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The Observer

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

Barrett: The ugly truth about the Electoral College

Eva Barrett, Columnist December 2, 2016

The past three weeks since the general election have highlighted a few fundamental and ugly truths about American politics. The first of these ugly truths is that the Electoral College is an obsolete,...

Nyugen: Money talks

Phuong Nguyen, Columnist November 18, 2016

The Constitution has been extended further than its original interpretation for some time now. Some decisions based on loose interpretations make sense and are agreeable, but other decisions are quite...

Barrett: Self-care in the midst of political tension

Barrett: Self-care in the midst of political tension

Eva Barrett, Columnist November 11, 2016

Bio: Eva is a third year student, black queer poet and teacher who wants to make the load a little lighter for the next generation of students of color. Election Night is over. All of our strange election...

For Freedoms is an artist-run Super PAC that was founded to encourage art-based dialogue about politics and to facilitate greater engagement with the 2016 presidential election. On Nov. 5, it hosted a town hall meeting at MOCA to discuss the election.

For Freedoms public forum celebrates art as political expression

Sruthi Meka, Staff Reporter November 11, 2016

“Freedom from small mindedness. Freedom from hunger. Freedom from judgment.” These are just some of the messages scrawled across the red, white and blue yard signs decorating the pavilion near the...

A City With No Future

Anmol Nigam, Photography Editor September 16, 2016

On the border of University Circle was once was a thriving city. Now, the City of East Cleveland is struggling to breathe. A drive down what was formerly known as “Millionaires’ Row” once brought...

Taleb: Let’s not be modest about the truth

Nardine Taleb, Opinion Editor September 9, 2016

Just recently, France was dealing with the burkini ban debate. Several cities were attempting to ban the burkini, which is basically a swimsuit that Muslim women wear that covers their whole body (excluding...

Smith: Unsung patriots

Smith: Unsung patriots

Kevin Smith, Columnist September 9, 2016

San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick has transformed from NFL quarterback to a walking political talking point over the last couple of weeks. In case you missed it, he has refused to stand for the...

Miles: Brexit and You: Global Implications

Daniel Miles July 23, 2016

Brexit has been on the world's collective mind lately. Great Britain's vote to exit the European Union has shocked world leaders and markets, resulting in an immediate plunge in the pound's value and a...

Assmus: Political Exhaustion

Abby Assmus May 23, 2016

Earlier in the year, I wrote an article about my New Year’s resolution to be politically involved and engaged during this election year. I truly believe in paying attention to the news and exercising...

Voicing Your Opinions

Rachael Pollak, Guest Columnist April 22, 2016

Last semester a few students founded “Israel’s CWRU,” a student organization dedicated to educating the Case Western Reserve University community about Israel and the current conflict in the Middle...

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