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Bennett: How Social Media Changed Activism

Edward C. Bennett, Jr., Columnist
February 3, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Everyone has their favorite source of news information on social media, whether it is Shaun King, Linda Sarsour, The Root or even Fox News. The people who post always seem to know the right things we want to hear in good and bad times. Since the spark of social media activism with the Trayvon Martin...

Taleb: On the Immigration Ban, by an American Muslim

Nardine Taleb, Columnist
February 3, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

I often think about who I would be now if my grandfather had not immigrated to the United States 43 years ago. We all know a similar immigrant story: Immigrant moves here, wants his or her kids to speak English and go to American schools and works two to three jobs (or more) to sustain a life. I thin...

Barrett: The intricacies of the Constitution, Trump’s executive order

Eva Barrett, Columnist
February 3, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

It has undeniably been a busy first week or so for President Donald Trump, and trying to keep up can be exhausting. Since its release last Friday, President Trump’s executive order on immigration and admission of refugees to the United States has been the focus of much administrative and legal confus...

Brogan: Fear and loathing in the 21st Century

John Brogan, Columnist
February 3, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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...

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