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Trayvon and Me

Trayvon and Me

Andrew Schriver, The Red Liberal

April 26, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Do I really deserve to die? That’s the question I asked myself after watching an episode of Bill O’Reilly’s show last week. You see, I was 17 once upon a time. I wore hoodies pretty much every day, and still do. I wanted a tattoo, though my parents thankfully didn’t let me get one. I was suspended...

I’m back, I’m back, and I’m back

Edwin Lo, Rabbiting in London

April 26, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

A few weeks ago, I finished my study abroad term in London and decided that I needed to see more of the British culture, and that is exactly what I did. I packed up my life into my suitcase and stored at the train station and left to Penzance. Penzance is a small fishing town near the west coast of...

Letter to the Editor

April 26, 2012


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor: This letter is in reference to the editorial called “Programming with student interests in mind”. As the Director of Information of UPB, I’m writing this letter to clarify some of the things mentioned in the editorial. First, although Springfest wasn’t mentioned, it sounded...

Composting: the inside story

Composting: the inside story

Brian Weiser, CWRU Green Speaks

April 26, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Springfest and Thwing Study Over, this Saturday and Tuesday, respectively, will both have composting bins in order to send less of the events’ waste to the landfill. Food and biodegradable plates and utensils will be the main products composted at these events. Composting is the process of turning...

Defining what it means to LIVESTRONG

Defining what it means to LIVESTRONG

Amanda Brown, Real World Issues

April 19, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s a phrase you see in a lot of places: wristbands, clothing, bumper stickers, even tattoos. But many people either don’t know or have forgotten exactly what the phrase means. Originally given widespread recognition by Lance Armstrong, LIVESTRONG is an actual organization that, in partnership with...

Next steps for the new Republican nominee

Next steps for the new Republican nominee

Zachry Floro, Wag of the Finger

April 19, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Rick Santorum has suspended his campaign for the Republican presidential candidacy and has thus left virtually no doubt that Mitt Romney will be battling Barack Obama to become the next president of the United States. Of course, there is still much to be determined before November. The first question...

Editorial: University’s attentiveness to student life leaves room for improvement

April 19, 2012


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Case Western Reserve University’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) recently announced the winning proposals for its Student Life Improvement Grant (SLIG). Typically valued at around $10,000, the grant offers an opportunity for students, staff, and faculty members, to submit their improvement...

Letter to the Editor: Child support policy does not work for any of us

April 19, 2012


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Submitted by: Jennifer Hartmann, Graduate Student Last week, the Case Observer featured an article on CWRU’s Schubert Center for Child Studies, discussing policies affecting children. We as a university community need to care about these policies because they affect all of us either directly or indi...

(Non-zombie) apocalypse

Aditya Rengaswamy, Weird Science

April 19, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I’ve heard a number of prophecies stating the world is going to end. Prophets, scientists, and the ancient Mayans have speculated when humanity will end as we know it. I honestly don't know when (or if) this might happen in the next million years, but as I examine some of the more scientific ideas...

Pirates abroad!

David Hatten, Tip of the Hat

April 12, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Getting youth involved in government is always difficult. We are a massive voting base but tapping into that base is harder than getting Mitt Romney to emote. The 18 to 30 demographic, despite its size, isn’t pandered to quite as much because many politicians don’t see the benefit (the most notable...

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