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Editorial: Referendum strikes out

April 19, 2019

Student government elections are unfortunately often overlooked on this campus. This year though, a referendum may potentially nudge us out of this pattern. In addition to the usual positional elections,...

Editorial: Keep the RTA pass, no matter the cost

Editorial Board April 12, 2019

For years, Case Western Reserve University students have never had to ask how much a Regional Transit Authority (RTA) pass costs. We’ve known that, as part of our Cleveland cultural enrichment, we are...

Editorial: How to break up the post-spring break blues

Editorial Board April 5, 2019

It’s been over a week since we returned from spring break, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to care about our schoolwork. Post-spring break complacency is an affliction that many of us...

Editorial: Changing off-campus housing policy a great decision for students

Editorial Board March 1, 2019

It’s no secret that housing at urban colleges is expensive. Around the country, urban campuses everywhere struggle to provide decent housing for their students, especially those that wish to escape the...

Editorial: Students deserve better explanation, solution to tuition increases

Jackson Rudoff, Opinion Editor February 22, 2019

College is expensive. This isn’t a truth unique to Case Western Reserve University, but it’s certainly one that plagues the students here in particular. As a private institution, CWRU is by nature...

The problem with second chances

Jackson Rudoff, Opinion Editor February 8, 2019

Young adulthood is often referred to as the period for making mistakes. Stupid decisions regarding our appearances, reckless activities and other general acts of irresponsibility are just part of us “figuring...

Editorial: What can be said for the weather?

Jackson Rudoff, Opinion Editor February 1, 2019

There are few things as great as class cancellation. The early portion of any spring semester at Case Western Reserve University always tends to be backlogged, as students rush to move in, get their...

EDITORIAL: CMA makes major expansion to Open Access media

EDITORIAL: CMA makes major expansion to Open Access media

Editorial Board January 25, 2019

For a small student paper like The Observer, there are some hurdles we encounter that larger, professionalized publications do not. Often times, getting the perfect photo to complement an article is one...

Editorial: Semester Grades Fall 2018

Editorial Staff December 7, 2018

With finals fast approaching, The Observer wanted to wrap up the semester by handing out grades. We reviewing some of our editorials from throughout the semester and compiled our thoughts into these grades....

Editorial: Focus on alert times not reactionary measures

Jackson Rudoff, Opinion Editor November 9, 2018

The Case Western Reserve University community was taken aback this past weekend when a third-year student was shot outside Phi Delta Theta in an attempted carjacking. Unfortunately, the campus is not...

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