The Observer

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...

Editorial: Changing off-campus housing policy a great decision for students

Editorial Board

March 1, 2019

It’s no secret that housing at urban colleges is expensive. Around the country, urban campuses everywhere struggle to provide decent housing for their students, especially those that wish to escape the confines of first-and second-year dorm living. At Case Western Reserve University, this issue has been especial...

Editorial: Students deserve better explanation, solution to tuition increases

Jackson Rudoff, Opinion Editor

February 22, 2019

College is expensive. This isn’t a truth unique to Case Western Reserve University, but it’s certainly one that plagues the students here in particular. As a private institution, CWRU is by nature going to be more expensive than most other universities. It’s supposedly the trade-off of the p...

Editorial: Commending alert improvement time

Editorial Board

February 15, 2019

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

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...

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