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Marthe Cohn, French-Jewish Spy during World War II to talk at CWRU

Marthe Cohn, French-Jewish Spy during World War II to talk at CWRU

Grace Howard, News Editor

September 13, 2019

“Do I look like a spy?” Marthe Cohn was accused of espionage almost immediately upon entering Germany for her first mission. She was only 24 years old when she joined the Intelligence Service of the French 1st Army. When she was questioned about whether she was a French spy at her first stop in...

Fire breaks out at Commodore Place Apartments

Fire breaks out at Commodore Place Apartments

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor

September 13, 2019

A fire broke out at Commodore Place Apartments, a 12-story building with 198 housing units, on Thursday, Sept 5. at 8:41 p.m. A massive amount of smoke erupted from the building, forcing residents to leave and drawing concerned onlookers from Hessler Road and other parts of University Circle. Fortun...

Paul Schroeder, beloved CWRU professor, retires after 14 years

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

September 13, 2019

“Don’t have an idea of what you want to do,” shared Paul Schroeder, visiting professor of political science at Case Western Reserve University, about finding one’s path in life. He has held this position for 14 years, though this year will be his last. “My wife and I have done something differe...

Normalcy and catastrophe: Hurricane Dorian’s impact on students

Veronica Madell, Staff Reporter

September 13, 2019

“When you live there, it’s just a normal thing that happens. You evacuate, you come back, you fix the damages. It is just part of the culture,” second-year Case Western Reserve University student Savannah Walters says of her experience living in Charleston, South Carolina. She even remembers re...

CWRU falls in WSJ/THE rankings

Nathan Lesch, Director of Print

September 13, 2019

The 2019 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education (WSJ/THE) College Rankings report saw Case Western Reserve University fall 13 places, from 39th to 52nd. It is alleged that changes in ranking metrics caused this drop. WSJ/THE began considering graduates’ average debt instead of graduates’ default...

SEXPOpalooza excited students to discuss safe and consensual sex

SEXPOpalooza excited students to discuss safe and consensual sex

Jordan Reif, Staff Reporter

September 13, 2019

Last week, over three hundred students rose to the occasion to have open conversations about sex and sexuality at the annual SEXPOpalooza event. Co-hosted by Sexual Assault and Violence Educators (SAVE) and Greek Life, the convention fostered discussions about safe and consensual sex through partnerships...

English Colloquium discusses the evolution of Genre

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor

September 13, 2019

The crowd bled out of Guilford Parlor into the English department lobby for a "Roundtable on Genre,” focusing on tragedy, pastoral and the American sonnet. The panel featured three members of the department: Associate Professor Maggie Vinter, Lecturer Denna Iammarino and Ph.D. student Cammy Ring. ...

The Last Editor

The Last Editor

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor

September 13, 2019

Two years after the Case Institute of Technology (CIT) and Western Reserve University (WRU) came together to form the school we all know now as Case Western Reserve University, there was still no newspaper representing the now unified school. Instead, the two newspapers that represented the technical insti...

SEXPOpalooza to switch venue and accommodate more students

Ryan Yoo, Director of Design

September 6, 2019

SEXPOpalooza, the annual event hosted by Sexual Assault and Violence Educators (SAVE) and Case Western Reserve University Greek Life, aims to provide students with a safe space to learn, discuss and participate in sex education related activities and discussions. “The aim of the event is to encourage stud...

Barnhouse Journal offers poetry for everyone

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor

September 6, 2019

In the spring of 2018, Kevin Latimer sat at a writing workshop, frustrated. Few people at the table looked like him, and few shared his background from one of the poorest parts of Cleveland. That same year, Latimer and his friend Jason Harris founded a literary space of their own in response: Barnho...

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