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Editorial: Focus on alert times not reactionary measures

November 9, 2018

The Case Western Reserve University community was taken aback this past weekend when a third-year student was shot outside Phi Delta Theta in an attempted carjacking. Unfortunately, the campus is not...

Editorial: A false notion of diversity

November 2, 2018

One of the first programs any Case Western Reserve University student is exposed to is “Diversity 360,” a brief training during Orientation Week that attempts to educate first-year students on the...

Editorial: The danger of false equivalencies

Editorial: The danger of false equivalencies
October 26, 2018

On Monday, a number of news organizations reported that somebody had left a pipe bomb outside the home of George Soros, a notable left-wing philanthropist. Over the next few days, numerous other left-wing...

Editor’s Note: How not to get student feedback

October 26, 2018

In 2012, Case Western Reserve University set out to conceive a five-year strategic plan for the school. It would guide the institution from 2013 to 2018. The finalized plan, titled “Think Beyond the...

Editorial: Kavanaugh, a board divided

October 5, 2018

For weeks, Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing has dominated the news. During the process, Christine Blasey Ford came forward with an accusation of sexual assault that occurred while the two...

Editorial: Rankings reveal a failure to aid

September 28, 2018

Just over two weeks ago, every student at Case Western Reserve University received an email announcing that the new U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Colleges list had been released. Most of the...

EDITORIAL: Tink decision shows lack of communication

September 14, 2018

One of the best parts of campus life is the seemingly endless opportunities for either free food or cheap baked goods. But over the past few weeks, the buzz around campus has been that Bon Appetit...

Editorial: Understanding our media

September 7, 2018

In the modern political landscape, it is easy to view most things with a little underlying skepticism. When the 2016 election made the term “fake news” a part of everyday jargon, it entirely transformed...

Editorial: Hearing, not listening

The Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program is set to offer a course on Harper Lee's
April 20, 2018

In early 2018, a public school district in Minnesota banned the books “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” from their English curriculum. Students persistently complained...

Editorial: Legacy Week could strengthen campus community

April 6, 2018

Let’s get excited about what will hopefully become a campus tradition. For the first time in a significant way, Case Western Reserve University will be celebrating the anniversary of the federation...

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