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A staircase in Mather House. It's just one of many buildings at CWRU that lack accessibility options for disabled students.

Toledo: Stop institutionalizing ableism

Katharine Toledo, Staff Columnist March 29, 2019

There’s this simulation called the Spoon Theory Demonstration. It’s used to help people who aren’t disabled to better understand that tasks that may seem simple to them are significantly more difficult...

Toledo: Communication is key to navigating roommate relationships

Katharine Toledo, Staff Reporter November 16, 2018

Even as many of us enter our second years, getting along with your roommates can still be a challenge. But from my time on campus, I’ve found some of the surefire routes for having a smooth living experience....

Toledo: The dangers of specialization

Katharine Toledo, Staff Columnist October 12, 2018

What do you want to be when you grow up? The very first time I was asked this question seriously was when I was in seventh grade. I was a gawky, braces wearing, acne riddled pre-teen who barely knew...

Toledo: Katie’s declassified Orientation Week survival guide

Toledo: Katie’s declassified Orientation Week survival guide

Katharine Toledo August 24, 2018

Picture this: you’re standing in the middle of Tinkham Veale University Center, squinting at the tiny map of campus you’re holding in your hand, trying to figure out where you’re going next. Your...

Attendance is mandatory, but so is my socioeconomic status

Katharine Toledo, Columnist April 27, 2018

When I arrived on campus for the first time last August, I was intrigued and excited by the sheer range of extracurricular opportunities offered to the Case Western Reserve University community. After...

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