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Help Me, I Can’t Breathe

Andrew Breland

September 20, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

So I will come out and admit it. I love coffee. I think in stating that, I join a large club consisting of most of the undergraduate population at the country’s universities, as well as most business professionals, etc. And the best place to satisfy an otherwise addictive craving is none other than...

Freshmen: fifth-year high school seniors

Stephen Kolison

September 20, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Freshmen can easily become the butt of jokes by any upperclassman. If we were to step back and just pick one aspect of our behavior, you could make a video called “Sh!t Freshmen Say.” Oh wait, there are already 19 of those on YouTube. As a freshman, I can also see why we can become the source of...

The “Pretty Rock Project” turns ugly

Maia Delegal

September 20, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Yamil Piedra (Spanish for “pretty rock”), an actor in the film“When Justin Meets Kelly,” in TV series like “Graceland” and an occasional co-star on programs like “TOSH.0,” created a self-titled one man comedy show featured during new student orientation this year. Throngs of socially...

On dialogue, community, and why they matter

Jacob Martin

September 20, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I’ve spent a lot of my time fostering rewarding relationships with many of my professors in my years at Case Western Reserve University. Probably the greatest benefit of that is the ability to speak candidly and informally with them. I can remember one conversation in which I was asked what a college...

Homesickness: Refuting the Myths

Daniel Botros

September 13, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

With three-fourths of the student body from outside of Ohio, it would come to nobody’s surprise that homesickness exists on Case Western Reserve University’s campus. However, the concept of homesickness is largely misunderstood. Here is a list of the top five misconceptions. Misconception #1: Hom...

Greek Life study rooms: An unfair benefit?

The Observer

September 13, 2013


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Anyone who ever attended a Greek life informational event probably remembers seeing numerous uplifting statistics about Greeks. They have better retention rates, they are more likely to be leaders on campus, they do a lot of service, or perhaps your favorite celebrity was a member of a Greek organization...

Pump up the volume

Tyler Hoffman, Executive Editor

September 13, 2013


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

You’ll see a lot of things on the typical walk to class, such as campus squirrels fighting, Officer Mark fist bumping pedestrians and prospective students looking lost. However, nothing defines that cross-campus trek more than that “typical Case student,” who can be observed walking with their...

Sidewalk trends that simply shouldn’t be

Theresa Smetona

September 13, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

While I generally look forward to attending my classes, I always dread the walk required to get to them. Granted, this is sometimes due to the torrential downpours, 100 percent humidity levels, white-outs or other severe weather conditions native to Cleveland. But the root of my hesitation to walk to...

America scores: Fostering poet-athletes

Heather O’Keeffe

September 13, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

We, the 4,000 or so undergraduate students at Case Western Reserve University, are unbelievably lucky. We are studying at a top-ranked university (we are currently ranked 37th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report), involved in diverse extracurricular activities and enjoying many gratifying experiences. However,...

Offsetting beyond the possible

Ashley Yarus

September 13, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

For the last year, six British communities piloted a program that weighs the benefit of development against the toll that progress may take on the environment. Now the United Kingdom has outlined a plan for implementing a “biodiversity offsetting” program throughout the country. Offsetting is...

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