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Why cry when you can dance?

Heather O'Keeffe, What a Girl Wants

February 1, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Sometimes you just have a really bad day. On these lowest of low occasions, your first and strongest impulse is to release all your emotions, allowing them to pour from your soul, hoping to unburden yourself from sadness. For myself, I feed this impulse by crying – crying vigorously, eyes swelling,...

Editor’s Note: Balancing the scales

Tyler Hoffman, Executive Editor

January 28, 2013


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Should faculty member candidates undergo the same background checks required of potential staff in order to be hired at Case Western Reserve University? According to the Faculty Senate Committee on Women and now the Undergraduate Student Government, they should. General Assembly Resolution R. 22-01,...

The sexual adventures of flatworms

Aditya Rengaswamy | Weird Science

January 28, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Thinking about animals and sexuality can bring up quite peculiar facts. Those that study animals realize how bizarre some mating rituals are. Some birds act like home decorators, and use objects of one color to decorate their nests and attract mates. Some animals dance, some animals sing, and Adelie...

Let’s talk gun control; let’s talk mental health

Let’s talk gun control; let’s talk mental health

Evan Wilson | Fairly Unbalanced

January 28, 2013


Filed under Opinion

In the wake of Aurora, Sandy Hook, or any of the 16 mass shootings that occurred in the United States last year, people have finally started talking about gun control seriously. While previously it was one of those issues that politicians avoided because, frankly, talking about it drove more voters...

Joining the One Direction bandwagon

Heather O'Keeffe, What a Girl Wants

January 18, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

One Direction is a craze. Throngs of 14-year-old girls throw themselves at five wonderfully attractive boys. Even though the odds are insane, every teenage girl believes she has a chance with one of them, that she and Zayn/Niall/Louie/Liam/Harry are destined to fall in love. Last year, I hated One...

Reclaiming our word: a revolution

Andrew Breland, The Elephant in the Room

January 18, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Most people reading this will expect a long-winded response to the gun rights/gun control debate happening in Washington and across the country. After all, what is a Republican to do but defend the Godly, prophetic positions of the NRA and lambast the liberal/socialist/statist/progressive kings who want...

Pulling the trigger on concealed carry

Tyler Hoffman, Editor-in-Chief

January 18, 2013


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

On Dec. 14 – in the midst of finals season at Case Western Reserve University – students gathered around television screens instead of textbooks. They watched in horror as live media coverage reported the deaths of 20 children and 6 adults in a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown,...

Semester Grades

Tyler Hoffman, Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2012


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

A: Advancing Campus: After years of planning and months of construction, the Uptown project is almost complete, providing CWRU students and visitors to University Circle with a plethora of dining and shopping options. Constantino’s Market, Chipotle, and Panera Bread are some of the major hits among...

The darkness of the Golden Dawn

Andrew Schriver, Apply Liberally

December 7, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

He is 54 years old. A former soldier, he served several terms in prison in his country, making the best of them by learning from the leaders of a military junta and writing a manifesto-turned-magazine called Chyrs Avgi. He is a noted anti-Semite, and frequently rails against immigrants and in favor of...

World women to recognize this year

Ellen Kubit, The "F" Word (Feminism)

December 7, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

This has been an eventful year, with good and bad. But like every year, nothing occurs in vain. We should not wake up January 1 and ignore the lessons we still knew on December 31. I encourage you to remember what the women of the world taught us: specifically, Aung San Suu Kyi, the members of Pussy...

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