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Next steps for the new Republican nominee

Next steps for the new Republican nominee

Zachry Floro, Wag of the Finger

April 20, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Rick Santorum has suspended his campaign for the Republican presidential candidacy and has thus left virtually no doubt that Mitt Romney will be battling Barack Obama to become the next president of the United States. Of course, there is still much to be determined before November. The first question...

(Non-zombie) apocalypse

Aditya Rengaswamy, Weird Science

April 20, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I’ve heard a number of prophecies stating the world is going to end. Prophets, scientists, and the ancient Mayans have speculated when humanity will end as we know it. I honestly don't know when (or if) this might happen in the next million years, but as I examine some of the more scientific ideas...

Pirates abroad!

David Hatten, Tip of the Hat

April 13, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Getting youth involved in government is always difficult. We are a massive voting base but tapping into that base is harder than getting Mitt Romney to emote. The 18 to 30 demographic, despite its size, isn’t pandered to quite as much because many politicians don’t see the benefit (the most notable...

Leaving the country, leaving my mark

Leaving the country, leaving my mark

Edwin Lo, Rabbiting in London

April 13, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I am now looking at not only my last week in London, but also my last week abroad. It’s crazy to think that four months have gone by while I’ve been out of America. I initially thought the time passed too slowly and that a semester abroad was almost too long, that maybe a couple weeks at a time was...

Recap: Recyclemania

Brian Weiser, CWRU Green Speaks

April 13, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

With Recyclemania coming to a close at the end of March, I thought now would be a good time to go over the events and results of this year’s competition and how it compared to last year’s. The Department of Sustainability, Facilities Services, and the Student Sustainability Council (SSC) each...

Beyond the culinary experience

Aditya Rengaswamy, Weird Science

April 6, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Food in general is one of the best aspects of living. From rich spices to savory sweets, my mouth waters just thinking about my favorite foods. I’ve always wanted to learn more about the foods I eat, and about other bizarre aspects of nutrition. After browsing the web, I found some interesting tidbits. Duck...

Preparing for the storm

Preparing for the storm

Amanda Brown, Real World Issues

April 6, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Greetings fellow humans (and soon-to-be zombies)! It is that time again. If your Nerf guns have a layer of dust, shake it off, because Wednesday is the start of another exciting round of Case’s Humans vs. Zombies. As always, competition is sure to be fierce, because zombies are incredibly hungry. And...

The next bubble: Student loan reform

David Hatten, Tip of the Hat

March 30, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

“Too big to fail” is a phrase that was used to both condemn and defend banking institutions during the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. It’s a phrase that’s being used to describe a growing debt bubble that involves almost every person reading this. That bubble is the student...

Unraveling the traveling, abroad

Unraveling the traveling, abroad

Edwin Lo, Rabbiting in London

March 30, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I spent the greater part of the last two weeks traveling: beginning March 9, I spent three days in Amsterdam, two in Paris, and three each in Rome, Florence, and Venice. There’s really no way to do the experience justice in writing, but I will try. Amsterdam is a city of heritage and exploration. It has a ...

When “Reality” TV becomes reality

When “Reality” TV becomes reality

Amanda Brown, Real World Issues

March 23, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I have spent a lot of time discussing my issues with the various reality television shows that networks pander to a ever-eager viewers hungry for evidence that their lives are not awful. For most of us, that world is only part of our television screens. But what happens when “reality” becomes reality?...

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