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Breaking the universal speed limit

Aditya Rengaswamy

April 5, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

WEIRD SCIENCE Anyone who has read up on the special theory of relativity knows that the speed of light is considered the speed barrier of the universe. You would need an infinite amount of energy to make a particle with mass travel at this speed. Yet, there are still some far-fetched ideas...

Court is in session on marriage equality

Court is in session on marriage equality

Evan Wilson

April 5, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

FAIRLY UNBALANCED If you follow politics, watch the news, or even check Facebook, you’ve probably heard the big news from Washington last week: the Supreme Court is deciding on gay marriage. Everyone rejoice and change your profile picture, we’re almost there! Except not really. Whil...

Students speak out against victim blaming

Students speak out against victim blaming

CWRU House Mafia

April 5, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

FROM THE MAFIA On Friday, Mar. 22, a group of students decided to brave the cold and show their support for the Jane Doe of the Steubenville rape case that has been the center of much public attention lately. These students did not represent any one student organization and encompasse...

The pursuit of happiness

The pursuit of happiness

Ashley Yarus

March 29, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Keeping Perspective The debate over same-sex marriage has been batted between institutions for decades. In 1996, former president Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defined marriage to be between a man and a woman. In 2008, California passed Proposition 8, which restrict...

Feeling the prospie love

Feeling the prospie love

Heather O’Keeffe

March 29, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

What a Girl Wants While open houses mean the dining halls will be overtaken by awkward prospective students and intrusive parents, they also mean early starts and long days for me. As a tour guide, they provide the perfect opportunity to work a lot and start to pay off my spring-break trip. After last wee...

A necessary reflection after the Steubenville trial

Ellen Kubit

March 29, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The “F” Word: Feminism Last month, I wrote a piece about the Steubenville rape case and the grim reality of sexual violence prevention in the United States of America. However, on Mar. 17, Judge Thomas Lipps found the two Steubenville teens charged with raping a 16-year-old West Virginian girl del...

Breaks in the Republican party

Evan Wilson

March 22, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Fairly Unbalanced To say that the Republican Party has been in trouble recently would be a massive understatement. Since the last election, it has become more and more clear that the American public is becoming increasingly supportive of progressive ideas. The GOP has been losing ground on nearly e...

An out of this world building

An out of this world building

Aditya Rengaswamy

March 22, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Strange Architecture In the world of architecture, you never really know where the next strange marvel is about to pop up. Yet it is rarely a mystery who builds these sorts of structures: wealthy corporations, people, or banks. Today our journey takes us to Amsterdam, Netherlands. Among the bustling...

The epidemic of housing drama

Heather O’Keeffe

March 1, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

What a girl wants It’s that time of year. No not midterms or the eve of spring break. Nope, it’s housing time. Housing, oh housing, how you plague me. About two months ago, choosing where to live next year was exciting: whom do I want to live with? Where do I want to live? And how much mon...

Double talk over nukes

Ashley Yarus

March 1, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Keeping Secret After eight months of silence, it’s time to start it all over again. Iran’s nuclear program is once more under pressure from leading powers and we are, yet again, among the countries being rather hypocritical. In Kazakhstan, six world powers are meeting to discuss the state of...

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