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Kim: Don’t be afraid of the RTA

Kim: Don’t be afraid of the RTA

Won Hee Kim, Columnist

November 10, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The RTA (Regional Transit Authority) pass for students costs $25 and lasts for the entire semester, allowing students to ride both the rails and the buses. Fare for an average adult rider is $2.50. In other words, a student should ride the RTA at least 10 times per semester to make full use of the little...

Kim: Problems with women boycotting Twitter

Won Hee Kim, Columnist

October 27, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

On Oct. 13, Rose McGowan, actress and feminist activist, inspired a widespread spontaneous 24 hour long boycott of Twitter after the social media service suspended her account. McGowan is a survivor of sexual assault by Harvey Weinstein and frequently disparages the patriarchy and rape culture on her Twitter...

Kim: Students bring Korean classes to life

Won Hee Kim, Columnist

October 6, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The languages taught at Case Western Reserve University are as follows: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. And this year, in the common area of House 5 in the Village at 115: Korean. I first learned about the student-led Korean classes when I acco...

Kim: Out of context is out of mind

Won Hee Kim, Columnist

September 22, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Amazon reviews may leave you with the impression that Hillary Clinton’s new book, “What Happened”, is either the worst book ever written or the greatest. It was neither; I thought the book, while sometimes bitter in tone, was still an interesting insight into her mind and an illuminating explan...

Kim: When good intentions aren’t enough

Won Hee Kim, Columnist

September 8, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Americans are generous when faced with catastrophe, a trait we learn from youth. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, schools ran food drives, clothing drives and fundraisers of all sorts to send aid to New Orleans. When the news featured Haiti and Hurricane Sandy, we rushed to help, and often that help wa...

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