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Editorial: Flu preparations are praiseworthy, but professors should be sympathetic

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The flu is something no one wants to have, regardless of what year it is or what can be done to prevent it. But due to increased flu activity caused by the prevalence of H1N1 (or swine flu), in addition to the presence of typical seasonal flu strains, it seems like a good idea to review what sort of prevention efforts are ongoing at Case Western Reserve University.

CMNH documentary does not contain hidden bias

Letters to the Editor

In a letter to the editor published in the Sept. 18 issue of The Observer, Dr. Joseph Keiper lists several grievances he has with the film [I directed]. I'm sorry to hear he's unhappy with the documentary, but I don't apologize for the film and will defend it wholeheartedly.

State your case: what is your favorite Leutner song?

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Crawford auction goes against wishes of volunteers

Letters to the editor

In response to your Sept. 25 article "Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum to auction $1 million in cars," this [situation] is an absolute travesty.

Crawford auction goes against wishes of volunteers

Letters to the Editor

I would like to thank the editors of The Observer for recognizing the sale of some priceless automobiles ("Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum to auction $1 million in cars," Sept. 25). And I understand that the reporter tried to get both sides of the story, but I do not believe that he understood that the Western Reserve Historical Society is feigning stupidity in many ways.

The senior's bucket list

The senior's bucket list

Freshman year holds so many opportunities. We come to college, bright eyed and bushy tailed, ready to take on new challenges and experience new opportunities. Unfortunately for many of us, we get distracted by school work and meeting new people, then find we are unable to really try everything that we set out to do in order to get the full 'college experience.

Argentina: an experience vs. an immersion

Argentina: an experience vs. an immersion

One would quite understandably assume that by traveling to a foreign country where another language is spoken to study abroad for an extended period of time, immersion is the term one would ascribe to the experience.

In This Issue


  • Can you name this place?
  • Have you heard about Case Western Undergraduate Bioethics Society?
  • Homecoming at CWRU
  • Preparing for 2009's local and state elections
  • President Barbara Snyder engages the student body in first-ever student State of the University address
  • RAD classes aim to protect students
  • Six CWRU students test positive for H1N1
  • Students celebrate sustainability at campus-wide GreenFest


  • At least Anderson keeps it close
  • First round robin puts Spartans in driver's seat
  • Football Gameday: Case vs. Wooster
  • For Denison QB, first test is daunting
  • Judges bring Spartans down to earth

Fun Page

  • Combo Scramble Solution
  • Crossword Solution
  • Maze Solution
  • Sudoku Solutions


  • Drastic healthcare reform unnecessary, wasteful
  • Editorial: USG must take action, stem abundance of resignations
  • Moore's Capitalism: an undeserved bully pulpit
  • Recycling: getting to know your plastics
  • State sex education legislation provides needed overhaul
  • State your case: what do you do on a rainy day?


  • Acappella for Africa successful fundraiser for Global Medical Initiative, showcases CWRU's multiude of a cappella talents
  • Baker-Nord Center to hold student-run Flip Camera Film Festival
  • Botanical Gardens, Baker-Nord Center present compelling afternoon of poetry reading and composition
  • Cleveland Museum of Art opens Paul Gauguin: Paris, 1889 exhibit
  • Eldred Theater season opens with Heidi Chronicles
  • GLTF season opens with gut-busting Edwin Drood
  • Hitting the Spot: Cody Wood
  • Kid Cudi brings introspective musical perspective to Case Western
  • The Buzz
  • Thinking about summer jobs and real-world employment can never start too early

Cross Country

  • Women emerge from "mud pit" with title


  • Nicely catches 3 TDs in win

Sex and Dating

  • The real reason to get a flu shot


  • Streak snapped: Spartans get first UAA win since '06

Spartan Spotlight

  • Spartan Spotlight: Brian Evans

Worst Case Scenario

  • Cold season



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