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

September 16, 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 16, 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 16, 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 16, 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 9, 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 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...

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