Editor’s Note

Dear Readers,

Thank you for taking the time to read our centennial issue of The Athenian: The Undergraduate Humor Journal of Case Western Reserve University. The Athenian is a completely peer-reviewed journal and was founded to promote undergraduate involvement in research and the publication process. As a result, by taking the time to read this journal, you are promoting The Athenian and, in turn, the long, unnecessary, unrequested and entirely unwarranted hours of research conducted by undergraduates, often without herald or pay.

Although based at CWRU, The Athenian has grown in recent years to receive attention from students across the campus and around the campus. For this specific issue, the Editorial Board was given the privilege of reading articles submitted in our most competitive pool to date. The articles featured here were selected randomly from over 12 submissions sent from three undergraduates from institutions as diverse as the College of Arts and Sciences.

This issue is of special importance to our organization, as it marks our hundredth-year anniversary. In just one century’s worth of time, we have increased the number of submissions we receive by nearly four. I wholeheartedly believe that the impressive growth of our journal is a testament to how far we have come and what is in store for us in the future.

If you are interested in contributing to The Athenian, I ask that you visit our website at cwruathenian.com or email us at athenian@case.edu. As The Athenian continues to grow, our need for reviewers, ad managers, sanitation engineers, designers and foreign correspondents does as well. Postdocs of all backgrounds and experience levels are always encouraged to join our organization.

As always, I would like to thank our Editorial Board and contributors for all of their hard work, and especially David, who literally died for this publication. In addition, I would also like to personally thank Arlet Wright, Barbara Snyder and the SOURCE office for their terrifyingly unrelenting support of our publication.


Tejas Joshi,


The Athenian: The Undergraduate Humor Journal of Case Western Reserve University

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