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The Observer

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

Stop making New Year’s resolutions

Salsabeel Salem, Contributing Writer February 3, 2023

Working out in the gym is great in theory, but terrible in execution. I found myself contemplating this dilemma on Jan. 2, as the words “2023 Resolutions” stapled themselves to the top of my Google...

Public libraries are underrated

Sarah Karkoff, Staff Writer February 3, 2023

Ever since I was in elementary school, the public library has been a space that afforded me great solace. Even to this day, I frequently utilize the resources accessible to me through the library system....

“TikTok Made Me Buy It!” and why it’s also making you overconsume

Latavya Chintada, Staff Writer February 3, 2023

Have you ever bought an item you’ve seen off of TikTok? What about Instagram or Facebook? It could be an article of clothing you thought was nice on someone else, maybe a makeup product that has been...

Calling more women for STEM

Snehal Choudhury, Staff Writer February 3, 2023

I remember my professor once telling my class about a female scientist who made a major scientific breakthrough. Notably, she was one of the only women to be acknowledged for her contributions. Remarking...

The small steps matter, too

Beau Bilinovich, Development Editor January 27, 2023

We’re about a month into the new year. Classes have started, and we’re all preparing to find a routine again after the break. A new year and a new semester means a fresh start—and for many, a fresh...

The absurdist philosophy behind #corecore

The absurdist philosophy behind #corecore

Cailee Zeraat, Staff Writer January 27, 2023

If you were one of the many people who returned to using TikTok for hours a day over winter break, you may have noticed a niche trend gaining traction on the app: corecore. Corecore videos often consist...

Senior season is upon us—for better and for worse

Enya Eettickal, Staff Writer January 27, 2023

If I had a dime for every time this week someone asked me how I felt about knowing I’m graduating this semester, I’d probably make, actually, about three bucks. It may not be very much money, but it...

The pitfalls of climate activism

Milo Vetter, Staff Writer January 20, 2023

There’s a stereotype that climate activists are idealists with little to no understanding of what they’re trying to change. That stereotype may be an exaggeration, but it is sometimes accurate. When...

Confrontation versus conflict

Enya Eettickal, Staff Writer January 20, 2023

At the beginning of the new year, I was contemplating what resolutions I really wanted to make. I had thought about resolving to get into less pointless debates. But not even 24 hours into the year, new...

Post-COVID mentality has changed how we think about and handle sickness

Enya Eettickal, Staff Writer December 9, 2022

It’s almost the end of 2022, and as much as I’d like to pretend that the horrors of the COVID era are over, I’m periodically presented with rude awakenings, and this last week reminded me of that...

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