The Observer

The power of one percent

Brian Johnson, Staff Reporter

September 9, 2016

What can you do with one percent? In most cases the answer is, not too much. For example, one percent more of that The Den by Denny’s Grand Slamwich is only an extra 14 calories or the equivalent of about two gummy bears. One percent of your day is about 14 minutes or about the time it takes to get fro...

Eckert: College admissions decisions should weigh service higher

The Common Application is currently the most widely accepted application by universities.

Brian Eckert

February 12, 2016

The college application process can be one of the most stress-inducing periods in a student’s life. Trying to pack four years of accomplishments and honors into one single application isn’t an easy feat. Some people are trying to change this process, even here at Case Western Reserve University....

Giving back

Hunter Overstreet, Contributing Reporter

April 10, 2015

This Saturday, April 11, is the Center for Civic Engagement and Learning semesterly Saturday of Service, an event where students can sign up to perform service for one of 30 non-profit organizations on and around campus. With over 700 volunteer positions, this year’s event will mainly feature gardening...

Bridging the gap

Sruthi Meka, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2015

A recent study on economic segregation ranks Cleveland and its surrounding areas number one in income segregation among large cities in the U.S. The study, published by Richard Florida, a well-known economist from the University of Toronto, and Charlotta Mellander, of the Jönköping International...

Student-run organization provides food to Cleveland’s homeless

Gabrielle Buffington, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2014

Thanksgiving has come and gone, but the generous nature of the holiday is still lingering at Case Western Reserve University. One particular student group on campus, the Labre Homeless Outreach Ministry, gives students the opportunity to give back and help Cleveland’s homeless. The program runs...

Students can bond through annual Sweaters and Service event

Miriam Ridge, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2014

Do you have a hankering for community service? Do you like hot chocolate and free food? Do you have an ugly sweater you’ve been itching to wear? On Dec. 6, Alpha Chi Omega will help you with all of those cravings with their second annual Sweaters and Service from 6 to 9 p.m. Four service activities...

There’s something about Margarita

Applications for this year's CCEL's Alternative Spring Break trip to Nicaragua close on Dec. 1.

Julia Bianco, News Editor

November 21, 2014

In the rural town of Aposentillo, Nicaragua, 16 Case Western Reserve University students sit lounged on hammocks by the beach, some talking, some petting the dogs that roam around the open property. The students, myself included, are waiting to meet with 64-year-old nurse Meg “Margarita” Boren, the...

Camp Kesem cares

Camp Kesem

Sruthi Meka, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2014

Students who are looking for more service opportunities are in luck. Camp Kesem, a nationwide organization that supports children whose parents have cancer, is looking for more volunteers to run a week-long summer camp for these children, to let them engage and have fun with their peers. According...

Spooky service

Spooky Spartan

Sruthi Meka, Staff Reporter

October 31, 2014

If you have ever wanted to see your favorite professor dressed in their spookiest, scariest, most festive Halloween garb, Alpha Phi Omega (APO) has you covered. Every year, the service fraternity hosts the Spooky Spartan, one of its fall philanthropic events. “Essentially, professors and other people...

Greeks aim to fundraise $100,000 this year

Garretson Oester, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2014

Philanthropy is a core facet of Greek life: chapters adopt charities, volunteer in the community and plan events to benefit organizations serving the public good. This year, Greek Life decided to take their philanthropy to a new level. At the beginning of each academic year, chapters set both volunteer...

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