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Patel: The new presidency meets social media

Riddhi Patel, Columnist
November 18
Filed under Columns, Opinion

President Trump. It takes a while to sink in, or even accept. Personally, the news still has not even hit me yet. But it has been the hot topic all over my Facebook and Twitter timelines. People I have known since elementary school have been posting statuses and updates about the results, and what it ...

Nyugen: Money talks

Phuong Nguyen, Columnist
November 18
Filed under Columns, Opinion

The Constitution has been extended further than its original interpretation for some time now. Some decisions based on loose interpretations make sense and are agreeable, but other decisions are quite controversial, especially about free speech. In June, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled McDonnell ...

Miles: Aggression in the 2016 election

Danny Miles, Columnist
November 11
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Election season never comes without a certain amount of vitriol. Since the founding of the United States, our presidential elections have been filled to the brim with fire and hatred coming from all political parties involved. At least we have moved on from tactics used in the Election of 1800, where ...

Parr: The curious case of our campus’s beauty, part II

Sarah Parr, Social Media Editor
November 11
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Bio:Sarah Parr is a first-year student who is very undecided about her major, but enjoys free food, which is the whole point of college. A couple of issues ago, I read a short opinion piece by Kevin Smith that got me fired up. I looked to the 2013 article that Smith cited from Complex magazine, ...

Assmus: Cup controversy

Assmus: Cup controversy

Abby Assmus, Columnist
November 11
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Once again, it is November and it is time for Starbucks to reveal their infamous holiday cup. This year, only a day after Halloween, the coffee company revealed an all green cup with a white circle on it that also includes artwork on it from Shogo Ota. The art depicts cartoonish figures of individua...

Barrett: Self-care in the midst of political tension

Barrett: Self-care in the midst of political tension

Eva Barrett, Columnist
November 11
Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

Bio: Eva is a third year student, black queer poet and teacher who wants to make the load a little lighter for the next generation of students of color. Election Night is over. All of our strange election watch parties have died down— many of us may have fallen asleep during the CNN coverage on...

Nguyen: The Power of Nothing

Phuong Nguyen, Columnist
November 4
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Zero is a powerful number. Zero represents passion. In the axis of integer numbers, zero comes before one; you cannot get to one without passing through zero. The same thing happens in real life. Whenever someone is speaking of the number one, it is considered to be the top option, the best. In or...

Taleb: The concept of the body being a home

Nardine Taleb, Columnist
November 4
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Rupi Kaur’s TED Talk last month, “I’m Taking My Body Back,” brought up an interesting discussion about what the body means. Within the TED Talk, Kaur performed a spoken word poem using “home” as a metaphor for the body. In this poem, the speaker is a victim of sexual assault and must find...

Taekman: Combatting midterm blues

Sarah Taekman, Columnist
November 4
Filed under Columns, Opinion

The scene plays out the same way in most classes. It starts with a chorus of moans across the room as the professor sends their assistants out in a flurry of papers. The first wave of students bolts to the front, indulging in a frenzy of awkward shoving and edging. Maybe you joke a little with t...

Barrett: The case for a Cleveland Studies program at CWRU

Eva Barrett, Columnist
November 4
Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s high time that Case Western Reserve University thinks seriously about instituting a comprehensive, academically rigorous Cleveland Studies program. Much like University of Chicago’s Chicago Studies program, the function of Cleveland Studies would be to educate our students on the complexity ...

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