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Ltte: Aisha’s Law could save lives

Leo Thurman, Student

February 15, 2019


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Last week, Ohio House Rep. Janine Boyd announced that she intends to draft legislation to help prevent domestic violence. The law is named for the late Aisha Fraser, a Shaker Heights teacher who was violently stabbed to death, presumably by her ex-husband, Lance Mason. Mason is a former Ohio state re...

Reyna: Democrats face an oversaturated 2020 primary

Christian Reyna, Staff Columnist

February 15, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Whether we like it or not, the 2020 presidential campaign race has started. The Democratic party is desperate to win back the Oval Office, and I am in favor of their efforts. Personally, I believe President Donald Trump hasn’t done a great job, only causing greater divisiveness in our country and generally ac...

Editorial: Commending alert improvement time

Editorial Board

February 15, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Monday nights at Case Western Reserve University are usually slow and uneventful, bogged down by work and fatigue. But this week, almost everyone on campus suddenly found themselves wide awake thanks to a series of Rave alerts. At approximately 12:16 a.m., multiple people around campus reported heari...

Zhu: KonMari isn’t minimalism and for good reason

Zhu: KonMari isn’t minimalism and for good reason

Caroline Zhu, Staff Columnist

February 15, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

Following the release of her Netflix show, “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo,” Japanese organizing consultant and author Marie Kondo made a sudden return to pop culture. But the response to her show and her philosophy reflects a distinctly Western take on Eastern cultures and minimalism. While Kondo...

Editor’s note: Searching for an identity through history

Eddie Kerekes, Executive Editor

February 15, 2019


Filed under Editor's Note, Opinion

Despite the best efforts of this university’s marketing department, the identity of Case Western Reserve University is hard to pin down. On all of the logos, as well as the seal, of Case Western Reserve University, a year of establishment is listed: 1826. The year 1826 even appears in one of th...

Mistry: Love is revolutionary

Viral Mistry, Staff Columnist

February 15, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Most of my single friends think Valentine’s Day is a joke. A shallow holiday exploited by corporations to convince us that love conveniently means buying the products they make. Meanwhile, my friends in relationships think Valentine’s Day is just stressful. “What do I get?”; “Where should we go to ...

Kim: Cory in the house

Kim: Cory in the house

Won Hee Kim, Copy Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

When I saw that Democratic Sen. Cory Booker announced his intention to run for the presidency in 2020, I was excited. It’s not because he grew up in Harrington Park, New Jersey, only miles away from where I went to high school. It’s only partially because I want the glorious pun that comes from th...

Kerby: Art for the ages

Steve Kerby, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Recently, I’ve been preoccupied with the subject of art. Most people, whether they know it or not, create art in some form, and even though it’s unrelated to my professional goals, I’m neck-deep in creation. I write, practice karate, try to create theater and strum the string bass. In the mid...

Mistry: On the evolution of politicians

Viral Mistry, Staff Columnist

February 8, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Do you want to know how I’m certain we are living in a perpetual nightmare? Like clockwork, as soon as the 2018 midterm election season ended, the coverage of the 2020 presidential election began. Suddenly, every movement by major politicians is a code to be cracked by the mainstream media. Ap...

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