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Coleman: Does bigger mean better with the new iPhone?

Coleman: Does bigger mean better with the new iPhone?

Kehley Coleman, Staff Columnist

September 21, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

Whether you follow all Apple announcements religiously or you simply stumbled into one of the numerous summaries of the event online, you’ve almost certainly heard about Apple’s Special Event that took place on Sept. 12. During the event the company announced the upcoming releases of several new models ...

Sorry for existing: the struggle of being a woman in engineering

Caroline Zhu, Staff Columnist

September 21, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Now more than ever there seems to be a growing demand for women in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, after several high profile cases drew attention to the largely male-dominated cultures in tech companies. However being a woman in the workforce, particularly in STEM fields, me...

CUE’s final recommendations miss the mark

Jackson Rudoff, Opinion Editor

September 21, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Since its launch in January 2016, the Provost’s Commission on Undergraduate Experience (CUE) has been crafting a list of recommendations for Case Western Reserve University. These recommendations would target all aspects of campus, from curriculum to facilities, with the goal of “[strengthening] ...

Pietrow: How Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment impacts the United States

Pietrow: How Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment impacts the United States

David Pietrow, Staff Columnist

September 21, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

The Supreme Court of the United States is arguably the most important institution in the country. It dictates the legality of the law itself and represents the highest legal authority in the country. As such, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is an important man. His vote could cause some drastic c...

Kerby: Being fashionably late a major party foul

Steve Kerby, Staff Columnist

September 21, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

A weekend is a precious thing to waste. The average human, if they survive infancy, can expect to see over 3,500 weekends over their lifetime. I have seen about a thousand so far, and I am acutely aware of the relentlessly approaching threat of becoming old and boring. If one is lucky, perhaps two hundred of thos...

Rudoff: Stepping through the language barrier

Jackson Rudoff, Opinion Editor

September 14, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s a fair bet that many of the students on this campus took a foreign language in high school. As oft-criticized as the American education system has become, the language education required by many states is a bright spot. Then again, the American language curriculum certainly struggles to maintain...

The fantasy of Peter Kavinsky

The fantasy of Peter Kavinsky

Emily Young, Copy Editor/Guest Columnist

September 14, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

Peter Kavinsky: the internet’s newest boyfriend and romantic lead of Netflix’s “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.” Since its release on Aug. 17, the movie has become wildly popular, earning Noah Centineo, the actor who plays Kavinsky, millions of Instagram followers just a few days following its r...

Wilson: The justice in banning Jones

Wilson: The justice in banning Jones

Peter Wilson, Staff Columnist

September 14, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

“Sandy Hook pretty much didn’t happen,” according to conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, host of Infowars. Jones has also claimed that the Sept. 11 attacks were “staged” or that they were “inside jobs.” Profound stuff from this guy. Recently, Jones has, as usual, drawn controversy after being ban...

Reyna: Life by the border

Reyna: Life by the border

Christian Reyna, Staff Columnist

September 14, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

Immigration has been a hot topic recently. Talks of a border wall, family separation and the growing resentment against undocumented immigrants has been on news outlets more often since the start of the Trump administration. This has been constructing a bad image of the Mexican-American border and the...

Richards: The Corner Alley is closed. What’s next?

Richards: The Corner Alley is closed. What’s next?

Jason Richards, Staff Columnist

September 14, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

Following the closing of the Corner Alley near Case Western Reserve University, Uptown’s center-of-campus location is now lacking in entertainment. Recent news shows there are already plans to replace the hot spot, but these options may not satisfy everyone’s needs. Present ideas to divide the spa...

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