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Editorial: We appreciate campus life, opportunities

November 17, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the Editorial Board decided to give thanks and discuss many facets we love about Case Western Reserve University. We usually don’t devote a piece to the holiday, but this calendar year has brought some unique challenges to our campus. Many campus organizations...

Editorial: New shuttle tracking app TransLoc Rider is a welcome upgrade

November 2, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Say good-bye to NextBus and hello to TransLoc Rider, the new shuttle tracking app for campus and the local area. The editorial board believes the switch is an upgrade in every way. TransLoc Rider is more accurate, user-friendly and consistent than NextBus. Every member of the Case Western Reser...

Editorial: Transparency is the key to better security

October 6, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The Annual Security Report was released last week. The report is worth checking out; within it are crime statistics from last year, as well as a comparison to prior years. While the various departments and offices involved in security have made some important strides in communication, we think there is s...

Editorial: Changes to Commuter Lounge first step in inclusivity

September 15, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

It might be a relatively small, hidden space, but the recently renovated Commuter Lounge is a big deal for many students. The lounge was refurbished with new armchairs and ottomans and is located in the west basement of Thwing Center. Its other amenities include two study rooms, a kitchenette, a ...

Editorial: Keep the diversity, inclusivity evolution going on campus

September 8, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

We’ve seen significant strides in the past few years toward a more diverse and inclusive campus. Initiatives such as Diversity 360, the Menstrual Health Task Force and the creation of the Undergraduate Diversity Collaborative (UDC) are all noteworthy steps in the right direction. Recently, Case W...

Editorial 14

December 9, 2016


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, 2016


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, 2016


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, 2016


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, 2016


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...

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