The Observer

Taekman: Crime at CWRU

Sarah Taekman, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2019

Ask any student on campus. I can guarantee that they can name off at least one notable Case Western Reserve University security alert they received in the past.  Ones that come immediately to mind include the robbery of the Huntington Bank in Uptown in broad daylight in Nov. 2016, the head-lamp wearing c...

Taekman: The price tag for Trump’s pride

Sarah Taekman, Staff Columnist

February 1, 2019

Jan. 25 marked the end of the longest government shutdown in our nation’s history, at 35 days. The cause? President Donald Trump refused to approve government funding until Congress agreed to the funding of his famed U.S.-Mexico border wall, priced at $5.7 billion. The present agreement for keeping the gov...

Taekman: Prosecute him, not them

Sarah Taekman

August 31, 2018

If you’ve watched the news at all over the past two months, you’ve heard the name Mollie Tibbetts. On July 18, the 20-year-old went for an evening jog in her small town of Brooklyn, Iowa. She didn’t come back. After family and police spent a month searching, airing public television pleas and...

Taekman: Trump lacks a sense of responsibility for Hawaii

Sarah Taekman, Columnist

January 19, 2018

What would you do if you learned that there was a missile strike incoming toward your home? If you thought that you were going to die? If you thought that your friends and family were going to die? That is the question that faced over a million people in Hawaii when they received the following emergency...

Taekman: Why “White Lives Matter” doesn’t matter

Protesters hold up signs displaying the White Lives Matter slogan.

Sarah Taekman, Columnist

November 10, 2017

Nothing brings me quite as much joy as watching white nationalist rallies get outnumbered by those in opposition. The secondary Charlottesville rally, the failed protests in Shelbyville, Tennessee—reading the news to hear that the crowds drowned out the hateful rhetoric, that people flooded the...

Taekman: If at first you don’t succeed

Sarah Taekman, Columnist

September 29, 2017

Aren’t tryouts just the best thing in the world? Doesn’t auditioning for something fill you with sheer, unbridled joy? Do you ever wake up the morning of a trial and think: “Wow. I can’t wait to put myself out there and potentially fail.” Yeah, me neither. The start of every school year brings a wa...

Taekman: Hurricane Irma: meme with caution

Sarah Taekman, Columnist

September 15, 2017

There’s something ironic in the president claiming global warming is a hoax, and for the planet to simultaneously set itself on fire and start pumping out hurricane after hurricane. You’ve heard about Hurricane Irma. Its reputation precedes its reach, spurring on waves of frantic news stories and soci...

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