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The Observer

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

Confrontation versus conflict

Enya Eettickal, Staff Writer January 20, 2023

At the beginning of the new year, I was contemplating what resolutions I really wanted to make. I had thought about resolving to get into less pointless debates. But not even 24 hours into the year, new...

The circles of life

Enya Eettickal , Staff Writer November 11, 2022

As one of the youngest in my extended family, I’ve always spent a lot of time with family members who are much older than me. There’ve often been certain gaps in life experience that have left me at...

Rumors and their repercussions

Enya Eettickal, Staff Writer November 4, 2022

Everyone has their pet peeves. And if you’re like me, you have multiple. But one of my biggest ones is empty gossip. Now I know what you’re thinking—everyone says that! But that has never stopped...

A friend to all is a friend to none

Enya Eettickal , Staff Writer October 14, 2022

When coming to college, I think one major piece of advice I, and many others, received was “make sure you build your network.” And I understood the merits of this sentiment. But I was a bit lost on...

Complaining about complaining

Enya Eettickal, Staff Writer September 30, 2022

I’m sure we all have certain fables from our childhood that have stuck with us over the years. One of my favorites went like this: a painter presented a piece of his to a king and his court. But upon...

It’s not that deep, or is it?

Enya Eettickal, 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 Eettickal, 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...

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