The Observer

Rasberry: A teetotaler’s take on college alcohol culture

Kate Rasberry

February 19, 2016

Alcohol culture can be a persistent hellish nightmare for teetotalers (those who make a personal choice not to drink) like myself. I am not of legal drinking age, but it isn’t hard for anyone my age to find a party. However, as a teetotaler, I can confidently say I haven’t and will not drink throughout...

Uncapped: SEC removes ban on student groups purchasing alcohol with Student Activity Fee money

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor

November 13, 2015

After being debated in the Student Executive Council (SEC) and a committee created just for this issue, a bylaw against student organizations using the allocations made by SEC to purchase alcohol has been voted out by a margin of 10-3. The chair of that committee, third-year student and Vice President...

Incidents involving alcohol likely to increase during Fall

Sergeant Jeffrey Daberko

October 2, 2015

We have entered the fall season, a lovely time of year in Ohio marked by migrating geese, nut-gathering squirrels, pumpkin spice lattés at Starbucks and an increase in alcohol-related incidents here at Case Western Reserve University. So far this academic year, CWRU Police Department and our Emergency...

Students for Sensible Drug Policy hopes to reform CWRU’s handling of alcohol, drug violations

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia

September 25, 2015

Case Western Reserve University is joining over 150 other college campuses in Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP), an international grassroots organization that looks to educate people on the harmful effects of drug abuse and the war on drugs. “I want to bring people together to have honest...

Back in the saddle

Sgt. Jeffrey Daberko and Officer Mark Chavis

January 16, 2015

The CWRU Police Department would like to welcome back all of our returning students, staff and faculty. As much as we enjoyed the quiet phones in dispatch and the shorter lines at Starbucks, we are glad to have you back. Whether you spent your break traveling to an exotic location or just watching...

Pumpkin Ale

Sgt. Jeffrey Daberko and Officer Mark Chavis

October 17, 2014

We have reached the midpoint of the semester, a time where squirrels are frantically gathering acorns and people are getting in as much activity as they can before the sun starts going down. It is also a time where we usually start to see an increase in alcohol related incidents here at Case Western...

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