The Observer

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...

Editorial: How to break up the post-spring break blues

Editorial Board

April 5, 2019

It’s been over a week since we returned from spring break, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to care about our schoolwork. Post-spring break complacency is an affliction that many of us are likely facing. It makes sense to fall victim to it; we worked so hard in the first half of the semes...

Editorial: Campus stops on the CWRU tour route not taken

Editorial Board

March 29, 2019

It’s March, which means many students are awaiting or have already received their college decisions. It also means that a number of prospective students will be flocking to Case Western Reserve University to check out their potential home for the next four years. While here, they will more than likely...

Editorial: Wealth’s clear advantages in college admissions

Editorial Board

March 22, 2019

The immense pressure and anxiety that accompanies applying for college cannot be understated. While the recency of the experience of college admissions varies around campus, all of us can definitely remember the grind of application essays, the scramble for resume fillers and the nausea that decision da...

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