The Observer

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

Anastazia Vanisko, Copy Editor

March 31, 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

March 31, 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...

CWRU students in Brussels safe during attacks

CWRU students in Brussels safe during attacks

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor

March 24, 2016


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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 24, 2016


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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 24, 2016


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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 24, 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 24, 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 24, 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 24, 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....

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