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Kim: Bite the bulletin, it’s two minutes to midnight

Won Hee Kim, Columnist

February 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It is 11:58 p.m. and you have to submit an assignment by midnight. Only “you” is the human race, “midnight” is the annihilation of the human race and “assignment” encompasses all the reasonable actions we can do to prevent the apocalypse. Rather than a Humans vs. Zombies mission, this is th...

Mukhi: Navigating fraternity rush

Zubair Mukhi, Columnist

February 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I didn’t plan on rushing for a fraternity when I came to college. However, I attended fraternity rush events during my first semester. The allure of free food was too great, and as I spent time talking to brothers, I found that I was interested in rushing. I remember being overwhelmed with the overlapping...

Saulsman: People diluted a controversial idea

Courtney Saulsman, Columnist

January 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The #MeToo movement has inspired thousands of women and men to share their stories of sexual harassment. This movement has united individuals from different classes, genders and races in order to promote healing, growth and awareness for everyone in today’s society. With this movement, we are finally...

Rutecki: Making the case against late-term abortions

Paul Rutecki, Columnist

January 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Last Friday, President Donald Trump addressed the 45th annual March for Life rally in Washington, D.C. via webcast. Trump defended his pro-life position, stating, “Under my administration, we will always defend the very first right in the Declaration of Independence, and that is the right to life....

Martz: Tips on clearing the clutter

Paulina Martz, Columnist

January 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Alright, confession time. I sat down to write an article on how to best prepare oneself for the start of a new semester by organizing and decluttering your space and your life. But I had to sit on my floor to do so because my desk was cluttered, and there were a bunch of things on my bed and my chair....

Cai: Make incredible memories by studying abroad

Yingying Cai, Columnist

January 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Riding an elephant, visiting the world’s first toilet museum and joining a singing battle with local kids: These are only some of the incredible experiences you can get from studying abroad. This winter break, I took a short-term study abroad class in India with the Mandel School of Applied So...

Rudoff: Getting used to your home away from home

Jackson Rudoff, Columnist

January 19, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Going home for my first extended break was, for lack of a better term, weird. After spending four months completely immersed in Case Western Reserve University’s campus, it was odd to suddenly go back to living in Columbus, a place I had known as home for nearly nine years prior. The fact that break...

Taekman: Trump lacks a sense of responsibility for Hawaii

Sarah Taekman, Columnist

January 19, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

What would you do if you learned that there was a missile strike incoming toward your home? If you thought that you were going to die? If you thought that your friends and family were going to die? That is the question that faced over a million people in Hawaii when they received the following emergency...

Editorial: Commit to positive changes in the new year

January 19, 2018


Filed under Columns, Editorial

To all members of the campus community: welcome back. Before we get to the topic at hand, we want to discuss a recent event. The year started off on a dark note with the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old man outside The Corner Alley. Our prayers are with all who were affected by this incident and their...

Cannon: Thoughts on overcoming toxic family relationships during the holidays

Christopher Alan Cannon, Columnist

January 19, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Coming from a multiracial family, especially in the midst of this polarized political climate, I’ve found myself in conflict with my father’s side of the family. The complex relationships I share with relatives on the White side of my family have deteriorated more and more since the initiation of...

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