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Smith: Trump’s emergency is another misguided negotiation

Smith: Trump’s emergency is another misguided negotiation

Josiah Smith, Staff Columnist

February 22, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

I believe that the best quality a president can have is an aptness for negotiation. Rarely in life, especially in politics, do we achieve our goals to the fullest extent. No matter how much one believes their solution will remedy a problem, it is important to know that our perspective is impossibly ...

Du: The problem with information pursuit

Erya Du, Staff Columnist

February 22, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In the information age, we all have the habit of checking our phones and seeing what is happening in the world wherever we are. News inevitably floods into our lives, just like how the snow from Monday’s storm flooded into my eyes. Back when information was not so easily accessible, the news was...

Ltte: Aisha’s Law could save lives

Leo Thurman, Student

February 15, 2019


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Last week, Ohio House Rep. Janine Boyd announced that she intends to draft legislation to help prevent domestic violence. The law is named for the late Aisha Fraser, a Shaker Heights teacher who was violently stabbed to death, presumably by her ex-husband, Lance Mason. Mason is a former Ohio state re...

Reyna: Democrats face an oversaturated 2020 primary

Christian Reyna, Staff Columnist

February 15, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Whether we like it or not, the 2020 presidential campaign race has started. The Democratic party is desperate to win back the Oval Office, and I am in favor of their efforts. Personally, I believe President Donald Trump hasn’t done a great job, only causing greater divisiveness in our country and generally ac...

Editorial: Commending alert improvement time

Editorial Board

February 15, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Monday nights at Case Western Reserve University are usually slow and uneventful, bogged down by work and fatigue. But this week, almost everyone on campus suddenly found themselves wide awake thanks to a series of Rave alerts. At approximately 12:16 a.m., multiple people around campus reported heari...

Zhu: KonMari isn’t minimalism and for good reason

Zhu: KonMari isn’t minimalism and for good reason

Caroline Zhu, Staff Columnist

February 15, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

Following the release of her Netflix show, “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo,” Japanese organizing consultant and author Marie Kondo made a sudden return to pop culture. But the response to her show and her philosophy reflects a distinctly Western take on Eastern cultures and minimalism. While Kondo...

Editor’s note: Searching for an identity through history

Eddie Kerekes, Executive Editor

February 15, 2019


Filed under Editor's Note, Opinion

Despite the best efforts of this university’s marketing department, the identity of Case Western Reserve University is hard to pin down. On all of the logos, as well as the seal, of Case Western Reserve University, a year of establishment is listed: 1826. The year 1826 even appears in one of th...

Mistry: Love is revolutionary

Viral Mistry, Staff Columnist

February 15, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Most of my single friends think Valentine’s Day is a joke. A shallow holiday exploited by corporations to convince us that love conveniently means buying the products they make. Meanwhile, my friends in relationships think Valentine’s Day is just stressful. “What do I get?”; “Where should we go to ...

Kim: Cory in the house

Kim: Cory in the house

Won Hee Kim, Copy Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

When I saw that Democratic Sen. Cory Booker announced his intention to run for the presidency in 2020, I was excited. It’s not because he grew up in Harrington Park, New Jersey, only miles away from where I went to high school. It’s only partially because I want the glorious pun that comes from th...

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