The Observer

What CWRU taught me

Anna Galipo

April 22, 2016

When I first arrived at Case Western Reserve University back in 2012, I had no idea what I was in for. I came here when I was 17, and I chose to enroll mostly because of the scholarships I was offered. I didn’t put a whole lot of thought into choosing a college because I knew I couldn’t afford to l...

Learn, love, lead while at CWRU

Josh Lehrer

April 22, 2016

I write this as I ready myself to end my undergraduate journey at Case Western Reserve University. It is quite a bittersweet feeling as I consider CWRU my true home and where I emerged as a young adult. First, I’d like to start with a personal narrative. I have learned a great deal about myself an...

Enable advisors, assign them wisely

Enable advisors, assign them wisely

Anna Galipo

March 25, 2016

Since I’ve been an undergraduate student at Case Western Reserve University, I have heard countless stories of students being advised incorrectly. Whether it’s a change in class numbers that requires paperwork, the need for a specific type of SAGES course or an obscure graduation requirement, many...

Galipo: Commuter’s voices are needed on campus

Anna Galipo

February 5, 2016

Last semester I shed light on some of the unfair ways commuters have been treated at CWRU. From a dingy lounge space to an overall lack of recognition, it seemed that this past fall, things were looking dismal for commuters seeking improvements, myself included. Since the needs of commuters have...

Galipo: Opinions need to be shared, not hidden, at CWRU

Anna Galipo

October 23, 2015

“If I were you, I wouldn’t write or say something like that.” I’ve heard those words time after time from people; whether it regards articles I’ve written, opinions on campus issues that I’ve been vocal about or just talking about the things that affect me on a daily basis. On a relatively...

Anna Galipo: Should dress codes be a thing of the past?

Anna Galipo

October 2, 2015

I learned from a very young age that shoulders are evil. I know this because in first grade, whenever a student had his or her shoulders exposed, even when it was the middle of August without air conditioning, it was a catastrophe. That student would be sent to the principal's office, get a detention...

Anna Galipo: Bias and the basement

The only Commuter Lounge is located in the basement of Thwing.

Anna Galipo

September 18, 2015

Every day that I commute to campus, the first thing I do is walk behind the Thwing Center, down a small, stony stairway to the basement. I swipe in, turn on the lights and hope that I don’t step on a cockroach. The basement is cold, dingy and in very bad shape. The floor is dirty and the pipes on the...

Anna Galipo: The meaning of feminism at CWRU

Anna Galipo

September 4, 2015

Today, the word “feminist” is highly contentious. The word itself is able to spark countless debates. Whenever I hear it, I cannot help but think of all the times I describe myself as one, only to hear “Oh, you are?” as if it were a bad thing. To some, the word simply means the belief that...

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