The Observer

A few words for the outgoing transfer students

Kate Rasberry

April 22, 2016

While we bid farewell to our beloved seniors and other graduating students, I’d like to take a minute to say farewell to a group of students that will also leave Case Western Reserve University this year: the outgoing transfer students. This year might have been terrible, it might have been grea...

Rasberry: The punitive effects of the new “tobacco-free”

Kate Raspberry

April 15, 2016

If you haven’t heard of the tobacco-free referendum that was voted upon by the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) on March 29, 2016, you should be at least be aware of the impacts of this policy. The proposed policy is a punitive, insensitive showpiece of legislation. Not only does the policy force ...

USG can fund LGBT Center curtains

USG can fund LGBT Center curtains

Kate Rasberry

March 25, 2016

The Tinkham Veale University Center is well-known for three things: (1) the strange mix of vendors inside where meal swipes are only accepted after lunch hours, (2) being a glamour shot spot for sponsors and prospies and (3) the infuriating, yet attractive, glass walls and doors throughout the building....

Rasberry: Pay for security in Strosacker

Strosacker Auditorium does not contain any security cameras, but does contain the Film Society’s office which was robbed. From any angle, Film Society should not have to pay for locks and cameras.

Kate Rasberry

February 26, 2016

Recently, there was an unfortunate theft of $200 in Case Western Reserve University Film Society’s office, located in Strosacker auditorium. The robbery in of itself is saddening to hear. Increasingly because, as reported by an article in The Observer, “Theft from Film Society office comes with...

Rasberry: A teetotaler’s take on college alcohol culture

Kate Rasberry

February 19, 2016

Alcohol culture can be a persistent hellish nightmare for teetotalers (those who make a personal choice not to drink) like myself. I am not of legal drinking age, but it isn’t hard for anyone my age to find a party. However, as a teetotaler, I can confidently say I haven’t and will not drink throughout...

Rasberry: What makes a “good” feminist?

Kate Rasberry

February 5, 2016

“Feminists.” When you hear the word, most people think of a set few types of people. Some recall a woman who insists upon women’s rights without appearing particularly supportive of her views in her own practice. Some think of boyfriends who have been “whipped” into participating in their girlfriends’...

Rasberry: Learning to embrace yourself, regardless of gender constructs

Kate Rasberry

November 6, 2015

The year of 2015 has been pretty interesting so far. The number of presidential nominees is slowly being weaned down, marijuana has been considered for legalization within multiple states and a slew of school shootings were reported. Suddenly the media has turned its ever-watchful gaze towards a broader...

Rasberry: Lingerie straddles the line between empowerment and oppression

Kate Rasberry

October 9, 2015

Satin or lace? Classic black or perhaps a pleasing coral pink? Corsets, camis or fishnets? As titillating as it is to discuss lingerie in all its divine diversity, one of the aspects of lingerie that is often undiscussed and left to assumptions is why we wear lingerie and who we wear it for. It’s...

Kate Rasberry: Consent is a gender-blind requirement

Kate Rasberry

September 18, 2015

Within the past few years, feminism has reached center stage attention in the media, highlighting the inequalities of the sexes in topics spanning from the wage gap to gender-specific stereotypes to the hypocrisy within feminism and its supporters. As media coverage goes, the “F word” has received i...

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