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Why you should rethink your activism

Cameron Childers

October 27, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Editor’s Note: Cleveland State University (CSU) President Ronald Berkman issued a follow-up statement to the one discussed in this letter on Oct. 17 expressing his personal outrage over the flier, and CSU’s commitment to promoting a safe and inclusive environment. On Monday, Oct. 16, LGBTQ stud...

Stop using free speech to defend your real beliefs

Viral Mistry

October 27, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

The other day, a flyer was circulated around Cleveland State University’s (CSU) campus hinting at suicide rates among those in the LGBT community, and LGBT members should follow suit. CSU's president responded to this incident by making some simple remarks about how he disapproved of the language,...

Ltte: A soldier’s take on the national anthem debate

Barton Ziganti

October 27, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Recently, there was an article in The Observer admonishing NFL players for kneeling during our national anthem. Many Americans share this same view and have quickly rallied to the cry that it is “disrespectful to the troops”. You’ll find this sentiment everywhere. What is most interesting though...

Ltte: The power of memes and “Case Beans”

Grant Whitmer, Fourth-year student

October 6, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

As the admin of an unrelated, 4000 member meme page, I understand the role that memes play. They serve many roles: a source of humor and entertainment, a form of literary criticism and a refuge from the stale tedium of daily life (particularly at a university such as ours). It is with great interest that I have watche...

Ltte: Help create an African-American studies minor

Andrea Doe

September 29, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the Editor, Something about Case Western Reserve University disturbed me before I decided to attend. During the fall of my senior year of high school, I remember sifting through college admissions packets, weighing which university would best suit my interests. At the time, I was planning to be on the...

Ltte: Zeta Beta Tau needs to do better

Will Oldham

April 21, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, To the Brothers of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity at CWRU: I would be pissed if I were you. Royally furious. Because some of your brothers have just totally undermined the chapter you care so deeply for. Of course, I’m writing about your Greek Sing and Variety Show (V-Show) from this year...

Ltte: What the “Biden Rule” means for Supreme Court nominations

Jake Bumgarner

April 14, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, The point of my response today is to clarify some mischaracterizations of what is known as the “Biden Rule,” as well as to offer some opinions on the recent Supreme Court developments. The so-called “Biden Rule” refers to a 1992 speech then-Senator Joe Biden made in reactio...

Ltte: Civil discourse must be civil

Tori Hamilton

April 7, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, A few weeks ago we, as the Feminist Collective at CWRU, decided to clarify a common misconception on our campus that equates the struggles of marginalized groups to the social conflicts of being a conservative at Case Western Reserve University. Matthew Thompson wrote a letter in re...

Ltte: CWRU needs to provide more graduation tickets

George Hodulik

March 31, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, As spring graduation approaches, I must express a deep frustration with Case Western Reserve University administration. To those who are not graduating this May, you may not be aware that undergraduates are allowed three guest tickets to the undergraduate diploma ceremony. Howev...

Ltte #2: The struggles of voicing conservative opinions at CWRU

Steve Kerby

March 31, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, You’re going to have to trust me on this one; there are more than zero conservatives at Case Western Reserve University. I can’t provide anything more than anecdotal evidence for their existence. They might have good reason to be reluctant to stand up, and they do not owe it to any...

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