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Reyna: Reflecting on quarantine

Christian Reyna, Staff Columnist

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 containing some of the homework that I was planning on doing during break. I’m now approaching...

Reyna: The importance of increasing young voter turnout

Christian Reyna, Staff Columnist

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 face-to-face interactions. While all of the university matters are currently in our minds and the ...

Reyna: Primaries are important too

Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Peter Buttigieg specks at a Town hall.

Christian Reyna, Staff Columnist

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 vote, but primary elections typically experience lower voter turnout than general elections. A signi...

Reyna: Mental health tips for finals

Christian Reyna, Staff Columnist

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 procrastination. For first-year students, some of you don’t know what to expect and will dedicat...

Reyna: Advice for first-year students

Christian Reyna, Staff Columnist

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 our university vibrant and welcoming.  By the time this column is published, students will have spent t...

Reyna: Safety for us and future generations

Christian Reyna, Staff Columnist

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 of my parents are Mexican immigrants; they moved to the Rio Grande Valley in Texas almost 30 years ago. Thou...

Reyna: Reflecting upon Avicii a year after his death

Christian Reyna, Staff Reporter

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?” I said yes. It was then that she told me that he had just died. A million thoughts raced through my head. Ho...

Reyna: A Texan’s first winter

Christian Reyna, Staff Columnist

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, which was only an hour and a half drive away. If it got down to the 90s, that was amazing, and ...

Reyna: Democrats face an oversaturated 2020 primary

Christian Reyna, Staff Columnist

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 Donald Trump hasn’t done a great job, only causing greater divisiveness in our country and generally ac...

Reyna: The president’s visit to my home

Christian Reyna, Staff Columnist

January 18, 2019

On Jan. 10, President Donald Trump visited McAllen, Texas, my home. Trump’s visit brought McAllen to the national spotlight again as he made his case for a wall between the border of the United States and Mexico. Accompanied by both Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, as well as some of his White H...

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