The Observer

Holcomb: Lessons in love from a lawnchair

A sunny sky over Freiberger Field in the middle of winter on Feb. 21. High ground's secret gives hope even when things are at thier bleakest.

Chandler Holcomb

February 26, 2016

When I was six years old I fell in love. Of course this was long before I began lounging in lawn chairs pondering such abstract things. The concept of love never even crossed my mind at the tender age of six. I was much more focused on the finer things in life, like Legos and candy. She sat in front...

Holcomb: Tobacco ban would be unenforceable

Smoking is prohibited in buildings on campus, a policy that may soon extend outside too.

Chandler Holcomb

February 19, 2016

The number of colleges opting to ban smoking on campus has been rising in the past few years. The idea is to limit risks associated with public smoking like second hand smoke and foster a cultural shift to reduce the number of smokers on campus. Out of sight, out of mind, seems to be the idea. Case Western...

Holcomb: ‘Sugar babies’ are escorts, not in relationships

Chandler Holcomb

February 5, 2016

In this technological era we live in, the pervasive power of the internet has undoubtedly influenced relationships, dating and even love. Computers are now commonplace and the digital landscape they’ve created offers a variety of services and commodities to be purchased by customers all over the globe....

Chandler Holcomb: Showcase CWRU across campus

Chandler Holcomb

October 2, 2015

One picture is of a group of students playing frisbee in the California sun on a lush green sent to political science professor Pete Moore by a colleague at University of Southern California (USC). He responds with a picture of a lone student trudging through snow carrying an armful of textbooks in the...

Chandler Holcomb: The Trump card

Chandler Holcomb: The Trump card

Chandler Holcomb

September 4, 2015

At the corner of East 56th Street and Fifth Avenue in the middle of Manhattan stands an impressive feat of architecture, a 58-story elegant skyscraper labeled in large metallic letters “Trump Tower.” I was familiar with the building, and because of a show called “The Apprentice.” I was familiar...

Derailing the one track mind

Chandler Holcomb

April 17, 2015

As the end of my junior year approaches, I find myself in a peculiar yet liberating position. Normally my major and minor alignments dictate the vast majority of classes I have to take each semester. While there tended to be ways to make space for more learning, with my own life to live, any extra...

The cost of education

Chandler Holcomb

April 10, 2015

It’s the time of year when housing decisions for next semester are at the forefront of students’ minds. The living situation one decides on will undoubtedly have a huge impact on day-to-day life and is taken lightly by few. There are a number of factors to consider when choosing a living space, but...

Same people, same problem, richer group

Chandler Holcomb

February 27, 2015

As many of you know, cultural groups on campus have proposed a split from Undergraduate Student Government (USG) into their own Student Executive Council (SEC) board. The split would create the Undergraduate Diversity Collective (UDC), which would take over the student activities funding for cultural...

The social animal

Chandler Holcomb

February 20, 2015

Every night before I go to sleep, I set the alarm on my phone, and every morning I awake to its irksome ringing. I promptly hit the snooze button, and after repeatedly hitting it between two and 17 times during what I call the snooze cycle, I get up. From that moment on, I am connected. At my fingertips,...

Ignore this article

Chandler Holcomb

February 13, 2015

If you are reading this then you have ignored my advice. What compelled you to do so? I clearly was in a better position to judge the merits of this article, because you were still on the title, whereas I had written and reread the entire piece. So why did you ignore my wisdom? Perhaps you did not trust...

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