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What CWRU taught me

April 21, 2016

When I first arrived at Case Western Reserve University back in 2012, I had no idea what I was in for. I came here when I was 17, and I chose to enroll mostly because of the scholarships I was offered....

Learn, love, lead while at CWRU

April 21, 2016

I write this as I ready myself to end my undergraduate journey at Case Western Reserve University. It is quite a bittersweet feeling as I consider CWRU my true home and where I emerged as a young adult. First,...

Enable advisors, assign them wisely

Enable advisors, assign them wisely
March 24, 2016

Since I’ve been an undergraduate student at Case Western Reserve University, I have heard countless stories of students being advised incorrectly. Whether it’s a change in class numbers that requires...

Galipo: Commuter’s voices are needed on campus

Real Talk
February 5, 2016

Last semester I shed light on some of the unfair ways commuters have been treated at CWRU. From a dingy lounge space to an overall lack of recognition, it seemed that this past fall, things were looking...

Galipo: Opinions need to be shared, not hidden, at CWRU

Real Talk
October 22, 2015

“If I were you, I wouldn’t write or say something like that.” I’ve heard those words time after time from people; whether it regards articles I’ve written, opinions on campus issues that I’ve...

Anna Galipo: Should dress codes be a thing of the past?

Real Talk
October 1, 2015

I learned from a very young age that shoulders are evil. I know this because in first grade, whenever a student had his or her shoulders exposed, even when it was the middle of August without air conditioning,...

Anna Galipo: Bias and the basement

The only Commuter Lounge is located in the basement of Thwing.
What’s really going on in Thwing
September 17, 2015

Every day that I commute to campus, the first thing I do is walk behind the Thwing Center, down a small, stony stairway to the basement. I swipe in, turn on the lights and hope that I don’t step on a...

Anna Galipo: The meaning of feminism at CWRU

Real Talk
September 3, 2015

Today, the word “feminist” is highly contentious. The word itself is able to spark countless debates. Whenever I hear it, I cannot help but think of all the times I describe myself as one, only to...

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