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Reif: Part 3: 10 reasons we desperately need universal healthcare

Jordan Reif, Staff Writer November 19, 2021

Folks, we’ve reached the end. I’d like to note that this is in no way an exhaustive list of the reasons we need universal healthcare—rather just an overview. When starting this series as a column,...

Kinstler: Woes of the gifted child

Ethan Kinstler, Staff Writer November 19, 2021

It is no secret that Case Western Reserve University attracts a certain caliber of students: hard-working, driven, motivated and ambitious. Chances are we were the “gifted children” in our elementary...

Popkin: Disaster at Travis Scott’s 2021 Astroworld Festival—who’s to blame?

Sophia Popkin, Social Media Editor November 19, 2021

On Nov. 5, Travis Scott took the stage at his Astroworld music festival in Houston. Scott’s two-day event sold all 100,000 of its tickets back in May in less than an hour, with fans ecstatic to finally...

“Red (Taylor’s Version)” shows the value in reflecting on our emotions

Editorial Board November 19, 2021

Last week, Taylor Swift re-released the album, “Red,” in the form of “Red (Taylor’s Version),” with additional songs “From the Vault.” Most of the album is supposedly based on Swift’s relationships....

Bilinovich: A conversation about men’s mental health

Beau Bilinovich, Development Editor November 19, 2021

Trigger warning: suicide, addiction. Nov. 19 is International Men’s Day, so in honor, I thought it would be necessary to have a much-needed conversation about an issue that affects all men: mental...

Radwan: How to prepare for, live with and overcome setbacks

Aziz Radwan, Staff Writer November 19, 2021

If you read biographies about famous, inspirational, wealthy or successful people, you might believe that those people’s achievements are due to living in favorable environments, which helped them succeed...

Chintada: Pain is becoming a public health crisis

Latavya Chintada, Staff Writer November 19, 2021

Pain is a universal experience. We’ve all experienced some sort of pain, whether it’s scraping your knee as a kid, getting sick or even experiencing grief—which is emotional pain. Although pain is...

Influential leaders in the civil rights movement, Kwame Ture and Rosa Parks used their words and actions to create change.

Horwitz: Organization is power for change

Avi Horwitz, Staff Writer November 19, 2021

Last week, I came across a clip of the anti-imperialist, revolutionary and civil rights leader Kwame Ture explaining the relationship between organization and mobilization. According to Ture, mobilization...

Vetter: America cannot keep trading democracy for social media

Milo Vetter, Contributing Writer November 12, 2021

By now, you’ve probably heard that the company formerly known as Facebook has rebranded. They will now be called “Meta Platforms, Inc.” in light of the new focus on some vague “metaverse.” However,...

Eettickal: Laugh later

Enya Eettickal, Staff Writer November 12, 2021

I don’t know what you all were doing last Saturday, but I was spending my time trapped in an elevator at a hotel in Chicago. With me was a number of my friends who, just like me, didn’t question how...

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