The Observer

Heather O’Keeffe: Up in the club

Heather O’Keeffe

October 1, 2015

Turning 21 is an energizing feeling: you’re finally an “actual” adult that can do adult things and go adult places. When the clock strikes midnight, the government grants you independence and a whole new world of opportunity unfolds. In the words of Beyoncé, “[you’re] a grown woman, [you]...

Brian Eckert: What Can a Little Structure Do For the Average CWRU Student?

Brian Eckert

September 24, 2015

Planning is a big part of so many lives in today’s society. So many people can make a living by simply being great at planning and organizing. Wedding planners, construction supervisors and even certain engineers can make a living on planning events and projects so that they run smoothly. I love...

September 17, 2015

Multiple organizations have tried to fill the stands at games. The Case Association of Student Athletes (CASA), the Athletics Department, even the University Programing Board have all put on events to build school spirit. Additionally, a now defunct club, the 300 Club, used to be on campus and tried ...

September 17, 2015

“[Human trafficking] happens everywhere,” said McHenry. “Accept that it happens and be aware of it and the warning signs.” “A lot of times we just rush through our day and we don’t really take a second to say ‘wow, that girl hasn’t been to class in two weeks,’” she continued. ...

September 17, 2015

In recent years, Ohio has made more of a push for anti-trafficking laws, resulting in identification of 181 victims and arrests of 98 traffickers in 2014. Of those 98 arrests, 17 have led to convictions, according to a report from the office of  Attorney General Mike DeWine. House Bill 262, Ohi...

September 17, 2015

The upcoming Republican National Convention (RNC) provides a unique challenge for Cleveland, because with any large influx of people, there is also a large increase in trafficking. “Any event that brings large crowds of people to any city is concerning for possible human trafficking, whether that...

Heather O’Keeffe: Rethinking the student-athlete education

Heather O'Keeffe

September 17, 2015

Professional athletes are gods among mortals. They are stronger, faster and more skilled than us normal human beings. Usain Bolt’s speed is astounding, LeBron James’ skill is riveting and Serena Williams’ dominance has captured the attention of the world. Once society places an athlete on a pedestal...

September 17, 2015

“C-A-S-E, Case, Case, Case!” Chants bellow out of the small but energized group of students in the front row of the gymnasium. Blue CWRU kicked off their first full school year of spirit on Wednesday night as the Spartan volleyball squad put away the Mt. Union Raiders in three straight sets. “We ...

September 17, 2015

There is a mentality that CWRU lacks a sports culture due to the academic rigor of the school. “Ask 100 students why there is no sports school spirit and 90 will tell you that it is we are just a nerdy school,” said Murcia. According to the founders of Blue CWRU, this is a misconception. Just because CWRU ...

September 17, 2015

Blue CWRU has hit the ground sprinting this semester as they work towards their goal. This Saturday, Sept. 19 the group will be cheering on the CWRU football team as they take on the St. Vincent Bearcats in this season’s home opener. They will be following up the week of cheering and supporting the ...

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