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Saulsman: Self-reflection may help resolve internal dissonance

Saulsman: Self-reflection may help resolve internal dissonance

Courtney Saulsman, Columnist

February 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In light of recent personal experiences, I have uncovered the importance of looking inwards. Today’s society makes it easy for us to not pay attention to how we feel, why we act the way we do and what we need to do in order to have our best selves out there. In a time of turmoil, it is easy to blame...

Mukhi: In defense of the Oxford comma

Zubair Mukhi, Columnist

February 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The Oxford comma isn’t something that I hear discussed a lot without provocation. When it is discussed, however, proponents and opponents defend their position ferociously. People I’ve asked about the Oxford comma say either the sentence looks wrong without it or that it’s useless and pointless. I...

Editorial: We try to give dating advice

February 16, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Instead of giving our take on campus news this week, we decided to do something different. Our production night for this issue was on Valentine’s Day, and instead of being with a date, we spent our evening writing an article about dating advice. Using these apps on our campus comes with its own special...

Thomas Yatsko did not deserve to die

Thomas Yatsko did not deserve to die

Christopher Alan Cannon, Columnist

February 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Thomas Yatsko, the 21-year-old man who was shot down outside of the Corner Alley just weeks ago, did not deserve to die. Yatsko, known by his family and friends for helping out his neighbors and feeding the homeless, was fatally shot by Sergeant Dean Graziolli of the Cleveland Police Department. Yatsko...

Adams: Make U.S. engineering education great again

Adams: Make U.S. engineering education great again

Maurice Adams, Guest Columnist

February 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Graduating engineering students obtaining Bachelor of Science degrees now do not enjoy advantages the writer enjoyed when he graduated from a top-rated East Coast engineering school in the early 1960s. The typical engineering B.S. program then required about 150 credit hours of coursework to graduate,...

CWRU students: you can make it possible to plagiarize with impunity

Jeremy Bendik-Keymer

February 16, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

The new Academic Integrity Policy was approved by the Faculty Senate last week.  It includes some new language, notably that the reasons for Academic Integrity Board decisions must now be stated in the results of any hearing. Still, this is not good enough. It is good that the reasoning of the academi...

Editorial: Plant the SEED for a greener future

Editorial: Plant the SEED for a greener future

February 9, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Top Stories

Thanks to Student Sustainability Council (SSC), student organizations are about to get a lot more green. SSC’s new program, Students Encouraging Environmental Dedication (SEED), is a system designed to succeed. SEED, which aims to help student organizations become more environmentally friendly,...

Ltte: We must go to class, but we also should

Jeremy Bendik-Keymer

February 9, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

I recently came across a report from a student—some math classes, according to what I heard, do not encourage attendance, since all that matters is how you do on the test. Now, it turns out that this report was inaccurate. The professor herself wrote me, “While it’s true that there is no sp...

Martz: Taking the stress out of Valentine’s Day

Paulina Martz, Columnist

February 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Valentine’s Day. A holiday that strikes fear in the hearts of some, loathing in the hearts of many and loveーit seemsーin the hearts of few. Valentine’s Day has seemingly divided us into groups of hopeless romantics stressing out about how to accomplish their big gestures, cynics who let the ho...

Richards: Student services cri(SIS)

Jason Richards, Columnist

February 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Towards the end of last month, the Case Western Reserve University Division of Student Affairs released an announcement in The Daily that they are “in the later stages of choosing an engagement platform to replace OrgSync.” The OrgSync platform is a service the university has used to coordinate co...

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