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Mistry: Write your own deliverance

Viral Mistry, Staff Columnist April 26, 2019

This has been a semester full of spicy takes, but let me put to print my hottest take yet: Hamilton is a mediocre musical at best. It’s painfully historically inaccurate and is actually incredibly dangerous...

Mistry: What does it mean to be brown at CWRU?

Viral Mistry, Staff Columnist April 19, 2019

Last week, I opened the links to see all of the letters of intent for the Spring 2019 Undergraduate Student Government (USG) elections, and I couldn’t help but notice the sizeable number of brown people...

APUSH-ing people out of history

Viral Mistry, Staff Columnist April 12, 2019

In my time at Case Western Reserve University, I’ve often received a diverse range of responses to any mention of the humanities classes I’ve been fortunate enough to take. The most common response,...

Mistry: Remembering our radical roots

Viral Mistry, Staff Columnist April 5, 2019

It’s that time of year again. Thousands of prospective students are visiting Case Western Reserve University with their families, deciding whether or not they will commit to being a part of the CWRU...

Mistry: Maybe the grind should stop

Viral Mistry, Staff Columnist March 29, 2019

One of my closest friends from high school maintains that every time I talk to him, I’m doing something new, whether it be an academic or an extracurricular pursuit. Every time he comments on it, I promise...

Mistry: Islamophobia’s deep roots

Viral Mistry, Staff Columnist March 22, 2019

I woke up last Friday to learn that on the other side of the world a white supremacist brutally murdered 50 Muslims during a prayer service at two mosques. I felt a lot of emotions as I read what had...

Mistry: Being realistic, demanding the impossible

Viral Mistry, Staff Columnist March 1, 2019

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....

When advocating for a marginilized group that one is not apart of, its important to advocate with the group and not for it.

Mistry: Advocate with, not for

Viral Mistry, Staff Columnist February 22, 2019

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...

Mistry: Love is revolutionary

Viral Mistry, Staff Columnist February 15, 2019

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...

Mistry: On the evolution of politicians

Viral Mistry, Staff Columnist February 8, 2019

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,...

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