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USG tackles mass funding

Sophia Yakumithis, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2017


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In order to file funding requests, clubs and organizations must fill out an application through the USG Finance Committee. The committee sets certain caps on allocations, which vary per semester. All requests and budgets are filed through OrgSync. According to the USG Funding Guidelines, student organizations...

What the house and senate tax bills would mean for CWRU students, universities

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2017


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Last weekend, the U.S. Senate passed its version of the tax cut bill that was passed in the U.S. House of Representatives days before. The two bills share some commonalities: Both cut taxes on corporations and individual earners, and both would attempt to shield more taxpayers from the estate tax. However,...

African American Society honors deceased high school athlete with scholarship

Matt Hooke, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2017


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Michael Chappman never had the chance to go to college. The 17-year-old football player from John Hay High School was randomly shot during a drive-by shooting in July, and later succumbed to his injuries. Now the Michael Chappman Scholarship could help others achieve what he could not. The Africa...

Rodents, bare hands and improper cooling

Rodents, bare hands and improper cooling

Kevin Smith, Executive Editor

December 7, 2017


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Little Italy is a popular location for Case Western Reserve University students. Restaurants in the area are often expensive because of the draw of Italian food. Unbeknownst to some customers, they are also some of Cleveland’s most frequent health code violators. Mama Santa’s, Maxi’s Bistro, La Dolce Vita and Nido Italia are among the top critical violators in Cleveland between 2016-2017. C...

CWRU Police Blotter

The Observer Staff

December 7, 2017


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Nov. 28: Petty theft—Male shoplifting items from store, Constantino’s Market   Dec. 2: Telephone harassment—Student receiving harassing messages from unknown party, Sherman House   Dec. 4: Felony theft—Unattended bag taken, Sears Building...

Cleveland catch-up

Lyndsey Cole, News Editor

December 7, 2017


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Ohio Department of Commerce to award 24 medical marijuana cultivation licenses When it was discovered that the Ohio Department of Commerce had hired someone with a felony drug conviction on their record to help score applications for medical marijuana growing licenses, those in opposition of the medical m...

Cigarillos use to smoke marijuana leads to tobacco exposure

Daria Ryabogin, Copy Editor

December 7, 2017


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The issue of smoking on college campuses has seen much debate. According to the activist group Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights, 1,137 college campuses in the United States are currently tobacco-free. However, a cultural shift has occurred tobacco use to marijuana use, and several researchers at ...

Math professor discusses Catalonian homeland

Josef Schiedt, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2017


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Daniel Balagué Guardia, an adjunct professor in the math department and native of Catalonia, has been directly impacted by the events that are currently unfolding in Spain. Growing up, he “never felt like his community was part of Spain,” and has become outspoken on the issue of Catalan independence. The...

TEDx prepares for first campus conference

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2017


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On Dec. 3, TEDxCWRU will be hosting “Breaking Ground,” its fittingly-named debut conference as a TED-affiliated student group. The organization, started last year by current President Cian Desai, is Case Western Reserve University’s first foray into the world of TED Talks. TED, which stand...

CWRU students prepare for finals, practice healthy habits

Sophia Yakumithis, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2017


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As the fall semester approaches its conclusion, Starbucks gift cards go empty, CaseCash dwindles down and “groutfits” are repeated for days on end. Although many Case Western Reserve University students embrace their worst selves in preparation for exams, some actively practice self-care in order...

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