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(Non-zombie) apocalypse

Aditya Rengaswamy, Weird Science

April 20, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I’ve heard a number of prophecies stating the world is going to end. Prophets, scientists, and the ancient Mayans have speculated when humanity will end as we know it. I honestly don't know when (or if) this might happen in the next million years, but as I examine some of the more scientific ideas...

Pirates abroad!

David Hatten, Tip of the Hat

April 13, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Getting youth involved in government is always difficult. We are a massive voting base but tapping into that base is harder than getting Mitt Romney to emote. The 18 to 30 demographic, despite its size, isn’t pandered to quite as much because many politicians don’t see the benefit (the most notable...

Leaving the country, leaving my mark

Leaving the country, leaving my mark

Edwin Lo, Rabbiting in London

April 13, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I am now looking at not only my last week in London, but also my last week abroad. It’s crazy to think that four months have gone by while I’ve been out of America. I initially thought the time passed too slowly and that a semester abroad was almost too long, that maybe a couple weeks at a time was...

Recap: Recyclemania

Brian Weiser, CWRU Green Speaks

April 13, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

With Recyclemania coming to a close at the end of March, I thought now would be a good time to go over the events and results of this year’s competition and how it compared to last year’s. The Department of Sustainability, Facilities Services, and the Student Sustainability Council (SSC) each...

Editorial: Good books, bad coffee

April 13, 2012


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

It has been nearly a month since the new Barnes & Noble opened its doors, and students have had a chance to visit the new store and evaluate it. It seems that students are more than satisfied with the bookstore – and less than satisfied with the Starbucks inside. Most students agree the Barnes...

Beyond the culinary experience

Aditya Rengaswamy, Weird Science

April 6, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Food in general is one of the best aspects of living. From rich spices to savory sweets, my mouth waters just thinking about my favorite foods. I’ve always wanted to learn more about the foods I eat, and about other bizarre aspects of nutrition. After browsing the web, I found some interesting tidbits. Duck...

Editorial: Programming with student interests in mind

April 6, 2012


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

University Program Board (UPB) hosts a wide variety of events on campus, from weekly Thwing Tuesdays and Spot Nights to yearly concerts. While most of these events are well-attended and highly successful, students have complained that the artists UPB brings to campus are not aligned with their musical...

Preparing for the storm

Preparing for the storm

Amanda Brown, Real World Issues

April 6, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Greetings fellow humans (and soon-to-be zombies)! It is that time again. If your Nerf guns have a layer of dust, shake it off, because Wednesday is the start of another exciting round of Case’s Humans vs. Zombies. As always, competition is sure to be fierce, because zombies are incredibly hungry. And...

Editorial: Veering from engineering

March 30, 2012


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Case Western Reserve University has an excellent reputation as an engineering school, and the majority of its undergraduates are engineering majors. But CWRU is much more than engineering. It offers world-class programs in nursing, management, and business. Its School of Medicine recently published a ...

The next bubble: Student loan reform

David Hatten, Tip of the Hat

March 30, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

“Too big to fail” is a phrase that was used to both condemn and defend banking institutions during the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. It’s a phrase that’s being used to describe a growing debt bubble that involves almost every person reading this. That bubble is the student...

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