The Observer

Editorial: USG meal plan initiatives are an admirable first step

Editorial Board

October 11, 2019

As a part of the everyday life of a student, the meal plan and overall dining hall experience often come up in conversation. Usually, the conversation is about the quality of the food, the price per swipe or the lack of chocolate milk that day. University Student Government (USG) tabled in Tinkham Veale U...

Editorial: What Public Safety does for CWRU

Editorial: What Public Safety does for CWRU

Editorial Board

October 4, 2019

Following the release of the 48-page comprehensive 2019 Security and Fire Safety Report, the Public Safety department at CWRU should be commended for its actions to document safety procedures on campus. After two recent fires in Kent Hale Smith and Millis Schmitt, Public Safety combined their Fire Safe...

Attention on climate raises important ethical questions about environmental responsibility

Editorial Board

September 27, 2019

In the week following the global climate strike, it must be said that the velocity the environmental movement has gathered cannot fall again while the issue remains so urgent. On campus, the Cleveland Climate Teach-In represented a push to continue the conversation on environmentalism and ethics. ...

Case Western Reserve University’s campus identity question

Editorial Board

September 20, 2019

Stepping onto campus, it’s evident that Case Western Reserve University has an issue with identity. The campus itself is split into the Mather and the engineering Quads, bracketed on either side by the much more modern Peter B. Lewis Building and the Veale Convocation, Recreation and Athletic Center ...

Editorial: One-dimensional ethnic holidays meant to increase cultural accessibility

Editorial Board

September 13, 2019

The Mid-Autumn Festival marks the night of the brightest full moon of the year, representing a time of harvest and plenty, of spending time with family and loved ones in many Asian cultures. In a 51 percent white campus student body, however, the Mid-Autumn Festival and other ethnic holidays could eas...

Editorial: No longer safe

Editorial Board

September 6, 2019

For countless students on campus and across the nation, going to university is not only a time for learning and personal growth, but also a time for seeking new experiences and having fun. Thus, the university’s role is not only to facilitate learning and collaboration, but also to ensure that the stu...

Editorial: University Circle’s branding problem

Editorial Board

August 30, 2019

In recent years, University Circle has lost many of its staple restaurants. From the Happy Dog Euclid Tavern to the Falafel Cafe, many university favorites have closed down. Other notable mentions include Ninja City, Dynomite Burgers, Crop Kitchen, the Accent restaurant, the Corner Alley and most recen...

Editorial: What need-aware admissions mean for CWRU

Editorial Board

August 23, 2019

Recent college admissions scandals have swept universities and prompted many to open conversations about how selective colleges choose the students that they are admitting. While many colleges boast need-blind admissions, in which a student’s ability to pay for higher education is not taken into acc...

Editorial: Referendum strikes out

April 19, 2019

Student government elections are unfortunately often overlooked on this campus. This year though, a referendum may potentially nudge us out of this pattern. In addition to the usual positional elections, we are now able to vote on a measure affecting how funding from the Student Activity Fee is distrib...

Editorial: Keep the RTA pass, no matter the cost

Editorial Board

April 12, 2019

For years, Case Western Reserve University students have never had to ask how much a Regional Transit Authority (RTA) pass costs. We’ve known that, as part of our Cleveland cultural enrichment, we are given one each semester for the flat price of $25. Needless to say, this is an absolute bargain, gi...

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