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Pinal-Alfaro: Diane Guerrero teaches self-care

Yoshmar Pinal-Alfaro, Columnist

October 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Actress Diane Guerrero, best known for her work on the hit Netflix series “Orange Is The New Black”, shared words of wisdom with the Case Western Reserve University community on Saturday, Sept. 23. Under the ornate ceiling of the Maltz Performing Arts Center, Guerrero spoke to the crowd—comprised ...

Cannon: Police brutality, prejudice and White allyship

Christopher Alan Cannon, Columnist

October 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

“Man, did you see that video of them cops beating that kid in Euclid?” My Facebook inbox was flooded with unread messages on the afternoon of Aug. 18. Unbeknownst to me, bystanders had recently uploaded a video of Euclid police officers assaulting Richard Hubbard III. The 25-year-old is seen b...

Wood: The case for solo travelling as a woman

Morgan Wood, Columnist

October 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

“A woman should never ever travel alone,” is what my mom told me upon hearing of my weekend plans to travel from Tokyo to Nara, Japan alone. Little did it matter to her that Japan is one of the safest places in the world for foreign female travelers due to high legal penalties for anyone who commit...

Cai: Post-DACA: These are real people

Yingying Cai, Columnist

October 6, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

A month has passed since the Trump administration announced the repeal of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) on Sept. 5. Five more months remain for the Congress to discuss its implementation. On the day of the announcement, every student, faculty member and staff member of Case Western Reserve...

Saulsman: A request to continue exciting unfamiliarity

Courtney Saulsman, Columnist

October 6, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

One of the the best things about college is that everyone is new. Aside from the few people who might have trickled along from your high school, strange faces are the new normal. I see a brand new face every single day when I take the time to stop and look at my surroundings. When arriving at Case Western R...

Mukhi: Visibility for women of color

Zubair Mukhi, Columnist

October 6, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Like many of my peers on campus, I love the student-run diversity initiatives at Case Western Reserve University. However, some organizations get more publicity than others. One of the organizations that I hadn’t heard of until now is Voices: A Women of Color Collaborative. Until this year, Voices was run by a student...

Kim: Students bring Korean classes to life

Won Hee Kim, Columnist

October 6, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The languages taught at Case Western Reserve University are as follows: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. And this year, in the common area of House 5 in the Village at 115: Korean. I first learned about the student-led Korean classes when I acco...

Stebbins: What we can all learn from Sukkot

Jonathan Stebbins, Guest Columnist

October 6, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Oftentimes, it seems that we’re afraid to care. We feel a strange self-consciousness when we are excited about something no one else is, as if we are leaping and laughing for a silent audience. Sometimes, we question our motives when faced with indifference. Other times, we try to push our excitement o...

Salm: DOE grant provides support for sustainability research

Salm: DOE grant provides support for sustainability research

Maeve Salm, Columnist

October 6, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

As Americans, we live in a capitalist economy where a majority of our interactions with the world are dependent on or are dictated by money. Regardless of progressive intents, a lack of funding can halt research or developmental projects. As a result, one of the greatest hurdles in initiating research,...

Martz: A collection of CWRU’s hidden gems

Martz: A collection of CWRU’s hidden gems

Paulina Martz, Columnist

September 29, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

Now that Case Western Reserve University is in its fifth week and more and more of the student population's time must be dedicated to classes, work and studying, it’s easy to feel a little bogged down. As summer finally begins changing to autumn, there are many opportunities on this campus to stop and smel...

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