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Editorial: A false notion of diversity

Jackson Rudoff, Opinion Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

One of the first programs any Case Western Reserve University student is exposed to is “Diversity 360,” a brief training during Orientation Week that attempts to educate first-year students on the cultural nuances of their new community. It makes sense to cover this topic during the early period o...

Wilson: Uptown’s food funk

Peter Wilson, Staff Columnist

November 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

There are many exceptionally wonderful things about this university. The academics are renowned and challenging, the campus is beautiful and located in a cultural hub and the professors are esteemed and well respected. However, there are flaws. Most prominent of which is the choices of food on cam...

Smith: A mid-semester reflection

Josiah Smith, Staff Columnist

November 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Like it or not, the middle of the semester is when you’re compelled to reflect. There’s something about receiving midterm grades, whether scathing, decent or exceptional, that causes you to ponder what went well and what didn’t. Fortunately, there’s enough time to sustain or change things for...

Reyna: Takeaways from a midterm debut

Christian Reyna, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The week before Fall Break and the week after Homecoming, midterm week was when students across campus tested their knowledge and skills in multiple classes. A good chunk are sleep-deprived from pulling all-nighters. A few are wide awake and studied well beforehand. Most are nervous, stressed and tired...

Kerby: How I learned to stop worrying and love James Madison

Steve Kerby, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Constitutions, what are they good for? They’re a heck of a lot of hassle, that’s for sure. The United States Constitution is the reason why the vote power of North Dakota is about three times that of California. The U.S. Constitution includes such historic controversies as the Three-Fifths Compromise, t...

Yakumithis: Keeping it tastefully sexy on Halloween

Sophia Yakumithis, News Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Halloween is next Wednesday, and I want to use this opportunity to give a lecture that I think a lot of parents forget to give their college-bound children: please stop objectifying ordinary things—especially animals that have ears—and then calling yourself a “sexy” whatever. My parents didn...

Editorial: The danger of false equivalencies

Editorial: The danger of false equivalencies

Jackson Rudoff, Opinions Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Top Stories

On Monday, a number of news organizations reported that somebody had left a pipe bomb outside the home of George Soros, a notable left-wing philanthropist. Over the next few days, numerous other left-wing figureheads would receive similar packages, all playing into a Unabomber-esque picture of political violence. ...

Editor’s Note: How not to get student feedback

Eddie Kerekes, Executive Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

In 2012, Case Western Reserve University set out to conceive a five-year strategic plan for the school. It would guide the institution from 2013 to 2018. The finalized plan, titled “Think Beyond the Possible” and available online, focused on a mission of “[improving] and [enriching] people’s live...

Venom’s critical failure from an expectation of hypermasculinity

Caroline Zhu, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

After seeing “Venom” and recommending it to everyone I know, the question I get back the most often is: “then why do the critics hate it?” It’s a good question, and the gap between audience rave reviews and critics’ disapprovals lies in Eddie Brock’s characterization. For those who have yet to hit the theaters, ...

Wilson: Misinformation cannot be a partisan issue

Peter Wilson, Staff Columnist

October 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Social media is one of the most important aspects of today’s society. It brings people from all around the world together and keeps people connected in ways that would never have been thought of 100 years ago. However, it has also become one of the biggest detriments to national sovereignty, especi...

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