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UDC creates a free lending library for computers and calculators

UDC creates a free lending library for computers and calculators

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2020

The Undergraduate Diversity Collaborative (UDC) has created a free lending library where students can borrow computers and calculators. The project was spearheaded this year by Fatima Rahman, a third-year international studies major and the UDC’s Vice President of Campus Initiatives.  She understan...

A window into a KSL shuttle driver

Veronica Madell, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2020

When there are no students riding the KSL Express late at night, Frank Middlebrook cranks up the jazz on his radio and drives the route himself. Born and raised in Cleveland, this city is home to many memories for Middlebrook. He passes the Wade Park Lagoon, the small scenic center of University Cir...

CWRU students assemble to demand climate action

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

January 17, 2020

Coinciding with Jane Fonda’s New York Times opinion piece “We Have to Live Like We’re in a Climate Emergency. Because We Are.,” published on Dec. 5, 2019, was the Sunrise Movement’s Dec. 6 climate strike, occurring in four cities in Ohio alone, as well as in Sweden and South Africa. Abo...

CWRU students travel to Israel and Palestine over winter break

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2020

Over winter break, a delegation of students visited Israel to learn more about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict directly from those who are most affected by it.  The program, Fact Finders, was hosted by Cleveland Hillel. According to their promotional materials, the trip is “an educational and eye-...

Greek Life struggles to reach a new generation of college students

Greek Life struggles to reach a new generation of college students

Veronica Madell, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2020

On Saturday, Jan. 18, around three hundred Case Western Reserve University students will wait for the doors to each of CWRU’s sorority’s room to open so they can be ushered into Greek life. With 36 percent of female students on campus participating in Greek life, the next two weekends of formal rec...

Tibetan monks come to CWRU

Tibetan monks come to CWRU

Surita Basu, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

The Mystical Arts of Tibet tour featuring the Tibetan Buddhist monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery visited Case Western Reserve University from Monday, Nov. 18 through Friday, Nov. 22. The tour is designed to emulate spiritual festivals celebrated by monasteries in Tibet, where people from surrounding v...

Case Amateur Radio Club partners with Department of Civil Engineering to prepare for disaster

Case Amateur Radio Club partners with Department of Civil Engineering to prepare for disaster

Chris Heermann, Photo Editor

December 6, 2019

Every June, the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) sponsors Field Day, a nationwide amateur radio event that simulates a disaster event where electronic communications are disabled. In this scenario, nearly every service we use in our daily life is affected. Hundreds of thousands of texts and calls fa...

LGBT Center works with graduate students to create a more inclusive CWRU

Halle Rose, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

AmariYah Israel, assistant director of the LGBT Center at Case Western Reserve University, started her talk by handing out three things: a matching game, a packet of vocabulary words and a cartoon labeled “The Gender Unicorn.” Three dental students, two Master of Public Health candidates and a CWRU Sch...

New Thwing Study Over date creates mixed feelings on campus

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

Thwing Study Over (TSO) is the well-loved campus tradition with plenty of free food and giveaways, and contrary to the name, it involves no studying. Rather, it is the perfect destress event during finals, allowing students an excuse to leave their rooms and stop studying for a few hours.  Tiger Fan...

CWRU students engage in discussion about domestic abuse

Veronica Madell, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

“Why talk about domestic abuse?” Megan Gergen, training specialist at Domestic Violence Child Advocacy Center (DVCAC), asked a room full of 50 college students on Tuesday, Dec. 3, one of the busiest weeks of the academic year. Clearly, the topic was important enough to draw this big of a crowd, bu...

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