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Taekman: CWRU’s Greek Life doesn’t overwhelm

Sarah Taekman, Staff writer
April 14, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Heralding prospective students, while rewarding, is also an exercise in patience. It’s a long two days of shuffling through meal vouchers, guiding the gawking guests around campus, answering the questions—dear lord, the questions. They ask the same ones over and over. Most of the repeat ques...

Assmus: Pepsi and Kendall Jenner’s horrendous mistake

Abby Assmus, Staff writer
April 14, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Last week Pepsi released a controversial commercial that was intended to show political movements and engagement through a protest while also selling their product. It was pulled by the company, who also released an apology, stating “Pepsi was trying to project a global message of unity, peace and...

Edmonds: Parents need to give students space

McCoy Edmonds, Staff writer
April 14, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

College for many is a time of increased independence and self-reliance. An education with less structure in a new space and away from parents.  And yet, for some, the parents never really leave. They pay for tuition, monitor grades, call every day and have a say in every big decision. As much as parent...

Parr: The pressure of overloading on extracurriculars

Sarah Parr, Social media editor
April 14, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

As a first-year who likes to dabble in lots of things, adjusting to college’s limitations has been a little odd. Over time, things either change or stay the same. We grow and realize things, even if those things are not exactly ideal.   September 2016 “You’re never bored here — ...

Kerekes: What’s she doing holding that clipboard?

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor
April 7, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Sports have been used as a way to escape everyday life since the time of Ancient Rome. When spectators attend a sporting event, they expect to distance themselves from society’s problems and be entertained.   However, problems in our society are reflected in the sports themselves. Racial tensi...

Rutecki: Why Neil Gorsuch would make a great Supreme Court Justice

Paul Rutecki, Staff Reporter
April 7, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Antonin Scalia’s death raised the stakes of the 2016 presidential election significantly. Since Republicans refused to hold a hearing for then-President Barack Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, President Donald Trump now has the chance to nominate a justice to fill the vacancy. Trump’s choic...

Edmonds: How to fight the urge to procrastinate

McCoy Edmonds, Staff Writer
April 7, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Procrastination haunts all but the most elite of us. It is persistent, seductive and easy. But it’s also a choice and it’s not one that has to be made. Battling procrastination is not for the weak of heart. It’s a decision to fight one of the most pervasive influences in your life. It’s freeing kn...

Giardina: Cleveland schools could benefit from a trauma-aware approach

Maureen Giardina, Feature Writer
April 7, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

School reform: a phrase that has been thrown around in conversations across America for decades, but increasingly so after the addition of our newest Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos. DeVos’s extreme stance regarding the public school system in our country has faced much opposition from politician...

Assmus: The constant construction builds up CWRU, surrounding area

Abby Assmus, Staff Writer
March 31, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Over the past six years that I have been a student here at Case Western Reserve University, there have been many physical changes to campus. Often, people are surprised to hear that some of the places that are now thought of as staples of campus are fairly new.  For example, all of the food places in Uptow...

Wang: Don’t jump to conclusions with Trump and Russia

Larry Wang, Staff Writer
March 31, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Few things are as tragic as one walking free for a crime they actually committed, except for someone being wrongly convicted and imprisoned for a crime they did not commit.  This is important to keep in mind when it comes to the ongoing investigation of potential ties between Donald Trump’s campai...

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