe here: The importance of college journalism

October 2, 2020

There are plenty of comments about The Observer that circulate around campus on a regular basis. Some are valid critiques—many of which we are trying to address—and then there are baseless ones which...

Editorial: The brilliance of RBG and the ignorance of the GOP

Ginsburg putting up a fight during her Supreme Court confirmation hearing in 1993.
September 25, 2020

One week ago today, the U.S. lost an inspirational leader and amazing woman. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg challenged norms throughout her life, brilliantly defending men against discrimination...

Editorial: Our shot at normalcy

Politicization and accessibility of a COVID-19 vaccine
September 18, 2020

The world is waiting for institutions like Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic to do what they do best: research and develop biomedical technology. For until a vaccine is developed...

Editorial: Title IX abandons survivors, cwru.survivors supports them, what about CWRU?

Understanding the new Title IX regulations and their implication on campus
September 11, 2020

Among the most unqualified and problematic leaders appointed by President Donald J. Trump is Betsy DeVos, the secretary of education. After effectively carrying out her personal and political agendas to...

Editorial: Can we really expect things to change?

September 3, 2020

Since the infamous spring break email that informed students that we would not be returning to campus, not a day seems to go by without someone mentioning that we are living through history. We are trying...

Editorial: Postal Service workers are our democracy fighters, excluding Louis DeJoy

Editorial: Postal Service workers are our democracy fighters, excluding Louis DeJoy
August 20, 2020

Welcome back to Case Western Reserve University, semi-remote style. With some students scattered across the world taking classes remotely, while others are still living on campus attending in-person courses,...

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