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Assmus: The constant construction builds up CWRU, surrounding area

Abby Assmus, Staff Writer

March 31, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Over the past six years that I have been a student here at Case Western Reserve University, there have been many physical changes to campus. Often, people are surprised to hear that some of the places that are now thought of as staples of campus are fairly new.  For example, all of the food places in Uptow...

Wang: Don’t jump to conclusions with Trump and Russia

Larry Wang, Staff Writer

March 31, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Few things are as tragic as one walking free for a crime they actually committed, except for someone being wrongly convicted and imprisoned for a crime they did not commit.  This is important to keep in mind when it comes to the ongoing investigation of potential ties between Donald Trump’s campai...

Taekman: Stop the non-STEM stigma

Sarah Taekman, Staff Writer

March 31, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

There’s solidarity among students as we suffer packed lecture halls. Shared commiseration over tests and homework. Joint joy when we puzzle out a particularly rough topic. But, like most clubs, there’s a “them” and an “us.” Being a STEM major is like being part of the biggest campus-...

Ltte: CWRU needs to provide more graduation tickets

George Hodulik

March 31, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, As spring graduation approaches, I must express a deep frustration with Case Western Reserve University administration. To those who are not graduating this May, you may not be aware that undergraduates are allowed three guest tickets to the undergraduate diploma ceremony. Howev...

Ltte #2: The struggles of voicing conservative opinions at CWRU

Steve Kerby

March 31, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, You’re going to have to trust me on this one; there are more than zero conservatives at Case Western Reserve University. I can’t provide anything more than anecdotal evidence for their existence. They might have good reason to be reluctant to stand up, and they do not owe it to any...

Edmonds: The value of poetry to non-poets

McCoy Edmonds, Staff Writer

March 31, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

For a long time, poetry seemed dumb and confusing. Every poem we read in my high school English class had some sort of deeper meaning I missed. But the lack of punctuation and grammar involved in writing poetry drew me towards writing a few stanzas. After a few attempts, I learned that poetry could be ...

Smith: CWRU Students need to explore Cleveland more

Kevin Smith, Opinion Editor

March 31, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As our strange winter-spring fusion season fades into the humid Cleveland summer, the city begins to ascend to its peak in June. The roller coaster capital of the world, Cedar Point, opens in a little over a month. University Circle brings in the summer with a flurry of events including the Hessler St...

Holmberg: Privatization is one solution to America’s public education deterioration

Kelsey Holmberg, Feature Writer

March 24, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Government at the local, state and federal level has focused on improving education in America for over thirty years. Much of the dissatisfaction with the U.S. public school system began with a 1983 report entitled, “A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform.” The report detailed the public ...

Edmonds: How to navigate breakups

McCoy Edmonds, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

College is one of the best times to form relationships and start dating someone, but for many students this is a relatively new part of their life. Thus, breaking up can be a very difficult experience. Hurt feelings, damaged egos and decimated dreams are but a few of the consequences of choosing to bre...

Rutecki: The peculiar future of American healthcare

Paul Rutecki, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

One of the biggest promises made by Republican politicians during the 2016 election season was to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as “Obamacare.”  Now that Republicans have control of the presidency, House of Representatives and Senate, they have a chance ...

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