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Sorting out the answer

Brian Johnson, Constributing reporter
April 8, 2016
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When professors have to hand back exams to classes of 100 or more students in lecture halls like Strosacker or Rockefeller, a common practice is to have the class line up while the professor searches a stack of unsorted exams, one by one, until every student has their test. This method, however, is...

Maltz Center looks to serve CWRU community

Maltz Center looks to serve CWRU community

Jeniece Montellano, Web editor
April 8, 2016
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Two Greek Week events this year were hosted at Cleveland’s newest performing arts center. The Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center at The Temple-Tifereth Israel was chosen by the Greek Week committee because it’s part of Case Western Reserve University. However the initial estimate was more...

French class captures meaning in translation

French class captures meaning in translation

Anastazia Vanisko, Copy Editor
April 8, 2016
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When students take Associate Professor Cheryl Toman’s class, they have a chance that students working in research labs crave: to be published. The FRCH 314: Translation Techniques class is currently translating “Garçons et Filles,” the second book in a series by author Alice Endamne. The first...

USG hosts open forum on university’s tobacco-free proposal

Hunter Overstreet, Staff reporter
April 8, 2016
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On Friday, April 1 in Strosacker Auditorium, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) hosted an open forum on the university’s proposed tobacco-free policies. Walking around to the less than 20 students in the auditorium, a USG representative handed out speaking cards to those interested in speaking...

SEC overhaul heading to referendum

SEC overhaul heading to referendum

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor
April 5, 2016
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At 1 a.m. on Friday, April 1, two large rooms in Thwing Center were filled with students for very different reasons. In the Jolly Scholar, students were celebrating the end of a long week. In an office in the basement, more than twenty students were putting the finishing touches on a long year of planning...

USG candidates for president, finance, academic affairs and student life debate

Celia Wan, Staff Reporter
April 5, 2016
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With the spring election for the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) coming up this week, candidates for president and vice presidents of Student Life, Finance and Academic Affairs gathered on March 31st for an election debate. The debate started with candidates for Vice President of Academic Affairs....

CWRU studies solar panels

Srivatsan Uchani, Staff Reporter
April 1, 2016
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After an uncharacteristically warm winter in Cleveland, the upcoming summer offers the possibility of being even hotter than usual—with plenty of sun to enjoy and to use. This is good news for Case Western Reserve University’s Solar Durability and Lifetime Extension (SDLE) Center and its director...

Greek rollover seeks project with student life impact

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor
April 1, 2016
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Currently $66,000 sits in a Panhellenic Council/Interfraternity Congress bank account, set aside for improvements to the Tinkham Veale University Center (TVUC). It has been there several years, but current leadership hope that the account will soon be empty. In 2010 the Student Executive Council noticed...

No zombie epidemic this semester, will return in future

Christopher Nguyen, Contributing Reporter
April 1, 2016
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Humans vs. Zombies has long had an enthusiastic base of players on campus; for weeks out of every semester, human survivors sprinted outside while zombies intercepted, ambushed and swarmed them at every opportunity. This semester, though, students’ only ambushes will be coming from unexpected group...

The view from the green roof

The view from the green roof

Srivatsan Uchani, Staff Reporter
April 1, 2016
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While the Tinkham Veale University Center’s (TVUC) green roof is often referred to as a “grass roof,” it is actually covered with plants from the cactus family, of the genus Sedum. The plants serve to efficiently regulate the amount of sunlight that TVUC receives (adjusting for changes in season),...

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