The Observer

Eckert: Know yourself, services that can help

Eckert: Know yourself, services that can help

Brian Eckert

November 13, 2015

I have never witnessed or been the victim of crime on campus or anywhere. Given that I’m 6’4” and started offensive and defensive line for three and a half years of high school, it’s clear I’m not someone that could be easily mugged. I feel safe most of the places I go on and off of campus....

Lehrer: Common sense keeps students safe

Lehrer: Common sense keeps students safe

Josh Lehrer

November 13, 2015

Simply put, crime is not as prevalent an issue at Case Western Reserve University as some contend. Barely any crime legitimately happens “on campus.” Indeed Hessler and other locations are technically and by definition, still “off campus.” There have only been two majorly alarming instances on...

Rasberry: Reduce crime via proactive action

Rasberry: Reduce crime via proactive action

Kate Rasberry

November 13, 2015

Crime, while little, is still an issue that occurs on and around campus and needs to be addressed by Case Western Reserve University and its students. Granted we’ve implemented more police officers on campus, but no reasonable number of police officers can prevent every possible crime. Additional officers...

Holcomb: Don’t shelter students

Holcomb: Don’t shelter students

Chandler Holcomb

November 13, 2015

Last year at Case Western Reserve University, an exceedingly dull and unattractive metallic grey and blue security tower was erected directly outside my room’s window before my very eyes. Its purpose was simple, to watch over the residences and protect the students from thieves, muggers, vagrants,...

Chan: Street harassment reflects a larger issue

Chan: Street harassment reflects a larger issue

Ashley Chan

November 13, 2015

An attractive boy or girl walks by you on the street. He or she winks and smiles at you and you’re flattered, so this behavior is welcomed and okay. Take this scenario and replace the attractive person with another stranger lingering on the sidewalk. The individual winks, cat-calls and sexually harrasses...

Galipo: Crime is communal, not campus-wide

Galipo: Crime is communal, not campus-wide

Anna Galipo

November 13, 2015

When I first thought about the question of whether crime is a problem at Case Western Reserve University, I instantly thought “Of course not.” I wasn’t exactly sure why I responded in such a way so quickly. All I knew was that to me, it seemed that crime was just as prevalent on campus as it...

O’Keeffe: Fearful students create a divide

O'Keeffe: Fearful students create a divide

Heather O’Keeffe

November 13, 2015

If safety and crime are a concern amongst students, then they should take an active role within our community to directly address their concerns. This is our community. Each and every one of us chose to attend Case Western Reserve University and, in doing so, we chose to move to Cleveland and make University...

Assmus: More security, awareness needed on, near campus

Assmus: More security, awareness needed on, near campus

Abby Assmus

November 13, 2015

Personally, I have not had any issues with crime or security on campus in my four and a half years here at Case Western Reserve University. However it is concerning that there are plenty of security alerts sent out about theft on or around campus. One of the main issues is that our campus is in an urban...

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