The Observer

Behmer: Misrepresentation in media

Virginia Behmer, Guest Columnist

June 21, 2018

Kim Kardashian West visited the White House a few weeks ago to discuss prison reform with President Trump. Of course, this news was covered by many major media outlets and many people had many opinions. Regardless of your views towards the reality TV star, it does not excuse the New York Post sayi...

Improvements for a failing SAGES program

Students struggling with SAGES courses often make emergency visits to the Writing Resource Center to try and save their GPA.

Dallan Goldblatt, Guest Columnist

April 27, 2018

Of all the General Education Requirements, the Seminar Approach to General Education and Scholarship (SAGES) program is one of the most widely disliked. Especially around class registration, I hear complaints from my peers about the availability, topics and workload of SAGES classes. Most of the peop...

Don’t beware what is beyond the bridge

KJ Smith, Guest Columnist

April 27, 2018

As my final semester at Case Western Reserve University is coming to an end, it’s time to figure out where to move onto next. I’ve lived in Northeast Ohio my whole life.  When I was 10 years old, my mom moved our family from East Cleveland to Twinsburg. Coming back to Case Western Reserve Univers...

Bose: Thoughts of a graduating senior

As the sun sets on your experience at CWRU, there is a lot of time for reflection.

Shounak Bose, Guest Columnist

April 27, 2018

As the sun sets on my undergraduate experience at Case Western Reserve University, I’ve spent a good amount of time reflecting. College is incredibly dynamic, a fast-paced amalgam of highs, lows and unique individuals and experiences not found anywhere else. Much of my retrospective thought has served ...

Karell: Major-ism

Justo Karell, Guest Columnist

April 20, 2018

When discussing major discrimination, my friends will often talk about how they are ashamed of their families, peers or even themselves. Some will even go as far as to say they feel disowned, or that other treat them like less of a person. We might be able to refer to this type of prejudice as “ma...

Why USG Cannot Support Resolution 27-04

Sam Izzo, Guest Columnist

April 20, 2018

A few weeks ago, Resolution 27-04 was introduced to the Undergraduate Student Government (USG), calling upon Case Western Reserve University to “fully divest its assets from Israel’s illegal occupation of the Palestinian territories.” The resolution’s authors make a mistake here: they mean “illegal s...

Taylor: Comparing CWRU to a mini-police state

Taru Taylor

April 13, 2018

On March 9, Case Western Reserve University police officers stopped Cleveland City Councilman Kevin Conwell as he was walking through campus. Minutes before, a student called dispatch to complain about a Black man on campus mumbling through missing teeth. Conwell supposedly “fit the description.” ...

O’Shea: USG needs to allow a conversation on the occupation of Palestine

Timothy O’Shea, Guest Columnist

April 6, 2018

Our campus has recently seen the discussion of Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Resolution 27-04, a call on the University to fully divest its assets from companies that directly or indirectly fund the Israeli occupation of Palestine, which is viewed as illegal by many countries. Currently, however,...

Adams: US higher education might be a bubble about to burst

Maurice Adams, Guest Columnist

February 23, 2018

Is U.S. higher education a bubble about to burst, like the housing bubble burst that triggered the 2007-2008 financial crisis? That strong possibility is now evident. It should seriously concern those choosing a college. One surely does not want their degree from a college that subsequently goes bankrupt...

Adams: Make U.S. engineering education great again

Typically, U.S. engineering students graduate and start working after four years. But there might be more value to a more comprehensive five-year education.

Maurice Adams, Guest Columnist

February 16, 2018

Graduating engineering students obtaining Bachelor of Science degrees now do not enjoy advantages the writer enjoyed when he graduated from a top-rated East Coast engineering school in the early 1960s. The typical engineering B.S. program then required about 150 credit hours of coursework to graduate,...

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