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Pomerantz: Sudanese human rights activist denounces BDS

Hannah Pomerantz, Columnist
December 9
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Last week, Mohamed Abubakr, a Sudanese human rights activist, came to speak at Case Western Reserve University as sponsored by Cleveland Hillel, Hillel International, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, CAMERA and several other organizations. Despite growing up under the rigid autocracy of Islamic ...

Taleb: American and colorless

Nardine Taleb, Columnist
December 9
Filed under Columns, Opinion

The first day I wore the hijab, I was 16 years old. I stood in front of the mirror, arranging a scarf I’d bought from Target around my head with my fingers, so confident I could hardly recognize myself. I didn’t know what I’d be up against. First, my parents wouldn’t be so excited, contrary to popu...

Editorial 14

December 9
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Student Involvement in Campus Issues: A During a year marked by divisive politics, Case Western Reserve University students stepped up to ensure their voice was heard. Campus organizations took it upon themselves to help register students to vote. Groups such as the Radical Student Union also made...

Assmus: Staying busy over semester break

Assmus: Staying busy over semester break

Abby Assmus, Columnist
December 9
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Despite the multiple finals and projects that stand in the way of semester break, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Almost a whole month without classes awaits, in which there are plenty of opportunities to catch up with friends and family and on sleep and television shows that might have been put ...

Barrett: The ugly truth about the Electoral College

Eva Barrett, Columnist
December 2
Filed under Columns, Opinion

The past three weeks since the general election have highlighted a few fundamental and ugly truths about American politics. The first of these ugly truths is that the Electoral College is an obsolete, yet perfect institution. The second ugly truth is that politicians on both sides of the aisle have co...

Bennett: Rethinking the term “diversity”

Edward Bennett, Columnist
December 2
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Diversity and the lack thereof have been hotly debated topics on college campuses. It is hard not to hear this buzz word when entering a college campus and seeing the centers and programs dedicated to improving the diversity problem that plagues many colleges across the country. It is also interesting...

Taekman: Choking on Christmas

Sarah Taekman, Columnist
December 2
Filed under Columns, Opinion

I’ll be honest—when I saw the first Santa Claus adorning a Target shelf before Halloween this year, I was more than a little perplexed. It’s an annual complaint we all have said once or twice: “Christmas comes earlier and earlier every year!” It’s subtle. Santa and snowflakes creep on...

Miles: 1936 and 2016: Not so different after all

Danny Miles, Columnist
December 2
Filed under Columns, Opinion

The 2016 presidential election is behind us, and now that a few weeks have passed, the country will able to reflect and analyze what exactly just happened. If any word can describe this election cycle, it would probably be “chaotic,” and I have a feeling that historians decades from now will still be ...

Editorial: The fight against the pipeline

Editorial: The fight against the pipeline

December 2
Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Top Stories

The Dakota Access Pipeline has received widespread backlash nationally. The 3.7 billion dollar, 1,172-mile, 30-inch diameter pipeline will connect the Bakken Formation and the Three Forks production areas in North Dakota to Patoka, Illinois. It can transport over half a million barrels of oil each day. The p...

Nguyen: “Post Trump Protests”

Phuong Nguyen, Columnist
December 2
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Even though the election occurred almost a month ago, it still incites anger, fear and shock from people as if it was yesterday. People not only in America, but around the world, fear what is coming in the next four years and further. I must admit that the scenario of the new president-elect causes...

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