The Observer

Am I pretentious?

Abby Assmus April 16, 2015

Too often I find myself taking school too seriously. I realize this when I talk to other people that are not in school. I also realize this when I sometimes find myself angry that they don’t care to...

Please, take care of your garbage

Abby Assmus April 2, 2015

Recently I got a study room upstairs at the Kelvin Smith Library with a friend. After walking into the room, I was surprised at how dirty it was. There were empty pop and juice bottles on the ground and...

The excitement of registering for classes

Abby Assmus February 27, 2015

It’s my favorite time of the semester again. No, I’m not referring to Spring Break, although that is only a week away. I am talking about registration for the next semester. Even though class registration...

The struggles of commuting

Abby Assmus February 13, 2015

At times during my undergraduate career here at Case Western Reserve University, I felt like I was living a double life. This is mainly because I am a commuter student and have been since my first semester....

Learning to let go while in India

Abby Assmus February 5, 2015

Over winter break, I traveled to India on a short-term study abroad trip for two weeks. When friends ask me about the trip, it is hard for me to find the words to describe everything I did and saw. The...

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