The Observer

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),...

Student’s hit-and-run raises questions on use of security alerts

Anmol Nigam, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2016


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Walking across the Juniper Road crosswalk, third-year Daniel Jagaselvan was blindsided. A white Toyota Camry collided with him at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 20. As he fell to the ground, he was still trying to understand what had just happened. In those brief moments afterwards, the driver sped away from...

Apartment building to replace Piñatas

Apartment building to replace Piñatas

Sarah Lisk, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2016


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The closure of Mexican restaurant and popular campus hangout Piñatas at the beginning of March came as a surprise to many, though plans to demolish and redevelop the property have been in the works for almost six months. The property’s current owner, East 116th and Euclid LLC, acquired it in August...

Relay for Life kicks off on April 16

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia

April 1, 2016


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Relay for Life will be returning to campus for the ninth time on April 16, giving students a chance to give back and raise money for cancer research. The event will take place on the Bill Sudeck Track in the North Residential Village from 11:30 a.m. until 3 a.m. Relay for Life raises money for the...

Students weigh in on RNC open-carry petition

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia

April 1, 2016


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A Hillary Clinton supporter’s petition to allow open-carry at the upcoming Republican National Convention (RNC) has sparked a debate on whether or not the Second Amendment should apply around potential presidents. The petition, which appeared on Change.org, had over 50,000 supporters by print time. “The...

Hugs from entrepreneurs: Student’s business creates interactive teddy bears

Anastazia Vanisko, Copy Editor

April 1, 2016


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Long-distance relationships are tough, so second-year student Xyla Foxlin created a teddy bear that can send a hug to her boyfriend in Austin. Parihug, a teddy bear that knows when it’s being hugged thanks to a suit of fabric-based sensors, sends the hug to another bear in a different part of the...

Project Sunshine hosts event to help sick children

Project Sunshine hosts event to help sick children

Adithi Iyengar, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2016


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On March 26, Case Western Reserve University’s chapter of Project Sunshine hosted its first Sending Sunshine event. At this event, student volunteers put together craft kits to send to children in hospitals across the nation. “Our goal was to make 300 kits today and we had already exceeded our...

Tobacco-free policy open to student input

Tobacco-free policy open to student input

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor

March 31, 2016


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When the Faculty Senate voted to make campus tobacco-free in November of this year, many students objected, feeling their perspectives had been overlooked. Now, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) is holding an open forum and a referendum to put student voice back into the conversation. On F...

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