The Observer

Editorial: Kavanaugh, a board divided

Editorial Board

October 5, 2018

For weeks, Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing has dominated the news. During the process, Christine Blasey Ford came forward with an accusation of sexual assault that occurred while the two were in high school. It immediately shifted the tone of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary’s ...

Editorial: Rankings reveal a failure to aid

Editorial Board

September 28, 2018

Just over two weeks ago, every student at Case Western Reserve University received an email announcing that the new U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Colleges list had been released. Most of the message’s emphasis was placed on a single fact: CWRU had fallen five places to No. 42. While this re...

EDITORIAL: Tink decision shows lack of communication

Editorial Board

September 14, 2018

One of the best parts of campus life is the seemingly endless opportunities for either free food or cheap baked goods. But over the past few weeks, the buzz around campus has been that Bon Appetit Management Company barred this key pastime in the Tinkham Veale University Center. This inaccurate no...

Editorial: Understanding our media

Editorial Board

September 7, 2018

In the modern political landscape, it is easy to view most things with a little underlying skepticism. When the 2016 election made the term “fake news” a part of everyday jargon, it entirely transformed how all of us approach information, especially when it comes to news media. While recent po...

Editorial: Hearing, not listening

The Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program is set to offer a course on Harper Lee's

Editorial Board

April 20, 2018

In early 2018, a public school district in Minnesota banned the books “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” from their English curriculum. Students persistently complained that the books’ racial themes and use of certain words made them uncomfortable, so the supe...

Editorial: Legacy Week could strengthen campus community

April 6, 2018

Let’s get excited about what will hopefully become a campus tradition. For the first time in a significant way, Case Western Reserve University will be celebrating the anniversary of the federation of Western Reserve University and Case Institute of Technology through Legacy Week: Better Together....

Editorial: We discuss CWRU police questioning of city councilman

Councilman Kevin Conwell was stopped for questioning by CWRU police.

March 23, 2018

Over a week ago, city Councilman Kevin Conwell was stopped by Case Western Reserve University police while walking through our campus. Police were responding to a complaint of a man with missing teeth asking students for money and claimed that the black councilman’s clothing matched the descriptio...

Editorial: Our take on the referendum to restructure funding for campus traditions

March 2, 2018

A referendum still in the works may reorganize funding for the organizations in charge of Springfest, Thwing Study Over (TSO) and Senior Week. The framework of the referendum is strong, but in order to be successful, the organizations involved in planning it need to work out the details carefully. The...

Editorial: Mural controversy leads to positive reaction

The brightly colored mural in A.W. Smith depicts the faces of six women, interspersed with chemical engineering jokes and equations.

February 23, 2018

A hallway in the A.W. Smith Building recently made local news and is about to look very different. What could have been the story of media overreaction and the stifling of dialogue has instead turned into an opportunity for collaboration. The hallway features a mural depicting the faces of six women...

Editorial: We try to give dating advice

February 16, 2018

Instead of giving our take on campus news this week, we decided to do something different. Our production night for this issue was on Valentine’s Day, and instead of being with a date, we spent our evening writing an article about dating advice. Using these apps on our campus comes with its own special...

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