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Cannon: The extremism of white men should not be ignored

Christopher Alan Cannon, Columnist

March 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

My uncle, Champ, was heavily involved with Cleveland’s Black Panther Party chapter throughout the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. At the time, both my mother and uncle claimed that members of the pro-black political faction were purposely subjected to illegal and dehumanizing police procedures. Decades...

Reaves: Performance groups on campus

Kayla Reaves, Columnist

March 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I’ve had the awesome opportunity to sing in an a capella group for the past three years. Throughout my time in the group, I’ve performed at dozens of performances and noticed an unfortunate trend: Event planners don’t know how to properly accommodate performance groups. I’ve performed in ...

Saulsman: A guide to making decisions as a young adult

Courtney Saulsman, Columnist

March 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

College is the time to be an adult without the actual responsibilities of adulthood. Most of us, especially first-year students, still depend on our families for financial support. Because of this, we do not have to participate in the very real, very adult action of paying bills. We frolic along, eating...

Rudoff: An administration of dunces

Jackson Rudoff, Columnist

March 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The turbulence of the Trump administration has lost its ability to surprise. When the early uncoverings of the Mueller investigation were made, it certainly made a ripple in both the political and media landscapes. The early charges against campaign officials such as George Papadopoulos, Rick Gates...

Martz: What you can learn from theater

Paulina Martz, Columnist

February 23, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When I told my friends in high school that I was going to Case Western Reserve University, they were all a little confused. Why did I, a double humanities major, come to a highly ranked STEM school? Well, first, I think we have to examine just why I would even be a theater major to begin with. There...

Adams: US higher education might be a bubble about to burst

Maurice Adams, Guest Columnist

February 23, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Is U.S. higher education a bubble about to burst, like the housing bubble burst that triggered the 2007-2008 financial crisis? That strong possibility is now evident. It should seriously concern those choosing a college. One surely does not want their degree from a college that subsequently goes bankrupt...

McCall: Abuse victims are not a threat to due process

Thomas McCall, Columnist

February 23, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In the early hours of Feb. 10, President Donald Trump tweeted the following: "Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation. Some are true and some are false. Some are old and some are new. There is no recovery for someone falsely accused-life and career are gone. Is there no su...

Cai: Be a friend, not a savior

Cai: Be a friend, not a savior

Yingying Cai, Columnist

February 23, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I still remember when I first visited the Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry's Men's Shelter. The coordinator of volunteers warned me over and over again not to come alone or by public transportation. “Are you sure you are okay working with them, even if they have mental problems, use drugs or have...

Revenge of the Student Information System

Jason Richards, Columnist

February 23, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

If you, as a Case Western Reserve University student, were asked which of CWRU’s websites brought the most frustration to your academics on campus, your answer would probably be the Student Information System (SIS). Plain and simple. The current SIS website is as hard to navigate as a paper roadma...

Nunnery: Finding a balance in social life pays off

Anthony Nunnery, Columnist

February 23, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

If you take a chance to ask your professors about their college experience, many will tell you that it was the best time of their lives. In most cases, I don’t think the professors accredit this to classes or the hard work put forth to make it through college, because no one is that sadistic. Ex...

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