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Reyna: Mental health tips for finals

Christian Reyna, Staff Columnist

December 6, 2019

It’s that time of the year again: finals. It’s time for students to push through multiple exams—for the unfortunate ones on the same day—after suffering, for many, through days, if not weeks, of procrastination. For first-year students, some of you don’t know what to expect and will dedicat...

Reyna: Advice for first-year students

Christian Reyna, Staff Columnist

September 6, 2019

This year, there are 1,360 first-year students representing the Case Western Reserve University Class of 2023. Each new student brings unique experiences, skills, cultures and personalities that help make our university vibrant and welcoming.  By the time this column is published, students will have spent t...

Reyna: Safety for us and future generations

Christian Reyna, Staff Columnist

August 23, 2019

I was leaving from a public auction when I heard about the shooting in El Paso, Texas. I didn’t know how to react. When I later learned that the gunman was targeting Mexicans, I was petrified. Both of my parents are Mexican immigrants; they moved to the Rio Grande Valley in Texas almost 30 years ago. Thou...

Reyna: Reflecting upon Avicii a year after his death

Christian Reyna, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2019

I was in high school when it happened. I had just eaten lunch and was ready for the second half of my school day. One of my friends in my next class called my name. She said, “Hey, you like Avicii, right?” I said yes. It was then that she told me that he had just died. A million thoughts raced through my head. Ho...

Reyna: A Texan’s first winter

Christian Reyna, Staff Columnist

March 29, 2019

All my life, I loved the hot weather and despised the cold. One hundred degrees was nothing to me; just a normal summer day back home, perfect for me to go out with family and occasionally go to the beach, which was only an hour and a half drive away. If it got down to the 90s, that was amazing, and ...

Reyna: Democrats face an oversaturated 2020 primary

Christian Reyna, Staff Columnist

February 15, 2019

Whether we like it or not, the 2020 presidential campaign race has started. The Democratic party is desperate to win back the Oval Office, and I am in favor of their efforts. Personally, I believe President Donald Trump hasn’t done a great job, only causing greater divisiveness in our country and generally ac...

Reyna: The president’s visit to my home

Christian Reyna, Staff Columnist

January 18, 2019

On Jan. 10, President Donald Trump visited McAllen, Texas, my home. Trump’s visit brought McAllen to the national spotlight again as he made his case for a wall between the border of the United States and Mexico. Accompanied by both Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, as well as some of his White H...

Reyna: A late reflection on the Texas Senate race

Christian Reyna, Staff Columnist

December 7, 2018

I waited months for Election Day to come. I turned 18 this past February, so this Election Day was going to be the first general election I would be voting in. I was unsure who to vote for or who was even running. However, one man stood out to me and others around Texas and the United States: Con...

Reyna: Takeaways from a midterm debut

Christian Reyna, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2018

The week before Fall Break and the week after Homecoming, midterm week was when students across campus tested their knowledge and skills in multiple classes. A good chunk are sleep-deprived from pulling all-nighters. A few are wide awake and studied well beforehand. Most are nervous, stressed and tired...

Reyna: The importance of skilled trades

Christian Reyna, Staff Columnist

October 5, 2018

Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and getting more students to attend college have been the biggest pushes in education recently.  Former President Barack Obama’s 2009 campaign “Educate to Innovate” was started to improve America’s STEM education as well as to increase particip...

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