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Editorial: Kavanaugh, a board divided

Editorial Board

October 5, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

For weeks, Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing has dominated the news. During the process, Christine Blasey Ford came forward with an accusation of sexual assault that occurred while the two were in high school. It immediately shifted the tone of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary’s ...

Smith: “Indelible in the hippocampus”

Josiah Smith, Staff Columnist

October 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing last Thursday featuring Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh was nothing short of absolutely agonizing. In all honesty, I was skeptical of what more could come from hearing Ford and Kavanaugh speak. It seemed that everyone, including our senators, had alr...

Reyna: The importance of skilled trades

Christian Reyna, Staff Columnist

October 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and getting more students to attend college have been the biggest pushes in education recently.  Former President Barack Obama’s 2009 campaign “Educate to Innovate” was started to improve America’s STEM education as well as to increase particip...

Kerby: Bad faith administration led to TVUC policy

Steve Kerby, Staff Columnist

September 28, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The administration of Case Western Reserve University is in bad company when it comes to justifications for policy decisions. Especially over the past two years, a new trend in delivering transparent and flimsy reasons for administrative decisions has arisen among higher-education institutions. Now, CWRU has joi...

Smith: The power of social work

Josiah Smith, Staff Columnist

September 28, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Usually, there is nothing special about a routine doctor’s visit. The experience seems to be designed that way—to be uneventful, take way too long and to steal a rather large chunk of precious Netflix-viewing time. The waiting room magazines are always from five years ago and once you finally find a...

Wilson: Be safe with bikes, avoid a yikes

Peter Wilson, Staff Columnist

September 28, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Everybody gets to class differently. Some walk, others run and some even Uber. And, of course, some people ride their bikes to class. It’s an excellent option, as I ride my bike to class every day. It’s fast, it’s easy and there are bike stands all around campus that promote riding. As many m...

Martz: Why media meant to entertain is not inherently bad

Paulina Martz, Staff Columnist

September 28, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

There is a trend in intellectual circles to think that media which serves to entertain is bad. And by “bad” I mean, not well done, successful or worth watching, seeing and producing. This past Tony Awards season was ridiculed because all four nominees for Best Musical were based on pre-existing ...

Editorial: Rankings reveal a failure to aid

Editorial Board

September 28, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Just over two weeks ago, every student at Case Western Reserve University received an email announcing that the new U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Colleges list had been released. Most of the message’s emphasis was placed on a single fact: CWRU had fallen five places to No. 42. While this re...

Kim: The truth doesn’t matter, the reactions do

Won Hee Kim, Staff Columnist

September 21, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Christine Blasey Ford, a psychology professor at Palo Alto University in California, recently accused Supreme Court of the United States justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a sexual assault that happened over 30 years ago. They were teenagers at a party. Kavanaugh tried to force himself on Ford, and F...

Coleman: Does bigger mean better with the new iPhone?

Coleman: Does bigger mean better with the new iPhone?

Kehley Coleman, Staff Columnist

September 21, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

Whether you follow all Apple announcements religiously or you simply stumbled into one of the numerous summaries of the event online, you’ve almost certainly heard about Apple’s Special Event that took place on Sept. 12. During the event the company announced the upcoming releases of several new models ...

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