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Cleveland rally responds to proposed RTA changes

Cleveland rally responds to proposed RTA changes

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor

March 25, 2016


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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...

Portable dance floor installed in Carlton Commons

Sruthi Meka, Staff Writer

March 25, 2016


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A portable dance floor in Carlton Commons will soon be available for campus dance groups to use, which marks the culmination of months of coordination between administration, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG), Tinkham Veale University Center (TVUC) and student dance groups to create more practice...

Changes coming to Tomlinson, Starbucks and Fribley

Changes coming to Tomlinson, Starbucks and Fribley

March 25, 2016


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This week we sat down with Jim O’Brien, resident district manager for Bon Appétit, Beth Kretschmar, marketing manager for Bon Appétit and Beth Nochomovitz, director of auxiliary services to talk about the future of dining on Case Western Reserve University’s campus. Expansions at the Village...

Clark Hall finally losing netting

Clark Hall finally losing netting

Anastazia Vanisko, Copy editor

March 25, 2016


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When students came back from spring break, they were greeted with a new sight as they crossed Mather Quad: construction. After years of passing by a Clark Hall that was covered in green netting, the university and the College of Arts and Sciences decided to begin a historic restoration of the building....

Town halls let Clevelanders get to know Democratic candidates

Town halls let Clevelanders get to know Democratic candidates

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor

March 18, 2016


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With just a few days notice, Bernie Sanders came to Cleveland for a small town hall event on the Saturday before Spring Break. The next Saturday, Hillary Clinton followed suit. Many CWRU students, staff and faculty got their hands on the highly in-demand tickets through the Social Justice Institute (SJI)...

Gender-Inclusive Housing now an option for all undergraduate students

Jeniece Montellano, Social Media Editor

March 18, 2016


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Over the coming week, students will be going through the housing selection process. For the first time, that process will include the option of gender-inclusive housing (GIH) for all students. Over the past two years, the Residence Hall Association (RHA), the LGBT Center, the Office of Residence...

New counter is not Thwing’s only change

New counter is not Thwing’s only change

Ashley Chan, Public Relations Manager

March 18, 2016


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In efforts to bolster student life and culture, Thwing Center is undergoing various changes to make it more central to the student experience. A light wooden counter branded with Case Western Reserve University’s logo, lighted shelves with clear jars of candy and butter popcorn and a United States...

Yost is almost toast

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia

March 18, 2016


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University plans for a new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building may mean the demise of Yost Hall, the home of the math and statistics departments and numerous campus offices, including financial aid and the registrar. The building would be torn down and replaced with a new 73,000-square-foot...

Ohio holds primaries for national, local candidates

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor

March 18, 2016


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Ohio held its primary elections on Tues., Mar. 15, and alongside the presidential primaries several local and state offices were on the ballot: seats in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, in the Ohio state Senate and state House of Representatives, on the Ohio Supreme Court and in the Ohio...

Muslim Student Association and UDC hold #ourthreebrothers vigil

Muslim Student Association and UDC hold #ourthreebrothers vigil

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor

March 18, 2016


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About 15 people sat in the darkened room, holding electronic candles, mourning the lives of three young men recently murdered in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Mohamedtaha Omar, Adam Mekki and Muhannad Tairab were killed execution-style in a vacant house. The vigil, called #ourthreebrothers, was hosted by...

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