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Editorial: Unwilling to think beyond the possible

November 19, 2010


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

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 5, 2010


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

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 29, 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...

Editorial: A teachable moment from unspeakable tragedy

October 15, 2010


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Typically, we like to use this editorial space as a forum to tell the university what we think they should do. As students, it’s pretty easy to recommend policies that we think university offices – often funded by student dollars anyway – should take. It’s a lot more difficult to call out students...

Editorial: When it comes to school spirit, it’s quality – not quantity – that matters

October 8, 2010


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

When students choose to come to Case Western Reserve University, chances are it’s not for the football games or because you can find cheesy CWRU gear at any Wal-Mart, gas station, or turnpike rest stop. Students come to CWRU for the classes, not for the school spirit. Like anything else at CWRU, it...

Editorial: Despite minor problems, studying abroad is experience not to be missed

October 1, 2010


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Thanks to today’s hyper-fast technology and communication resources, it’s easy for students to hold meetings from across the globe or to research every detail of a distant culture. Yet for all of our resources and technology, nothing can ever hold a candle to the experience of actually traveling...

Editorial: Thinking beyond our bubble

September 24, 2010


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

With all of our criticisms and grievances we dole out each week to various student groups and university offices, you’d think that we find Case Western Reserve University to be in permanent “fixer-upper” status. Indeed, we believe the opposite and want to take just a moment to truly appreciate...

Editorial: An SEC history lesson

September 17, 2010


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Students can rejoice as the second SEC referendum within six months has become yet another one for the history books. But before we commit the Greek Life referendum to the past forever, let’s look at what the Case Western Reserve University campus can learn from recent SEC history. First, we question...

Editorial: Halfway to equality for all students

September 10, 2010


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Students at Case Western Reserve University are used to thinking globally in classes and as they pursue jobs. Holding a conference call to Buenos Aires or attending a business meeting in Beijing is incredibly simple nowadays, thanks to technology like Skype or Google Phone. However, students seem to...

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