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Kinstler: Life in the Age of COVID-19

Ethan Kinstler, Contributing Columnist

March 30, 2020

With COVID-19 having risen to pandemic levels, it is more important than ever to be informed. First, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) official declaration of a pandemic simply means that efforts to fight COVID-19 are moving from containment to mitigation. Washing your hands, banning crowds, clo...

Reyna: The importance of increasing young voter turnout

Christian Reyna, Staff Columnist

March 29, 2020

We’re living in interesting and confusing times. Case Western Reserve University switched to online remote classes and students are trying to adjust and combat the current COVID-19 pandemic by limiting face-to-face interactions. While all of the university matters are currently in our minds and the ...

Kuntzman: Schools must remain closed

Caroline Kuntzman, Staff Columnist

March 29, 2020

On March 22, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed a “stay at home” order to go into effect at midnight the following day. It greatly restricted normal daily activities for residents of Ohio, who can now only leave the house to seek medical services, buy essential goods like groceries, take walks and work ...

Horwitz: Time to turn the shock doctrine on its head

Avi Horwitz, Staff Columnist

March 29, 2020

It is hard to believe that just a few weeks ago we were celebrating the end of our midterms and preparing for a well-deserved spring break. In the time since, our normal routines have been abruptly thrown into uncertainty after being uprooted from campus to face remote learning. Some have been left out ...

Hatcher: COVID-19 killed my senior year

Tobili Hatcher, Staff Columnist

March 29, 2020

As I sit here trying to find the words to describe what it’s like to see your senior year get ripped away from your hands faster than a limited-edition Popeye’s chicken sandwich, I hate to say that I am still coming up empty. Actually, if I had to put into words what the past 19 days have felt like...

McGinnis: Catching fear

McGinnis: Catching fear

Emerson McGinnis, Staff Columnist

March 29, 2020

At the beginning of 2020, I saw so many memes about a plague happening this year to mirror the various pandemics that occurred in the 20’s of past centuries. I laughed at them and continued scrolling. When COVID-19 first appeared in China, I brushed it off and left for my study abroad program in Madr...

Editorial: What we should expect from our future president?

Editorial Board

February 27, 2020

Case Western Reserve University has been buzzing with the news of President Snyder’s resignation. The administration quickly assembled the Presidential Search Advisory Committee, a collection of professors, administrators and a few students who will identify important characteristics for our next pr...

Kinstler: Testing pays, students pay more

Ethan Kinstler, Contributing Columnist

February 27, 2020

If you were a public school kid, chances are you were bombarded with a litany of standardized tests. Aside from those which are touted today as the prototype for testing student achievement, like the PSAT/NMSQT, SAT and ACT, students of every age across the country sit through other exams like the PA...

Martz: “You do that for fun?”

Martz: “You do that for fun?”

Paulina Martz, Staff Columnist

February 27, 2020

Around 3 a.m. one Saturday night, I sat on my couch watching episode after episode of the British late night comedy game show “8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.” It’s an amalgamation of two other famous British game shows and it’s absurd. The show is inspired most by “Countdown,” in which ...

Panaro: Sally the Salad Robot and Campus Dining

Kevin Panaro, Staff Columnist

February 21, 2020

Food variety has always been a sore spot for students on Case Western Reserve University’s campus; however, a recent article in The Daily shows that CWRU might be finally changing its ways. Sally the Salad Robot has taken up new residence in the Kelvin Smith Library, after transferring from her pre...

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