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Smith: Improve campus’s shuttle services

Kevin Smith, Opinion Editor
March 3
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Green Link, Blue Link, Blue and Green Lines, Red Line, White Line; if you’re still learning about all of the public transportation available here at Case Western Reserve University, then look no further than the primary colors. Our campus has plenty of public transportation that stops and travels througho...

Smith: “Shut up, LeBron”:

Kevin Smith, Opinion Editor
January 27
Filed under Columns, Opinion

The responsibility of politics and real world problems has always been a conundrum for those who have found themselves in the limelight. On one end of the spectrum, people believe that celebrities should keep their opinions to themselves for the most part. They don’t believe that these celebrities...

The Curious Case of Our Campus’s Beauty

Kevin Smith, Opinion Editor
October 28
Filed under Columns, Opinion

New architecture without 90 degree angles, atriums connecting class halls, old buildings under renovations, trees on the quad transforming into their fall form and some massive construction project on something at all times. If you ask the student body for their opinion on the aesthetic appeal of Case...

Smith: The problem with Cleveland’s baseball team

Kevin Smith, Social Media Editor
October 14
Filed under Columns, Opinion

I am an avid Cleveland sports fan, and have been so for as long as I can remember. As a Clevelander, I was brought into the sports culture of the city at a young age. Anyone who knows anything about Cleveland knows one thing: We are extremely supportive of our professional sports teams, win or lose. B...

Smith: It’s more than police shootings

Smith: It’s more than police shootings

Kevin Smith, Columnist
October 7
Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

The Cleveland Division of Police (CDP) force has been under a microscope recently. They have worked and tried to establish a relationship with the community in spite of controversial events, but their efforts might come undone. While the Black Shield, the union that represents the city’s African-A...

Smith: Kanye vs. Taylor Swift

Kevin Smith, Social Media Director
September 30
Filed under Columns, Opinion

In a post-2009 MTV Video Music Awards environment, the relationship between Kanye West and Taylor Swift has been rocky to say the least, but has clearly defined roles. West is the villain, Swift is the victim. That narrative has continued with nearly every interaction, and has found its way to West’s last...

Smith: The professional “rapper”

Smith: The professional “rapper”

Kevin Smith, Columnist
September 23
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Hip-hop has experienced a bit of a rut lately. There have not been many notable albums released this year, and the genre is being polluted in a number of different ways. It seems like anyone can become a rapper nowadays. I was excited when I heard that hip-hop would be coming to campus for the fall...

Smith: Political correctness and college campuses

Kevin Smith, Social Media Director
September 16
Filed under Columns, Opinion

College campuses have provided spaces for academic discussion, discourse and growth among students for centuries. However many see that they are becoming the opposite of what they once were. Bill O’Reilly even compared the climate on campuses to 1930s Germany, prior to World War II. Probably a lit...

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