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Don’t get sCWRUd: A first-year guide to textbooks

Don’t get sCWRUd: A first-year guide to textbooks

Greg Bokar, Director of Business and Marketing

August 12, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

With move-in just days away for many first-year Case Western Reserve University students, it is crunch time for thinking about getting together the final needs for campus living and learning. With the shuffle comes the notorious and expensive grind to seek out those “required” textbooks. Q: Do I really...

Semester grades

Semester grades

Lisa Viers and Tyler Hoffman

April 26, 2013


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

A: Accomplishment on the horizon: The Tinkham Veale University Center is one step closer to completion with an event being held today to celebrate the final construction of the steel-beam frame. Progress on the new center has been steady since the digging began in 2012, and it looks like this Clevel...

The original drone strike debate

Andrew Breland

April 26, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The Elephant in the Room As one of very few conservative Republican columnists in academia, most will expect this column to function as a review of a verifiably bad year for conservatives. We failed to retake the presidency, failed to retake the Senate, lost part of the majority in the House of Repre...

Twitter and news: a bad romance

Ashley Yarus

April 26, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Keeping Perspective This Tuesday, the Associated Press’ official Twitter account was hacked. Hackers tweeted that there had been two explosions at the White House and that President Obama was hurt in the attack. Within minutes this claim was retweeted more than three thousand times. The AP promp...

Homeward bound

Heather O’Keeffe

April 26, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

What a girl wants Though it snowed less than a week ago, summer is almost here. Even better, the end of the school year is coming up. On May 7, I get to say sayonara to Case Western Reserve University and pile the contents of my dorm into the car. If I can afford any time during final exams maybe I ...

Our dirty little secret

Our dirty little secret

Tyler Hoffman, Executive Editor

April 19, 2013


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The emails I receive as a newspaper editor are sometimes relevant, usually lengthy, and always entertaining. This past week, as I was navigating press releases announcing everything from apple butter stirring festivals to nursing home trivia contests, an interesting one caught my eye. The RecyleMania...

Mind your T’s and Q’s

Kyle Patterson, Web Manager

April 19, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Family Matters Today marks the seventeenth year of the widely-known Day of Silence, a student-led program established in 1996 at the University of Virginia. The day of activism, involving a 24-hour vow of silence, calls to attention the silent troubles faced by countless students who are assaulte...

Immigration deformed: reform stalls over policy differences

Evan Wilson

April 19, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Fairly Unbalanced Since losing the 2012 elections, in part due to lackluster support from minority voters, the GOP has decided it needs to make immigration reform a key issue and do more than propose building a big fence. Republican Senators McCain, Rubio, Graham, and Flake joined Democrats Schumer,...

Letter to the Editor

April 19, 2013


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

With the recent uproar due to disturbing responses by some to the Steubenville rape case, the knowledge of the general population about sexual assault has been called into question. As a founding member and former president of Case Western Reserve University’s Sexual Assault and Violence Educators...

A little teapot in Texas

Aditya Rengaswamy

April 19, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Strange Architecture Exploring the world through food and architecture has always been an interest of mine. I hope to find time soon where I can travel the world, sample cuisines from various cultures, see magnificent structures created by man, and dive deep into bizarre sensations. This desire h...

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