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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 ...

Richards: We need to find the pep in our step

Jason Richards, Columnist

October 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Pep rallies, football games, homecoming, prom—there’s definitely a high school experience that left a memory in your mind you wish you could relive. Maybe it was that one night where you got to dress up and release your sub-par dance moves in the gymnasium, or a brisk Friday night football game ...

Pinal-Alfaro: Diane Guerrero teaches self-care

Yoshmar Pinal-Alfaro, Columnist

October 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Actress Diane Guerrero, best known for her work on the hit Netflix series “Orange Is The New Black”, shared words of wisdom with the Case Western Reserve University community on Saturday, Sept. 23. Under the ornate ceiling of the Maltz Performing Arts Center, Guerrero spoke to the crowd—comprised ...

Cannon: Police brutality, prejudice and White allyship

Christopher Alan Cannon, Columnist

October 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

“Man, did you see that video of them cops beating that kid in Euclid?” My Facebook inbox was flooded with unread messages on the afternoon of Aug. 18. Unbeknownst to me, bystanders had recently uploaded a video of Euclid police officers assaulting Richard Hubbard III. The 25-year-old is seen b...

Wood: The case for solo travelling as a woman

Morgan Wood, Columnist

October 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

“A woman should never ever travel alone,” is what my mom told me upon hearing of my weekend plans to travel from Tokyo to Nara, Japan alone. Little did it matter to her that Japan is one of the safest places in the world for foreign female travelers due to high legal penalties for anyone who commit...

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...

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