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Richards: News in a dying paper age

Jason Richards

August 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

About a week before moving into my second-year dorm at Case Western Reserve University, I visited my grandmother in my hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She brought to my attention a problem with her morning routine of reading the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the city’s daily newspaper. She had been n...

Taekman: Prosecute him, not them

Sarah Taekman

August 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

If you’ve watched the news at all over the past two months, you’ve heard the name Mollie Tibbetts. On July 18, the 20-year-old went for an evening jog in her small town of Brooklyn, Iowa. She didn’t come back. After family and police spent a month searching, airing public television pleas and...

Toledo: Katie’s declassified Orientation Week survival guide

Toledo: Katie’s declassified Orientation Week survival guide

Katharine Toledo

August 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Picture this: you’re standing in the middle of Tinkham Veale University Center, squinting at the tiny map of campus you’re holding in your hand, trying to figure out where you’re going next. Your Case Western Reserve Guides app says the Pre-Med meeting is in Strosacker Auditorium, and your watch tell...

Kerby: Arrested for GUI

Kerby: Arrested for GUI

Steve Kerby, Guest columnist

August 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I’m not a scientist who can stare at computer jargon all day, and I expect that most people need a somewhat accessible graphical user interface (GUI). By this, I mean the layers of translation that make computer data readable and pleasant to humans. The nature of GUI and its role in human-computer ...

Smith: Four years to call your own

Smith: Four years to call your own

Josiah Smith

August 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

This is my last year at Case Western Reserve University. It has definitely gone by too fast. As a first-year student, the most common piece of advice that I received was to make sure that I took it all in, to be certain that I lived in every moment and truly embraced the experience of an undergraduate....

Awkwafina, “Crazy Rich Asians” and minority misrepresentation

Awkwafina, “Crazy Rich Asians” and minority misrepresentation

Caroline Zhu

August 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

“Crazy Rich Asians” has brought attention to the lack of people of color (POC) representation in Hollywood and also raised issues of misrepresentation and appropriation over actress and singer Nora Lum’s character, Goh Peik Lin. Lum, better known by her stage name “Awkwafina,” has recentl...

Editorial: Cleveland

Editorial: Cleveland, Editorial Board

August 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

It’s the dog days of August, and the organized chaos of Orientation Week is finally letting up. Throughout this week, incoming first-year students have been getting acclimated to their new academic home at Case Western Reserve University. On Saturday, they will take part in “Discover Cleveland,...

Kim: The conflict between higher education, work and motherhood

Kim: The conflict between higher education, work and motherhood

Won Hee Kim

August 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Chatting with an employee at my summer internship, she revealed that she never really saw herself becoming a mother. She knew that she would have children but only in the abstract. Well, she had her child, and she brought her child to work, making her one of the lucky ones. Despite women increasi...

Behmer: Misrepresentation in media

Virginia Behmer, Guest Columnist

June 21, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Kim Kardashian West visited the White House a few weeks ago to discuss prison reform with President Trump. Of course, this news was covered by many major media outlets and many people had many opinions. Regardless of your views towards the reality TV star, it does not excuse the New York Post sayi...

Editorial: Semester Grades

Editorial

April 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Undergraduate Student Government (USG): B- It’s been a turbulent semester for USG and the campus community. Things started off on a high note with the introduction of the initiative tracker, which provided students with a way of following the progress of different on-campus projects. In prov...

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