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Editorial 14

December 9
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Student Involvement in Campus Issues: A During a year marked by divisive politics, Case Western Reserve University students stepped up to ensure their voice was heard. Campus organizations took it upon themselves to help register students to vote. Groups such as the Radical Student Union also made...

Editorial: The fight against the pipeline

Editorial: The fight against the pipeline

December 2
Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Top Stories

The Dakota Access Pipeline has received widespread backlash nationally. The 3.7 billion dollar, 1,172-mile, 30-inch diameter pipeline will connect the Bakken Formation and the Three Forks production areas in North Dakota to Patoka, Illinois. It can transport over half a million barrels of oil each day. The p...

Editorial: Moving forward with the election results

November 11
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

In an upset that shocked polls, political analysts, and the general population, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has defeated Secretary Hillary Clinton in the presidential election. Along with a victory in the White House, Republicans have also secured control over the House of Representativ...

Editorial: Get out and vote

November 4
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

After three presidential debates and seemingly never ending coverage, November has finally arrived. The political cycle has spun us out and exhausted most of us. Out of the typhoon, we’ve been given the two major parties’ candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, and third-party risers, Jill St...

Editorial: What is truly setting our Greek Life apart

Editorial: What is truly setting our Greek Life apart

Editorial Board
October 7
Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Top Stories

During recruitment, fraternity brothers and sorority sisters are told to refrain from introducing their organization as “different from Greek Life at other schools.” But we are different from Greek Life communities on other campuses. And one of the greatest qualities that sets our Greek Life apart is t...

Editorial: A fuzzy policy

Editorial Board
September 30
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The university’s recent change of the need-aware policy’s name to “Meet Full Need” does not hide from the student population this policy’s potential implications. This Editorial Board understands that the administration has faced distressed students whose financial needs have resulted in their in...

Let’s reflect on our entitlement

Editorial
September 23
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Entitlement: a sense of superiority or the expectation for special treatment. Our generation has been given many labels: lazy, narcissistic, entitled. There have been so many discussions about our entitled personalities that some researchers have made millennials and entitlement the focus of their stu...

Editorial: No air conditioning? Not cool.

September 16
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

There’s no doubt that students are enjoying the colder weather these days, if it means that their rooms won’t feel like 100 degrees. One of the most infamous complaints of this semester is about first-year, second-year and the property management residences not being air conditioned. Though people ...

Editorial: Give us space

September 2
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

What does the concept of “safe spaces” mean to you? To the University of Chicago’s Dean John “Jay” Ellison, safe spaces allow students to be ignorant, rather than open-minded. They allow students to avoid conversations that cause discomfort. They prevent intellectual debate because indivi...

Semester Grades

April 22
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Case Western Reserve University students will be surprised to find that they earned at least one F this semester due to lack of participation. Despite the fact that the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) put an enormous amount of effort in encouraging student input on the tobacco-free policy, abo...

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