The Observer

Letter to the Editor

October 30, 2014

To the editor, In the column, "It's the system stupid" by Andrew Breland begins his article with a popular pop culture reference that has quickly turned into a classic meme: "What really grinds my gears."...

Speaking to Whom?

The Elephant In The Room
October 30, 2014

There have been some famous faces around campus this fall. During the first few weeks of school, students were given the opportunity to hear from Gloria Steinem, the famous feminist icon. A few weeks later,...

It’s the System, Stupid.

The elephant in the room
October 16, 2014

As a freshman, when I lived in campus housing, I would regularly leave the TV on at night while I tried to fall asleep. Aside from the decreased quality of sleep this caused, I am sad to say that a common...

None dare call it indoctrination

The elephant in the room
October 9, 2014

In 2008, the University of Delaware installed a “mandatory education plan” that taught students the “right” way to think about issues of race, sexuality, sustainability, gender and collectivism....

What Used to Be

The elephant in the room
September 25, 2014

Earlier this week, walking through the Mather Quad, I had the surprising realization that Merging, our “Wet/Dry Fountain,” was actually running again. I very well could be one of the last people to...

It’s never too late

The elephant in the room
September 11, 2014

This one goes out to the seniors. Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of discussing summer experiences with several friends. We shared stories of working in offices, the promises of careers in our...

Numbers might lie

The elephant in the room
September 4, 2014

When applying to college, there is hardly a high school student that does not look at the U.S. News and World Report rankings of national universities. Every spring, the publication comes out with new...

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