Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

“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...

Bop or Flop: Episode 1

Shejuti Wahed, Staff Writer April 1, 2022

In the latest video from The Observer, CWRU's student newspaper, Shejuti Wahed goes around Tink and asks CWRU students whether certain pop artists are "bops" or "flops." Some of the answers may surprise...

Faces at Case: Episode 2

Ritika Devarakonda and Shivangi Nanda March 25, 2022

With the weather warming up, copy editors Shivangi Nanda and Ritika Devarakonda head to Case Quad to ask students how they plan to take advantage of the sunshine and what food places on or off campus they...

Vetter: Gandalf is right about the death penalty

Milo Vetter, Staff Writer February 11, 2022

Although the death penalty is gradually becoming less prevalent in the United States, it remains legal in 27 states, where some will defend it fiercely. And even in states where capital punishment has...

Chintada: Advancing the field of OB/GYN for all

Latavya Chintada, Staff Writer January 21, 2022

There is no doubt that medicine has significantly advanced through the decades. These advancements have improved quality of life, reduced mortality rates and decreased disease rates. For example, the use...

Influential leaders in the civil rights movement, Kwame Ture and Rosa Parks used their words and actions to create change.

Horwitz: Organization is power for change

Avi Horwitz, Staff Writer November 19, 2021

Last week, I came across a clip of the anti-imperialist, revolutionary and civil rights leader Kwame Ture explaining the relationship between organization and mobilization. According to Ture, mobilization...

Eettickal: Why there are no “good” people

Enya Eettickal, Staff Writer October 29, 2021

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always cared about the words that I use. Unsurprisingly, I’m often told that I argue semantics. But I don’t mind—I stand by my belief that certain words can...

Editorial: Are we really heading towards a better CWRU?

Editorial Board October 8, 2021

On Oct. 1, 2021, the Case Western Reserve University community received an email detailing the progress of For a Better CWRU’s task force proposals. There are seven committees: the LGBTQ+ Committee,...

President Eric Kaler outlined his goals for the CWRU community in a speech at the USG General Assembly on Sept. 14.

President Eric Kaler shares plan for the years ahead at USG assembly

Shreyas Banerjee, Life Editor September 17, 2021

Following President Barbara Snyder’s departure, Interim President Scott Cowen’s COVID-filled socially-distanced tenure and a year-long search for a replacement, Eric Kaler is now the president of Case...

Reyna: Consequences of online learning

Christian Reyna, Staff Columnist April 23, 2021

We’re approaching the end of a tumultuous academic year. Week after week, we hopped onto Zoom for class, did our homework and attended virtual events organized by clubs across campus. As time progressed,...

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