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Edmonds: The writing advice your professor wished you’d take

McCoy Edmonds, Columnist
February 17, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Essay writing is a part of life as a college student. Most students seem to take essays on as a last minute challenge for eloquence and teacher satisfaction. For the majority of us, this doesn’t turn out very well and, for even more of us, it’s absolutely no fun. Here are some alternatives. First...

Smith: The “so-called” legal experts

Kevin Smith, Opinion Edtior
February 17, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Perhaps the most controversial of President Donald Trump’s 12 executive orders, the immigration and refugee ban on seven countries, was put on hold last month by Judge James Robart, one of George W. Bush’s federal appointees. The case, Washington v. Trump, is going to the Supreme Court after the Ninth ...

Kerekes: Trump’s Presidency may cause athletes to skip visits

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor
February 17, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

The presidency of Donald Trump has shaken up things in the White House. A media mogul is on the National Security Council. Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, is spewing “alternative facts” to a press corps he doesn’t respect. And, don’t forget, the president himself is walking around in a ...

Edmonds: How to celebrate Valentine’s Day

McCoy Edmonds, Columnist
February 10, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Valentine’s Day for many of us is not a day of celebration. Instead, it’s a sordid reminder of the valentines we didn’t get in high school, the lack of current partners or the existence of ex-partners. Valentine’s Day can be a death trap for the single or lonely. But it doesn’t have to be. Fo...

Barrett: Reimagine political identity, by necessity

Eva Barrett, Columnist
February 10, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

I suppose most people, if they had to, would categorize me as a liberal. As a Black, androgynous, bisexual, woman poet, I have been the protester, the scholar, the advocate and the bleeding heart. I have spent a good portion of my adult life, as most of us have, trying to define my values and cultiva...

Assmus: It’s okay to a break from the news

Abby Assmus, Columnist
February 10, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Every day, there is something new and often heartbreaking on the news. This is nothing new; the news often covers the worst-of-the-worst events, which can make you feel even worse about the current state of the country. Right now in order to avoid complacency, it is more important than ever to stay inf...

Rutecki: CWRU should embrace ideological diversity, including conservatives

Paul Rutecki, Columnist
February 10, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

It is a blessing that our school showcases diversity in many ways. As a Case Western Reserve University student, I have the privilege of interacting with and meeting other students from various states, countries, cultures, ethnicities and backgrounds, and I have learned much from them. For instanc...

Kolison: My experience with university counseling

Stephen Kolison, Columnist
February 10, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

From the day that we are born, we are given a physician to make sure that we are growing up healthy and strong. We get a physical every year. Every six months we go to the dentist to be reminded that we don’t floss enough. We put a lot of pride and effort into maintaining our physical health and appeara...

Jawhari: Trump isn’t the end of the world, just U.S exceptionalism

Sarah Jawhari, Columnist
February 10, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

The United States has forfeited its rank as leader of the free world. It is not incongruous to propose that we may no longer have a seat in the entire free empire. This is not a sneaking suspicion or defamatory criticism. Unfortunately, it is a bipartisan fact, though that word does not hold much cr...

Edmonds: Put the Phones Down

McCoy Edmonds, Columnist
February 3, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

The other day as I was waiting in the typical long line at Wade Commons office, I reflexively reached for my phone. I stopped, hand midway into my pocket, when I looked up and saw every other person in line with their phone out. I felt something akin to an out-of-body experience looking over the stu...

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