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Editorial: Lack of campus identity makes it harder to find

October 13, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The Commission for the Undergraduate Experience (CUE) is on a mission to better all aspects of student life on campus. On Sept. 29, the CUE released its Preliminary Recommendations on “Enhancing the Undergraduate Experience”, and it was emailed to the student body on Oct. 3. The report is struct...

Cai: Post-DACA: These are real people

Yingying Cai, Columnist

October 6, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

A month has passed since the Trump administration announced the repeal of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) on Sept. 5. Five more months remain for the Congress to discuss its implementation. On the day of the announcement, every student, faculty member and staff member of Case Western Reserve...

Saulsman: A request to continue exciting unfamiliarity

Courtney Saulsman, Columnist

October 6, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

One of the the best things about college is that everyone is new. Aside from the few people who might have trickled along from your high school, strange faces are the new normal. I see a brand new face every single day when I take the time to stop and look at my surroundings. When arriving at Case Western R...

Mukhi: Visibility for women of color

Zubair Mukhi, Columnist

October 6, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Like many of my peers on campus, I love the student-run diversity initiatives at Case Western Reserve University. However, some organizations get more publicity than others. One of the organizations that I hadn’t heard of until now is Voices: A Women of Color Collaborative. Until this year, Voices was run by a student...

Ltte: The power of memes and “Case Beans”

Grant Whitmer, Fourth-year student

October 6, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

As the admin of an unrelated, 4000 member meme page, I understand the role that memes play. They serve many roles: a source of humor and entertainment, a form of literary criticism and a refuge from the stale tedium of daily life (particularly at a university such as ours). It is with great interest that I have watche...

Kim: Students bring Korean classes to life

Won Hee Kim, Columnist

October 6, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The languages taught at Case Western Reserve University are as follows: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. And this year, in the common area of House 5 in the Village at 115: Korean. I first learned about the student-led Korean classes when I acco...

Stebbins: What we can all learn from Sukkot

Jonathan Stebbins, Guest Columnist

October 6, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Oftentimes, it seems that we’re afraid to care. We feel a strange self-consciousness when we are excited about something no one else is, as if we are leaping and laughing for a silent audience. Sometimes, we question our motives when faced with indifference. Other times, we try to push our excitement o...

Editorial: Transparency is the key to better security

October 6, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The Annual Security Report was released last week. The report is worth checking out; within it are crime statistics from last year, as well as a comparison to prior years. While the various departments and offices involved in security have made some important strides in communication, we think there is s...

Salm: DOE grant provides support for sustainability research

Salm: DOE grant provides support for sustainability research

Maeve Salm, Columnist

October 6, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

As Americans, we live in a capitalist economy where a majority of our interactions with the world are dependent on or are dictated by money. Regardless of progressive intents, a lack of funding can halt research or developmental projects. As a result, one of the greatest hurdles in initiating research,...

Martz: A collection of CWRU’s hidden gems

Martz: A collection of CWRU’s hidden gems

Paulina Martz, Columnist

September 29, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

Now that Case Western Reserve University is in its fifth week and more and more of the student population's time must be dedicated to classes, work and studying, it’s easy to feel a little bogged down. As summer finally begins changing to autumn, there are many opportunities on this campus to stop and smel...

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