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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

It’s not that deep, or is it?

Enya Eetickal, Staff Writer September 23, 2022

I love and hate the malleable way our generation uses language. We quickly create and pick up on new phrases and slang from ethnic or internet cultures. While there are several reasons why our use of language...

It’s time to end your “villain arc”

Enya Eetickal, Staff Writer September 16, 2022

There is no one who can catch my attention faster than a good villain. Whether it's the Joker, Darth Vader, Shigaraki or Pain, I find myself periodically rooting for these villains, even when the chaos...

Eettickal: If you don’t mean it, don’t say it

Enya Eettickal, Staff Writer April 8, 2022

Have you ever heard of an apology so bad that it actually made your discontent for someone worse? I have. There was a time when an ex-friend called me some not-so-family-friendly names because I refused...

Eettickal: Airports and ERs: discussing stress management

Enya Eettickal, Staff Writer February 18, 2022

If you happened to be chilling in the concourses of Cleveland Hopkins International Airport at 6 a.m. on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, and you saw a short girl galloping down the hall with her Timbs...

Eettickal: A promise to stop overpromising

Enya Eettickal, Staff Writer January 28, 2022

In Dec. 2021, I thought about what I’d resolve myself to do this year. But I couldn’t shake the thought that it wouldn’t matter if I couldn’t keep up with it anyway (I have a track record of failing...

Eettickal: Laugh later

Enya Eettickal, Staff Writer November 12, 2021

I don’t know what you all were doing last Saturday, but I was spending my time trapped in an elevator at a hotel in Chicago. With me was a number of my friends who, just like me, didn’t question how...

Eettickal: Why there are no “good” people

Enya Eettickal, Staff Writer October 29, 2021

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always cared about the words that I use. Unsurprisingly, I’m often told that I argue semantics. But I don’t mind—I stand by my belief that certain words can...

Eettickal: The dangers of admiration

Enya Eettickal, Contributing Writer September 24, 2021

Over quarantine, I, like many others, spent a sizable amount of my time watching TV. And contrary to what my parents believe, I think that there are productive outcomes to immersing yourself in media—at...

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