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Mistry: Being realistic, demanding the impossible

Viral Mistry, Staff Columnist

March 1, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I am an incredibly opinionated and passionate individual. There's a reason I write these columns, and my friends and loved ones just expect me to have a complicated and specific take for just about anything. One thing I’ve noticed recently, however, is how cynical and hopeless some of my friends are...

Mistry: Advocate with, not for

Mistry: Advocate with, not for

Viral Mistry, Staff Columnist

February 22, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

When you are involved in social justice advocacy work, you often don’t get to choose your allies. The work is exhausting, and you welcome any support you can get. In my experience, I’ve often encountered well-intentioned people trying to make a difference in this world. But many seem more interest...

Mistry: Love is revolutionary

Viral Mistry, Staff Columnist

February 15, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Most of my single friends think Valentine’s Day is a joke. A shallow holiday exploited by corporations to convince us that love conveniently means buying the products they make. Meanwhile, my friends in relationships think Valentine’s Day is just stressful. “What do I get?”; “Where should we go to ...

Mistry: On the evolution of politicians

Viral Mistry, Staff Columnist

February 8, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Do you want to know how I’m certain we are living in a perpetual nightmare? Like clockwork, as soon as the 2018 midterm election season ended, the coverage of the 2020 presidential election began. Suddenly, every movement by major politicians is a code to be cracked by the mainstream media. Ap...

Mistry: Does CWRU need a neuroscience major?

Viral Mistry, Staff Columnist

February 1, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Since arriving at Case Western Reserve University, I’ve been interested in neuroscience. However, unlike many of its peer institutions, CWRU lacks an undergraduate neuroscience major, leaving myself and others wishing to study neuroscience in a bit of a pickle. Most of us choose to split our time between ...

Mistry: Why we still cannot wait

Viral Mistry, Staff Columnist

January 25, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Last weekend we celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and even though I was unable to attend the convocation that bears his name, I tried to take some time to reflect on King’s legacy and how we collectively discuss the work that remains. In 1964, a year after the March on Washington for Jobs and Freed...

Mistry: Why I love Subtle Curry Traits

Viral Mistry, Staff Columnist

January 18, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Last Thanksgiving, I was with my family when one of my cousins showed me a meme on his computer. “It’s from this Facebook meme page called ‘Subtle Curry Traits’, have you heard of it?” I raised an eyebrow in confusion, as he added: “You’ll love it, it’s basically just memes about bein...

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