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Editorial: Systemic injustices are at the heart of homelessness in our community

Editorial Board April 9, 2021

When the pandemic first tore through the United States, we were told to stay at home—for work, for school, for everything. But what if you don’t have a physical home?  Approximately 18% of the...

Editorial: Involved but not engaged

Editorial Board April 2, 2021

Case Western Reserve University students have a lot of stereotypes, ranging from our abundance of majors and minors to the awkwardness of our STEM students. We are known for being overwhelmed with work...

Editorial: The dehumanization of Asian women and the myth of “one bad day”

Editorial Board March 19, 2021

On March 16 in Atlanta, a white man went to three spas and killed eight people, six of whom were Asian women. In a time where COVID-19 has dominated our thoughts and our headlines, America is once again...

A notice posted on a telephone pole near Hessler Road encourages the community to share their input on the new apartment plan that could further gentrify University Circle.

Editorial: Gentrification in University Circle

One face of economic inequality
Editorial Board March 19, 2021

Case Western Reserve University students spend between $9,300 and $13,390 a year to live on campus—with first-year experience housing being the cheapest and upper-class experience housing the most expensive....

Editorial: Overflowing exam weeks are not inevitable

Editorial Board March 12, 2021

We are quickly approaching another daunting week of exams—midterms. Exam weeks are palpable on campus. There is a lot of hustle and bustle, but little laughter. Attendance at club meetings drops off....

Cleveland residents stand in line at Horsburgh Gymnasium for the Pfizer vaccine while flags remain at half mast in honor of COVID-19 victims.

Editorial: Vaccines come to CWRU. Now what?

Editorial Board March 5, 2021

Well folks, the time has finally arrived. As we approach the one year mark from when Case Western Reserve University informed us that we would be studying remotely for a few weeks—which was quickly followed...

Refund Cleveland uses graphics to break down the 2021 operating budget, illustrating the largest apportions to policing and the smallest to health.

Editorial: Cleveland gets a new budget

Editorial Board February 26, 2021

At the beginning of February, Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson released his proposed $1.8 billion general fund budget for 2021. City utilities and Hopkins International Airport make up two-thirds of the...

Editorial: Stand Your Ground kills

Editorial Board February 19, 2021

Trigger warning: gun violence, racism There was once a time when the National Rifle Association (NRA) called for gun control. The Black Panthers—a Black Power group that fought for the liberation...

Editorial: Local engagment matters

Editorial Board February 12, 2021

The weeks and months leading up to the 2020 presidential election were a frenzy, as people frantically pushed get-out-the-vote initiatives and registered new voters. These initiatives were indeed critical,...

A compost pile at the University Farm where tons of food scraps are deposited every year and turned into soil to be used for crops.

Editorial: Do the most to compost

Editorial Board February 5, 2021

Landfills should be synonymous with the last resort, and yet every year, the U.S. generates nearly 300 million tons of landfill waste. Moreover, Ohio has a higher waste generation rate than most other...

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