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Barrett: The ugly truth about the Electoral College

Eva Barrett, Columnist

December 2, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The past three weeks since the general election have highlighted a few fundamental and ugly truths about American politics. The first of these ugly truths is that the Electoral College is an obsolete, yet perfect institution. The second ugly truth is that politicians on both sides of the aisle have co...

Nyugen: Money talks

Phuong Nguyen, Columnist

November 18, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The Constitution has been extended further than its original interpretation for some time now. Some decisions based on loose interpretations make sense and are agreeable, but other decisions are quite controversial, especially about free speech. In June, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled McDonnell ...

Barrett: Self-care in the midst of political tension

Barrett: Self-care in the midst of political tension

Eva Barrett, Columnist

November 11, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

Bio: Eva is a third year student, black queer poet and teacher who wants to make the load a little lighter for the next generation of students of color. Election Night is over. All of our strange election watch parties have died down— many of us may have fallen asleep during the CNN coverage on...

For Freedoms public forum celebrates art as political expression

For Freedoms public forum celebrates art as political expression

Sruthi Meka, Staff Reporter

November 11, 2016


Filed under Events & Talks, News

“Freedom from small mindedness. Freedom from hunger. Freedom from judgment.” These are just some of the messages scrawled across the red, white and blue yard signs decorating the pavilion near the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). The signs are a small part of an initiative spearheaded by For F...

A City With No Future

Anmol Nigam, Photography Editor

September 16, 2016


Filed under Cleveland Catch Up, News, Top Stories

On the border of University Circle was once was a thriving city. Now, the City of East Cleveland is struggling to breathe. A drive down what was formerly known as “Millionaires’ Row” once brought images of elegance and wealth. Today, it is a portrait of decay and neglect. Right by the East Clev...

Taleb: Let’s not be modest about the truth

Nardine Taleb, Opinion Editor

September 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Just recently, France was dealing with the burkini ban debate. Several cities were attempting to ban the burkini, which is basically a swimsuit that Muslim women wear that covers their whole body (excluding hands and feet) and their hair. It’s akin to a diver’s suit. A famous Muslim fashion blogger who goes by ...

Smith: Unsung patriots

Smith: Unsung patriots

Kevin Smith, Columnist

September 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick has transformed from NFL quarterback to a walking political talking point over the last couple of weeks. In case you missed it, he has refused to stand for the national anthem and salute the flag not once, but twice. "I am not going to stand up to show pride...

Miles: Brexit and You: Global Implications

Daniel Miles

July 23, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Brexit has been on the world's collective mind lately. Great Britain's vote to exit the European Union has shocked world leaders and markets, resulting in an immediate plunge in the pound's value and a large uncertainty in a nervous market. The average American, however, might be asking, "How can this ...

Assmus: Political Exhaustion

Abby Assmus

May 23, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Earlier in the year, I wrote an article about my New Year’s resolution to be politically involved and engaged during this election year. I truly believe in paying attention to the news and exercising the right to vote. Now, almost halfway through the year, I am finding it difficult to remain engaged ...

Voicing Your Opinions

Rachael Pollak, Guest Columnist

April 21, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Last semester a few students founded “Israel’s CWRU,” a student organization dedicated to educating the Case Western Reserve University community about Israel and the current conflict in the Middle East. The organization was formed in response to what was recognized as a culture of avoidance among...

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