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Why you should rethink your activism

Cameron Childers

October 27, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Editor’s Note: Cleveland State University (CSU) President Ronald Berkman issued a follow-up statement to the one discussed in this letter on Oct. 17 expressing his personal outrage over the flier, and CSU’s commitment to promoting a safe and inclusive environment. On Monday, Oct. 16, LGBTQ stud...

Stop using free speech to defend your real beliefs

Viral Mistry

October 27, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

The other day, a flyer was circulated around Cleveland State University’s (CSU) campus hinting at suicide rates among those in the LGBT community, and LGBT members should follow suit. CSU's president responded to this incident by making some simple remarks about how he disapproved of the language,...

Kim: Problems with women boycotting Twitter

Won Hee Kim, Columnist

October 27, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

On Oct. 13, Rose McGowan, actress and feminist activist, inspired a widespread spontaneous 24 hour long boycott of Twitter after the social media service suspended her account. McGowan is a survivor of sexual assault by Harvey Weinstein and frequently disparages the patriarchy and rape culture on her Twitter...

Cai: Burst out of the bubble

Cai: Burst out of the bubble

Yingying Cai, Columnist

October 27, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

“Case is a bubble.” This is something I have repeatedly heard since the first day of school. On campus tours, during orientation, in class…people usually say this to reassure one another that no matter how miserable outsiders think Cleveland is, Case Western Reserve University has nothing to do wi...

Kadlec: Campus caffeine conundrum

Kadlec: Campus caffeine conundrum

Hanna R Kadlec, Columnist

October 27, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Whether you grabbed lunch today from a vending machine, stopped by a coffee shop or sat down at one of the dining halls for a meal, these dining options have one thing in common: They promote caffeine consumption. Although Case Western Reserve University doesn’t have any sort of campaign or init...

Ltte: A soldier’s take on the national anthem debate

Barton Ziganti

October 27, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Recently, there was an article in The Observer admonishing NFL players for kneeling during our national anthem. Many Americans share this same view and have quickly rallied to the cry that it is “disrespectful to the troops”. You’ll find this sentiment everywhere. What is most interesting though...

Rudoff: Stop putting off Dreamer legislation

Jackson Rudoff, Columnist

October 27, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

On Thursday, Oct. 12 President Trump announced that he would extend the March 5th deadline for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) expiration if Congress failed to act by then. This comes just over a month into the countdown, only 40 days after declaring on Twitter that “Congress now...

Wood: 72 hours or less in Taipei

Morgan Wood, Columnist

October 25, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

There’s something to be said for taking the time to really get to know one country well, for deciding to stay in one spot and exploring all its nooks and crannies. But when you’re already halfway across the globe, it sounds crazy not to take advantage of the cheaper, shorter flights to surrounding ...

Rutecki: Kneeling for the national anthem is disrespectful

Paul Rutecki, Columnist

October 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Two years ago, around 10,600 American servicemen stationed in Afghanistan prepared for a big day. They spent two months making decorations for an occasion that provides an intimate connection to the country back home they dearly love, Super Bowl Sunday. Likewise, our love for the military was showcased ...

Eckert: The danger of “work hard, play hard”

Brian Eckert, Columnist

October 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The phrase “work hard, play hard” has become common on college campuses across the country and was popularized by the Wiz Khalifa song of the same name. It generally refers to the habit of studying hard all week and then going out all weekend to blow off steam from all the late nights during the ...

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