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Kinstler: Testing pays, students pay more

Ethan Kinstler, Contributing Columnist

February 27, 2020

If you were a public school kid, chances are you were bombarded with a litany of standardized tests. Aside from those which are touted today as the prototype for testing student achievement, like the PSAT/NMSQT, SAT and ACT, students of every age across the country sit through other exams like the PA...

Martz: “You do that for fun?”

Rachel Riley on Countdown

Paulina Martz, Staff Columnist

February 27, 2020

Around 3 a.m. one Saturday night, I sat on my couch watching episode after episode of the British late night comedy game show “8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.” It’s an amalgamation of two other famous British game shows and it’s absurd. The show is inspired most by “Countdown,” in which ...

Panaro: Sally the Salad Robot and Campus Dining

Kevin Panaro, Staff Columnist

February 21, 2020

Food variety has always been a sore spot for students on Case Western Reserve University’s campus; however, a recent article in The Daily shows that CWRU might be finally changing its ways. Sally the Salad Robot has taken up new residence in the Kelvin Smith Library, after transferring from her pre...

Richards: The Presidential Search Advisory Committee needs more diverse departmental representation

Jason Richards, Staff Columnist

February 21, 2020

The news of the year arrived to most students on Feb. 3 through The Daily. Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder announced that she will be leading the Association of American Universities (AAU) come the end of the fall 2020 semester, and stepping down from her role as CWRU’s ...

McGinnis: My experience with Spain’s healthcare system

Emerson McGinnis, Staff Columnist

February 21, 2020

The first day I got to Spain, I was more than a little distressed. I had tried to get all of my prescriptions filled, but unfortunately, my doctor failed to send one to the pharmacy before I left for the semester. I was anxious and worried—partially because I was missing the medication that helped my a...

Panaro: The racism at the heart of the coronavirus crisis

Kevin Panaro, Staff Columnist

February 13, 2020

Rising fears over the coronavirus outbreak in the Hubei province of mainland China have caused increasing worry and panic—not just for China itself, but the many countries that depend on its vast trade network for daily economic activities. The respiratory disease has had far-reaching consequences, ...

Lakhiani: TikTok is more than just an entertainment platform for Gen Z

TikTok proves to be more than meets the eye.

Karuna Lakhiani, Staff Columnist

February 13, 2020

“Hey, yo, something traumatic happened that changed my life check,” *cue sad music*: I downloaded TikTok. The millions of TikTok users probably just understood what I just said, and most likely, you did too. TikTok has become our new social media platform; from doing the “Renegade” to creating ...

Martz: It’s time to think about friendships and how they affect our mental health

Paulina Martz, Staff Columnist

February 13, 2020

Friendships are relationships that often go overlooked when it comes to discussions about health and wellness. This is—in some ways—understandable. We’ve all had bad friends who we simply drifted apart from or stopped interacting with, and we’ve probably also had good friends to which the same ...

Gollamudi: Presidential website superlatives

Deeksha Gollamudi, Social Media Editor

February 6, 2020

With the commencement of presidential-election fever comes the YouTube ads we inevitably skip and the bubbly TV spots of presidential candidates peddling their policy proposals, with just the right proportion of white people and people of color in the background cheering on each respective candidate. W...

Richards: Club sports should count toward physical education credits

Jason Richards, Staff Columnist

February 6, 2020

As I start my sixth semester here at Case Western Reserve University, the dreaded physical education (PE) requirement is looming upon me. Two semesters worth of physical education classes are required for all bachelor’s degrees here, and, when you realize you only have three semesters left, this can ...

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