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Lakhiani: Listen to women

Karuna Lakhiani, Staff Columnist April 9, 2021

Trigger warning: sexual harassment.  One month ago, Sarah Everard was murdered by police officer Wayne Couzins while she was walking home from a friend’s house. Despite this happening in the United...

Lakhiani: Finding joy in the little things

Karuna Lakhiani, Staff Columnist February 26, 2021

Nearly a year has lapsed since COVID-19 spread throughout the world, and it seems difficult to imagine how things used to be without masks or social distancing. Given the challenges of the pandemic, it’s...

It is inexcusable that one of the only BIPOC in the “Throne of Glass” series is tokenized.

Lakhiani: Literature is ignoring BIPOC and the LGBTQIA+ community

Karuna Lakhiani, Staff Columnist November 20, 2020

In English classes throughout high school, my classmates and I mainly read so-called classics centered around white male characters. At the time, I couldn’t figure out why it irked me so much that we...

Lakhiani: Recognition of Case for Life endangers other students

Karuna Lakhiani, Staff Columnist November 6, 2020

On Nov. 2, Vice President for Student Affairs Lou Stark sent a message to the undergraduate students of Case Western Reserve University. That message stated that Case for Life (CFL), a pro-life/anti-abortion...

Lakhiani: RBG had too much resting on her shoulders

Karuna Lakhiani, Staff Columnist September 25, 2020

When I first heard about Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s (RBG) death, I was stunned. I knew this day would come, but in my mind, she was invincible and therefore she couldn’t die. Of course, I knew she wasn’t...

Lakhiani: Enjoying “Avatar” and supporting the Orange are mutually exclusive

Karuna Lakhiani, Staff Columnist August 27, 2020

When “Avatar: The Last Airbender” aired on Netflix in May, I was beyond excited. One of my friends is obsessed with Avatar, and she won’t let the rest of our friends forget it; when she found out...

Lakhiani: How to reconcile sexual assault allegations with the impending election

Karuna Lakhiani, Staff Columnist May 8, 2020

It’s easy to forget that we are in the midst of a national election cycle during this pandemic. However, it’s still just as important as ever to vote, because we need a change of leadership in the...

Lakhiani: Self-isolation? More like self-improvement

Karuna Lakhiani, Staff Columnist April 6, 2020

“Are you still watching?” Those words glared at me from my laptop screen; it was 2 a.m., I had no motivation to watch my math lectures and I was binging NCIS, which seemed never-ending. Yes, Netflix,...

TikTok proves to be more than meets the eye.

Lakhiani: TikTok is more than just an entertainment platform for Gen Z

Karuna Lakhiani, Staff Columnist February 13, 2020

“Hey, yo, something traumatic happened that changed my life check,” *cue sad music*: I downloaded TikTok. The millions of TikTok users probably just understood what I just said, and most likely, you...

Lakhiani: Why romance novels aren’t cliché

Karuna Lakhiani, Staff Columnist October 25, 2019

To most people, romance novels are closely associated with predictability or cheesiness because they are supposed to end with happily ever afters or other uplifting scenarios. However, romance novels aren't...

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