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Wilson: Finding inspiration on a field-focused campus

Peter Wilson, Staff Columnist

February 22, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

There are many wonderful aspects of this campus. The academics are strong, the professors are acclaimed and there is a history of discovery and excellence. These all contribute to strong student development, both for those students studying STEM and those studying the humanities and arts. Students t...

Reif: Injustice in Palestine is injustice for all

Jordan Reif, Staff Columnist

February 22, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

On Feb. 10, Ilhan Omar, a Democratic freshman representative from Minnesota and notably the first Somali-American in Congress, responded to a tweet asking her who she thought was paying American politicians to be pro-Israel. Her response was “AIPAC,” the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Th...

Kim: The Commuter Lounge is no longer exclusive

Won Hee Kim, Copy Editor

February 22, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The graduate students are taking over the Commuter Lounge. This may be an overly dramatic way to put it, but since Feb. 11, the graduate students have gained access to the safe haven of Case Western Reserve University commuter students. The lounge is nestled in one of the basements of the Thwing Cent...

Smith: Trump’s emergency is another misguided negotiation

Smith: Trump’s emergency is another misguided negotiation

Josiah Smith, Staff Columnist

February 22, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

I believe that the best quality a president can have is an aptness for negotiation. Rarely in life, especially in politics, do we achieve our goals to the fullest extent. No matter how much one believes their solution will remedy a problem, it is important to know that our perspective is impossibly ...

Du: The problem with information pursuit

Erya Du, Staff Columnist

February 22, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In the information age, we all have the habit of checking our phones and seeing what is happening in the world wherever we are. News inevitably floods into our lives, just like how the snow from Monday’s storm flooded into my eyes. Back when information was not so easily accessible, the news was...

Ltte: Aisha’s Law could save lives

Leo Thurman, Student

February 15, 2019


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Last week, Ohio House Rep. Janine Boyd announced that she intends to draft legislation to help prevent domestic violence. The law is named for the late Aisha Fraser, a Shaker Heights teacher who was violently stabbed to death, presumably by her ex-husband, Lance Mason. Mason is a former Ohio state re...

Reyna: Democrats face an oversaturated 2020 primary

Christian Reyna, Staff Columnist

February 15, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Whether we like it or not, the 2020 presidential campaign race has started. The Democratic party is desperate to win back the Oval Office, and I am in favor of their efforts. Personally, I believe President Donald Trump hasn’t done a great job, only causing greater divisiveness in our country and generally ac...

Editorial: Commending alert improvement time

Editorial Board

February 15, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Monday nights at Case Western Reserve University are usually slow and uneventful, bogged down by work and fatigue. But this week, almost everyone on campus suddenly found themselves wide awake thanks to a series of Rave alerts. At approximately 12:16 a.m., multiple people around campus reported heari...

Zhu: KonMari isn’t minimalism and for good reason

Zhu: KonMari isn’t minimalism and for good reason

Caroline Zhu, Staff Columnist

February 15, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

Following the release of her Netflix show, “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo,” Japanese organizing consultant and author Marie Kondo made a sudden return to pop culture. But the response to her show and her philosophy reflects a distinctly Western take on Eastern cultures and minimalism. While Kondo...

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