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Young: The duology of Catholicism

Emily Young, Development Editor

September 20, 2019

Accusations of sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic church are not new. The problem was not committed by a few “lone wolves” or even a recent development in our nation. I remember a few years ago when I first heard of the allegations levied against the Church, of which I was a member of since my bapt...

Sabhnani: Why you should expect more from Leutner

Nivriti Sabhnani, Staff Columnist

September 20, 2019

“Freshman 15.” These are often the two scariest words a first-year student can hear from anyone besides “You’ve failed.” This phenomenon is one that has been popularized throughout universities in the United States as a rite of passage most freshmen go through during their first year. Even a...

Taekman: Crime at CWRU

Sarah Taekman, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2019

Ask any student on campus. I can guarantee that they can name off at least one notable Case Western Reserve University security alert they received in the past.  Ones that come immediately to mind include the robbery of the Huntington Bank in Uptown in broad daylight in Nov. 2016, the head-lamp wearing c...

Kuntzman: Social media is a breeding ground for fake charities

Caroline Kuntzman, Staff Columnist

September 13, 2019

Following any natural disaster, social media is often flooded with posts regarding statistics about the damage, news clips featuring the damage and advertisements for ways to help the victims. While the spread of such information can be very beneficial for raising awareness to provide aid to those affecte...

Reif: The real cost of two-day shipping

Reif: The real cost of two-day shipping

Jordan Reif, Staff Columnist

September 13, 2019

With an academic email address, students and faculty across America—Case Western Reserve University included—can get six months of free Amazon Prime and, after that expires, a discount on the membership fee. The membership includes video streaming services, free two-day shipping and other notable deal...

Richards: Package pandemonium in the area offices

Richards: Package pandemonium in the area offices

Jason Richards, Staff Columnist

September 13, 2019

Package pandemonium.  There is no other way to describe the current situation in the package room at Wade Commons. The moment you step in the door (after waiting in line for 10 minutes to get to the door), you get a first-hand experience of the outdated package system Case Western Reserve Univers...

Reyna: Advice for first-year students

Christian Reyna, Staff Columnist

September 6, 2019

This year, there are 1,360 first-year students representing the Case Western Reserve University Class of 2023. Each new student brings unique experiences, skills, cultures and personalities that help make our university vibrant and welcoming.  By the time this column is published, students will have spent t...

Pietrow: Taking stances on the top polling Democratic candidates

David Pietrow, Staff Columnist

August 30, 2019

Who will champion the Democratic party for the next presidential election? Well, the answer is unclear. Based on polling numbers alone, former Vice President Joe Biden stands out among the crowd, leading by 13 points over Sen. Bernie Sanders. However, this is not a good metric to determine the future ...

Richards: A safety reminder for bicyclists and pedestrians alike

August 30, 2019

Every year I’ve written for The Observer, at least one of my articles has been about bikes or biking on campus. Going into my third year at Case Western Reserve University, I figured I might as well make it a tradition. As a biker, I feel it necessary to remind bikers and pedestrians alike about the...

Reif: Our individualism complex is as toxic as breathing polluted air

Jordan Reif, Staff Columnist

August 23, 2019

The powerful #MeToo movement, beyond its success in holding influential men accountable, has brought to light the issue of toxic masculinity. That is, the idea that real men are not emotional, rely on violence to solve problems or cannot stay at home to care for children among many other limitations....

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