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Smith: CWRU Students need to explore Cleveland more

Kevin Smith, Opinion Editor March 31, 2017

As our strange winter-spring fusion season fades into the humid Cleveland summer, the city begins to ascend to its peak in June. The roller coaster capital of the world, Cedar Point, opens in a little...

Smith: Improve campus’s shuttle services

Kevin Smith, Opinion Editor March 3, 2017

Green Link, Blue Link, Blue and Green Lines, Red Line, White Line; if you’re still learning about all of the public transportation available here at Case Western Reserve University, then look no further...

Smith: “Shut up, LeBron”:

Kevin Smith, Opinion Editor January 27, 2017

The responsibility of politics and real world problems has always been a conundrum for those who have found themselves in the limelight. On one end of the spectrum, people believe that celebrities should...

The Curious Case of Our Campus’s Beauty

Kevin Smith, Opinion Editor October 28, 2016

New architecture without 90 degree angles, atriums connecting class halls, old buildings under renovations, trees on the quad transforming into their fall form and some massive construction project on...

Smith: The problem with Cleveland’s baseball team

Kevin Smith, Social Media Editor October 14, 2016

I am an avid Cleveland sports fan, and have been so for as long as I can remember. As a Clevelander, I was brought into the sports culture of the city at a young age. Anyone who knows anything about Cleveland...

Smith: It’s more than police shootings

Smith: It’s more than police shootings

Kevin Smith, Columnist October 7, 2016

The Cleveland Division of Police (CDP) force has been under a microscope recently. They have worked and tried to establish a relationship with the community in spite of controversial events, but their...

Smith: Kanye vs. Taylor Swift

Kevin Smith, Social Media Director September 30, 2016

In a post-2009 MTV Video Music Awards environment, the relationship between Kanye West and Taylor Swift has been rocky to say the least, but has clearly defined roles. West is the villain, Swift is the...

Smith: The professional rapper

Smith: The professional “rapper”

Kevin Smith, Columnist September 23, 2016

Hip-hop has experienced a bit of a rut lately. There have not been many notable albums released this year, and the genre is being polluted in a number of different ways. It seems like anyone can become...

Smith: Political correctness and college campuses

Kevin Smith, Social Media Director September 16, 2016

College campuses have provided spaces for academic discussion, discourse and growth among students for centuries. However many see that they are becoming the opposite of what they once were. Bill O’Reilly...

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