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Poor of wallet, not of spirit

Gillian Seaman, The Rational Component

September 9, 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 9, 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 2, 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"...

Editorial: Permanent solutions necessary to protect student safety

September 2, 2010


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

President Snyder’s e-mail regarding a student hit by a car was a chilling way to start off the academic year here at Case Western Reserve University. Of course, we’re all very relieved that the student had been immediately treated and we hope that he recovers as soon as possible so that he can rejoin...

Letter to the Editor: Proud to be Greek

September 2, 2010


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Next week an important decision will be put in front of the student body. Tucked into the freshmen [USG] elections is a referendum that was petitioned for last year. The referendum is to decide whether or not Greek Life on this campus should remain fully funded. Greek Life on this campus is one of...

Rough and tumble: the spirit of Cleveland

Steven Schoenwald, Running on Fumes

September 2, 2010


Filed under Columns, Opinion

A few weeks ago I took RTA’s Healthline Transit service over from the main campus of the Cleveland Clinic towards public square. I was planning to meet up with a friend of mine over at Progressive Field to watch the Indians face the White Sox. After purchasing some bagels from a local convenience store,...

Bush who? What the 2003 tax cuts mean for your 2011 job outlook

Bush who? What the 2003 tax cuts mean for your 2011 job outlook

Mike Yavorsky, Restoring Normalcy

September 2, 2010


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I spent the summer in limbo, waiting to see if a job would come through for me. Three months later when it finally did, I was faced with another problem. See, some Case students chose to stay in school over the summer. Others went home and sought employment. And some of those that couldn’t find a job...

Flouting the system, 101

Flouting the system, 101

Gillian Seaman, News Editor

August 26, 2010


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Class of 2014, take note: in order to dissuade anyone from taking this column or its author seriously, I feel I must make you aware of several facts, lest any of you assume I know anything about anything or am remotely competent. I ripped the name of this column off a refrigerator magnet in The Observer...

Letter to the Editor: Commutes Students Association offers home to all CWRU students

August 26, 2010


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

As expected, the moving in period for Case Western Reserve University students has been hectic and various campus-run organizations have already begun pestering them to become more involved in campus activities. While most of these clubs are well run and worth students’ attention, it is understandable...

Editorial: Student body, SEC ready to move on

August 26, 2010


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The restorative properties of summer break deserve a medal. After a tumultuous spring semester, the new leadership just coming into power on the Student Executive Council (SEC) seems ready to move past the perceived wrongs of last year’s SEC. Dominated by extreme personalities, previous SEC boards...

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