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The #MeToo movement is about me and you

The #MeToo movement is about me and you

Josiah Smith, Columnist

March 23, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Who is affected by the #MeToo movement? It’s not just those who are testosterone-fueled and guided by sexual motives. It’s us. It’s you and me. At times, we lack understanding and refuse empathy. We’re hovering over the glass ceiling and protecting and reinforcing its steel beams. Sexual misconduct...

Richards: The past and the CWRUture

Jason Richards, Columnist

March 23, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

History is a huge part of Case Western Reserve University. We dedicate a lot (of money, time and effort) to the upkeep of our historical buildings on campus, shown in the recent renovations of Thwing Center last summer and the restoration of the four main buildings on the Mather Quad in 2016. A lot...

Martz: The nostalgia generation

Martz: The nostalgia generation

Paulina Martz, Columnist

March 23, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

For the kids on the edge of the millennial and Generation Z crossover—that is kids born anywhere from the late 1980s to the first five years of the second millennium—there is no definite line in the sand as to where they belong. For those individuals born in the gray area, however, there is another...

Kim: Reading into textbook problems: Don’t waste your money

Kim: Reading into textbook problems: Don’t waste your money

Won Hee Kim, Columnist

March 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Case Western Reserve University’s culture seems to accept expensive textbooks as a necessary cost of college. The administration acknowledges it: the 2017-2018 Typical First Year Budget allots $1200 for books alone. The students acknowledge it: We certainly complain about the price a lot. But despite...

McCall: Guns do not belong in schools

Thomas McCall, Columnist

March 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

President Donald Trump met with students at the White House this past week to discuss possible solutions to gun violence. In the meeting, President Trump suggested that we give guns to "gun-adept” teachers in an effort to protect students from mass shootings like the one in Florida this past week. First...

Mukhi: Why I choose to row

Mukhi: Why I choose to row

Zubair Mukhi, Columnist

March 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Near the beginning of last semester, I was a new student, awed and impressed by the experience of orientation week. Then came the day that the Horsburgh Gym filled for Sports-a-Palooza with all the non-varsity sports clubs and teams Case Western Reserve University has to offer, from frisbee to fencing...

Cannon: The extremism of white men should not be ignored

Christopher Alan Cannon, Columnist

March 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

My uncle, Champ, was heavily involved with Cleveland’s Black Panther Party chapter throughout the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. At the time, both my mother and uncle claimed that members of the pro-black political faction were purposely subjected to illegal and dehumanizing police procedures. Decades...

Reaves: Performance groups on campus

Kayla Reaves, Columnist

March 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I’ve had the awesome opportunity to sing in an a capella group for the past three years. Throughout my time in the group, I’ve performed at dozens of performances and noticed an unfortunate trend: Event planners don’t know how to properly accommodate performance groups. I’ve performed in ...

Saulsman: A guide to making decisions as a young adult

Courtney Saulsman, Columnist

March 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

College is the time to be an adult without the actual responsibilities of adulthood. Most of us, especially first-year students, still depend on our families for financial support. Because of this, we do not have to participate in the very real, very adult action of paying bills. We frolic along, eating...

Rudoff: An administration of dunces

Jackson Rudoff, Columnist

March 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The turbulence of the Trump administration has lost its ability to surprise. When the early uncoverings of the Mueller investigation were made, it certainly made a ripple in both the political and media landscapes. The early charges against campaign officials such as George Papadopoulos, Rick Gates...

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