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Editorial: The dehumanization of Asian women and the myth of “one bad day”

Editorial Board March 19, 2021

On March 16 in Atlanta, a white man went to three spas and killed eight people, six of whom were Asian women. In a time where COVID-19 has dominated our thoughts and our headlines, America is once again...

Remembering and celebrating Women’s History Month

Yvonne Pan, Development Editor March 12, 2021

This month not only marks the one-year anniversary of shutdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but also Women’s History Month, with International Women's Day celebrated on Monday, March 8. This year’s...

Les Levine broadcasted for over 50 years in Cleveland, calling thousands of high school, college and professional games over that time.

Local broadcasting legend Les Levine passes away

Puneet Bansal, Sports Editor March 5, 2021

Longtime and beloved Cleveland sports broadcaster Les Levine passed away in early February at the age of 74. The news of the sports icon’s passing was announced by his daughter. She relayed that he had...

Kinstler: Questions about Carl Jung

Ethan Kinstler, Staff Columnist March 5, 2021

This column is in response to an “Ask a Psych Major” submission: Good morning! I’m a nursing major at [University of Arkansas at Little Rock] and have never studied psychology. It’s an interesting...

Sabbasani: Where is the stimulus package?

Jothsna Sabbasani, Staff Columnist March 5, 2021

March began with a Senate showdown over the third stimulus COVID-19 bill. President Biden’s goal for his first 100 days in office was to tackle the monstrous COVID-19 pandemic. However, there seems to...

Schachter: Is kindness extinct?

Schachter: Is kindness extinct?

Leah Schachter, Contributing Columnist March 5, 2021

When is the last time you did something nice for someone—something that you got nothing out of? Can you think of any instances? Maybe you can and maybe you can’t. But one thing’s for sure, kindness...

Johnson: To thrift or not to thrift, that is the question

Thrift shopping offers many benefits over fast fashion
Grace Johnson, Staff Columnist March 5, 2021

Thrifting, which used to be viewed as low-brow and gross, is a growing and evolving movement among American youth. It is cheaper, promotes individualism, supports small businesses and, most importantly,...

Radwan: Make Zoom classes work for you

Aziz Radwan, Contributing Columnist March 5, 2021

How efficient is Zoom schooling? Are students learning as well as they would in traditional in-person schooling? Some educators think virtual schooling via Zoom comes with flaws that impede the quality...

Philip Johnson's sculpture, moved from its original location where Tinkham Veale is now, is a prominent feature of the greenspace—ignoring the artist's anti-Semitic sentiments and actions.

Horwitz: Actually, CWRU shouldn’t have sculptures designed by Nazi Enthusiasts and leaders of the American Fascist movement

Avi Horwitz, Staff Columnist March 5, 2021

Philip Johnson is a son of Cleveland. According to some, his story is that of a world-class architect, best known for his Glass House design. In 1932, Johnson became the first architecture and design curator...

COVID-19 vaccinations start at CWRU

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor March 3, 2021

Case Western Reserve University started distributing vaccines to eligible populations on Thursday, March 4. After completing an application to be a vaccination site in 2020, the university was approved...

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