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McPheeters: Ordinary rather than extraordinary

McPheeters: Ordinary rather than extraordinary

Mary McPheeters, Staff Reporter

April 28, 2020

As we quickly approach our last day of finals, what I'm finding myself longing for most are not the traditional spring events—from the Hudson Relays to Senior Week—but rather those ordinary days spent with friends. If it were any typical week on campus, my friends and I would've gone to Jolly Sc...

McPheeters: Don’t chalk Spitball

Mary McPheeters, Copy Editor

April 12, 2019

It’s been awhile since Spitball has been chalked. That changed last week, when someone, or multiple people, drew a squirrel on Spitball and wrote “This is OUR campus.” and “Hey, whatcha doin’ under here? Wanna cuddle?” on it. It is precisely the noticeable lack of chalking recently that ma...

McPheeters: Why this Clevelander chose CWRU

Mary McPheeters, Copy Editor

April 5, 2019

As someone from Cleveland Heights, Ohio, I often get asked why I chose to go to a school so close to home. Generally, it’s something along the lines of “that would be too close for me” or “why would you want to stay in Cleveland?” When I was a senior in high school, I got into every school I ap...

McPheeters: CWRU needs to improve restroom inclusivity

Case Western Reserve University's LGBT Center in the Tinkham Veale University Center. Members of the LGBT community have a number of concerns regarding the gender-inclusive bathrooms and spaces around campus.

Mary McPheeters, Copy Editor

February 1, 2019

As far as college campuses go, Case Western Reserve University seems to be one of the more LGBT-friendly campuses in the country. However, there is always room to grow and improve, and CWRU would do well to improve restroom inclusivity across campus. I recently talked to a friend who identifies as non-binary about...

McPheeters: Body modification positivity only, please

Mary McPheeters, Columnist

November 9, 2018

I’m tired of people commenting on others’ body modifications. When I say “body modification,” I mean all types. Not just tattoos and piercings but also cosmetic surgery and any other way you can modify your body. Generally, the idea of getting breast implants after breast cancer or facial recons...

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