The Observer

Fixing CWRU

March 25, 2016

This week Opinion writers weigh in on different campus issues and their proposed solutions. Kushagra Gupta, Opinion Editor [huge_it_slider id="5"]

Sleepy-eyed and grumbly-stomached no longer

Sleepy-eyed and grumbly-stomached no longer

Monica Chavan

March 25, 2016

Grab-It, Bag-It, L3, the Rough Rider Room. These are the off-hours, on-the-go options for those roped onto the meal plan to get their (purported) $13 per swipe's worth. Notice what's missing from that list? Options for the most important meal of the day. Breakfast is indisputably regarded as a vital...

Bon Appetit: Offer Kosher, Halal catering options

Bon Appetit: Offer Kosher, Halal catering options

Josh Lehrer

March 25, 2016

Overall, I believe that Case Western Reserve University has done a great job in addressing issues that arise on campus and implementing effective policies for improvements to be made. That being said, I am disappointed that Bon Appėtit, the exclusive catering company for CWRU, does not offer Kosher...

Make Mather Memorial security practical

Make Mather Memorial security practical

Julia Bianco, Director of Web and Multimedia

March 25, 2016

Mather Memorial doesn’t want you to go to the bathroom. In fact, Mather Memorial doesn’t want you to do a lot of things. It doesn’t want you to be able to enter through the front door (or any door, for that matter, besides the one open entrance all the way in the back). It doesn’t want you to...

More printers, better maintenance

More printers, better maintenance

Brian Eckert

March 25, 2016

For myself, wēpa printers have been one of the most problematic things on campus and can be fixed without much work. The printing situation wasn’t that bad my first semester. I didn’t need to print often, and when I did there weren’t problems. Some of my friends also had their own printers,...

More cohesion between academic programs

More cohesion between academic programs

Abby Assmus

March 25, 2016

Throughout my time at Case Western Reserve University, I have always felt secluded. One of the main reasons was that as an undergraduate, I lived with my parents and commuted to campus for four years. I never felt a part of campus, even though I took the same classes as every other student and should...

Replace professors with graduate students

Replace professors with graduate students

Spartan Skeptic

March 25, 2016

Most students have had the misfortune of having a professor who just doesn’t give good lectures. Some are too passionate about their research to put the necessary energy into a lecture, while others are merely lacking the necessary capacity to communicate curriculum points to undergraduate students....

KSL, campus need smarter study spaces

KSL, campus need smarter study spaces

Austin Stroud

March 25, 2016

The Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) is undoubtedly the student hub for studying at Case Western Reserve University. However, even as it is a premier location to do work and study on campus, there is much room for improvement in terms of available study space. Overcrowding and lack of particular spaces...

A need for spirit and culture on campus

A need for spirit and culture on campus

Ashley Chan

March 25, 2016

Here at Case Western Reserve University, we can strive to develop a more welcoming atmosphere by taking advantage of attending more events and being more engaging when tabling. It doesn’t take much to increase school spirit. Just because CWRU does not have a large quad at the center of campus does...

A more winter-friendly landscape

A more winter-friendly landscape

Heather O'Keeffe and Natalie Worden

March 25, 2016

During the winter months, our campus looks like a desolate wasteland filled with brown, dead-looking deciduous trees and plants. This is super depressing and we need to do something about it. The obvious and straightforward solution to this is to plant more coniferous trees around campus. This will...

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