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Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

Think beyond the “possible”

Avi Horwitz, Staff Writer December 2, 2022

I never intended to write for The Observer—I submitted a one-time column in December 2019 in an effort to promote the climate strike Sunrise CWRU was co-hosting with Ohio Climate Strike (now Ohio Youth...

Roughly 100 residents attended a public meeting on Aug. 25, 2022 to voice their opinion on Cuyahoga Countys plans to build a new jail and locate it at 2700 Transport Road, which is currently contaminated and unfit for human use.

The Cuyahoga County Jail saga shows the power of organizing

Avi Horwitz, Staff Writer October 14, 2022

In a move that would have been inconceivable a year ago, this past week on Oct. 4 the steering committee for the creation of a new Cuyahoga County Jail narrowly rejected the potential site at 2700 Transport...

We’re not ready to trust CWRU on climate action

Avi Horwitz, Staff Writer September 9, 2022

Last year, as part of a joint Student Sustainability Council (SSC) and Sunrise CWRU Campaign, I helped write an Undergraduate Student Government Resolution addressing necessary updates to Case Western...

Horwitz: Sonia Aggarwal’s empty words

Avi Horwitz, Staff Writer March 25, 2022

Last Friday, Case Western Reserve University welcomed Sonia Aggarwal, President Biden’s Senior Adviser on Climate Policy and Innovation, as the keynote speaker for Climate Action Week. I’m not going...

Horwitz: A look into the MLB lockout

Avi Horwitz, Staff Writer February 18, 2022

On Dec. 3, 2021, Major League Baseball (MLB) instituted a lockout of its players after its Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) with the player’s union expired two days earlier. Now, with spring training...

Horwitz: Save our Delta Gamma Refugees

Avi Horwitz, Staff Writer January 21, 2022

COVID-19 has been causing mass death for over two years. We’re sleepwalking towards authoritarianism and climate catastrophe. Not to mention all the other symptoms of living in a white supremacist, patriarchal,...

Horwitz: CWRU needs a Green New Deal

Avi Horwitz, Staff Writer September 3, 2021

Following the release of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report—which was declared a “Code Red for Humanity”—climate reporter Kate Aronoff wrote about democratic politicians'...

Philip Johnsons sculpture, moved from its original location where Tinkham Veale is now, is a prominent feature of the greenspace—ignoring the artists anti-Semitic sentiments and actions.

Horwitz: Actually, CWRU shouldn’t have sculptures designed by Nazi Enthusiasts and leaders of the American Fascist movement

Avi Horwitz, Staff Columnist March 5, 2021

Philip Johnson is a son of Cleveland. According to some, his story is that of a world-class architect, best known for his Glass House design. In 1932, Johnson became the first architecture and design curator...

Horwitz: A future for them, or all of us

Avi Horwitz, Staff Columnist February 5, 2021

Just 20 fossil fuel companies are responsible for over one-third of all emissions since 1965, and 100 for approximately 70% of worldwide emissions since 1988. Now, we have under a decade to make society-wide...

Horwitz: Our generation delivered a climate mandate

Avi Horwitz, Staff Columnist December 4, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden won the 2020 election in spite of the Democratic Party and himself. We saw the failures of the Democratic National Committee as their centrist candidates lost with no message...

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