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Assmus: Staying busy over semester break

Assmus: Staying busy over semester break

Abby Assmus, Columnist

December 9, 2016

Despite the multiple finals and projects that stand in the way of semester break, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Almost a whole month without classes awaits, in which there are plenty of opportunities to catch up with friends and family and on sleep and television shows that might have been put ...

Assmus: College should be challenging

Abby Assmus, Columnist

October 7, 2016

While they are a fun time for students to experience living away from home and for meeting new people from around the country, the college years are also a time for learning. They are a time to be challenged and to think beyond what you have thought before. Whether that is in the form of a challenging...

Assmus: The problem with graduate student appreciation week

A cubicle in the newly renovated Lillian F. & Milford J. Harris Library in the Mandel School of Social Sciences. Graduate students often have more work near the semester's end.

Abby Assmus

April 8, 2016

This week is graduate student appreciation week at Case Western Reserve University, a week of planned events meant to celebrate the 5,860 graduate and professional students. Plenty of emails have been sent out over the past few weeks about the various events going on throughout the week that are...

More cohesion between academic programs

More cohesion between academic programs

Abby Assmus

March 25, 2016

Throughout my time at Case Western Reserve University, I have always felt secluded. One of the main reasons was that as an undergraduate, I lived with my parents and commuted to campus for four years. I never felt a part of campus, even though I took the same classes as every other student and should...

Assmus: Hollywood, not Oscars, truly unwilling to enact reel equality

Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson in the 2012 film, Marvel's The Avengers.

Abby Assmus

February 12, 2016

As a movie fan of many genres and types of movies, from historical to animated features, award shows can be a fun thing to look forward to annually. The Academy Awards, one of the “biggest” movie awards, has come under criticism for its continual lack of diversity, specifically in its all-white actor...

Assmus: Trust a graduate, appreciate skills learned in undergraduate classes

Abby Assmus

January 29, 2016

There are many classes and assignments that seem pointless and invaluable during one’s undergraduate time. At Case Western Reserve University, for many, the SAGES program is like this, and many people trudge through it just to get through their seminars and portfolio in order to graduate. Among...

Assmus: ‘Politically correct’ really is about being respectful

Abby Assmus

November 20, 2015

As the holidays approach, so does the media frenzy over them. Many stores are decked out in Christmas decorations and most places are already playing Christmas music even though it is not even Thanksgiving yet. This time of year is also famous for the “war on Christmas” issue, a conception by media...

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