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It’s time to stop making Valentine’s Day so stressful

Caroline Kuntzman, Staff Writer February 10, 2023

Valentine’s Day is a highly commercialized holiday. It certainly is not unique in this regard, as Christmas and Thanksgiving are the biggest holidays for consumer spending in the United States. However,...

CWRU needs to improve transparency in class registration

Caroline Kuntzman, Staff Writer November 18, 2022

Undergraduate class registration at Case Western Reserve University began on Monday Nov. 14, with students set to graduate next spring and summer able to enroll in courses on the Student Information System...

We must rethink new student move-in

Caroline Kuntzman, Staff Writer August 26, 2022

On Aug. 21, Case Western Reserve University first-year and transfer students moved into their housing to start Discover Week, with The Daily characterizing the experience as “a warm welcome and a helping...

Kuntzman: We need a better Safe Ride system

Caroline Kuntzman, Staff Writer March 25, 2022

Over the course of this semester, I’ve started using Safe Ride far more than I have previously. On paper, it is a very good service. They are very easily identifiable, meaning it’s virtually impossible...

Kuntzman: CWRU owes its students and staff rational and coherent COVID-19 policies

Caroline Kuntzman, Staff Writer February 4, 2022

In November 2020, I was elected to a risk management position. I took the position knowing that if in-person programming resumed, I would have a big job on my hands. However, I felt confident that I would...

Kuntzman: CWRU’s vaccine mandate is undermined by current exemption policies

Caroline Kuntzman, Staff Writer January 21, 2022

On December 16th, I, like all undergraduate students, received an email informing me that Case Western Reserve University canceled all campus events. My initial response was disappointment, but I also...

A Pokemon Mew Oreo is currently listed on eBay for $100,000 plus $29.99 shipping.

Kuntzman: I unknowingly ate a $15,000 Oreo

Caroline Kuntzman, Staff Writer October 22, 2021

On Sept. 18, 2021, I made what I considered at the time to be the unremarkable decision to eat a Mew Oreo. It tasted no different from the other Pokemon Oreos I ate that day, to the best of my recollection....

Kuntzman: CWRU should make portable meal swipes active earlier in the day

Caroline Kuntzman , Staff Writer September 24, 2021

At Case Western Reserve University, undergraduate students can choose to sign up for one of many meal plans, ranging from unlimited meal plans with seven portable swipes down to five meal swipes with three...

Kuntzman: CWRU should add an Intro to Cleveland course to its general education requirements

Caroline Kuntzman, Staff Writer September 10, 2021

Like most colleges and universities in the United States, Case Western Reserve University has general education requirements. All undergraduate students are required to complete two semesters of physical...

Kuntzman: It’s time to start planning for a future with COVID-19

Caroline Kuntzman, Staff Writer August 27, 2021

Since March 2020, life in the United States has undergone an enormous shift due to COVID-19. With public health policies such as mask mandates and social distancing changing many aspects of day-to-day...

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