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Reyna: Voter suppression and safety in America

The reality of voter suppression makes our government a false image of a democracy where everyone can vote without concern or difficulty.
October 23, 2020

As citizens of this country, we are able to vote for many elections, throughout our lifetime, that can choose presidents, representatives, senators and other leaders. Voting is an opportunity for each...

Reyna: Reflecting on quarantine

April 21, 2020

I never thought in my life that I would be in this situation. I left my dorm the Friday before spring break, packing what I thought was necessary for a week at home: some clothes, my laptop and a folder...

Reyna: The importance of increasing young voter turnout

March 29, 2020

We’re living in interesting and confusing times. Case Western Reserve University switched to online remote classes and students are trying to adjust and combat the current COVID-19 pandemic by limiting...

Reyna: Primaries are important too

Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Peter Buttigieg specks at a Town hall.
Your guide to casting your ballot this year.
February 6, 2020

Primary season is upon us. We’ve begun the process of deciding who will be the Democratic Party’s nominee for the President of the United States. It is always our civic duty to exercise our right to...

Reyna: Mental health tips for finals

December 6, 2019

It’s that time of the year again: finals. It’s time for students to push through multiple exams—for the unfortunate ones on the same day—after suffering, for many, through days, if not weeks, of...

Reyna: Advice for first-year students

September 6, 2019

This year, there are 1,360 first-year students representing the Case Western Reserve University Class of 2023. Each new student brings unique experiences, skills, cultures and personalities that help make...

Reyna: Safety for us and future generations

August 23, 2019

I was leaving from a public auction when I heard about the shooting in El Paso, Texas. I didn’t know how to react. When I later learned that the gunman was targeting Mexicans, I was petrified. Both...

Reyna: Reflecting upon Avicii a year after his death

April 19, 2019

I was in high school when it happened. I had just eaten lunch and was ready for the second half of my school day. One of my friends in my next class called my name. She said, “Hey, you like Avicii, right?”...

Reyna: A Texan’s first winter

March 29, 2019

All my life, I loved the hot weather and despised the cold. One hundred degrees was nothing to me; just a normal summer day back home, perfect for me to go out with family and occasionally go to the beach,...

Reyna: Democrats face an oversaturated 2020 primary

February 15, 2019

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...

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