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CIA Holiday Sale provides students an opening into the art world

CIA Holiday Sale provides students an opening into the art world

Veronica Madell, Staff Reporter

November 22, 2019

While winter and the holiday season are just starting to cross the minds of Case Western Reserve University students, Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) students have been preparing for months. Long before the cold weather started, CIA students were molding pottery, designing stickers and painting canvases ...

Rising star closes their doors on Little Italy

Rising star closes their doors on Little Italy

Veronica Madell, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2019

Coffee is addictive and so are coffee shops. At hearing the news of Rising Star Coffee Roasters, a coffee shop located in Little Italy, moving to a new location in Cleveland Heights, students were upset and heartbroken. All were left asking the question: why? As hard as it is for students to accept, t...

Dead Clevelanders you should know, but probably don’t

Nathan Lesch, Director of Print

November 1, 2019

In honor of one of Halloween’s original traditions, remembering and honoring the dead, let’s look at a few of Cleveland’s lesser-known, but still prominent. residents. Joe Shuster & Jerry Siegel Although not born in Cleveland, Joe Shuster moved to the city when he was a young boy. In Cle...

Clevelanders are being evicted; CWRU may be part of the problem

Sydney Negron, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2019

“I feel like when you’re at Case, you’re in a bubble and don’t really see how bad the situation around you is.” This is how first-year student Judy Cusack described the relationship between Case Western Reserve University and the rest of Cleveland. This sentiment seems to be widely acknowledged...

Climate strike at Public Square draws passionate crowd

Climate strike at Public Square draws passionate crowd

Lewis Nelken, Contributing Reporter

September 27, 2019

“HEY HEY HO HO FOSSIL FUELS HAVE GOT TO GO.”  Teens from multiple Cleveland high schools chanted and waved signs with messages such as “We are taking time out of our lessons to teach you one!” Students began arriving early at the rendezvous point, their blood as hot as the searing pavement un...

Maltz construction project gains approval

Grace Howard, News Editor

August 30, 2019

Earlier this August, the final plans to construct an addition to the Maltz Performing Arts Center were approved by both the city of Cleveland’s Euclid Corridor Design Review Committee and its planning commission. The project has been in the works since 2015. The addition to the building will ad...

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...

Collaboration formed between Cleveland science institutions

Collaboration formed between Cleveland science institutions

Jordan Reif, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2019

The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo (CMZ), Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH), Holden Arboretum and Case Western Reserve University’s department of biology have relied on informal collaborations for decades through research, resources and teaching. On July 1, 2018, CWRU signed an agreement to enter into a formal...

Dave’s Cosmic Rock Club opens on Northside

Dave’s Cosmic Rock Club opens on Northside

Nathan Lesch, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2019

For the past several months, students walking from Northside to the Case Quad have wondered about the construction that has been occurring at the former Barking Spider Tavern. Their curiosity was satisfied with the opening of Cosmic Dave’s Rock Club, a unique take on a local franchise, Dave’s Cos...

Alumni create new bike-sharing program

Alumni create new bike-sharing program

Alexandra Faccenda, Pauly Suchy, and Justo Karell

April 12, 2019

Anyone who lives in a major city has probably seen a bike-sharing system. For most people, biking is a fun and convenient way to get around. For people in lower income neighborhoods, however, it’s a vital opportunity to access the resources they need to improve their careers, education and life. That...

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