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Saulsman: A plea to apply empathy when discussing opinions

Courtney Saulsman, Columnist

December 1, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Over the summer, while we were tanning and surrounding ourselves with like-minded friends, researchers at our beloved Case Western Reserve University were finding out why some people are so confident in the accuracy and truth of their opinions. In an article published in The Daily titled, “Studies...

Rudoff: Proposed tax system hurts graduate students

Jackson Rudoff, Columnist

December 1, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It is not a secret that college graduates and graduate students are poor. The pursuit of higher education is expensive, and the payoff of a master’s degree or Ph.D. is rarely immediate. These students typically have other jobs, and rely heavily on grants and other nontaxable sources of income that...

Ltte: In response to “The crimes of communism”

Cameron Childers

December 1, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

  In response to “The crimes of communism”: I’ll be the first to admit that I have a bias against conservative viewpoints. Regardless of this, I think it’s important to distinguish between personal biases and factual inaccuracies. I would still have the same moral issue with the...

Kim: Competition and the tiering system

Kim: Competition and the tiering system

Won Hee Kim, Columnist

December 1, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

The administration of club sports is changing nationwide, and Case Western Reserve University is following the trend. In the bowels of monthly club sports meetings, there have been proposals for a tiering system for the 2018-2019 academic year. A tiering system is a way to classify clubs and place...

Cannon: Human trafficking and the forgotten women of Cleveland

Christopher Alan Cannon, Columnist

December 1, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

This September marked one of the few occasions that I could recall a highly publicized sentencing of a pimp in Cleveland. I wasn’t shocked by the premise of a pimp operating or prospering in Cleveland. In my experience, sex workers were never cloaked by the pitch-black shadows of the streets—they...

Wood: Japan reacts to Donald Trump

Morgan Wood, Columnist

November 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

American President Donald Trump arrived in Japan last Saturday, Nov. 4. Tokyo was the first stop of a twelve-day Asian tour. He was greeted enthusiastically by the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe. The two played golf, ate hamburgers and even signed hats that said “Donald & Shinzo: Make Alliance...

Rutecki: The crimes of communism

Paul Rutecki, Columnist

November 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The Democratic Party has shifted significantly further left on the political spectrum in recent years. For example, 52 percent of Democrats now support a government-run healthcare system, which is an increase from 2014 and even from the beginning of this year. This ideological transition is also seen...

Richards: New package room at Wade Commons poses security questions

Richards: New package room at Wade Commons poses security questions

Jason Richards, Columnists

November 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

Case Western Reserve University’s Office of University Housing added a new “electronic package room” in Wade Commons of the North Residential Village that debuted on Nov. 6. According to an email sent out by University Housing, the new package system, supplied by the company Luxer One, “allow[s]...

Mukhi: You know what I meme

Zubair Mukhi, Columnist

November 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

If you’re like me, you probably frequent the Facebook group “Case Memes for Academically Challenged [B]eans.” You’ve probably seen posts that reference emails sent about business that directly concerns curriculum, class officer elections and other issues a bit too serious for a meme page. I...

Martz: Thanksgiving is underrated

Paulina Martz, Columnist

November 17, 2017


Filed under Headlines, Opinion

In between the mourning of the end of the Internet’s favorite spooky night and the capitalist rush towards Christmas falls the perfectly pleasant, yet often forgotten, holiday of Thanksgiving. Muddled by the fact that Black Friday sales are pushed earlier and earlier each year and the commercial ga...

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