The Observer

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...

Letters to the Editor: Phi Delt’s Offensive Costumes Return

Letters to the Editor: Phi Delt's Offensive Costumes Return

November 30, 2016

Greetings CWRU Community, I am writing to discuss a recent act of racial arrogance on our campus and the Case Western Reserve University administration's unwillingness to address it. As most of you know, last semester (April 2016) the Phi Delta Theta fraternity (Phi Delt) performed a skit where they dressed up,...

Patel: Change the name

Patel: Change the name

Riddhi Patel, Columnist

November 4, 2016

Despite the progress we have made as a country in terms of race relations, we still have sports teams named after racial groups, such as Cleveland’s baseball team, the Cleveland Indians. The Cleveland Indians’ got their name from Louis Sockalexis, the first Native American to play Major League ...

Respecting each other this Halloween

Respecting each other this Halloween

October 28, 2016

College campuses have found themselves in a state of hypervisibility lately, mostly due to what some consider to be “political correctness.” Everything that happens on campus is watched, carefully, with critics eager to find any possible example to convince themselves that free speech is being whisk...

OMA hosts Day of Dialogue in response to racist graffiti in Fribley

OMA is organizing a social media campaign where participants write messages about what they would like to see in diversity and inclusion at CWRU.

Julia Bianco, News Editor

April 16, 2015

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) hosted a Day of Dialogue on April 14 to discuss the racist comments left in Fribley Commons before spring break. On Feb. 24, Head Chef Mark Cameron found a comment card which read: “There are a lot of black people working here. I hope it’s just for Black History Month. Signed, the KKK.” He tore up th...

What’s going on?

Jacob Martin

October 31, 2014

In May 1971, Marvin Gaye released the concept album “What’s Going On.” The nine songs that comprise the album are sung from the perspective of a Vietnam combat veteran who returns to America only to find just as much hatred, struggle and chaos as when he left. The album’s title song opens as...

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