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Twitter and news: a bad romance

Ashley Yarus

April 26, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Keeping Perspective This Tuesday, the Associated Press’ official Twitter account was hacked. Hackers tweeted that there had been two explosions at the White House and that President Obama was hurt in the attack. Within minutes this claim was retweeted more than three thousand times. The AP promp...

Homeward bound

Heather O’Keeffe

April 26, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

What a girl wants Though it snowed less than a week ago, summer is almost here. Even better, the end of the school year is coming up. On May 7, I get to say sayonara to Case Western Reserve University and pile the contents of my dorm into the car. If I can afford any time during final exams maybe I ...

Mind your T’s and Q’s

Kyle Patterson, Web Manager

April 19, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Family Matters Today marks the seventeenth year of the widely-known Day of Silence, a student-led program established in 1996 at the University of Virginia. The day of activism, involving a 24-hour vow of silence, calls to attention the silent troubles faced by countless students who are assaulte...

Immigration deformed: reform stalls over policy differences

Evan Wilson

April 19, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Fairly Unbalanced Since losing the 2012 elections, in part due to lackluster support from minority voters, the GOP has decided it needs to make immigration reform a key issue and do more than propose building a big fence. Republican Senators McCain, Rubio, Graham, and Flake joined Democrats Schumer,...

A little teapot in Texas

Aditya Rengaswamy

April 19, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Strange Architecture Exploring the world through food and architecture has always been an interest of mine. I hope to find time soon where I can travel the world, sample cuisines from various cultures, see magnificent structures created by man, and dive deep into bizarre sensations. This desire h...

An ode to the Iron Lady

Ashley Yarus

April 12, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

KEEPING PERSPECTIVE This week in Great Britain, sales of the song “Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead” skyrocketed. Now, this is not related to an increased national interest in “The Wizard of Oz,” or the musical talents of the munchkins. Rather, Brits are strangely coping with the death of their...

The great navigator

Andrew Breland

April 12, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM In 2011, Margaret Thatcher was voted the most competent British Prime Minister of the last 30 years. Though some critics will claim she divided the country with her hardline policies of privatization and anticommunism, her country now realizes that she represented the most...

Lessons from a torn ACL

Heather O’Keeffe

April 12, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

WHAT A GIRL WANTS On July 21, 2012, I fell to the ground in pain. My knee popped in the air and stiffened when I hit the ground. As I lay there on the ground, moaning in agony, fear entrenched my mind. I was certain that I had just sustained a serious injury. One month later, Aug. 16, the MRI ...

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...

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