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Martz: Things to do after the first week of classes

Paulina Martz

August 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The first week of classes is done and you may be feeling a bit (or incredibly) overwhelmed. There are a few things you can do to reign in the anxiety and restrain the craziness. The first thing you should do is pull out those syllabi, and if you’ve misplaced them, get them from Canvas. Then, s...

Pietrow: The consequences of Paul Manafort’s trial

David Pietrow

August 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Ever since the people elected Donald Trump as president, the United States’ political atmosphere has been one of constant controversy, and Paul Manafort is no exception. For those of you who don’t know, Manafort is an businessman who served on President Trump’s campaign team as the campaign chairman f...

Richards: News in a dying paper age

Jason Richards

August 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

About a week before moving into my second-year dorm at Case Western Reserve University, I visited my grandmother in my hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She brought to my attention a problem with her morning routine of reading the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the city’s daily newspaper. She had been n...

Taekman: Prosecute him, not them

Sarah Taekman

August 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

If you’ve watched the news at all over the past two months, you’ve heard the name Mollie Tibbetts. On July 18, the 20-year-old went for an evening jog in her small town of Brooklyn, Iowa. She didn’t come back. After family and police spent a month searching, airing public television pleas and...

Toledo: Katie’s declassified Orientation Week survival guide

Toledo: Katie’s declassified Orientation Week survival guide

Katharine Toledo

August 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Picture this: you’re standing in the middle of Tinkham Veale University Center, squinting at the tiny map of campus you’re holding in your hand, trying to figure out where you’re going next. Your Case Western Reserve Guides app says the Pre-Med meeting is in Strosacker Auditorium, and your watch tell...

Kerby: Arrested for GUI

Kerby: Arrested for GUI

Steve Kerby, Guest columnist

August 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I’m not a scientist who can stare at computer jargon all day, and I expect that most people need a somewhat accessible graphical user interface (GUI). By this, I mean the layers of translation that make computer data readable and pleasant to humans. The nature of GUI and its role in human-computer ...

Smith: Four years to call your own

Smith: Four years to call your own

Josiah Smith

August 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

This is my last year at Case Western Reserve University. It has definitely gone by too fast. As a first-year student, the most common piece of advice that I received was to make sure that I took it all in, to be certain that I lived in every moment and truly embraced the experience of an undergraduate....

Awkwafina, “Crazy Rich Asians” and minority misrepresentation

Awkwafina, “Crazy Rich Asians” and minority misrepresentation

Caroline Zhu

August 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

“Crazy Rich Asians” has brought attention to the lack of people of color (POC) representation in Hollywood and also raised issues of misrepresentation and appropriation over actress and singer Nora Lum’s character, Goh Peik Lin. Lum, better known by her stage name “Awkwafina,” has recentl...

Editorial: Cleveland

Editorial: Cleveland, Editorial Board

August 24, 2018


Filed under editorial board, Opinion

It’s the dog days of August, and the organized chaos of Orientation Week is finally letting up. Throughout this week, incoming first-year students have been getting acclimated to their new academic home at Case Western Reserve University. On Saturday, they will take part in “Discover Cleveland,...

Kim: The conflict between higher education, work and motherhood

Kim: The conflict between higher education, work and motherhood

Won Hee Kim

August 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Chatting with an employee at my summer internship, she revealed that she never really saw herself becoming a mother. She knew that she would have children but only in the abstract. Well, she had her child, and she brought her child to work, making her one of the lucky ones. Despite women increasi...

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