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Battling commuter student stereotypes

Battling commuter student stereotypes

Steven Schoenwald, Running on Fumes
September 17, 2010
Filed under Columns, Opinion

One of the main criticisms I hear about commuters is that they don’t get to participate in the “college experience.” The claim is based upon the idea that by living on campus, students mature by learning to be self sufficient. Purchasing food, washing clothes, responsible partying, and other residential...

The war in Iraq is over…if you want it

The war in Iraq is over…if you want it

Tiffany Oliver, Sugar in your gas tank
September 10, 2010
Filed under Columns, Opinion

I must say when I heard President Obama was giving a speech on the combat situation in Iraq, I was hoping that the situation would change. I thought the man portrayed as the knight in shining armor would vanquish all evil and lead us to the end of an unsuccessful, undeclared, and illegal war in Iraq. The...

Poor of wallet, not of spirit

Gillian Seaman, The Rational Component
September 10, 2010
Filed under Columns, Opinion

I will freely admit that, given the obscene amount of homework I am regularly assigned, I don’t have a lot of time to consistently peruse the news. I am much more likely to be found indulging in brain candy by watching the “Jersey Shore” and anything on Bravo than reading the New York Times. But...

Rough and tumble: the spirit of Cleveland

Steven Schoenwald, Running on Fumes
September 3, 2010
Filed under Columns, Opinion

A few weeks ago I took RTA’s Healthline Transit service over from the main campus of the Cleveland Clinic towards public square. I was planning to meet up with a friend of mine over at Progressive Field to watch the Indians face the White Sox. After purchasing some bagels from a local convenience store,...

Bush who? What the 2003 tax cuts mean for your 2011 job outlook

Bush who? What the 2003 tax cuts mean for your 2011 job outlook

Mike Yavorsky, Restoring Normalcy
September 3, 2010
Filed under Columns, Opinion

I spent the summer in limbo, waiting to see if a job would come through for me. Three months later when it finally did, I was faced with another problem. See, some Case students chose to stay in school over the summer. Others went home and sought employment. And some of those that couldn’t find a job...

Flouting the system, 101

Flouting the system, 101

Gillian Seaman, News Editor
August 27, 2010
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Class of 2014, take note: in order to dissuade anyone from taking this column or its author seriously, I feel I must make you aware of several facts, lest any of you assume I know anything about anything or am remotely competent. I ripped the name of this column off a refrigerator magnet in The Observer...

Spreading the wealth

Spreading the wealth

Tiffany Oliver, Staff Reporter
August 27, 2010
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Over the summer, I reconsidered some of my political positions, particularly the redistribution of wealth and the progressive tax scale. I used to adamantly oppose a system that sought to force the wealthy to pay a greater portion in taxes than less fortunate Americans, but President Obama, the Democratic-controlled...

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