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Editorial: What you need to know about the upcoming Ohio primary elections

Editorial Board February 16, 2024

The next presidential election is just nine months away on Nov. 5, and the race to choose candidates has just begun. Former President Trump is currently in the lead for the Republican Party, with 63 delegates...

Humanities write essays, but STEM fills in bubbles—this is a problem

Humanities write essays, but STEM fills in bubbles—this is a problem

Salsabeel Salem, Staff Writer February 16, 2024

50 questions, 1 hour and 15 minutes. As the clock struck 1 p.m., over 100 students flipped open their test, commencing the third BIOL 215: Cells and Proteins exam. I meandered my way about the exam questions,...

Editorial: It’s okay to not have it all figured out

Editorial Board February 9, 2024

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching us, and with it comes a flurry of expectations about the importance of finding “the one.” We see these expectations everywhere—in advertisements, on social...

The price of love

The price of love

Aambar Agarwal, Social Media Editor February 9, 2024

It is quite impossible to overlook Feb. 14 on any calendar. The date is almost always marked as Valentine’s Day, either in words or with a naked baby shooting an arrow. No worries if you skipped glancing...

The romanticization of school is a double-edged sword

Hannah Johnson, Staff Writer February 9, 2024

“Who cares if I’m pretty if I fail my finals?” It’s likely you may have seen this quote attached to vision boards, scribbled in daily affirmations, or referenced like the Bible by online study...

A different perspective on body positivity

Catherine Choi, Staff Writer February 2, 2024

The body positive trend is seeking to combat discrimination and stereotypes based on weight and aims to help people feel comfortable about their unique body shape. Such a trend has contributed to identifying...

The most valuable lesson you can learn from a major in engineering

The most valuable lesson you can learn from a major in engineering

Milo Vetter, Staff Writer February 2, 2024

Engineering education has a problem—an apathy problem. This apathy varies, of course, but especially in the classes more focused on math and theory, students treat engineering education as a pill they...

Editorial: Dare to tackle the unfamiliar

Editorial: Dare to tackle the unfamiliar

Editorial Board February 2, 2024

Case Western Reserve University students come from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Some of us are local to the state of Ohio, some are from other states and some even are from countries on the other...

BookTok or BookToxic?

BookTok or BookToxic?

Katharina Staehr, Staff Writer January 26, 2024

With little to do over winter break, I turned to avid reading to fight off my boredom. And indeed, I was entertained by the bubbling BookTok community, only to find Sally Rooney’s “Normal People”...

Starbucks: Brewing controversy instead of coffee

Salsabeel Salem, Staff Writer January 26, 2024

I am a chronic coffee drinker. My day starts with a freshly brewed 20-ounce cup of black coffee that I make from the comfort of my dorm. It's the perfect amount of caffeine to get me through the morning....

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