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Nathan Lesch, Executive Editor February 19, 2021

After hearing that the sickening, oft-criticized name of the Washington NFL franchise, the Redskins, was being changed, I knew the Cleveland’s MLB team’s days as the Indians were numbered. Thank goodness...

Editor’s Note: (Re)introducing The Observer

Nathan Lesch, Executive Editor August 21, 2020

Needless to say, the logistical difficulties and uncertainty facing Case Western Reserve University as a whole due to COVID-19 will also challenge The Observer this coming semester. Half of our staff will...

Editor’s Note: The importance of journalism during protests

Nathan Lesch, Executive Editor June 7, 2020

I had planned to introduce myself—and reintroduce The Observer—to Case Western Reserve University’s community at the onset of the fall semester. While I still intend to do that, I would be remiss...

Editor’s note: Goodbye Observer

Editor’s note: Goodbye Observer

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor April 28, 2020

Across America two months ago, college students jammed the highways returning home as universities shut down from coronavirus. Case Western Reserve University received the news during spring break, while...

Mr. Rogers has seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years, culminating in Tom Hanks' Oscar-nominated performance in

Editor’s Note: Mr. Rogers and the virtue of wasting time

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor January 23, 2020

Mr. Rogers has enjoyed a cultural resurgence in recent years. Tom Hanks’ turn at donning the red sweater and giving life to the children’s show host’s “Land of Make Believe” earned him an Oscar...

Editor’s note: Halloween, drag shows and Wilde, freeing costumes

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor November 1, 2019

Halloween costumes originated to help people deal with problems from the other side. In my story on the Buckland Museum of Witchcraft and Magick, curator Steven Intermill discussed how the tradition of...

Editor’s Note: Learning from the past

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor October 11, 2019

The Observer has been in existence for more than twice my lifetime. Reading alumni letters, I realized the founding of The Observer 50 years ago was not just a creation of a campus newspaper for the fun...

Letter to the Editor

September 20, 2019

Dear Editor: According to the New York Times, Deborah Ramirez and Max Stier, as well as perhaps some 20 plus others, came forward to describe Kavanaugh sexual acts and peculiarities. None were interviewed...

Editor’s Note: My Hispanic heritage

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor September 13, 2019

My living room has the usual markers of a college hipster crash pad, the alcohol bottles as decorations on the wall, the collection of musky used vinyl records, the stacks of books on the shelves. But...

Editor’s Note: CWRU professor Michael Clune on a pixelated childhood

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor September 6, 2019

Everyone can remember the first video game they loved. For me, it was “Spyro the Dragon” for the PS1 when I was around ten-years-old. The three-dimensional graphics and mythology captured my ten-year-old...

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