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Rudoff: An administration of dunces

Jackson Rudoff, Columnist

March 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The turbulence of the Trump administration has lost its ability to surprise. When the early uncoverings of the Mueller investigation were made, it certainly made a ripple in both the political and media landscapes. The early charges against campaign officials such as George Papadopoulos, Rick Gates...

Martz: What you can learn from theater

Paulina Martz, Columnist

February 23, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When I told my friends in high school that I was going to Case Western Reserve University, they were all a little confused. Why did I, a double humanities major, come to a highly ranked STEM school? Well, first, I think we have to examine just why I would even be a theater major to begin with. There...

Editorial: Mural controversy leads to positive reaction

Editorial: Mural controversy leads to positive reaction

February 23, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Top Stories

A hallway in the A.W. Smith Building recently made local news and is about to look very different. What could have been the story of media overreaction and the stifling of dialogue has instead turned into an opportunity for collaboration. The hallway features a mural depicting the faces of six women...

Adams: US higher education might be a bubble about to burst

Maurice Adams, Guest Columnist

February 23, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Is U.S. higher education a bubble about to burst, like the housing bubble burst that triggered the 2007-2008 financial crisis? That strong possibility is now evident. It should seriously concern those choosing a college. One surely does not want their degree from a college that subsequently goes bankrupt...

McCall: Abuse victims are not a threat to due process

Thomas McCall, Columnist

February 23, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In the early hours of Feb. 10, President Donald Trump tweeted the following: "Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation. Some are true and some are false. Some are old and some are new. There is no recovery for someone falsely accused-life and career are gone. Is there no su...

Cai: Be a friend, not a savior

Cai: Be a friend, not a savior

Yingying Cai, Columnist

February 23, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I still remember when I first visited the Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry's Men's Shelter. The coordinator of volunteers warned me over and over again not to come alone or by public transportation. “Are you sure you are okay working with them, even if they have mental problems, use drugs or have...

Revenge of the Student Information System

Jason Richards, Columnist

February 23, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

If you, as a Case Western Reserve University student, were asked which of CWRU’s websites brought the most frustration to your academics on campus, your answer would probably be the Student Information System (SIS). Plain and simple. The current SIS website is as hard to navigate as a paper roadma...

Ltte: Why it’s good to be an “Ivy League reject”

Jeremy Bendik-Keymer

February 23, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

The expression was taught to me by an outgoing fourth-year student over a year ago. They were giving the main reason why so many Case Western Reserve University students overfill their time with multiple majors, CV-padding clubs and endless anxiety about grades and rankings. Since then, some student...

Nunnery: Finding a balance in social life pays off

Anthony Nunnery, Columnist

February 23, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

If you take a chance to ask your professors about their college experience, many will tell you that it was the best time of their lives. In most cases, I don’t think the professors accredit this to classes or the hard work put forth to make it through college, because no one is that sadistic. Ex...

Kim: Lessons from performance poetry

Won Hee Kim, Columnist

February 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s Thursday night. A group of forty or so sits in the crooked rows by the stage at Euclid Tavern, with more people milling about and eavesdropping. Among the crowd is the creative writing club of Case Western Reserve University, Writers Writing Words. Its members lounge near the back and make small...

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