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Martz: The nostalgia generation

Martz: The nostalgia generation

Paulina Martz, Columnist

March 23, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

For the kids on the edge of the millennial and Generation Z crossover—that is kids born anywhere from the late 1980s to the first five years of the second millennium—there is no definite line in the sand as to where they belong. For those individuals born in the gray area, however, there is another...

Martz: What you can learn from theater

Paulina Martz, Columnist

February 23, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When I told my friends in high school that I was going to Case Western Reserve University, they were all a little confused. Why did I, a double humanities major, come to a highly ranked STEM school? Well, first, I think we have to examine just why I would even be a theater major to begin with. There...

Martz: Taking the stress out of Valentine’s Day

Paulina Martz, Columnist

February 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Valentine’s Day. A holiday that strikes fear in the hearts of some, loathing in the hearts of many and loveーit seemsーin the hearts of few. Valentine’s Day has seemingly divided us into groups of hopeless romantics stressing out about how to accomplish their big gestures, cynics who let the ho...

Martz: Tips on clearing the clutter

Paulina Martz, Columnist

January 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Alright, confession time. I sat down to write an article on how to best prepare oneself for the start of a new semester by organizing and decluttering your space and your life. But I had to sit on my floor to do so because my desk was cluttered, and there were a bunch of things on my bed and my chair....

Martz: Non-cliche advice on taking risks

Paulina Martz, Columnist

December 8, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The idea of taking a risk is not new to any of us. The deliberations and the fears that stand by the side of most major decisions aren’t either. I have been battling these demons myself for the past few weeks in wake of a risk I am debating taking. In that time, I’ve gone down every Internet rabbit...

Martz: Thanksgiving is underrated

Paulina Martz, Columnist

November 17, 2017


Filed under Headlines, Opinion

In between the mourning of the end of the Internet’s favorite spooky night and the capitalist rush towards Christmas falls the perfectly pleasant, yet often forgotten, holiday of Thanksgiving. Muddled by the fact that Black Friday sales are pushed earlier and earlier each year and the commercial ga...

Martz: Fun fall activities across, near campus

Paulina Martz, Columnist

November 2, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As fall approaches, it’s time to discuss which activities are the best to celebrate this most exciting time of year. Case Western Reserve University’s campus offers a lot of fall-specific activities. In addition to the classics, like jumping in a pile of leaves or eating apple pie, fall at CWRU ...

Martz: How theater connects campus

Paulina Martz, Columnist

October 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

For a highly respected, STEM-focused research university, Case Western Reserve University has a booming theater community. Just this semester, 10 shows will premiere or have premiered on our campus. Between the Department of Theater’s mainstage shows and the several theater clubs on campus一like ...

Martz: Choose the right location to maximize study success

Paulina Martz, Columnist

September 8, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

So you’ve finally stopped procrastinating and you’re ready to actually do some work. The question is, where? There are lots of places to study on Case Western Reserve University’s campus, and there are pros and cons to all of them. Whether you’re one of those adventurous few who can actuall...

Martz: Focus on CWRU-specific residence hall room ideas

Paulina Martz, Columnist

September 1, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Now that the Class of 2021 is moved in, everyone here on campus knows the ice-in-your-veins feeling of walking into your residence hall room for the first time and realizing just how small, boring and cramped it is. The virtual tour on Case Western Reserve University’s website doesn’t quite ma...

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