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The problem with second chances

Jackson Rudoff, Opinion Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

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 ourselves out” or bumps in the road to being a functioning adult. After all, how can we gr...

Editorial: What can be said for the weather?

Jackson Rudoff, Opinion Editor

February 1, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

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 books and supplies and figure out their schedule all in the span of a few days. All of this is accom...

EDITORIAL: CMA makes major expansion to Open Access media

EDITORIAL: CMA makes major expansion to Open Access media

Editorial Board

January 25, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Top Stories

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 of those challenges. While we’ve built up a nice stock library for articles related to Case Western...

Editorial: Semester Grades Fall 2018

Editorial Staff

December 7, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

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. Next semester there will be even more news on campus, and we look forward to both covering and an...

Editorial: Focus on alert times not reactionary measures

Jackson Rudoff, Opinion Editor

November 9, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

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 inexperienced with incidents of similar magnitude. We are all too familiar with reports of muggings...

Editorial: The danger of false equivalencies

Editorial: The danger of false equivalencies

Jackson Rudoff, Opinions Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Top Stories

On Monday, a number of news organizations reported that somebody had left a pipe bomb outside the home of George Soros, a notable left-wing philanthropist. Over the next few days, numerous other left-wing figureheads would receive similar packages, all playing into a Unabomber-esque picture of political violence. ...

Editorial: Kavanaugh, a board divided

Editorial Board

October 5, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

For weeks, Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing has dominated the news. During the process, Christine Blasey Ford came forward with an accusation of sexual assault that occurred while the two were in high school. It immediately shifted the tone of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary’s ...

Editorial: Understanding our media

Editorial Board

September 7, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

In the modern political landscape, it is easy to view most things with a little underlying skepticism. When the 2016 election made the term “fake news” a part of everyday jargon, it entirely transformed how all of us approach information, especially when it comes to news media. While recent po...

Editorial: Semester Grades

Editorial

April 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Undergraduate Student Government (USG): B- It’s been a turbulent semester for USG and the campus community. Things started off on a high note with the introduction of the initiative tracker, which provided students with a way of following the progress of different on-campus projects. In prov...

Editorial: Hearing, not listening

Editorial: Hearing, not listening

Editorial Board

April 20, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Top Stories

In early 2018, a public school district in Minnesota banned the books “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” from their English curriculum. Students persistently complained that the books’ racial themes and use of certain words made them uncomfortable, so the supe...

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