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Apartment building to replace Piñatas

Apartment building to replace Piñatas

Sarah Lisk, Staff Reporter
April 1
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

CWRU students in Brussels safe during attacks

CWRU students in Brussels safe during attacks

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor
March 25
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On their first morning after arriving in Brussels, Belgium, two Case Western Reserve University students were tired, so they decided to take an extra nap before heading out into the city. As they were getting ready to go out, they got a message from their host: Check the news, and stay out of the city. Mara...

Robberies less frequent, but still a risk

Hunter Overstreet, Staff Writer
March 25
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On March 3, a Case Western Reserve University Italian language professor and a friend were walking to Strosacker Auditorium for an Italian movie screening when the friend’s purse was stolen. Two days before that, a CWRU student was walking on East 123rd Street when four individuals pulled up in an...

Property Management Apartments have increased openings

Property Management Apartments have increased openings

Celia Wan, Staff Writer
March 25
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As Case Western Reserve University students are selecting their rooms for the coming school year, 30 more bedrooms in the North Property Management Apartments (PMAs) are now open for the upper-class students, increased from last year’s 80 PMA housing spaces. The PMAs are properties owned by the...

Cleveland rally responds to proposed RTA changes

Cleveland rally responds to proposed RTA changes

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor
March 25
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“Fix it, fund it, make it fair,” chanted the 50 or so people gathered outside the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) offices at 11:30 a.m. On Monday, March 21, Clevelanders for Public Transit held a rally and press conference to protest proposed fare increases and route cuts for RTA buses. The rally...

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