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Sarkar: Lessons from living in CWRU’s small spaces

Prottusha Sarkar, Columnist

September 8, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

A majority of people will live in a small space at some point in their lives. Some grow up in small houses, small rooms, or like me, in small towns. In small towns, everyone knows each other’s names and business. Your teachers know your brothers and sisters, you have class with the same five or ten...

Kim: When good intentions aren’t enough

Won Hee Kim, Columnist

September 8, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Americans are generous when faced with catastrophe, a trait we learn from youth. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, schools ran food drives, clothing drives and fundraisers of all sorts to send aid to New Orleans. When the news featured Haiti and Hurricane Sandy, we rushed to help, and often that help wa...

Faccenda: Nothing to lose, everything to gain in undergraduate research

Alexandra Faccenda, Opinion Editor

September 1, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

To many, the idea of undergraduate research is daunting. Some of us don’t even know what’s going on in our classes. How are we supposed to add anything new to the academic conversation in a given field when we’re not even fluent in the language? Well, as it turns out, anyone can develop th...

Barrett: Step outside the bubble for the Cleveland mayoral race

Eva Barrett, Columnist

September 1, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As the summer comes to a close and we find ourselves preparing for classes to begin, it can be very easy for us students to slip into a comfort zone (what is known here as “the CWRU Bubble”) and become oblivious to what’s happening in our environment. Some who are reading this may be new not jus...

Avolio: Housing doesn’t need to be a scarce resource at CWRU

Madison Avolio, News Designer

September 1, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

A contentious topic of conversation around campus as of late has been housing. Whether students are discussing the furniture, renovations or even being kicked out of Clarke Tower, many are unhappy with the current situation. A rumor has been circulating around campus that Case Western Reserve Uni...

Mukhi: Orientation: love it, leave it

Zubair Mukhi, Columnist

September 1, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Everyone at Case Western Reserve University has some uniting features. We’re all smart, driven individuals who totally have our lives (and sleep schedules) planned. We’re all going to spend far too much time procrastinating doing laundry. As cheesy as it sounds, we’re all in this together. ...

Martz: Focus on CWRU-specific residence hall room ideas

Paulina Martz, Columnist

September 1, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Now that the Class of 2021 is moved in, everyone here on campus knows the ice-in-your-veins feeling of walking into your residence hall room for the first time and realizing just how small, boring and cramped it is. The virtual tour on Case Western Reserve University’s website doesn’t quite ma...

President Snyder’s second message hit and miss takeaways from Charlottesville

Kevin Smith, Executive Editor

September 1, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

    On Aug. 28, President Barbara Snyder released a second statement about the Unite the Right rally on the University of Virginia’s campus from Aug. 11 to 12, intended to halt the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee. Her initial comments, released several days after the event, rightfull...

Rutecki: Rediscover classical music in Cleveland

Rutecki: Rediscover classical music in Cleveland

Paul Rutecki, Columnist

August 25, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

A common misconception about classical music among college students is that only serious musicians or senior citizens can enjoy it.  Classical music is just as important to our fast-paced, millennial culture now as it was in the 18th century in the days of Mozart.       The Cleveland Orchestra, one of the world’...

Lowe: No experience necessary

Nicholas Lowe, Columnist

August 25, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Since I’ve moved back in, most of my conversations have started with some variation of the same question: “How was your summer?” Usually, someone will tell me about their summer research position, or a co-op at a company, or the summer classes they took. This isn’t surprising; with Case Western R...

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