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Editorial: We will stand arm in arm until there is justice

Editorial: We will stand arm in arm until there is justice

Editorial Board

June 7, 2020

We live in a country which systematically oppresses minority groups while promoting the interests of the white community. Systemic racism exists in all areas of society, from housing to education, from policing to healthcare. While this discrimination and abuse has existed in America for over 400 years, ...

Editorial: This pandemic could bring us a different, more sustainable future—if we fight for it

Editorial Board

April 21, 2020

In the last four weeks alone, there have been 22 million unemployment claims. While the registered unemployment rate for March was 4.4 percent, economists believe this statistic is widely understated, given that it did not account for the last week in March, when unemployment really spiked. Economists inste...

Editorial: What does it mean to be essential?

Editorial Board

April 16, 2020

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, most states have issued stay-at-home orders and closed down all non-essential businesses in order to mitigate the spread of the virus. Yet, it seems that we need to ask what an “essential” business really is, and how essential the workers of these businesses...

Editorial: Keep COVID-19 out of our jails, prisons and detention centers

Editorial Board

April 6, 2020

The world is in a frenzy that our generation has never seen before. Stores are entirely out of toilet paper and hand sanitizer, food is being hoarded, entire states are quarantined, the National Guard has been deployed to deliver food, and travel has been restricted in and out of the United States. W...

Editorial: What we should expect from our future president?

Editorial Board

February 27, 2020

Case Western Reserve University has been buzzing with the news of President Snyder’s resignation. The administration quickly assembled the Presidential Search Advisory Committee, a collection of professors, administrators and a few students who will identify important characteristics for our next pr...

Goodbye SAGES, hello … CWRUGER?

Editorial Board

February 21, 2020

Case Western Reserve University students are all too aware of the struggle of Seminar Approach to General Education and Scholarship classes, or SAGES, as it’s known to most students. Whether it is finding a topic that interests us, that one specific class we were told about that requires the least a...

Editorial: What about the humanities?

Editorial: What about the humanities?

Editorial Board

February 13, 2020

Career Fair day is easily recognizable—with the swaths of students dressed in jackets, ties and pantsuits. Last Monday, nearly 100 employers set up in the Veale Convocation, Recreation and Athletic Center to meet students interested in their company or industry. While the event helps students networ...

Editorial: Our responsibility as a private university is to promote public education

Editorial Board

February 6, 2020

Betsy DeVos had no experience in education prior to becoming President Donald Trump’s Secretary of Education. In fact, she and her children only attended private schools. DeVos’ experience explains her objectives to change the American education system to favor private and charter institutions, espec...

Editorial: The broader context of immigration and accountability

McKinsey & Company helped reorganize ICE under the Obama administration, which deported a record 2.5 million people. Their proposals to save the agency money led to housing immigrants in jails and other unsafe environments. CWRU partners with McKinsey to host a consulting competition.

Editorial Board

January 30, 2020

America’s immigration history is cloudy at best. Especially for a country which purports the American dream, our history, and present, is crowed with xenophobic immigration policies, imperialist initiatives and racist internment camps.  While some leaders do better than others in authentically advoca...

Editorial: Reproductive rights are human rights

Jane Roe and her lawyer outside of the Supreme Court.

Editorial Board

January 23, 2020

Norma McCorvey was born to two Jehovah’s Witnesses in a suburb west of Houston in 1947. She quickly learned that she did not subscribe to the same beliefs as her parents and, as a result, ended up in a correctional facility. After repeatedly seeing her mother drunk with other men, McCorvey promised he...

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