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Chakraborty: Terror, not regional intimacy, should kindle empathy

Ankita Chakraborty

April 1, 2016

A rise in terror attacks recently has led to an outpouring of support for the areas affected by them. However it is obvious that certain countries receive more attention and overt sympathy than others. The recent terrorist attacks in Paris were accompanied by messages of solidarity from around the...

Chakraborty: Donald Trump isn’t the problem, it’s lingering racism

Ankita Chakraborty

March 18, 2016

Donald Trump is criticized for being racist, xenophobic and overtly hateful toward certain groups. However, the amount of support he is getting here in America, from a society that is touted to be “progressive” and has supposedly moved past racism, is unprecedented. For every person that denounces...

Chakraborty: What Kesha’s ruling means for abuse victims

Ankita Chakraborty

February 26, 2016

If you’ve been following at the news recently, you probably heard about Kesha’s court case along with the trending #FreeKesha. Friday, Feb. 19, the Manhattan Supreme Court ruled that Kesha could not leave her six-album contract with Sony, which meant continuing to work closely with producer Dr. Luke....

Chakraborty: Don’t judge the worth of others’ majors

Ankita Chakraborty

February 5, 2016

The standard introduction in college consists of your name, year and major. And this is where the judgment comes in. Whenever I introduced myself as a biology major, others would either nod or probe further to find out if I was pre-med, still acknowledging my major with no negative input. I acknowledge...

Chakraborty: Stress, depression, anxiety in college students: not the norm

Ankita Chakraborty

October 30, 2015

College students are no strangers to stress and anxiety. All those late hours spent studying and worrying about maintaining a high GPA can certainly take a toll. Quite often depression can even set in as the daily school rhythm grows monotonous and tedious. Pressure to perform, to be social and to suddenly...

Chakraborty: More lean protein please

Ankita Chakraborty, The Different Perspective

October 9, 2015

As hardworking college students with long days that are full of classes and work, there are a few things we can look forward to. One of these is central to every Case Western Reserve University student’s life: good food. And we owe gratitude to Bon Appétit for this. Our dining halls fuel our success...

Ankita Chakraborty: Are presidential elections losing respect?

Ankita Chakraborty

September 18, 2015

If you’ve watched the news or even glanced at trending topics recently, you would have noticed a headline along the lines of,“Kanye West declares he will be running for president in 2020.” This proclamation is usually accompanied by either comments of disbelief or the hashtag #Yeezy2020. To many...

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