The Observer

Ltte: On the proposed club sports tiering system

February 9, 2018

Editor’s Note: The Observer could not fact check the date of the meeting and the results of the vote discussed in the piece. To the Administrators of Case Western Reserve University Athletics and to the CWRU Student Body, The CWRU Club Sport Council meeting on the evening of Jan. 23 saw fierce debate over the r...

Ltte: Unintentional divisiveness: In response to the column on politics in the family

Steve Kerby

February 2, 2018

Many of the sentiments expressed by the Mr. Cannon in his recent opinion piece, “Thoughts on overcoming toxic family relationships during the holidays” are the spectre of divisiveness that looms from the far left and right of the political landscape, fraying the fabric of American society. In their m...

Ltte: In response to “The crimes of communism”

Cameron Childers

December 1, 2017

  In response to “The crimes of communism”: I’ll be the first to admit that I have a bias against conservative viewpoints. Regardless of this, I think it’s important to distinguish between personal biases and factual inaccuracies. I would still have the same moral issue with the...

Why you should rethink your activism

Cameron Childers

October 27, 2017

Editor’s Note: Cleveland State University (CSU) President Ronald Berkman issued a follow-up statement to the one discussed in this letter on Oct. 17 expressing his personal outrage over the flier, and CSU’s commitment to promoting a safe and inclusive environment. On Monday, Oct. 16, LGBTQ stud...

Stop using free speech to defend your real beliefs

Viral Mistry

October 27, 2017

The other day, a flyer was circulated around Cleveland State University’s (CSU) campus hinting at suicide rates among those in the LGBT community, and LGBT members should follow suit. CSU's president responded to this incident by making some simple remarks about how he disapproved of the language,...

Ltte: A soldier’s take on the national anthem debate

Barton Ziganti

October 27, 2017

Recently, there was an article in The Observer admonishing NFL players for kneeling during our national anthem. Many Americans share this same view and have quickly rallied to the cry that it is “disrespectful to the troops”. You’ll find this sentiment everywhere. What is most interesting though...

Ltte: The power of memes and “Case Beans”

Grant Whitmer, Fourth-year student

October 6, 2017

As the admin of an unrelated, 4000 member meme page, I understand the role that memes play. They serve many roles: a source of humor and entertainment, a form of literary criticism and a refuge from the stale tedium of daily life (particularly at a university such as ours). It is with great interest that I have watche...

Ltte: Help create an African-American studies minor

Andrea Doe

September 29, 2017

To the Editor, Something about Case Western Reserve University disturbed me before I decided to attend. During the fall of my senior year of high school, I remember sifting through college admissions packets, weighing which university would best suit my interests. At the time, I was planning to be on the...

Ltte: Zeta Beta Tau needs to do better

Will Oldham

April 21, 2017

To the editor, To the Brothers of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity at CWRU: I would be pissed if I were you. Royally furious. Because some of your brothers have just totally undermined the chapter you care so deeply for. Of course, I’m writing about your Greek Sing and Variety Show (V-Show) from this year...

Ltte: What the “Biden Rule” means for Supreme Court nominations

Jake Bumgarner

April 14, 2017

To the editor, The point of my response today is to clarify some mischaracterizations of what is known as the “Biden Rule,” as well as to offer some opinions on the recent Supreme Court developments. The so-called “Biden Rule” refers to a 1992 speech then-Senator Joe Biden made in reactio...

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