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Jain: It’s time for the wealthy to help out

Priyanka Jain, Contributing Columnist

September 25, 2020

Imagine yourself on the brink of imminent eviction or unemployment, everyday is like a nightmare waiting to unleash itself. Nothing but fear fills your thoughts about the livelihood of yourself and your family. This was—and still is—an experience shared by many lower- and middle-class families. Roch...

Giri: China’s pursuit of global domination is larger and faster than we really think

Saurav Giri, Contributing Columnist

September 25, 2020

The last century or so has seen the United States dominate world proceedings and earn the title of the most powerful country on Earth. It has the largest economy, it involves itself in all sorts of conflicts and its elections are watched by millions around the world. Just this year, Black Lives Matter, ...

Lakhiani: RBG had too much resting on her shoulders

Karuna Lakhiani, Staff Columnist

September 25, 2020

When I first heard about Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s (RBG) death, I was stunned. I knew this day would come, but in my mind, she was invincible and therefore she couldn’t die. Of course, I knew she wasn’t the immortal and perfect justice that a lot of people made her out to be, but she accomplished so ...

Reyna: Not voting is not an option

President Trump has disappointed many.

Christian Reyna, Staff Columnist

September 18, 2020

Election Day is fast approaching. One moment we’re speculating about who was going to win the Democratic nomination, next we’re analyzing every little thing about former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump, the respective Democratic and Republican nominees.  During the nomination process, there were mu...

Sabbasani: A new spin to cultural competence in the healthcare industry

Jothsna Sabbasani, Staff Columnist

September 18, 2020

The recent murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor have brought light to many problematic and systemic issues. Many have battled against these cruel crimes by protesting all around the world. People are demanding changes to legal and social institutions to address racism. While these systemic demands ne...

Kuntzman: Trump’s human rights record should discredit him from a Nobel Peace Prize

Caroline Kuntzman, Staff Columnist

September 18, 2020

On Sept. 10, CBS News reported that President Donald Trump was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. His nomination came from Norwegian lawmaker, Christian Tybring-Gjedde, who claims that the president’s work in the Middle East is worthy of such international recognition. The Trump administration has ma...

Bilinovich: Does the death penalty have a place in American society?

Beau Bilinovich, Contributing Columnist

September 18, 2020

On Dec. 22, 1849, Fyodor Dostoevsky, one of Russia’s renowned novelists, was taken to the Semyonov Square drill grounds to be executed alongside 21 other members of the Petrashevsky Circle, a group of Russian literary intellectuals and critics of the Tsarist regime. However, at the last moment, they w...

Richards: Bon Appétit Management Company and Plum Market Kitchen: The crossover we didn’t want

Bon Appétit's Plum Market Kitchen will be entering the space vacated by Constantino's Market when it closed in April.

Jason Richards, Staff Columnist

September 18, 2020

On May 14, 2012, Constantino’s Market debuted to the University Circle community at Case Western Reserve University. Eight years later, on April 25, 2020, it closed its doors for the last time. Constantino’s Market forced a love-hate relationship with students on campus. Being the only grocery...

Kinstler: Examining mental health stigmas in racially diverse communities

Ethan Kinstler, Staff Columnist

September 18, 2020

In the United States, there is a profound stigma against seeking mental help, which precludes people from pursuing therapy, increasing the burden these disorders can have. Furthermore, this stigma is even more pronounced in racially diverse populations. Overcoming this stigma has recently been a well...

Lakhiani: Ethical shopping doesn’t exist under Capitalism

Lakhiani: Ethical shopping doesn't exist under Capitalism

Karuna Lakhiani, Staff Columnist

September 11, 2020

The surge of thrift shopping as a new trend has brought up another pressing, related topic: fast fashion. Fast fashion—cheap clothing produced en masse as an alternative to expensive, popular brands—is an awful consequence of capitalism. It’s able to thrive and exist because of infinite competition...

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