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Zhu: Self-care has spiraled out of control

Caroline Zhu, Staff Columnist

September 7, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

While our definition of health continues to change and expand to fit the current generation, we also must ensure that this definition stays accurate, and most importantly, achievable. This is especially important in the face of the self-care trend, which seems to promote maintaining one’s health and ...

Kim: In support of the prison strike

Kim: In support of the prison strike

Won Hee Kim, Staff Columnist

September 7, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

Since Aug. 21, prisoners across the country have led a peaceful strike to advocate for their rights and protest prison slavery. Though slavery in the modern age seems anachronistic and unreal, the Thirteenth Amendment did not ban slavery for all people. The Amendment explicitly states that “punishment for c...

Kerby: Why history? It’s no mystery

Stephen Kerby, Staff Columnist

September 7, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Thanks to packing my first-year schedule, my final-year schedule has few constraints outside of predictable upper-level physics courses. Counting General Relativity, Electricity and Magnetism and my senior capstones, I was two credits below the 12 credit minimum for a full-time student.  I decided ...

Behmer: Misrepresentation in media

Virginia Behmer, Guest Columnist

June 21, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Kim Kardashian West visited the White House a few weeks ago to discuss prison reform with President Trump. Of course, this news was covered by many major media outlets and many people had many opinions. Regardless of your views towards the reality TV star, it does not excuse the New York Post sayi...

The haunting legacy of police subculture

Christopher Alan Cannon, Columnist

April 27, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In the wake of Councilman Kevin Conwell being racially-profiled by Case Western Reserve University police officers, a larger problem is being signified—a police subculture pervasive throughout the United States that sustains biased methodologies and hate-fueled rhetoric. As a Black man and a histor...

Kim: Using the summer to get ahead

Won Hee Kim, Columnist

April 27, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As the semester comes to a close, my friends and I have been discussing our summer plans. Several of them plan to stay in Cleveland and take courses over the summer; others have lined up part-time jobs; one is going abroad to work on his senior thesis and everybody is on the hunt for summer internsh...

Improvements for a failing SAGES program

Improvements for a failing SAGES program

Dallan Goldblatt, Guest Columnist

April 27, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Of all the General Education Requirements, the Seminar Approach to General Education and Scholarship (SAGES) program is one of the most widely disliked. Especially around class registration, I hear complaints from my peers about the availability, topics and workload of SAGES classes. Most of the peop...

Don’t beware what is beyond the bridge

KJ Smith, Guest Columnist

April 27, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As my final semester at Case Western Reserve University is coming to an end, it’s time to figure out where to move onto next. I’ve lived in Northeast Ohio my whole life.  When I was 10 years old, my mom moved our family from East Cleveland to Twinsburg. Coming back to Case Western Reserve Univers...

Bose: Thoughts of a graduating senior

Bose: Thoughts of a graduating senior

Shounak Bose, Guest Columnist

April 27, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

As the sun sets on my undergraduate experience at Case Western Reserve University, I’ve spent a good amount of time reflecting. College is incredibly dynamic, a fast-paced amalgam of highs, lows and unique individuals and experiences not found anywhere else. Much of my retrospective thought has served ...

Nunnery: Being happy on your terms

Anthony Nunnery, Columnist

April 27, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

At some point in the semester you’ll probably end up asking yourself: “Why am I doing all this?” I’m going to assume that your answer will in some way relate to a goal of lifelong happiness.  If this is not your reasoning, then I ask that you reflect more deeply on what happiness really means ...

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