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Editorial: Fall 2019 Report Card

Editorial Board

December 6, 2019

Campus climate - B- Overall, Case Western Reserve University does its best to welcome students of all backgrounds, religions, ethnicities and identities. The administration did well in releasing a statement that reiterated their support for all Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients as t...

Editorial: DREAMers, we stand by you

Editorial Board

November 22, 2019

Last Saturday, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) sent an email to the entire student body regarding students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status. The message, amid rising hate crimes and hate speech across the country, is refreshing, and it needs to reverberate across ...

Editorial: The questions we must ask about club sports initiatives

Editorial Board

November 15, 2019

The Club Sports referendum has recently resurfaced after failing last spring. In April, undergraduate students voted to decide whether club sports should join the Student Presidents’ Roundtable. Had the referendum been supported, an Intercollegiate Club Athletics Board would have been established, fu...

Editorial: Save the vote

Editorial Board

November 8, 2019

This week celebrated one of the pillars of our democracy. Ohio joined nearly every other state on Tuesday for general elections. According to political philosopher Hannah Arendt, neither a state nor a people can be free without fair and accessible elections, for it is the use of this franchise that ...

Editorial: The opioid crisis settlement isn’t over yet

Editorial Board

November 1, 2019

More people in Cuyahoga County died of opioid overdoses than homicides, suicides and car crashes combined in 2016. While deaths increased again the following year, 2018 saw a decrease to 560 deaths. However, that number still represents hundreds of people who are dying each year due to a mostly man-m...

Editorial: Andrew Wheeler does not stand for CWRU values

Editorial: Andrew Wheeler does not stand for CWRU values

Editorial Board

October 25, 2019

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), acting administrator and Case Western Reserve University alumnus Andrew Wheeler visited campus for a day-long symposium. The event, not only intended to showcase the EPA’s anniversary, but also intended to commemorate the newest...

Editorial: USG meal plan initiatives are an admirable first step

Editorial Board

October 11, 2019

As a part of the everyday life of a student, the meal plan and overall dining hall experience often come up in conversation. Usually, the conversation is about the quality of the food, the price per swipe or the lack of chocolate milk that day. University Student Government (USG) tabled in Tinkham Veale U...

Editorial: What Public Safety does for CWRU

Editorial: What Public Safety does for CWRU

Editorial Board

October 4, 2019

Following the release of the 48-page comprehensive 2019 Security and Fire Safety Report, the Public Safety department at CWRU should be commended for its actions to document safety procedures on campus. After two recent fires in Kent Hale Smith and Millis Schmitt, Public Safety combined their Fire Safe...

Attention on climate raises important ethical questions about environmental responsibility

Editorial Board

September 27, 2019

In the week following the global climate strike, it must be said that the velocity the environmental movement has gathered cannot fall again while the issue remains so urgent. On campus, the Cleveland Climate Teach-In represented a push to continue the conversation on environmentalism and ethics. ...

Case Western Reserve University’s campus identity question

Editorial Board

September 20, 2019

Stepping onto campus, it’s evident that Case Western Reserve University has an issue with identity. The campus itself is split into the Mather and the engineering Quads, bracketed on either side by the much more modern Peter B. Lewis Building and the Veale Convocation, Recreation and Athletic Center ...

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