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A few words for the outgoing transfer students

April 21, 2016

While we bid farewell to our beloved seniors and other graduating students, I’d like to take a minute to say farewell to a group of students that will also leave Case Western Reserve University this...

Rasberry: The punitive effects of the new “tobacco-free”

April 15, 2016

If you haven’t heard of the tobacco-free referendum that was voted upon by the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) on March 29, 2016, you should be at least be aware of the impacts of this policy....

USG can fund LGBT Center curtains

USG can fund LGBT Center curtains
March 24, 2016

The Tinkham Veale University Center is well-known for three things: (1) the strange mix of vendors inside where meal swipes are only accepted after lunch hours, (2) being a glamour shot spot for sponsors...

Rasberry: Pay for security in Strosacker

Strosacker Auditorium does not contain any security cameras, but does contain the Film Society’s office which was robbed. From any angle, Film Society should not have to pay for locks and cameras.
Feminist Food for Thought
February 26, 2016

Recently, there was an unfortunate theft of $200 in Case Western Reserve University Film Society’s office, located in Strosacker auditorium. The robbery in of itself is saddening to hear. Increasingly...

Rasberry: A teetotaler’s take on college alcohol culture

Feminist Food for Thought
February 19, 2016

Alcohol culture can be a persistent hellish nightmare for teetotalers (those who make a personal choice not to drink) like myself. I am not of legal drinking age, but it isn’t hard for anyone my age...

Rasberry: What makes a “good” feminist?

Feminist Food for Thought
February 5, 2016

“Feminists.” When you hear the word, most people think of a set few types of people. Some recall a woman who insists upon women’s rights without appearing particularly supportive of her views in...

Rasberry: Learning to embrace yourself, regardless of gender constructs

Feminist Food for Thought
November 6, 2015

The year of 2015 has been pretty interesting so far. The number of presidential nominees is slowly being weaned down, marijuana has been considered for legalization within multiple states and a slew of...

Rasberry: Lingerie straddles the line between empowerment and oppression

Feminist Food for Thought
October 8, 2015

Satin or lace? Classic black or perhaps a pleasing coral pink? Corsets, camis or fishnets? As titillating as it is to discuss lingerie in all its divine diversity, one of the aspects of lingerie that is...

Kate Rasberry: Consent is a gender-blind requirement

September 17, 2015

Within the past few years, feminism has reached center stage attention in the media, highlighting the inequalities of the sexes in topics spanning from the wage gap to gender-specific stereotypes to the...

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