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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...

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. ...

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...

The fight continues for LGBT representation at John Carroll University

The fight continues for LGBT representation at John Carroll University

Emily Young, Development Editor

September 6, 2019

Few students remember that just a short five miles away from Case Western Reserve University lies another college: John Carroll University. John Carroll was founded in 1886 as a Jesuit university intent on educating students in both morals and traditional academic disciplines. As a member of the Association ...

CWRU researchers find 3.8 million-year-old skull

CWRU researchers find 3.8 million-year-old skull

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

September 6, 2019

“There was a moment when I couldn’t control my emotions. Apparently, I was jumping up and down, a behavior that I don’t usually show when I find hominin fossils, and the locals who were standing next to me thought that I was going crazy!” That was the reaction of Yohannes Haile-Selassie, curator of phy...

The OL Experience

Nihal Manjila, Staff Reporter

August 30, 2019

Entering college can be a daunting task. Incoming students have to leave their families and homes and join a new community in a new place. Discover Week plays a vital role in integrating new students into the Case Western Reserve University community before the academic year starts. This is due in gre...

Hessler Street Fair celebrates fifty years of “Peace, Love and Lemonade”

Hessler Street Fair celebrates fifty years of “Peace, Love and Lemonade”

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor

June 6, 2019

Bubbles filled a cloudy sky on Saturday, June 1 as the sound of more than a dozen hand drums from an impromptu drum circle bludgeoned the air in celebration of the Hessler Street Fair. The lead singer of funk group Daddy Longleg’s Homegrown Revival, Davidione Pearl, burned incense and spread the s...

Menstrual and contraceptive health panel comes to CWRU

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2019

“Women want and need more information regarding vaginal health.” This is the main sentiment behind the “Breaking The Silence: A Menstrual and Contraceptive Health Panel” as shared by panelist Dr. Anthony Tizzano. The panel was hosted by Period. @CWRU, a relatively new student-run organization...

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