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CWRU student to compete in Mrs. Ohio

CWRU student to compete in Mrs. Ohio

Maria Fazal, Copy Editor

February 27, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features

Case Western Reserve University is known for a lot of things: tough academics, abundant geekiness, a diverse campus and generally “thinking beyond the possible.” However the university often fondly referred to as a “nerd school” can now be known for producing something else: beauty queens. CWRU...

CWRU Thoughts

CWRU Thoughts

Maria Fazal, Copy Editor

February 27, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features

The Case Western Reserve University community is known for thinking beyond the possible. Each week, this column aims to capture a slice of campus life. Q: What made you decide to work here? A: I’ve never worked in a coffee shop before. It’s something new, and I just wanted to try something new...

Students fight for first at Gluttony Gauntlet

Students fight for first at Gluttony Gauntlet

Alex Clarke, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Stories

Ever wanted to gain about 5 pounds in a half hour? Me neither. But this is what many contestants did during the Melt Challenge portion of the University Programming Board-sponsored 6th annual Gluttony Gauntlet at Case Western Reserve University. Participants had half an hour to eat as much of a...

CWRU Thoughts

CWRU Thoughts

Maria Fazal, Copy Editor

February 20, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features

The Case Western Reserve University community is known for thinking beyond the possible. Each week, this column aims to capture a slice of campus life. Q: Who has been the most influential person in your life? A: That’d be my mom, for sure. There’s no other person in my life who comes close...

CWRU Thoughts

CWRU Thoughts

Maria Fazal, Copy Editor

February 13, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features

The Case Western Reserve University community is known for thinking beyond the possible. Each week, this column aims to capture a slice of campus life. Q: Why are you dressed up? A: I had work earlier. I do orthopedics research at the Cleveland Clinic. I’m working for this guy who is exactly who...

The procrastinator’s guide to Valentine’s Day

Janet Lanman, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features

It looks like Cleveland isn't the city of love. Website WalletHub recently ranked our city as the eighth worst place to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Why? Our area has high restaurant and party ticket costs as well as the worst weather forecast for 2015. In addition to these dilemmas, you may hav...

Sleep-deprived tech inventions

Sleep-deprived tech inventions

Nardine Taleb, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Stories

Hackathon’s innovations last weekend were an assorted bunch; an Iron Man Simulator, an app called “Oh” that warns the user if their phone is still on when they approach a classroom, and an image processor that turns 2-D pictures from Google into 3-D models were among the highlights. Though...

CWRU Thoughts

CWRU Thoughts

Maria Fazal, Copy Editor

February 5, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features

The Case Western Reserve University community is known for thinking beyond the possible. Each week, this column aims to capture a slice of campus life. Q: Why did you decide to be pre-med? A: I’ve always had a desire to do biomedical or medical things. I started out as BME and changed to pre-med...

CWRU Thoughts

CWRU Thoughts

Maria Fazal, Copy Editor

January 30, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features

The Case Western Reserve University community is known for thinking beyond the possible. Each week, this column aims to capture a slice of campus life. Q: What made you decide to attend the Cleveland Institute of Art? A: I've done art my whole life, and CIA is one of the only schools in the country...

CWRU Thoughts

CWRU Thoughts

Maria Fazal, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features

The Case Western Reserve University community is known for thinking beyond the possible. Each week, this column aims to capture a slice of campus life. Q: What’s been the biggest change coming back to college? A: The biggest change is that I’m trying new stuff. I used to be a lazy guy, but now...

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