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McCall: Guns do not belong in schools

Thomas McCall, Columnist

March 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

President Donald Trump met with students at the White House this past week to discuss possible solutions to gun violence. In the meeting, President Trump suggested that we give guns to "gun-adept” teachers in an effort to protect students from mass shootings like the one in Florida this past week. First...

Mukhi: Why I choose to row

Mukhi: Why I choose to row

Zubair Mukhi, Columnist

March 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Near the beginning of last semester, I was a new student, awed and impressed by the experience of orientation week. Then came the day that the Horsburgh Gym filled for Sports-a-Palooza with all the non-varsity sports clubs and teams Case Western Reserve University has to offer, from frisbee to fencing...

Cannon: The extremism of white men should not be ignored

Christopher Alan Cannon, Columnist

March 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

My uncle, Champ, was heavily involved with Cleveland’s Black Panther Party chapter throughout the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. At the time, both my mother and uncle claimed that members of the pro-black political faction were purposely subjected to illegal and dehumanizing police procedures. Decades...

Reaves: Performance groups on campus

Kayla Reaves, Columnist

March 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I’ve had the awesome opportunity to sing in an a capella group for the past three years. Throughout my time in the group, I’ve performed at dozens of performances and noticed an unfortunate trend: Event planners don’t know how to properly accommodate performance groups. I’ve performed in ...

Editorial: Our take on the referendum to restructure funding for campus traditions

March 2, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

A referendum still in the works may reorganize funding for the organizations in charge of Springfest, Thwing Study Over (TSO) and Senior Week. The framework of the referendum is strong, but in order to be successful, the organizations involved in planning it need to work out the details carefully. The...

Saulsman: A guide to making decisions as a young adult

Courtney Saulsman, Columnist

March 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

College is the time to be an adult without the actual responsibilities of adulthood. Most of us, especially first-year students, still depend on our families for financial support. Because of this, we do not have to participate in the very real, very adult action of paying bills. We frolic along, eating...

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...

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