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Abouelsoud: Humanities are essential to STEM majors

F.E. Abouelsoud, Staff Writer

April 21, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Case Western Reserve University is known for its completive STEM environment, pumping out engineers, doctors and computer scientists. The running joke is that everyone comes in biomedical engineering (BME) or pre-medicine. However, the humanities and arts tend to be overlooked. As someone who also began their...

Kerekes: Despite victories, Cavaliers’ appear vulnerable

Eddie Kerekes, Sports editor

April 21, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In the waning seconds of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Indiana Pacers’ guard C.J. Miles put up a potential game-winning shot as 20,562 fans held their breath at Quicken Loans Arena. They all exhaled a sigh of relief as the ball hit the rim and bounced toward the sideline. The...

Edmonds: Friends can still be made as an upperclassmen

McCoy Edmonds, Columnist

April 21, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

After New Student Orientation, making new friends can be daunting, but people are much friendlier than we often realize. Winding up a junior or senior without a solid group of friends isn’t a failure, but an opportunity. It’s hard to know what kind of friend to look for early on but with age and e...

Taekman: CWRU’s Greek Life doesn’t overwhelm

Sarah Taekman, Staff writer

April 14, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Heralding prospective students, while rewarding, is also an exercise in patience. It’s a long two days of shuffling through meal vouchers, guiding the gawking guests around campus, answering the questions—dear lord, the questions. They ask the same ones over and over. Most of the repeat ques...

Assmus: Pepsi and Kendall Jenner’s horrendous mistake

Abby Assmus, Staff writer

April 14, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Last week Pepsi released a controversial commercial that was intended to show political movements and engagement through a protest while also selling their product. It was pulled by the company, who also released an apology, stating “Pepsi was trying to project a global message of unity, peace and...

Edmonds: Parents need to give students space

McCoy Edmonds, Staff writer

April 14, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

College for many is a time of increased independence and self-reliance. An education with less structure in a new space and away from parents.  And yet, for some, the parents never really leave. They pay for tuition, monitor grades, call every day and have a say in every big decision. As much as parent...

Parr: The pressure of overloading on extracurriculars

Sarah Parr, Social media editor

April 14, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As a first-year who likes to dabble in lots of things, adjusting to college’s limitations has been a little odd. Over time, things either change or stay the same. We grow and realize things, even if those things are not exactly ideal.   September 2016 “You’re never bored here — ...

Kerekes: What’s she doing holding that clipboard?

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

April 7, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Sports have been used as a way to escape everyday life since the time of Ancient Rome. When spectators attend a sporting event, they expect to distance themselves from society’s problems and be entertained.   However, problems in our society are reflected in the sports themselves. Racial tensi...

Rutecki: Why Neil Gorsuch would make a great Supreme Court Justice

Paul Rutecki, Staff Reporter

April 7, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Antonin Scalia’s death raised the stakes of the 2016 presidential election significantly. Since Republicans refused to hold a hearing for then-President Barack Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, President Donald Trump now has the chance to nominate a justice to fill the vacancy. Trump’s choic...

Edmonds: How to fight the urge to procrastinate

McCoy Edmonds, Staff Writer

April 7, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Procrastination haunts all but the most elite of us. It is persistent, seductive and easy. But it’s also a choice and it’s not one that has to be made. Battling procrastination is not for the weak of heart. It’s a decision to fight one of the most pervasive influences in your life. It’s freeing kn...

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