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Editorial: Keen and green or in between?

February 24, 2012


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With Recyclemania looming on the horizon – and Case Western Reserve University’s embarrassing past performances still fresh in our memory – now is a good time to discuss sustainability. CWRU claims to be at the forefront of “green” initiatives, but do the students, staff, and faculty really...

Editorial: Parking problems highlight student attitude

February 17, 2012


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Parking sucks. At least, that’s what most students who have a car on campus seem to think. Long-term permits are expensive, short-term spots are hard to find, and the chances of being ticketed seem unusually high. No one likes to pay for parking, and these parking issues are inevitable in just about an...

Editorial: Campus TV problems extend into Super Bowl

February 10, 2012


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Many students living on campus were peeved to see the Super Bowl cut out more than once last weekend. What was especially frustrating for these viewers was that this has been an ongoing problem since the campus television service transitioned to digital last fall. After more than a semester, it does...

Editorial: President Snyder moves up the rankings

February 3, 2012


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

This year, IB Mag’s Power 100 – a list of the most influential “movers and shakers” in Northeast Ohio – features Case Western Reserve University’s beloved president Barbara “Babs” Snyder. This achievement is just one of many during Snyder’s five-year tenure here, and reflects well on ...

Editorial: Community Emergency Response Team to prepare CWRU for crisis

January 27, 2012


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Most students agree that Case Western Reserve University does a good job keeping the campus secure. The university makes an effort to help its students feel safe, with its own police force and its free, accessible services such as SafeRide. However, some students have raised the question: How would CWRU...

Editorial: Semester Grades

December 3, 2010


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Human vs. Zombies: B for braaaaaains. Five semesters in, HvZ boasts more players and more popularity than ever before; this fall, the player count topped 300 students and faculty. HvZ has been such a success that we’re sure it won’t be long until the university tries to co-opt the game and place it i...

Editorial: Unwilling to think beyond the possible

November 19, 2010


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For a university that strives to stretch its collective mind beyond the possible, it’s frankly not doing too much to move beyond the status quo of current international student practices. Case Western Reserve University is home to thousands of brilliant, intelligent students, faculty, staff, and administrators...

Editorial: Something to complain about

November 12, 2010


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

We’ve had our first taste of Cleveland weather this season and suddenly the sounds of students’ complaints are beginning to reach our ears. Maybe we just haven’t been listening too closely yet or the weather really did have something to do with the rate of whining on campus, but either way, complaining...

Editorial: CWRU keeps calm amidst bizarre midterm elections season

November 4, 2010


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Another midterm elections cycle is (mercifully) over and we can sit back and inspect the damage from the 20/20 vision of hindsight. You can pick your poison when it comes to damage – whether your party lost out, you were sick of being inundated with ads while watching Hulu, or you were having nightmares...

Editorial: Three times (not) a charm

October 28, 2010


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

One bank robbery in a single week is frightening. Three in a week is obscene. We’re certainly glad that none were physically injured, but, like so many other students at Case Western Reserve University, we questioned why the banks in University Circle didn’t immediately step up their security...

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