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Richards: A pandemic commencement amidst a promising recovery

Jason Richards, Staff columnist April 9, 2021

Last year, the year of COVID-19, Case Western Reserve University moved commencement to a fully remote format. Graduating students sent in slides that would be presented remotely, with their name, picture...

Johnson: The problem with female superheroes

Johnson: The problem with female superheroes

Grace Johnson, Staff columnist April 9, 2021

Superheroes are a large part of our modern culture, and just about every one of us has a favorite. However, we rarely acknowledge the continued problem of extreme female sexualization of superheroes. Whether...

High school students are imputed to universities from around the world and then groomed, not only by courses and labs, but by co-curricular activities until they graduate.

Radwan: Invest in being a college student

Aziz Radwan, Staff Columnist April 9, 2021

As part of my degree in Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering (ECSE), I took a course that dealt with operation management, including the concept of the transformation process. In simple terms,...

Kinstler: New feedback system through UHCS for students

Ethan Kinstler, Staff Columnist April 9, 2021

In my effort to champion mental health awareness on Case Western Reserve University’s campus, I have repeatedly encouraged anyone struggling with their mental health to reach out and utilize mental health...

Lakhiani: Listen to women

Karuna Lakhiani, Staff Columnist April 9, 2021

Trigger warning: sexual harassment.  One month ago, Sarah Everard was murdered by police officer Wayne Couzins while she was walking home from a friend’s house. Despite this happening in the United...

Editorial: Systemic injustices are at the heart of homelessness in our community

Editorial Board April 9, 2021

When the pandemic first tore through the United States, we were told to stay at home—for work, for school, for everything. But what if you don’t have a physical home?  Approximately 18% of the...

Editorial: Involved but not engaged

Editorial Board April 2, 2021

Case Western Reserve University students have a lot of stereotypes, ranging from our abundance of majors and minors to the awkwardness of our STEM students. We are known for being overwhelmed with work...

Mizuno: Why racism won’t ever go away

Abolishing the Second Amendment is our only option
Dane Mizuno, Staff Columnist April 2, 2021

It has been more than two weeks since a gunman killed eight people and wounded one person in Atlanta. The shooter has since claimed that the motivation for these shootings was purely due to his sexual...

Jain: Toilet paper: An odd American obsession

Nikhita Jain, Staff Columnist April 2, 2021

I know what you’re thinking. Toilet paper? Really!? At first glance, it may seem like an absurd topic, but it in fact has a profound connection to American society and the environment.  The pandemic’s...

Jain: Where did April Fools’ come from?

Jain: Where did April Fools’ come from?

Priyanka Jain, Staff Columnist April 2, 2021

Many of you likely have family or friends who enjoyed the humorous misery of others on yesterday's April Fools’ Day. You, yourself, may have even been the deceptive prankster or the unfortunate prankee....

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