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Adams: Make U.S. engineering education great again

Adams: Make U.S. engineering education great again

Maurice Adams, Guest Columnist

February 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Graduating engineering students obtaining Bachelor of Science degrees now do not enjoy advantages the writer enjoyed when he graduated from a top-rated East Coast engineering school in the early 1960s. The typical engineering B.S. program then required about 150 credit hours of coursework to graduate,...

Martz: Taking the stress out of Valentine’s Day

Paulina Martz, Columnist

February 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Valentine’s Day. A holiday that strikes fear in the hearts of some, loathing in the hearts of many and loveーit seemsーin the hearts of few. Valentine’s Day has seemingly divided us into groups of hopeless romantics stressing out about how to accomplish their big gestures, cynics who let the ho...

Richards: Student services cri(SIS)

Jason Richards, Columnist

February 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Towards the end of last month, the Case Western Reserve University Division of Student Affairs released an announcement in The Daily that they are “in the later stages of choosing an engagement platform to replace OrgSync.” The OrgSync platform is a service the university has used to coordinate co...

Taylor: Why I am boycotting my law school graduation ceremony this spring

Taru Taylor, Guest Columnist

February 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

                            Editor’s Note: In 2017, the author contacted administrators who handled the Next Generation leaders photoshoot. The administrators removed his picture fro...

Cai: Has colonialism become a culture?

Yingying Cai, Columnist

February 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When I came back from the study abroad program in India, a heated debate took place during my group’s post-trip meeting. Some of us brought up that when we were visiting an orphanage, a little girl was holding a Barbie with gold hair, blue eyes and fair skin. It turns out that all of her dolls look...

Nunnery: Diversity is the step forward, not the end goal​

Anthony Nunnery, Columnist

February 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

To better understand what diversity should be like, it might help to think of it as a five-star restaurant: You have to take in what it has to offer to have a significant experience from diversity. Diversity brings people embodying a variety of cultures and life experiences into the same space. Although...

Richards: The real technological revolution

Jason Richards, Columnist

February 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I’m sure you can remember a time when someone told you to put your phone away to pay attention, like that strict high school teacher who thought using a phone in class was on par with texting and driving. Alternatively, it may have been your parents or grandparents, while asking you why you’re always...

Faccenda: Don’t shy away from physical challenges

Faccenda: Don’t shy away from physical challenges

Alexandra Faccenda, Opinion Editor

February 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

Growing up, I was surrounded by siblings who were always trying to push their bodies to the breaking point. A storm during the yearly beach vacation was an opportunity to see who was fearless enough to take the ocean kayaks out in 20-foot waves. During a family trip to Maine, we biked over 30 miles in...

Kadlec: We should be allowed to carry pepper spray

Kadlec: We should be allowed to carry pepper spray

Hanna Kadlec, Columnist

February 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It seems that we can't get a break. Two weeks into the semester, our phones have already begun dinging with security alerts. More than a handful of students have been robbed or approached within the last year, and still more pedestrians are experiencing these incidents in close proximity to our campu...

Discover, reconnect with the reality of Cleveland

Discover, reconnect with the reality of Cleveland

Christopher Alan Cannon, Columnist

February 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Case Western Reserve University is tucked between some of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the United States. Behind the art museums or the national acclaim of Playhouse Square exists an entirely different world that Clevelanders continue to overlook. During my time at CWRU, I’ve become more a...

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