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Editorial: CWRU falls out of top 50 in university rankings, but this didn’t have to happen

Editorial: CWRU falls out of top 50 in university rankings, but this didn’t have to happen

Editorial Board September 22, 2023

U.S. News and World Report just released its 2024 rankings of national universities. Case Western Reserve University placed 53rd, dropping nine places from the previous year. As a whole, private institutions...

Think within the possible: How CWRU is limiting its students

Kai Zheng, Contributing Writer September 22, 2023

My first real interaction with Case Western Reserve University’s academic system was when I was anxiously waiting for the class registration screen to load for five minutes. All I could do was hope that...

The case to expand your vocabulary

Jessica Kwasny, Contributing Writer September 22, 2023

It was with a twinge of sadness that I trudged over to a Little Free Library a few weeks ago to part ways with “A Walk in the Woods” by Bill Bryson. In his memoir, Bryson recounts his bumpy trek along...

Is CWRU’s climate action a false flag operation?

Nathan George, Contributing Writer September 22, 2023

On June 15, Professor Cyrus Taylor, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate, Truman Scholar and former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, stood before a crowd of eager Case Western Reserve...

Adapted from a graphic novel, Netflixs Nimona has been applauded for being direct with its political messages, even if its divisive among audiences.

Why I loved “Nimona”—and why subtlety in media is overrated

Milo Vetter, Staff Writer September 22, 2023

I watched the movie “Nimona” this summer, and I was surprised to find that I loved it. I read the graphic novel a few years back, and I had thought it was good, but not great. The themes were interesting,...

Too many people dont go to therapy

Too many people don’t go to therapy

Catherine Choi, Staff Writer September 22, 2023

Mental health, by definition, means “emotional, psychological and social well-being.” Mental health is just as important as physical health, affecting how we think and act, and if not treated properly,...

Is CWRU A sound investment?

Is CWRU “A sound investment?”

Rebecca Warber, Copy Editor September 15, 2023

“A sound investment.” These three words are some of the first you read when you navigate the Case Western Reserve University Tuition and Aid page. The bold claim serves as a title for a very brief...

Editorial: CWRU remains silent following Title IX investigation, and nothing has changed

Editorial Board September 15, 2023

More than three weeks have passed since the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) released its Title IX agreement with Case Western Reserve University. Over those three weeks, the CWRU administration...

Barbie: a phenomenon, not just a doll

Aambar Agarwal, Social Media Editor September 15, 2023

Everyone knows Barbie. Launched in 1959, this plastic fashion doll has entertained generations of girls with her stylish outfits and endless accessories. She owns lavish dreamhouses, drives a sleek pink...

Why traditional education is not the best for everyone

Catherine Choi, Staff Writer September 15, 2023

As a high school student who attended a public school in Arizona, I had to arrive at 7:30 a.m. and follow a rigid schedule, taking classes in English, math, science and social studies. Everything was based...

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