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Lakhiani: How to reconcile sexual assault allegations with the impending election

Karuna Lakhiani, Staff Columnist

May 8, 2020

It’s easy to forget that we are in the midst of a national election cycle during this pandemic. However, it’s still just as important as ever to vote, because we need a change of leadership in the country. The election is going to happen this year, whether it’s in November or if it’s delayed b...

Panaro: There is no back to normal

Kevin Panaro, Staff Columnist

April 30, 2020

For months on end, the coronavirus pandemic has been a string of nonstop bad news. With the continual rise in the number of reported cases and confirmed deaths, and with daily reports about how wildly unprepared the U.S. is to deal with a healthcare crisis of this magnitude, spirits are definitely low. Wha...

Richards: Improving sanitization practices on campus should be a top priority

Jason Richards, Staff Columnist

April 24, 2020

As the end of this most chaotic, unprecedented semester draws closer, we must start to think about the return to normality—or the hope of it—for the upcoming fall semester. Given the spread of COVID-19 and Case Western Reserve University’s diverse student and faculty population, we could be one of ...

Martz: Where nostalgia belongs in the context of the pandemic

Paulina Martz, Staff Columnist

April 24, 2020

As this semester comes to an end, I’ve noticed a shift. Of course, being home limits activities and for those of us lucky enough to have some free time amidst this chaos, there has been an upswing in media consumption. But beyond that, there has been an emphasis on things from our childhood. Perhaps it ...

Hatcher: The one where she got sentimental

Tobili Hatcher, Staff Columnist

April 24, 2020

As I sit here trying to figure out what to write, I find myself coming up empty each time. One month from now, I was supposed to walk across the stage of the Veale Convocation Center, shake hands with President Snyder, show off my best pageant wave and walk to the crowd as the senior class celebrated ...

Reyna: Reflecting on quarantine

Christian Reyna, Staff Columnist

April 21, 2020

I never thought in my life that I would be in this situation. I left my dorm the Friday before spring break, packing what I thought was necessary for a week at home: some clothes, my laptop and a folder containing some of the homework that I was planning on doing during break. I’m now approaching...

Panaro: The failure of political spin and President Trump’s mishandling of COVID-19

Kevin Panaro, Staff Columnist

April 20, 2020

In many ways, the current COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing political crisis clash heavily with the ethos on which President Donald Trump predicates his entire political philosophy. Trump has thus far treated every major crisis of his campaign and presidency as an image problem that can be solved with the rig...

Horwitz: Cowardice or moral bankruptcy?

Avi Horwitz, Staff Columnist

April 20, 2020

In spring 2014, Undergraduate Student Government (USG), presented Resolution 23-08 which called on “the president and board of trustees of Case Western Reserve University to divest the university’s endowment from publicly traded fossil fuel companies.” Simply put, USG requested the administratio...

Macias: Lost at sea with immediate assistance available…in 6-8 hours

Macias: Lost at sea with immediate assistance available…in 6-8 hours

Hannah Macias, Contributing Columnist

April 16, 2020

I have been looking forward to going abroad since I was in high school; although, I didn’t think the majority of that time would be spent sitting at home, barely allowed to go outside. I began my spring semester in the Netherlands, attending Maastricht University’s Psychology and Neuroscience pro...

Hatcher: America’s biggest viral challenger—Coronavirus or Trump?

Tobili Hatcher, Staff Columnist

April 16, 2020

Every day in quarantine starts out the same. I wake up around 7:30 a.m. and lay in bed to contemplate what tasks may or may not get done that day. I reach over to my desk, grab my phone and open up Apple News and Twitter to see what mess the United States has gotten itself into. The usual pops up on my 5...

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