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Editorial: Commending alert improvement time

Editorial Board

February 15, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Monday nights at Case Western Reserve University are usually slow and uneventful, bogged down by work and fatigue. But this week, almost everyone on campus suddenly found themselves wide awake thanks to a series of Rave alerts. At approximately 12:16 a.m., multiple people around campus reported heari...

The problem with second chances

Jackson Rudoff, Opinion Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Young adulthood is often referred to as the period for making mistakes. Stupid decisions regarding our appearances, reckless activities and other general acts of irresponsibility are just part of us “figuring ourselves out” or bumps in the road to being a functioning adult. After all, how can we gr...

Editorial: What can be said for the weather?

Jackson Rudoff, Opinion Editor

February 1, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

There are few things as great as class cancellation. The early portion of any spring semester at Case Western Reserve University always tends to be backlogged, as students rush to move in, get their books and supplies and figure out their schedule all in the span of a few days. All of this is accom...

EDITORIAL: CMA makes major expansion to Open Access media

EDITORIAL: CMA makes major expansion to Open Access media

Editorial Board

January 25, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Top Stories

For a small student paper like The Observer, there are some hurdles we encounter that larger, professionalized publications do not. Often times, getting the perfect photo to complement an article is one of those challenges. While we’ve built up a nice stock library for articles related to Case Western...

Editorial: Uptown changes should focus on students

Editorial Board

January 18, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

For an urban campus, it is often easy to feel isolated at Case Western Reserve University. By the nature of our neighborhood, situated between East Cleveland, Hough and Cleveland Heights, the campus can appear to be its own little bubble adjacent to the city. The construction of Uptown was meant to help...

Editorial: Semester Grades Fall 2018

Editorial Staff

December 7, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

With finals fast approaching, The Observer wanted to wrap up the semester by handing out grades. We reviewing some of our editorials from throughout the semester and compiled our thoughts into these grades. Next semester there will be even more news on campus, and we look forward to both covering and an...

Editorial: The limitations of free speech

Editorial: The limitations of free speech

Jackson Rudoff, Opinion Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Top Stories

It can often be difficult to quantify “violence.” Most often we think of blatant physical incidents, such as the riots in Charlottesville that broke out in response to the “Unite the Right” demonstration put on by white nationalists. We imagine scenes of fist fights, tear gas and police in riot gea...

Editorial: Once again, this is not normal

Editorial Board

November 16, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The role of the news media is rarely agreed upon. For many, it’s purely a source of information or even entertainment. For others, it can serve as a watchdog against the government. In the United States, we tend to take it as a little of all three. As much as we love to remain in-the-loop regarding...

Editorial: Focus on alert times not reactionary measures

Jackson Rudoff, Opinion Editor

November 9, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The Case Western Reserve University community was taken aback this past weekend when a third-year student was shot outside Phi Delta Theta in an attempted carjacking. Unfortunately, the campus is not inexperienced with incidents of similar magnitude. We are all too familiar with reports of muggings...

Editorial: A false notion of diversity

Jackson Rudoff, Opinion Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

One of the first programs any Case Western Reserve University student is exposed to is “Diversity 360,” a brief training during Orientation Week that attempts to educate first-year students on the cultural nuances of their new community. It makes sense to cover this topic during the early period o...

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