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My lucky stars: learning gratitude from my teenage sister

My lucky stars: learning gratitude from my teenage sister

Gillian Seaman, The Rational Component

October 8, 2010


Filed under Columns, Opinion

My little sister will be invading my world today for a weekend visit to experience “what college is really like.” I feel this violates some sort of international treaty regarding preserving the sanity of older siblings. I am preparing for her visit by offering sacrifices of burnt Justin Beiber CDs...

Take a chill pill – for America

Take a chill pill – for America

Mike Yavorsky, Restoring Normalcy

October 1, 2010


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Just in case you’ve been living under a rock or have been buried up to your eyeballs in chem. homework, I’d like to pass along Jon Stewart’s latest announcement. On Oct. 30, in Washington D.C., the host of “The Daily Show” will host his Rally to Restore Sanity, a gathering for those who feel...

Editorial: Despite minor problems, studying abroad is experience not to be missed

October 1, 2010


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Thanks to today’s hyper-fast technology and communication resources, it’s easy for students to hold meetings from across the globe or to research every detail of a distant culture. Yet for all of our resources and technology, nothing can ever hold a candle to the experience of actually traveling...

The weekend blues

Steven Schoenwald

October 1, 2010


Filed under Columns, Opinion

You know what really grinds my gears? Late night study sessions and weekend intramural sports. I know – what’s wrong with those, right? I understand that student instructors (SIs) want to schedule sessions when classes aren’t going on, but when all available study sessions are at 9 p.m., commuters...

Letter to the Editor: Rollover money will benefit all students if given to University Center

October 1, 2010


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

In the recent referendum regarding Greek Life’s allocation of the Student Activities Fee, Greek Life pledged that if the decision of the Student Executive Council were overturned, we would provide a restricted gift of just over $83,000 to the Tinkham Veale III University Center. This $83,000 is SAF...

Back away from the camera, Bristol

Back away from the camera, Bristol

Gillian Seaman, The Rational Component

September 24, 2010


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Given my complete disdain for most reality TV stars, it is somewhat surprising that I feel nothing but sympathy for Bristol Palin. Yes, I feel sorry for Palin, the unwed teenage mother, Us Weekly covergirl, Dancing with the Stars contestant, D-list celebrity, reality famewhore. I feel sorry for her because...

Taking the hit: the case for legalizing pot

Taking the hit: the case for legalizing pot

Tiffany Oliver, Sugar in your gas tank

September 24, 2010


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In case any of you haven’t heard yet, there’s a new referendum on California’s ballot known as the Regulate, Control, and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010. If approved, the act would legalize marijuana in California. Although I am not a fan of California politics, I commend the Sunshine state for finally...

Editorial: Thinking beyond our bubble

September 24, 2010


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

With all of our criticisms and grievances we dole out each week to various student groups and university offices, you’d think that we find Case Western Reserve University to be in permanent “fixer-upper” status. Indeed, we believe the opposite and want to take just a moment to truly appreciate...

Letter to the Editor: Queue project doesn’t eliminate ultimate Euclid-Adelbert problem

September 17, 2010


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor: Although making a "queue" area will help with the extreme congestion, this will ultimately not solve the central problem. The central problem is that the vast majority of those crossing the intersection of Euclid and Adelbert have to cross both streets. If the administration truly wanted...

Kasich and big business go hand-in-hand – and spell trouble for Ohio jobseekers

Kasich and big business go hand-in-hand – and spell trouble for Ohio jobseekers

Mike Yavorsky, Restoring Normalcy

September 17, 2010


Filed under Columns, Opinion

John Kasich has a plan for Ohio. He wants to take swaths of the state government and turn it over to big business. For me, this begs a question: what exactly is Ohio, Inc. going to do? After all, the only business that John Kasich has worked for in the last thirty years was Lehman Brothers – which,...

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