The Observer

Am I pretentious?

Abby Assmus

April 17, 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 talk about the things I am studying, like literature or European history. I hate myself for this...

Please, take care of your garbage

Abby Assmus

April 3, 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 granola bar wrappers and empty chip bags flowing out of the very full trash can. The table had a broken...

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 for the fall semester starts on April 6, some departments have classes posted already. Every...

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. I live in Brook Park, a suburb of Cleveland right next to the airport, and depending on the day,...

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 one thing that I did learn, and probably the most important, was how to be more relaxed. I feel like...

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