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Assmus: University Circle, CWRU parking needs to change

Abby Assmus, Columnist
February 24, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Around campus, there are plenty of garages, lots and metered spaces on streets. Yet, it is still difficult to park when going to class or work on campus because of the high prices for a decent parking spot. Case Western Reserve University shares University Circle with institutions such as the Clevel...

Editorial: USG did well to push for release of students’ family income brackets

February 24, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

This past fall semester, Undergraduate Student Government (USG) passed Resolution 26-01 for the university to release the family income brackets of students receiving need-based aid. The resolution came in response to the University’s shift from need-blind admissions to need-aware based admissions ...

Taekman: Get ready for the housing hassle

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

The initial email was enough to cue a widespread panic among my friends: “Where Will You Live in 2017-18?” It was one of those questions that we knew we’d have to deal with eventually, but we swept under the rug for the time being. Can you blame us? The whole ordeal of roommate-picking is neces...

Ltte: Feminist Collective differentiates between identity, political opinion

Jessica Lam, Tori Hamilton, Nailah Mathews, and Nat Bick
February 24, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, To the Case Western Reserve University Community: We, as members of the Feminist Collective at CWRU, have witnessed repeated instances of misconceptions about what tolerance should look like on our campus. We would like to clarify a few points in response to rhetoric from our peers concer...

Rutecki: Don’t judge Sessions so quickly

Paul Rutecki, Columnist
February 24, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

I was eating breakfast a week before classes started this semester when I turned on the television to check the news and saw the confirmation hearing for Jeff Sessions, then-nominee for Attorney General. I did not know much about Sessions at the time except for reports I heard that he was denied a fe...

Edmonds: Methods to resolve conflict more gracefully

McCoy Edmonds, Columnist
February 24, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

We live in a world of conflict. It’s a challenge in forming organizations and friend groups and when dealing with family. It is a product of confrontation. I think most people would prefer solving things without taking the steps to achieve the resolution or ignoring the conflict, even though this ...

Kolison & Jones: Growing up as a racial minority in an all-white setting

Stephen Kolison and Teresa Jones
February 17, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

College is where we are supposed to find ourselves. It’s a unique environment where we are encouraged to take risks and try new things to grow as people. We form vibrant communities by joining student groups and forming meaningful relationships. In each of the groups we’ve joined, we found that a...

Wang: UC Berkeley riots threaten free speech

Larry Wang, Columnist
February 17, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

On Feb. 1, University of California, Berkeley’s campus was gripped by the throng of chaotic violence.  What started as a peaceful demonstration earlier in the day morphed into something even the campus police were unable to contain as evening fell.  Provocateurs, which the college claim to be from Oa...

Edmonds: The writing advice your professor wished you’d take

McCoy Edmonds, Columnist
February 17, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Essay writing is a part of life as a college student. Most students seem to take essays on as a last minute challenge for eloquence and teacher satisfaction. For the majority of us, this doesn’t turn out very well and, for even more of us, it’s absolutely no fun. Here are some alternatives. First...

Editorial: New greenie stop was not thought out

February 17, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Earlier this semester, the Evening North Shuttle route shifted from stopping directly in front of Kelvin Smith Library’s main entrance to Thwing Center, requiring students to sometimes wait outside, over inside, for the shuttle. The Evening North Shuttle begins its route at 5:15 p.m. and circles until ...

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