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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,...

Battling commuter student stereotypes

Battling commuter student stereotypes

Steven Schoenwald, Running on Fumes

September 17, 2010


Filed under Columns, Opinion

One of the main criticisms I hear about commuters is that they don’t get to participate in the “college experience.” The claim is based upon the idea that by living on campus, students mature by learning to be self sufficient. Purchasing food, washing clothes, responsible partying, and other residential...

Editorial: An SEC history lesson

September 17, 2010


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Students can rejoice as the second SEC referendum within six months has become yet another one for the history books. But before we commit the Greek Life referendum to the past forever, let’s look at what the Case Western Reserve University campus can learn from recent SEC history. First, we question...

The war in Iraq is over…if you want it

The war in Iraq is over…if you want it

Tiffany Oliver, Sugar in your gas tank

September 10, 2010


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I must say when I heard President Obama was giving a speech on the combat situation in Iraq, I was hoping that the situation would change. I thought the man portrayed as the knight in shining armor would vanquish all evil and lead us to the end of an unsuccessful, undeclared, and illegal war in Iraq. The...

Poor of wallet, not of spirit

Gillian Seaman, The Rational Component

September 10, 2010


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I will freely admit that, given the obscene amount of homework I am regularly assigned, I don’t have a lot of time to consistently peruse the news. I am much more likely to be found indulging in brain candy by watching the “Jersey Shore” and anything on Bravo than reading the New York Times. But...

Editorial: Halfway to equality for all students

September 10, 2010


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Students at Case Western Reserve University are used to thinking globally in classes and as they pursue jobs. Holding a conference call to Buenos Aires or attending a business meeting in Beijing is incredibly simple nowadays, thanks to technology like Skype or Google Phone. However, students seem to...

Letter to the Editor: Stronger SEC commitment to accountability, their constitution needed before they take away Greek Life’s money

September 3, 2010


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor: For the past three years as a (non-Greek) Case student, I have entrusted my hundred-plus dollar Student Activity Fee (SAF) to the Student Executive Committee (SEC). Like many other students, I have hoped that they would judiciously divide and supervise the funds among the "big five"...

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