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Edmonds: How to celebrate Valentine’s Day

McCoy Edmonds, Columnist
February 10
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Valentine’s Day for many of us is not a day of celebration. Instead, it’s a sordid reminder of the valentines we didn’t get in high school, the lack of current partners or the existence of ex-partners. Valentine’s Day can be a death trap for the single or lonely. But it doesn’t have to be. Fo...

Barrett: Reimagine political identity, by necessity

Eva Barrett, Columnist
February 10
Filed under Columns, Opinion

I suppose most people, if they had to, would categorize me as a liberal. As a Black, androgynous, bisexual, woman poet, I have been the protester, the scholar, the advocate and the bleeding heart. I have spent a good portion of my adult life, as most of us have, trying to define my values and cultiva...

Assmus: It’s okay to a break from the news

Abby Assmus, Columnist
February 10
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Every day, there is something new and often heartbreaking on the news. This is nothing new; the news often covers the worst-of-the-worst events, which can make you feel even worse about the current state of the country. Right now in order to avoid complacency, it is more important than ever to stay inf...

Kolison: My experience with university counseling

Stephen Kolison, Columnist
February 10
Filed under Columns, Opinion

From the day that we are born, we are given a physician to make sure that we are growing up healthy and strong. We get a physical every year. Every six months we go to the dentist to be reminded that we don’t floss enough. We put a lot of pride and effort into maintaining our physical health and appeara...

Rutecki: CWRU should embrace ideological diversity, including conservatives

Paul Rutecki, Columnist
February 10
Filed under Columns, Opinion

It is a blessing that our school showcases diversity in many ways. As a Case Western Reserve University student, I have the privilege of interacting with and meeting other students from various states, countries, cultures, ethnicities and backgrounds, and I have learned much from them. For instanc...

Jawhari: Trump isn’t the end of the world, just U.S exceptionalism

Sarah Jawhari, Columnist
February 10
Filed under Columns, Opinion

The United States has forfeited its rank as leader of the free world. It is not incongruous to propose that we may no longer have a seat in the entire free empire. This is not a sneaking suspicion or defamatory criticism. Unfortunately, it is a bipartisan fact, though that word does not hold much cr...

Edmonds: Put the Phones Down

McCoy Edmonds, Columnist
February 3
Filed under Columns, Opinion

The other day as I was waiting in the typical long line at Wade Commons office, I reflexively reached for my phone. I stopped, hand midway into my pocket, when I looked up and saw every other person in line with their phone out. I felt something akin to an out-of-body experience looking over the stu...

Bennett: How Social Media Changed Activism

Edward C. Bennett, Jr., Columnist
February 3
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Everyone has their favorite source of news information on social media, whether it is Shaun King, Linda Sarsour, The Root or even Fox News. The people who post always seem to know the right things we want to hear in good and bad times. Since the spark of social media activism with the Trayvon Martin...

Taleb: On the Immigration Ban, by an American Muslim

Nardine Taleb, Columnist
February 3
Filed under Columns, Opinion

I often think about who I would be now if my grandfather had not immigrated to the United States 43 years ago. We all know a similar immigrant story: Immigrant moves here, wants his or her kids to speak English and go to American schools and works two to three jobs (or more) to sustain a life. I thin...

Barrett: The intricacies of the Constitution, Trump’s executive order

Eva Barrett, Columnist
February 3
Filed under Columns, Opinion

It has undeniably been a busy first week or so for President Donald Trump, and trying to keep up can be exhausting. Since its release last Friday, President Trump’s executive order on immigration and admission of refugees to the United States has been the focus of much administrative and legal confus...

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