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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...

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...

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 semesters end.

Assmus: The problem with graduate student appreciation week

Abby Assmus April 7, 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...

More cohesion between academic programs

More cohesion between academic programs

Abby Assmus March 24, 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....

Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson in the 2012 film, Marvels The Avengers.

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

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,...

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...

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...

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