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Kim: Students bring Korean classes to life

Won Hee Kim, Columnist

October 6, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The languages taught at Case Western Reserve University are as follows: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. And this year, in the common area of House 5 in the Village at 115: Korean. I first learned about the student-led Korean classes when I acco...

Stebbins: What we can all learn from Sukkot

Jonathan Stebbins, Guest Columnist

October 6, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Oftentimes, it seems that we’re afraid to care. We feel a strange self-consciousness when we are excited about something no one else is, as if we are leaping and laughing for a silent audience. Sometimes, we question our motives when faced with indifference. Other times, we try to push our excitement o...

Editorial: Transparency is the key to better security

October 6, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The Annual Security Report was released last week. The report is worth checking out; within it are crime statistics from last year, as well as a comparison to prior years. While the various departments and offices involved in security have made some important strides in communication, we think there is s...

Salm: DOE grant provides support for sustainability research

Salm: DOE grant provides support for sustainability research

Maeve Salm, Columnist

October 6, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

As Americans, we live in a capitalist economy where a majority of our interactions with the world are dependent on or are dictated by money. Regardless of progressive intents, a lack of funding can halt research or developmental projects. As a result, one of the greatest hurdles in initiating research,...

Martz: A collection of CWRU’s hidden gems

Martz: A collection of CWRU’s hidden gems

Paulina Martz, Columnist

September 29, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

Now that Case Western Reserve University is in its fifth week and more and more of the student population's time must be dedicated to classes, work and studying, it’s easy to feel a little bogged down. As summer finally begins changing to autumn, there are many opportunities on this campus to stop and smel...

Richards: The bicycle dilemma on campus

Richards: The bicycle dilemma on campus

Jason Richards, Columnist

September 29, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

You’re biking to class and a student decides to sidestep in front of you. Or perhaps a group of students feel the need to take up the whole sidewalk. This leaves you no choice but to sacrifice your comfort and take the grass detour or squeeze between that pole and the curb. If you’re a biker on ca...

Editorial: Strategic plan can succeed through collaboration

September 29, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The three-year Strategic Plan released by the Division of Student Affairs is certainly not lacking in ambition. The plan, which is much more detailed than its 2014 predecessor, is filled with strategies toward three main outcomes: Unity, Wellness and Preparedness. It sets out to accomplish these goals with a...

Cannon: Growing up in East Cleveland and the perils of gun violence

Christopher Alan Cannon, Columnist

September 29, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I was born in East Cleveland. My childhood was pillaged by the systemic extensions of poverty. The project buildings near the corner of East 40th and Woodland Avenue  were not Case Western Reserve University. It was not my teenage home of Chagrin Falls. It was this dichotomous place of magic...

Eckert: The importance of an African American studies minor

Brian Eckert, Columnist

September 29, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Uncategorized

Currently there is no African-American Studies major or minor at Case Western Reserve University, which may be surprising to some. CWRU is what most would consider a top tier university and from my point of view, inclusive and respectful of all races, cultures and ethnicities. There is a petition travell...

Ltte: Help create an African-American studies minor

Andrea Doe

September 29, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the Editor, Something about Case Western Reserve University disturbed me before I decided to attend. During the fall of my senior year of high school, I remember sifting through college admissions packets, weighing which university would best suit my interests. At the time, I was planning to be on the...

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