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Horwitz: All buildings matter

Avi Horwitz, Staff Columnist

September 11, 2020

Government incompetence contributed to the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001 and is even more responsible for deaths from the coronavirus pandemic. The Bush administration was well aware of the intelligence suggesting an imminent attack on American targets. Likewise, there were plenty of warning signs in...

Sabbasani: It’s time to vote

Sabbasani: It’s time to vote

Jothsna Sabbasani, Staff Columnist

September 4, 2020

All throughout our lives as students, we have been told that voting is important. In fact, the phrase “voting is a civic duty” has been ingrained in our minds—without us necessarily understanding the true impact of voting. Despite being repeatedly told of the power of voting, many students still ...

Kuntzman: Suspend and ban students who fail to comply with social distancing guidelines

Caroline Kuntzman, Staff Columnist

September 4, 2020

As the fall semester started last week, Case Western Reserve University reported that 10 students tested positive for COVID-19. Given the number of tests conducted and the size of the student population, CWRU’s number of confirmed cases is fairly low. However, over 60 students have been placed in qu...

Kinstler: A space to breathe

Kinstler: A space to breathe

Ethan Kinstler, Staff Columnist

September 4, 2020

Hey, you. Yeah, you! How are you? How much water have you had to drink today? Actually, hold on, I think I’m getting ahead of myself. My name is Ethan, and I just want to talk to you for a minute. I am a third-year psychology major here on campus. My interest in this field started young. Helping...

Lakhiani: Enjoying “Avatar” and supporting the Orange are mutually exclusive

Karuna Lakhiani, Staff Columnist

August 27, 2020

When “Avatar: The Last Airbender” aired on Netflix in May, I was beyond excited. One of my friends is obsessed with Avatar, and she won’t let the rest of our friends forget it; when she found out I didn’t watch the show as a kid, she was shocked. Despite her insistence on me watching “Avatar,” I ...

Richards: The importance of university transparency amidst a pandemic

Jason Richards, Staff Columnist

August 27, 2020

It was the week before move-in day at Case Western Reserve University when half of the undergraduate population was told they were no longer eligible for living on-campus. Second and third years were told to stay home, save those that are nursing majors, transfer students or  orientation leaders for th...

Reyna: CWRU is playing all the wrong cards

Christian Reyna, Staff Columnist

August 20, 2020

No one thought we would be in the situation we are currently in. Months have passed since Case Western Reserve University implemented their decision to have the second half of the spring 2020 semester delivered remotely. Throughout the entire summer, students have been waiting for updates from our in...

Kinstler: Wash, Rinse, Repeat: The Importance of Routine

Kinstler: Wash, Rinse, Repeat: The Importance of Routine

Ethan Kinstler, Staff Columnist

August 20, 2020

August 13 marked five months since many of us officially entered quarantine. That’s five months since lives were uprooted, plans were cancelled and the world was effectively put into stasis. Such a major shift in our daily routines can have severe repercussions for our mental health. Routines are ...

Kuntzman: CWRU and Cleveland Clinic should not host an in-person presidential debate

Caroline Kuntzman, Staff Columnist

August 20, 2020

On July 27, before even releasing the plans for students returning to campus in the fall, Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic(CC) announced that they would be co-hosting the first presidential debate of the 2020 election cycle. While debates are an important part of the electoral...

Hatcher: You can’t protect black lives without first protecting black women

Hatcher: You can’t protect black lives without first protecting black women

Tobili Hatcher, Alumni Columnist

August 7, 2020

ATTN: “Black lives matter.”  “Abolish the police.” “Protect Black women.” All of the above sentences seem simple enough to comprehend: short, sweet and to the point. However, these same statements seem to cause some type of strife whenever they are uttered. Whether it comes in ...

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