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Kuntzman: Stop making masks political

Caroline Kuntzman, Staff Columnist

July 11, 2020

When American Multi-Cinema (AMC) theaters first announced its guidelines for reopening, the company stated that it “strongly encouraged” guests to wear a mask when they were not eating or drinking, but they did not go as far as to mandate that customers to do so (unless it is otherwise required by the...

Kuntzman: Greta Thunberg’s influence is powerful and different from executive leaders

Caroline Kuntzman, Staff Columnist

January 30, 2020

Greta Thunberg, a 17-year-old environmental activist from Sweden and TIME Magazine’s person of the year, has become an international icon. Last week, political journalist Tom Rogan published an article that criticized the media’s tendency to “inflate” Greta Thunberg’s importance, claiming that she i...

Kuntzman: Establishing an anti-stress culture requires an all semester long effort

Caroline Kuntzman, Staff Columnist

January 17, 2020

On Dec. 13, 2019, a beautiful, fluffy Samoyed dog sat on the floor of Clark 206. A small group of Case Western Reserve University students sat nearby, some running their hands across her soft coat, others waiting for her to come closer. Not normally a campus denizen, she was brought to see students dur...

Kuntzman: Greek life recruitment should be a spring activity

Caroline Kuntzman, Staff Columnist

November 22, 2019

For many college campuses across the United States, fall is the time when students interested in Greek life have the opportunity to get involved. Whether it’s through rushing, a more formal recruitment process or some other system used by the Greek chapters on campus, students may not be able to joi...

Kuntzman: Length of Thanksgiving break leaves students on campus

Caroline Kuntzman, Staff Columnist

November 8, 2019

For many Americans, Thanksgiving is a time spent with family. For college students living far from home, Thanksgiving break might be the first time they see their families since the beginning of the school year. Thanksgiving breaks are a standard part of most academic calendars, but their durations ...

Kuntzman: Reevaluating how we fight climate change

Caroline Kuntzman, Staff Columnist

October 25, 2019

In the wake of global climate protests and Greta Thunberg’s speech at the United Nations, recent approaches to climate change advocacy seem to be shifting toward advocating for aggressive governmental action instead of individual accountability. With scientists suggesting that carbon emissions will need...

Kuntzman: Quality higher education is more than rankings

Caroline Kuntzman, Staff Columnist

September 27, 2019

In 2017, Harvard professor Clayton Christensen claimed that half of all American colleges would go bankrupt over the next 10 to 15 years. Whether or not his prediction will come true remains to be seen, but several academic institutions are currently experiencing ill-portending financial issues. Corinthian Co...

Kuntzman: Social media is a breeding ground for fake charities

Caroline Kuntzman, Staff Columnist

September 13, 2019

Following any natural disaster, social media is often flooded with posts regarding statistics about the damage, news clips featuring the damage and advertisements for ways to help the victims. While the spread of such information can be very beneficial for raising awareness to provide aid to those affecte...

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