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Edmonds: Methods to resolve conflict more gracefully

McCoy Edmonds, Columnist

February 24, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

We live in a world of conflict. It’s a challenge in forming organizations and friend groups and when dealing with family. It is a product of confrontation. I think most people would prefer solving things without taking the steps to achieve the resolution or ignoring the conflict, even though this ...

Kolison & Jones: Growing up as a racial minority in an all-white setting

Stephen Kolison and Teresa Jones

February 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

College is where we are supposed to find ourselves. It’s a unique environment where we are encouraged to take risks and try new things to grow as people. We form vibrant communities by joining student groups and forming meaningful relationships. In each of the groups we’ve joined, we found that a...

Wang: UC Berkeley riots threaten free speech

Larry Wang, Columnist

February 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

On Feb. 1, University of California, Berkeley’s campus was gripped by the throng of chaotic violence.  What started as a peaceful demonstration earlier in the day morphed into something even the campus police were unable to contain as evening fell.  Provocateurs, which the college claim to be from Oa...

Edmonds: The writing advice your professor wished you’d take

McCoy Edmonds, Columnist

February 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Essay writing is a part of life as a college student. Most students seem to take essays on as a last minute challenge for eloquence and teacher satisfaction. For the majority of us, this doesn’t turn out very well and, for even more of us, it’s absolutely no fun. Here are some alternatives. First...

Smith: The “so-called” legal experts

Kevin Smith, Opinion Edtior

February 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Perhaps the most controversial of President Donald Trump’s 12 executive orders, the immigration and refugee ban on seven countries, was put on hold last month by Judge James Robart, one of George W. Bush’s federal appointees. The case, Washington v. Trump, is going to the Supreme Court after the Ninth ...

Kerekes: Trump’s Presidency may cause athletes to skip visits

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

February 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The presidency of Donald Trump has shaken up things in the White House. A media mogul is on the National Security Council. Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, is spewing “alternative facts” to a press corps he doesn’t respect. And, don’t forget, the president himself is walking around in a ...

Edmonds: How to celebrate Valentine’s Day

McCoy Edmonds, Columnist

February 10, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Valentine’s Day for many of us is not a day of celebration. Instead, it’s a sordid reminder of the valentines we didn’t get in high school, the lack of current partners or the existence of ex-partners. Valentine’s Day can be a death trap for the single or lonely. But it doesn’t have to be. Fo...

Barrett: Reimagine political identity, by necessity

Eva Barrett, Columnist

February 10, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I suppose most people, if they had to, would categorize me as a liberal. As a Black, androgynous, bisexual, woman poet, I have been the protester, the scholar, the advocate and the bleeding heart. I have spent a good portion of my adult life, as most of us have, trying to define my values and cultiva...

Assmus: It’s okay to a break from the news

Abby Assmus, Columnist

February 10, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Every day, there is something new and often heartbreaking on the news. This is nothing new; the news often covers the worst-of-the-worst events, which can make you feel even worse about the current state of the country. Right now in order to avoid complacency, it is more important than ever to stay inf...

Rutecki: CWRU should embrace ideological diversity, including conservatives

Paul Rutecki, Columnist

February 10, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It is a blessing that our school showcases diversity in many ways. As a Case Western Reserve University student, I have the privilege of interacting with and meeting other students from various states, countries, cultures, ethnicities and backgrounds, and I have learned much from them. For instanc...

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