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Mistry: On the evolution of politicians

Viral Mistry, Staff Columnist

February 8, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Do you want to know how I’m certain we are living in a perpetual nightmare? Like clockwork, as soon as the 2018 midterm election season ended, the coverage of the 2020 presidential election began. Suddenly, every movement by major politicians is a code to be cracked by the mainstream media. Ap...

Du: Quickly losing youth

Du: Quickly losing youth

Erya Du, Staff Columnist

February 8, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

Just as math instructor Chris Butler predicted during our first math class this semester, the weather in Cleveland was terrific until we came back. These days are just so cold that I have to drag my Canada Goose coat out every day so that I don’t get too chilly. However, the jacket only covers my upper...

Reif: Our return to 1939

Jordan Reif, Staff Columnist

February 8, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

“First, they came for the Communists, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Communist Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out, because I was not a trade unionist…” By 1939, Adolf Hitler had successfully come to power in Germany, circulating radical Aryan propag...

Richards: Did someone say lake effect?

Richards: Did someone say lake effect?

Jason Richards, Staff Columnist

February 8, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

It was mid-afternoon on Monday, Feb. 4 when a rainbow sprouted out from the east side of Case Western Reserve University as a cool mist brought down near-60 degree beautiful weather to a comfortable breeze. Just four days prior, campus was shut down among minus 30 degree wind chills and Antarctic l...

Taekman: The price tag for Trump’s pride

Sarah Taekman, Staff Columnist

February 1, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Jan. 25 marked the end of the longest government shutdown in our nation’s history, at 35 days. The cause? President Donald Trump refused to approve government funding until Congress agreed to the funding of his famed U.S.-Mexico border wall, priced at $5.7 billion. The present agreement for keeping the gov...

Kerby: It’s time for a change in style

Steve Kerby, Staff Columnist

February 1, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In publishing houses and newspapers, or any organization with significant written output, the “Style Guide” is the foundation of editing. Armed with a style guide, editors have clear-cut guidance on spelling, punctuation and organizational issues. Through the hard work of an editorial staff, the...

Mistry: Does CWRU need a neuroscience major?

Viral Mistry, Staff Columnist

February 1, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Since arriving at Case Western Reserve University, I’ve been interested in neuroscience. However, unlike many of its peer institutions, CWRU lacks an undergraduate neuroscience major, leaving myself and others wishing to study neuroscience in a bit of a pickle. Most of us choose to split our time between ...

Smith: Is another government shutdown on the horizon?

Josiah Smith, Staff Columnist

February 1, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

So, our “non-essential” federal workers get the chance to go back to work for three weeks. There will be back pay, of course, and, for 21 days, the nation can collectively savor the relief from what seemed to be an unending stare-down in Washington. Everything’s good, right? Sure, this relie...

McPheeters: CWRU needs to improve restroom inclusivity

McPheeters: CWRU needs to improve restroom inclusivity

Mary McPheeters, Copy Editor

February 1, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As far as college campuses go, Case Western Reserve University seems to be one of the more LGBT-friendly campuses in the country. However, there is always room to grow and improve, and CWRU would do well to improve restroom inclusivity across campus. I recently talked to a friend who identifies as non-binary about...

Pan: Think beyond the bottle

Yvonne Pan, Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 1, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Drip drop. You hear the familiar patter of the world’s most precious resource dripping out of the tap as you wait impatiently for your reusable water bottle to fill up. Tap water is a resource we often take for granted, sometimes opting for its pricier, less sustainable and less regulated c...

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