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Kerekes: What’s she doing holding that clipboard?

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor
April 7, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Sports have been used as a way to escape everyday life since the time of Ancient Rome. When spectators attend a sporting event, they expect to distance themselves from society’s problems and be entertained.   However, problems in our society are reflected in the sports themselves. Racial tensi...

Rutecki: Why Neil Gorsuch would make a great Supreme Court Justice

Paul Rutecki, Staff Reporter
April 7, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Antonin Scalia’s death raised the stakes of the 2016 presidential election significantly. Since Republicans refused to hold a hearing for then-President Barack Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, President Donald Trump now has the chance to nominate a justice to fill the vacancy. Trump’s choic...

Editorial: A guide for visiting prospective students

April 7, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Case Western Reserve University is ranked as one of the top academic institutions in the entire country, but prospective students already know that if they are considering CWRU. It shows that they obviously have an interest in going to an academically prestigious school. However, what incoming s...

Ltte: Civil discourse must be civil

Tori Hamilton
April 7, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, A few weeks ago we, as the Feminist Collective at CWRU, decided to clarify a common misconception on our campus that equates the struggles of marginalized groups to the social conflicts of being a conservative at Case Western Reserve University. Matthew Thompson wrote a letter in re...

Edmonds: How to fight the urge to procrastinate

McCoy Edmonds, Staff Writer
April 7, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Procrastination haunts all but the most elite of us. It is persistent, seductive and easy. But it’s also a choice and it’s not one that has to be made. Battling procrastination is not for the weak of heart. It’s a decision to fight one of the most pervasive influences in your life. It’s freeing kn...

Giardina: Cleveland schools could benefit from a trauma-aware approach

Maureen Giardina, Feature Writer
April 7, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

School reform: a phrase that has been thrown around in conversations across America for decades, but increasingly so after the addition of our newest Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos. DeVos’s extreme stance regarding the public school system in our country has faced much opposition from politician...

Assmus: The constant construction builds up CWRU, surrounding area

Abby Assmus, Staff Writer
March 31, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Over the past six years that I have been a student here at Case Western Reserve University, there have been many physical changes to campus. Often, people are surprised to hear that some of the places that are now thought of as staples of campus are fairly new.  For example, all of the food places in Uptow...

Wang: Don’t jump to conclusions with Trump and Russia

Larry Wang, Staff Writer
March 31, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Few things are as tragic as one walking free for a crime they actually committed, except for someone being wrongly convicted and imprisoned for a crime they did not commit.  This is important to keep in mind when it comes to the ongoing investigation of potential ties between Donald Trump’s campai...

Taekman: Stop the non-STEM stigma

Sarah Taekman, Staff Writer
March 31, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

There’s solidarity among students as we suffer packed lecture halls. Shared commiseration over tests and homework. Joint joy when we puzzle out a particularly rough topic. But, like most clubs, there’s a “them” and an “us.” Being a STEM major is like being part of the biggest campus-...

Ltte: CWRU needs to provide more graduation tickets

George Hodulik
March 31, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, As spring graduation approaches, I must express a deep frustration with Case Western Reserve University administration. To those who are not graduating this May, you may not be aware that undergraduates are allowed three guest tickets to the undergraduate diploma ceremony. Howev...

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