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Editorial: The brilliance of RBG and the ignorance of the GOP

Ginsburg putting up a fight during her Supreme Court confirmation hearing in 1993.

Editorial Board

September 25, 2020

One week ago today, the U.S. lost an inspirational leader and amazing woman. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg challenged norms throughout her life, brilliantly defending men against discrimination as part of a long-term strategy to build a precedent for why women should not be legally discrimin...

Editorial: Our shot at normalcy

Editorial Board

September 18, 2020

The world is waiting for institutions like Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic to do what they do best: research and develop biomedical technology. For until a vaccine is developed and released, the pandemic will continue to drive our everyday thoughts and actions. We are all waiting...

Editorial: Title IX abandons survivors, cwru.survivors supports them, what about CWRU?

Editorial Board

September 11, 2020

Among the most unqualified and problematic leaders appointed by President Donald J. Trump is Betsy DeVos, the secretary of education. After effectively carrying out her personal and political agendas to defund and deprioritize public schools, DeVos has now also infiltrated actions pertaining to sexual as...

Editorial: Can we really expect things to change?

Editorial Board

September 4, 2020

Since the infamous spring break email that informed students that we would not be returning to campus, not a day seems to go by without someone mentioning that we are living through history. We are trying to manage a global pandemic in a country with inadequate public health infrastructure while add...

Editorial: Postal Service workers are our democracy fighters, excluding Louis DeJoy

Editorial: Postal Service workers are our democracy fighters, excluding Louis DeJoy

Editorial Board

August 21, 2020

Welcome back to Case Western Reserve University, semi-remote style. With some students scattered across the world taking classes remotely, while others are still living on campus attending in-person courses, this semester is sure to bring along many personal and institutional challenges. It will also bring ...

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...

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