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Taekman: History of hatred

Sarah Taekman, Staff Writer
March 24, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Spring break brought me to Charleston this year —seafood, history and beaches awaited me as I took the four hour trek from my hometown to the historic city. I had a list of places scoped out, from the historic district to the newer, trendier restaurants. But it only took a half-day of walking aroun...

Miles: Trump’s deflections distract from Russia allegations

Miles: Trump’s deflections distract from Russia allegations

Danny Miles, Staff Writer
March 24, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

In the early hours of March 4, President Donald J. Trump shocked the nation with claims that the Obama administration had ordered the wiretapping of Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential campaign, via his customary Twitter storm. These allegations could easily be mistaken for the typical bluster of Pres...

Ltte: CWRU already embraces “ideological diversity”

Ltte: CWRU already embraces “ideological diversity”

Monica Windholtz
March 3, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, I take issue with the way conservative ideologies were recently portrayed in two columns recently written by Paul Rutecki for The Observer. Case Western Reserve University does embrace ideological diversity, just not ideologies that actively call for the discrimination and oppression of ...

Editorial: International Affairs cultivated care on campus

March 3, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Last Friday, the Center for International Affairs hosted a celebration of diversity in the lobby of Tomlinson Hall to kick off Case Western Reserve University’s own #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign. A printout of the hashtag was plastered on the wall, under multinational flags and next to messages enco...

Smith: Improve campus’s shuttle services

Kevin Smith, Opinion Editor
March 3, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Green Link, Blue Link, Blue and Green Lines, Red Line, White Line; if you’re still learning about all of the public transportation available here at Case Western Reserve University, then look no further than the primary colors. Our campus has plenty of public transportation that stops and travels througho...

Brogan: Conceptual Metaphor Theory may apply poetry

John Brogan, Columnist
March 3, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

The theory of conceptual metaphors has helped frame much of the way we currently understand linguistic communication, and thus poetry. Conceptual metaphor theory posits that persistent metaphorical mappings in everyday communication may reflect at least some of the ways our brains think about the worl...

Edmonds: When helping, listen, then speak

McCoy Edmonds, Columnist
March 3, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Confessions are difficult, both for the speaker and the listener. It can be great to get something off their chest but it can be hard as a listener to know how to respond. Confessions can be heavy. They can push one into uncertain territory. The best thing to remember is that listening is key. If yo...

Kerekes: Yes, Virginia, CWRU does have varsity sports

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor
March 3, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

If you were to ask a random Case Western Reserve University student about the school’s athletics programs, they would probably be very confused. “We have varsity sports?” they might ask, giving you the facial expression of anyone trying to take an organic chemistry exam. Yes, CWRU does have v...

Barrett: Peele cleverly engages institutional racism through horror genre

Eva Barrett, Columnist
February 24, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Jordan Peele’s horror film “Get Out” debuted last night. While Peele has achieved success in the sketch comedy genre through his Comedy Central show “Key and Peele,” this movie looks like a promising crossover. In this horror film, however, the principle horror is racism. Judging by the trail...

Jawhari: Issues exist with modern immigration reform

Sarah Jawhari, Columnist
February 24, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Unless you are of Native American descent, you are a descendant of someone who did not originally inhabit the area that we now consider to be our nation. It seems this is a difficult truth to accept for conservative Americans touting immigration reform. The entitlement is not surprising, though it is...

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