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Assmus: The constant construction builds up CWRU, surrounding area

Abby Assmus, Staff Writer
March 31, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Over the past six years that I have been a student here at Case Western Reserve University, there have been many physical changes to campus. Often, people are surprised to hear that some of the places that are now thought of as staples of campus are fairly new.  For example, all of the food places in Uptow...

Assmus: University Circle, CWRU parking needs to change

Abby Assmus, Columnist
February 24, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Around campus, there are plenty of garages, lots and metered spaces on streets. Yet, it is still difficult to park when going to class or work on campus because of the high prices for a decent parking spot. Case Western Reserve University shares University Circle with institutions such as the Clevel...

Motivation for advocacy

Abby Assmus, Columnist
November 18, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

After the election results came in, many people felt discouraged, angry, hopeless and a multitude of varying emotions at once. It was not simply because their candidate lost, but because their opponent won based on a campaign of hatred and violence. While Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, Donald Tr...

Assmus: Cup controversy

Assmus: Cup controversy

Abby Assmus, Columnist
November 11, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Once again, it is November and it is time for Starbucks to reveal their infamous holiday cup. This year, only a day after Halloween, the coffee company revealed an all green cup with a white circle on it that also includes artwork on it from Shogo Ota. The art depicts cartoonish figures of individua...

Assmus: It’s okay to be obsessed with pumpkin spice

Abby Assmus, Columnist
September 23, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Last week I got Starbucks for my supervisor and myself. As I sat next to her, sipping on my drink, she asked what I got, after stating that it looked really good. I hesitantly responded—since I was a little embarrassed—that it was a pumpkin spice frappuccino. She laughed and and said that she saw a car...

Assmus: It’s time to get off your phone and pay attention

Assmus: It’s time to get off your phone and pay attention

Abby Assmus, Columnist
September 2, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

It is the beginning of a new semester, an exciting time for many people on campus. Whether you are returning to campus from spending the summer away and finishing your remaining undergraduate years here or being new to the area and starting your degree, you will most likely be meeting new people. These re...

Assmus: Cleveland celebration shows need for more public transport

Abby Assmus
July 23, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Cleveland, the city commonly called the “mistake on the lake” and as a cursed sports town, with a 52 year major league sports victory drought, finally had something to celebrate when the Cavaliers won the NBA championship on June 19. The city spent the week celebrating, culminating in the parade and r...

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 ...

The value of learning at CWRU

Abigail Assmus
April 22, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

There are many things that people don’t like about Case Western Reserve University. Often, these views are expressed here in the opinion section, as writers give their opinions about issues on campus and problems they see with the school or people at the school. Many students are also critical in m...

Take a day to relax over Spring Break

Abby Assmus
March 11, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

It is already past the midpoint of Spring Break. While meant to give time off and be a time of relaxation, it can often turn into just another week of school work. Unfortunately, many professors seem to assign more work over Spring Break, or assignments that are due right after the break, making the s...

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