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Letter to the Editor

March 2, 2012


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the Editor:   Although Santorum has been mocked throughout the media and by Hatten for his controversial claim that prenatal testing, specifically amniocentesis, leads to more abortions, medical experts and available data strongly support his claim. Dr. Gene Rudd, an obstetrician-gynecologist, agreed that amni...

Dealing with tragedy

Amanda Brown, Real World Issues

March 2, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

My original idea for this week’s opinion column was completely different from the one I sit writing now. I chose my topic based on some pop culture reference that, at the moment, looks incredibly stupid in its insignificance. As I sit writing this, the need to write about something much more serious...

Editorial: Rolling in the dough

March 2, 2012


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

After USG announced a $48,000 rollover this time last year, we expected to see a much tighter budget in the future. Instead, USG wound up with a whopping $55,000 left over at the end of last semester. This has certainly raised eyebrows, as well as concerns about how USG allocates its money. Students...

Assembling the Avengers

Assembling the Avengers

Eileen Sabrina Herman, Pop Culture Affair

March 2, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

"The Avengers" has come and gone from Cleveland, in terms of actual filming at least. It’s coming to theaters in May (May 4, to be precise) and every trailer that has been released has brought all of my productive thoughts to a halt, causing me to curse Marvel for releasing the clips in the morning. So,...

Halfway manifesto: Almost home

Halfway manifesto: Almost home

Edwin Lo, Rabbiting in London

February 24, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Today is my 54th day here in London, England. The may not sound very significant, but it is when I tell you that I’ve counted, yes, each and every day, and that I’ve got 110 days total in my abroad adventure. So 54 days is – get this, CWRU math skills – one day away from being halfway through...

Santorum: Still a (disgusting) joke

Santorum: Still a (disgusting) joke

David Hatten, A Tip of the Hat

February 24, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

For the past two weeks Rick Santorum has been on an upward climb: he swept the primaries on Tuesday, Feb. 7 and has been riding that momentum ever since. All this progress has come despite a string of increasingly inflammatory, controversial, and concerning statements that Santorum has uttered since...

Editorial: Keen and green or in between?

February 24, 2012


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

With Recyclemania looming on the horizon – and Case Western Reserve University’s embarrassing past performances still fresh in our memory – now is a good time to discuss sustainability. CWRU claims to be at the forefront of “green” initiatives, but do the students, staff, and faculty really...

Atomic Time: How clocks really tick

Aditya Rengaswamy, Weird Science

February 24, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I hate waking up for 8:30 a.m. classes to the insistent beeping of my alarm. But this morning, my alarm clock piqued my curiosity. I thought to myself, who exactly sets the times that we follow? Who makes up the scale and accuracy of these things? I did some research into this and found some interesting...

Brake this break

Brian Weiser, CWRU Green Speaks

February 24, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As we prepare to go home (or on vacation) for the upcoming spring break and look forward to the well-deserved time off, we should keep in mind the environmental impact of our trip – whether it’s just a couple stops down Euclid or halfway around the world. Here are a few things I will be doing this...

An open letter to TLC – Please stop

An open letter to TLC – Please stop

Amanda Brown, Real World Issues

February 17, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Dear Producers of TLC, Please stop. This is starting to get ridiculous. Do you not remember that you are supposed to be “The Learning Channel?” I am guessing you don’t, considering the things you’ve been trying to pass off as “television.” I have already raised my objections to “Toddle...

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