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Getting the Facts Straight: Newt Gingrich

Getting the Facts Straight: Newt Gingrich

Zachry Floro, Wag of the Finger

February 3, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s that time again: the time when we are bombarded by the same negative quality of a political figure over and over again. I have grown accustomed to this type of political bashing over several years of actively following elections, but this year it has been done in a way that surprised even me. Newt Gingrich ...

Editorial: President Snyder moves up the rankings

February 3, 2012


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

This year, IB Mag’s Power 100 – a list of the most influential “movers and shakers” in Northeast Ohio – features Case Western Reserve University’s beloved president Barbara “Babs” Snyder. This achievement is just one of many during Snyder’s five-year tenure here, and reflects well on ...

DC versus Marvel: movies and comic books

DC versus Marvel: movies and comic books

Eileen Sabrina Herman, Pop Culture Affair

February 3, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Popular culture is a subjective thing, and changes depending on who you talk to.  Recently (within the last year) the big thing in Cleveland has been the Avengers movie that has had parts filmed in the city, with regular citizens getting to be a part of Marvel-movie history.  In Pittsburgh, Pa., Bat...

“But words can never hurt me?” Think again.

“But words can never hurt me?” Think again.

Amanda Brown, Real World Issues

February 3, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Recently I started reading for pleasure (I’m a senior, I get to do that). The book that first caught my attention was one that I’d had on my bookshelf for a while. It’s called “Choke: What the Secrets of the Brain Reveal About Getting it Right When You Have to.” I was skeptical because it’s...

The State of the Union Address: Hope for a Better Future

The State of the Union Address: Hope for a Better Future

David Hatten, Tip of the Hat

January 27, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

On Tuesday, Jan. 24, President Obama gave his State of the Union address to the American people. As is typical of President Obama, it was a well-delivered speech with some powerful imagery. That’s not to say it was perfect. There were many good ideas but there were far more easy sound bites. While...

Recycling @ CWRU

Brian Weiser, CWRU Green Speaks

January 27, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Beginning this semester, Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) is moving one step forward on the path to the president’s goal of making CWRU carbon-neutral by 2050 through the Climate Action Plan. The university recently hired a recycling manager, Erin Kollar, whose role is to coordinate the recycling...

Learning the Queen’s English: A stranger in a strange land

Learning the Queen’s English: A stranger in a strange land

Edwin Lo, Rabbiting in London

January 27, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Studying abroad is a significant commitment, one that I assume is frequently underestimated by the thousands of students who go every year. I certainly didn't expect the many issues that I would eventually run into, mostly too late. A reasonable thing to do before going anywhere for an extended stay is...

Editorial: Community Emergency Response Team to prepare CWRU for crisis

January 27, 2012


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Most students agree that Case Western Reserve University does a good job keeping the campus secure. The university makes an effort to help its students feel safe, with its own police force and its free, accessible services such as SafeRide. However, some students have raised the question: How would CWRU...

Spiders: the ultimate material synthesizers

Spiders: the ultimate material synthesizers

Aditya Rengaswamy, Weird Science

January 27, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I have never been a fan of spiders or insects – anything small that crawls is something I aim to avoid. However, I recently learned something interesting about spiders that I caught on the web (pun definitely intended). These creepy creatures could provide humanity with the the ultimate macromolecular...

Cleveland provides refugees, volunteers opportunities with Refugee Response program

Cleveland provides refugees, volunteers opportunities with Refugee Response program

Steven Schoenwald, Running on Fumes

December 3, 2010


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In the spirit of Case Greek Life’s recent annual Saturday of Service program, I thought that I might focus my column this week on philanthropy and service. Case Western Reserve University students are always finding new ways to volunteer their time and help out the community, but I recently came across...

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