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Kim: Lessons from performance poetry

Won Hee Kim, Columnist

February 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s Thursday night. A group of forty or so sits in the crooked rows by the stage at Euclid Tavern, with more people milling about and eavesdropping. Among the crowd is the creative writing club of Case Western Reserve University, Writers Writing Words. Its members lounge near the back and make small...

Saulsman: Self-reflection may help resolve internal dissonance

Saulsman: Self-reflection may help resolve internal dissonance

Courtney Saulsman, Columnist

February 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In light of recent personal experiences, I have uncovered the importance of looking inwards. Today’s society makes it easy for us to not pay attention to how we feel, why we act the way we do and what we need to do in order to have our best selves out there. In a time of turmoil, it is easy to blame...

Mukhi: In defense of the Oxford comma

Zubair Mukhi, Columnist

February 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The Oxford comma isn’t something that I hear discussed a lot without provocation. When it is discussed, however, proponents and opponents defend their position ferociously. People I’ve asked about the Oxford comma say either the sentence looks wrong without it or that it’s useless and pointless. I...

Thomas Yatsko did not deserve to die

Thomas Yatsko did not deserve to die

Christopher Alan Cannon, Columnist

February 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Thomas Yatsko, the 21-year-old man who was shot down outside of the Corner Alley just weeks ago, did not deserve to die. Yatsko, known by his family and friends for helping out his neighbors and feeding the homeless, was fatally shot by Sergeant Dean Graziolli of the Cleveland Police Department. Yatsko...

Adams: Make U.S. engineering education great again

Adams: Make U.S. engineering education great again

Maurice Adams, Guest Columnist

February 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Graduating engineering students obtaining Bachelor of Science degrees now do not enjoy advantages the writer enjoyed when he graduated from a top-rated East Coast engineering school in the early 1960s. The typical engineering B.S. program then required about 150 credit hours of coursework to graduate,...

Martz: Taking the stress out of Valentine’s Day

Paulina Martz, Columnist

February 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Valentine’s Day. A holiday that strikes fear in the hearts of some, loathing in the hearts of many and loveーit seemsーin the hearts of few. Valentine’s Day has seemingly divided us into groups of hopeless romantics stressing out about how to accomplish their big gestures, cynics who let the ho...

Richards: Student services cri(SIS)

Jason Richards, Columnist

February 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Towards the end of last month, the Case Western Reserve University Division of Student Affairs released an announcement in The Daily that they are “in the later stages of choosing an engagement platform to replace OrgSync.” The OrgSync platform is a service the university has used to coordinate co...

Taylor: Why I am boycotting my law school graduation ceremony this spring

Taru Taylor, Guest Columnist

February 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

                            Editor’s Note: In 2017, the author contacted administrators who handled the Next Generation leaders photoshoot. The administrators removed his picture fro...

Cai: Has colonialism become a culture?

Yingying Cai, Columnist

February 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When I came back from the study abroad program in India, a heated debate took place during my group’s post-trip meeting. Some of us brought up that when we were visiting an orphanage, a little girl was holding a Barbie with gold hair, blue eyes and fair skin. It turns out that all of her dolls look...

Nunnery: Diversity is the step forward, not the end goal​

Anthony Nunnery, Columnist

February 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

To better understand what diversity should be like, it might help to think of it as a five-star restaurant: You have to take in what it has to offer to have a significant experience from diversity. Diversity brings people embodying a variety of cultures and life experiences into the same space. Although...

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