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Martz: Fun fall activities across, near campus

Paulina Martz, Columnist

November 2, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As fall approaches, it’s time to discuss which activities are the best to celebrate this most exciting time of year. Case Western Reserve University’s campus offers a lot of fall-specific activities. In addition to the classics, like jumping in a pile of leaves or eating apple pie, fall at CWRU ...

Kim: Problems with women boycotting Twitter

Won Hee Kim, Columnist

October 27, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

On Oct. 13, Rose McGowan, actress and feminist activist, inspired a widespread spontaneous 24 hour long boycott of Twitter after the social media service suspended her account. McGowan is a survivor of sexual assault by Harvey Weinstein and frequently disparages the patriarchy and rape culture on her Twitter...

Cai: Burst out of the bubble

Cai: Burst out of the bubble

Yingying Cai, Columnist

October 27, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

“Case is a bubble.” This is something I have repeatedly heard since the first day of school. On campus tours, during orientation, in class…people usually say this to reassure one another that no matter how miserable outsiders think Cleveland is, Case Western Reserve University has nothing to do wi...

Kadlec: Campus caffeine conundrum

Kadlec: Campus caffeine conundrum

Hanna R Kadlec, Columnist

October 27, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Whether you grabbed lunch today from a vending machine, stopped by a coffee shop or sat down at one of the dining halls for a meal, these dining options have one thing in common: They promote caffeine consumption. Although Case Western Reserve University doesn’t have any sort of campaign or init...

Rudoff: Stop putting off Dreamer legislation

Jackson Rudoff, Columnist

October 27, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

On Thursday, Oct. 12 President Trump announced that he would extend the March 5th deadline for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) expiration if Congress failed to act by then. This comes just over a month into the countdown, only 40 days after declaring on Twitter that “Congress now...

Wood: 72 hours or less in Taipei

Morgan Wood, Columnist

October 25, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

There’s something to be said for taking the time to really get to know one country well, for deciding to stay in one spot and exploring all its nooks and crannies. But when you’re already halfway across the globe, it sounds crazy not to take advantage of the cheaper, shorter flights to surrounding ...

Rutecki: Kneeling for the national anthem is disrespectful

Paul Rutecki, Columnist

October 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Two years ago, around 10,600 American servicemen stationed in Afghanistan prepared for a big day. They spent two months making decorations for an occasion that provides an intimate connection to the country back home they dearly love, Super Bowl Sunday. Likewise, our love for the military was showcased ...

Eckert: The danger of “work hard, play hard”

Brian Eckert, Columnist

October 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The phrase “work hard, play hard” has become common on college campuses across the country and was popularized by the Wiz Khalifa song of the same name. It generally refers to the habit of studying hard all week and then going out all weekend to blow off steam from all the late nights during the ...

Martz: How theater connects campus

Paulina Martz, Columnist

October 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

For a highly respected, STEM-focused research university, Case Western Reserve University has a booming theater community. Just this semester, 10 shows will premiere or have premiered on our campus. Between the Department of Theater’s mainstage shows and the several theater clubs on campus一like ...

Richards: We need to find the pep in our step

Jason Richards, Columnist

October 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Pep rallies, football games, homecoming, prom—there’s definitely a high school experience that left a memory in your mind you wish you could relive. Maybe it was that one night where you got to dress up and release your sub-par dance moves in the gymnasium, or a brisk Friday night football game ...

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