Editor’s Note – Issue 77

Anne Nickoloff, Editor-in-Chief
Case Western is a geographically large school. Need proof of that? Just ask any student who’s lived on Carlton Road and had an 8:00 a.m. class at the Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center. Not fun.

However, a big campus means regular big events. And I don’t mean fun party or concert kinds of events; I mean, the day-to-day, routine things that we don’t think twice about.

For example—rush-hour clogs up the most crucial intersection of student foot traffic every single weekday; when the Cleveland sun is out, the massive Peter B. Lewis building blinds passerby and drivers alike; overnight, the biggest lecture hall converts into a multi-level movie theater.
CWRU isn’t as cozy as some of our prospie advertisements suggest, and that’s a good thing.

Still, unlike some other Cleveland schools (*cough* Cleveland State *cough*), we exist on more than just a single road. We have sidewalks that aren’t next to puffs of car pollution. We have our assorted areas of grass and flowers. We have trees.

It’s easy to forget what lies just outside our campus borders, and it’s easy to take for granted everything our campus is able to have. Sure, we’re no New York City or Chicago (…though, we are not, in fact, Detroit), but Cleveland is big, too.

With big buildings, big issues and big pride.

You get the picture.

This is The Athenian’s opportunity to look at CWRU’s big-ness. This is “The Big Issue.” (cue dramatic music).

So, keep reading if you want to learn about student problems, campus changes or commentary on the nation itself.

You might just agree with one of our big ideas.


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