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Aghassi: Don’t wait, do

David Aghassi, Staff Writer
January 20
Filed under Columns, Opinion

We are told to “think beyond the possible” as students of Case Western Reserve University. “Think” is the keyword there. Thinking is great and all, but doing is what causes change. We, as undergraduates, always tout what we have at our disposal when talking about our university. However, as a s...

Smith: The Case for Not Working with Trump

Kevin Smith, Opinion Editor
January 20
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Well, Donald Trump is going to be president of the United States. The inauguration ceremony is today. Efforts to sway the Electoral College to cast their votes unfaithfully failed last month when they granted him more than the 270 votes that he needed to secure the presidency. That, however, has not stopped Trump’s cri...

Edmonds: Giving Trees

McCoy Edmonds, Staff Writer
January 20
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Remember “The Giving Tree”? The classic Shel Silverstein story about the tree who gave pieces of herself away to a young boy until she finally gives the boy, who has become an old man, a seat, in the form of a stump.  I see many people in my life emulate the Giving Tree, providing time, emotional...

Barrett: Why doesn’t Cleveland riot?

Eva Barrett, Columnist
December 9
Filed under Columns, Opinion

This past July marked the 50th anniversary of Cleveland’s infamous Hough Riots, an event that shed light on the dire situation of local race relations. In 2016, Cleveland is still the most segregated city in the nation. In many bars and homes on Cleveland’s west side, the confederate flag flies prou...

Jawhari: The fake news effect

Sarah Jawhari, Columnist
December 9
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Fake news has been in the real news frequently lately—and for good reason. Though it seems counterintuitive to chastise fake news networks on legitimate platforms devoid of their readership, such as The New York Times or The Washington Post, national alert comes with warranted concern. Fake news is ...

Kolison: Study abroad, behind the Instagram pictures

Kolison: Study abroad, behind the Instagram pictures

Stephen Kolison, Columnist
December 9
Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

Finding a way to escape Case Western Reserve University is always on our minds. Classes are hard and the city can be so unforgiving that we start to beg for a vacation. This past spring semester I was lucky enough to get that vacation in the form of study abroad. My very American self was off to Manche...

Bennett: Why black males should enter nursing

Ed Bennett, Columnist
December 9
Filed under Columns, Opinion

The nursing field is expanding at an exponential rate. Along with the entire healthcare industry, there is increasingly more room in the healthcare profession. The retirement of the baby boomer generation and the increase in the older adult population has also created a shortage of nurses and other ...

Pomerantz: Sudanese human rights activist denounces BDS

Hannah Pomerantz, Columnist
December 9
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Last week, Mohamed Abubakr, a Sudanese human rights activist, came to speak at Case Western Reserve University as sponsored by Cleveland Hillel, Hillel International, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, CAMERA and several other organizations. Despite growing up under the rigid autocracy of Islamic ...

Taleb: American and colorless

Nardine Taleb, Columnist
December 9
Filed under Columns, Opinion

The first day I wore the hijab, I was 16 years old. I stood in front of the mirror, arranging a scarf I’d bought from Target around my head with my fingers, so confident I could hardly recognize myself. I didn’t know what I’d be up against. First, my parents wouldn’t be so excited, contrary to popu...

Assmus: Staying busy over semester break

Assmus: Staying busy over semester break

Abby Assmus, Columnist
December 9
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Despite the multiple finals and projects that stand in the way of semester break, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Almost a whole month without classes awaits, in which there are plenty of opportunities to catch up with friends and family and on sleep and television shows that might have been put ...

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