The Observer

In Response to the Unity Banquet Keynote Speech

Hiram Cortez

April 24, 2015

Dear Observer Staff, I am writing in response to the Unity Banquet keynote speech given by nationally recognized journalist Jeff Johnson on April 10 here at Case Western Reserve University. This letter is from a personal point of view not representing any student organization. In case you haven’t...

USG pushes for diversity with new oath of inclusion

Julia Bianco, News Editor

February 20, 2015

Following the #webelonghere movement and last semester’s push for diversity initiatives on campus, the Undergraduate Student Government is creating an oath of inclusion, a student-generated document that would help to educate new students on Case Western Reserve University’s values. “It’s a very...

President Snyder responds to racist statements made against #webelonghere movement

Students protest as part of the #webelonghere movement outside of Leutner on Oct. 22.

Julia Bianco, News Editor

October 31, 2014

On Oct. 22, twenty-five students gathered outside of Leutner to protest for racial equality on Case Western Reserve University’s campus. They walked throughout campus, carrying signs and chanting as they travelled through the North Residential Village. Using their student IDs, the students also went...

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...

With great anonymity comes great responsibility

October 31, 2014

By now, chances are you have read (or at least heard about) Barbara Snyder’s email in response to the racist Yik Yak posts made during the National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation protests. Without reservation, The Observer editorial staff can...

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