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Brogan: Fear and loathing in the 21st Century

John Brogan, Columnist
February 3
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Hunter Thompson, a political columnist and prominent author in the late 20th century, wrote extensively on the federal government over the course of decades. One of his most famous battles was with Richard Nixon, whose policies and character Thompson fiercely criticized. Thompson wrote the article ...

Qosja: Oscar nominations surpass expectations, more diverse

Kevin Qosja, Columnist
February 3
Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s that time of year again. The nominations for the 89th Academy Awards have been released. The general public is disappointed that their favorite mainstream movies did not get any recognition outside of technical categories. Many film lovers roll their eyes at how obvious the Academy of Motion P...

Miles: Remember those who defended the refugees

Danny Miles, Columnist
February 3
Filed under Columns, Opinion

The events that have occurred over the first days of Donald Trump’s presidency have served a heaping portion of chaos and fear. As President Trump begins to fulfill his campaign promises, which critics and supporters alike believed to be unlikely at best, the United States has been thrust into a situat...

Taekman: Don’t ban electronics in the classroom

Sarah Taekman, Staff Writer
January 27
Filed under Columns, Opinion

The first time a professor told me that electronics were not allowed in class, I thought it was some sort of joke. I mean, can you really blame me, considering our school? Case Western Reserve University is known for its engineering, computer programming and technological innovations, amongst oth...

Jawhari: Amid condemnation, women’s march a start

Sarah Jawhari, Columnist
January 27
Filed under Columns, Opinion

On Jan. 21, 2017—one day after the inauguration of Donald Trump—millions of people worldwide participated in the Women’s March on Washington. The title is no misnomer. Though the majority of participants were women, they were joined by men, teens of all genders, young children in strollers ...

Assmus: Graduation Anxiety

Abby Assmus, Columnist
January 27
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Many students will be graduating at the end of this semester from graduate and undergraduate programs of various lengths. Some might not leave school and continue their education through graduate school. Many people will also be looking for jobs and trying to start their careers after spending much tim...

Smith: “Shut up, LeBron”:

Kevin Smith, Opinion Editor
January 27
Filed under Columns, Opinion

The responsibility of politics and real world problems has always been a conundrum for those who have found themselves in the limelight. On one end of the spectrum, people believe that celebrities should keep their opinions to themselves for the most part. They don’t believe that these celebrities...

Edmonds: Hollywood’s focus on the female gaze is just the first step

McCoy Edmonds, Staff Writer
January 27
Filed under Columns, Opinion

By most standards, “Magic Mike” is not a good movie. The plot is shaky, the characters poorly written and the take-away unconvincing, but I love that movie more than anything. Why? “Magic Mike” was the first movie I saw that cared about me as an audience. I’ve seen so many awesome action...

Brogan: Implicit Bias in Portrayal of Violent Crime

John Brogan, Staff Writer
January 27
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Considering the protests that have been occurring nationwide over the last months with a change of presidential administration, it’s necessary to be cognizant of implicit bias present when viewing news coverage from afar. As we continue seeking to be informed on nationwide movements such as Bla...

Brogan: Modernity in hip-hop: Kanye West

John Brogan, Staff Writer
January 20
Filed under Columns, Opinion

When contemplating the work of Aristotle, Plato and Hippocrates and how their work popularized the early scientific method, it is interesting to consider the vast array of genres that that work has impacted in modern day society. Consider the social sciences; our understanding of group behavior is rooted in ...

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