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Ltte: A soldier’s take on the national anthem debate

Barton Ziganti

October 27, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Recently, there was an article in The Observer admonishing NFL players for kneeling during our national anthem. Many Americans share this same view and have quickly rallied to the cry that it is “disrespectful to the troops”. You’ll find this sentiment everywhere. What is most interesting though...

Rudoff: Stop putting off Dreamer legislation

Jackson Rudoff, Columnist

October 27, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

On Thursday, Oct. 12 President Trump announced that he would extend the March 5th deadline for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) expiration if Congress failed to act by then. This comes just over a month into the countdown, only 40 days after declaring on Twitter that “Congress now...

Wood: 72 hours or less in Taipei

Morgan Wood, Columnist

October 25, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

There’s something to be said for taking the time to really get to know one country well, for deciding to stay in one spot and exploring all its nooks and crannies. But when you’re already halfway across the globe, it sounds crazy not to take advantage of the cheaper, shorter flights to surrounding ...

Rutecki: Kneeling for the national anthem is disrespectful

Paul Rutecki, Columnist

October 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Two years ago, around 10,600 American servicemen stationed in Afghanistan prepared for a big day. They spent two months making decorations for an occasion that provides an intimate connection to the country back home they dearly love, Super Bowl Sunday. Likewise, our love for the military was showcased ...

Eckert: The danger of “work hard, play hard”

Brian Eckert, Columnist

October 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The phrase “work hard, play hard” has become common on college campuses across the country and was popularized by the Wiz Khalifa song of the same name. It generally refers to the habit of studying hard all week and then going out all weekend to blow off steam from all the late nights during the ...

Martz: How theater connects campus

Paulina Martz, Columnist

October 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

For a highly respected, STEM-focused research university, Case Western Reserve University has a booming theater community. Just this semester, 10 shows will premiere or have premiered on our campus. Between the Department of Theater’s mainstage shows and the several theater clubs on campus一like ...

Richards: We need to find the pep in our step

Jason Richards, Columnist

October 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Pep rallies, football games, homecoming, prom—there’s definitely a high school experience that left a memory in your mind you wish you could relive. Maybe it was that one night where you got to dress up and release your sub-par dance moves in the gymnasium, or a brisk Friday night football game ...

Pinal-Alfaro: Diane Guerrero teaches self-care

Yoshmar Pinal-Alfaro, Columnist

October 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Actress Diane Guerrero, best known for her work on the hit Netflix series “Orange Is The New Black”, shared words of wisdom with the Case Western Reserve University community on Saturday, Sept. 23. Under the ornate ceiling of the Maltz Performing Arts Center, Guerrero spoke to the crowd—comprised ...

Cannon: Police brutality, prejudice and White allyship

Christopher Alan Cannon, Columnist

October 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

“Man, did you see that video of them cops beating that kid in Euclid?” My Facebook inbox was flooded with unread messages on the afternoon of Aug. 18. Unbeknownst to me, bystanders had recently uploaded a video of Euclid police officers assaulting Richard Hubbard III. The 25-year-old is seen b...

Wood: The case for solo travelling as a woman

Morgan Wood, Columnist

October 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

“A woman should never ever travel alone,” is what my mom told me upon hearing of my weekend plans to travel from Tokyo to Nara, Japan alone. Little did it matter to her that Japan is one of the safest places in the world for foreign female travelers due to high legal penalties for anyone who commit...

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