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Editorial: The danger of false equivalencies

Editorial: The danger of false equivalencies

Jackson Rudoff, Opinions Editor

October 26, 2018

On Monday, a number of news organizations reported that somebody had left a pipe bomb outside the home of George Soros, a notable left-wing philanthropist. Over the next few days, numerous other left-wing figureheads would receive similar packages, all playing into a Unabomber-esque picture of political violence. ...

Editorial: Kavanaugh, a board divided

Editorial Board

October 5, 2018

For weeks, Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing has dominated the news. During the process, Christine Blasey Ford came forward with an accusation of sexual assault that occurred while the two were in high school. It immediately shifted the tone of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary’s ...

Editorial: Understanding our media

Editorial Board

September 7, 2018

In the modern political landscape, it is easy to view most things with a little underlying skepticism. When the 2016 election made the term “fake news” a part of everyday jargon, it entirely transformed how all of us approach information, especially when it comes to news media. While recent po...

Editorial: Semester Grades


April 27, 2018

Undergraduate Student Government (USG): B- It’s been a turbulent semester for USG and the campus community. Things started off on a high note with the introduction of the initiative tracker, which provided students with a way of following the progress of different on-campus projects. In prov...

Editorial: Hearing, not listening

Editorial: Hearing, not listening

Editorial Board

April 20, 2018

In early 2018, a public school district in Minnesota banned the books “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” from their English curriculum. Students persistently complained that the books’ racial themes and use of certain words made them uncomfortable, so the supe...

Editorial: Legacy Week could strengthen campus community

April 6, 2018

Let’s get excited about what will hopefully become a campus tradition. For the first time in a significant way, Case Western Reserve University will be celebrating the anniversary of the federation of Western Reserve University and Case Institute of Technology through Legacy Week: Better Together....

Editorial: We support USG’s gender-neutral bathrooms resolution

March 30, 2018

It’s past time for improvement of transgender rights on our campus. But we’re hopeful because Undergraduate Student Government (USG) has passed a resolution to set up gender-neutral bathrooms in all campus facilities. The resolution, aimed at the university, was initially authored as a counter...

Editorial: We discuss CWRU police questioning of city councilman

Editorial: We discuss CWRU police questioning of city councilman

March 23, 2018

Over a week ago, city Councilman Kevin Conwell was stopped by Case Western Reserve University police while walking through our campus. Police were responding to a complaint of a man with missing teeth asking students for money and claimed that the black councilman’s clothing matched the descriptio...

Editorial: Our take on the referendum to restructure funding for campus traditions

March 2, 2018

A referendum still in the works may reorganize funding for the organizations in charge of Springfest, Thwing Study Over (TSO) and Senior Week. The framework of the referendum is strong, but in order to be successful, the organizations involved in planning it need to work out the details carefully. The...

Editorial: Mural controversy leads to positive reaction

Editorial: Mural controversy leads to positive reaction

February 23, 2018

A hallway in the A.W. Smith Building recently made local news and is about to look very different. What could have been the story of media overreaction and the stifling of dialogue has instead turned into an opportunity for collaboration. The hallway features a mural depicting the faces of six women...

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