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McPheeters: Don’t chalk Spitball

Mary McPheeters, Copy Editor

April 12, 2019

It’s been awhile since Spitball has been chalked. That changed last week, when someone, or multiple people, drew a squirrel on Spitball and wrote “This is OUR campus.” and “Hey, whatcha doin’ under here? Wanna cuddle?” on it. It is precisely the noticeable lack of chalking recently that ma...

Kim: Striking a balance as a student leader

Kim: Striking a balance as a student leader

Won Hee Kim, Copy Editor

April 12, 2019

One of the hardest parts of having a leadership role in a campus organization is time management. As the spring semester winds down, many clubs have started the process of electing and training new officers, transitioning power to other, usually younger, members. As someone with senior status and experien...

Kerby: Cap and gown, nickel and dimed

Steve Kerby, Staff Columnist

April 12, 2019

As the academic year comes to a close, the eyes of the campus turn to commencement. Being a fourth-year student, if all goes well I will stride purposefully across the commencement stage and then stride purposefully off this campus. But before any Spartan can burst out of the gate toward the expa...

APUSH-ing people out of history

Viral Mistry, Staff Columnist

April 12, 2019

In my time at Case Western Reserve University, I’ve often received a diverse range of responses to any mention of the humanities classes I’ve been fortunate enough to take. The most common response, of course, has been “Oh, is that a SAGES?” I hear it less often now, as a fourth-year student, but I still ...

Editorial: Keep the RTA pass, no matter the cost

Editorial Board

April 12, 2019

For years, Case Western Reserve University students have never had to ask how much a Regional Transit Authority (RTA) pass costs. We’ve known that, as part of our Cleveland cultural enrichment, we are given one each semester for the flat price of $25. Needless to say, this is an absolute bargain, gi...

Du: Social sciences, humanities courses deserve more credit

Du: Social sciences, humanities courses deserve more credit

Erya Du, Staff Columnist

April 12, 2019

As we approach the end of the semester, stress levels have been turned up to the highest setting. For me, the Java projects have become even more laborious, the economics exams didn’t go as planned and even German has begun to challenge my confidence from time to time. It often happened at night that...

Editorial: How to break up the post-spring break blues

Editorial Board

April 5, 2019

It’s been over a week since we returned from spring break, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to care about our schoolwork. Post-spring break complacency is an affliction that many of us are likely facing. It makes sense to fall victim to it; we worked so hard in the first half of the semes...

Reif: Healthcare: We do not get what we pay for

Reif: Healthcare: We do not get what we pay for

Jordan Reif, Staff Columnist

April 5, 2019

The U.S. has some of the best health care specialists in the world and has undoubtedly made remarkable advances in treating chronic diseases. The 21st century has ushered in the use of stem cells to replace or repair damaged organs, developed highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) to treat AIDS a...

Wilson: The results are in: polling is good

Wilson: The results are in: polling is good

Peter Wilson, Staff Columnist

April 5, 2019

In the later months of 2016, one thing seemed certain. Almost every poll released after August gave Hillary Clinton a big lead over her opponent, President Donald Trump. People were so sure of the polls that many news outlets gave the election to Clinton before election day was over. Well, the ele...

McPheeters: Why this Clevelander chose CWRU

Mary McPheeters, Copy Editor

April 5, 2019

As someone from Cleveland Heights, Ohio, I often get asked why I chose to go to a school so close to home. Generally, it’s something along the lines of “that would be too close for me” or “why would you want to stay in Cleveland?” When I was a senior in high school, I got into every school I ap...

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