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Muslim Student Association and UDC hold #ourthreebrothers vigil

Muslim Student Association and UDC hold #ourthreebrothers vigil

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor

March 17, 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...

USG holds first All Caucus Forum

Celia Wan, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2016


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The time was 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, and the location was the Student Organization Center at the Tinkham Veale University Center. Over 40 Undergraduate Student Government (USG) representatives from three different caucuses—the Caucus of College of Arts and Science, the Caucus of School of Engineering...

Paper planes fly through the TVUC

Paper planes fly through the TVUC

Srivatsan Uchani, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2016


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The Case Engineers Council (CEC) and the Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) took on a lighthearted project for this year’s Engineers Week: creating more efficient paper planes. The event, simply called the Paper Airplane Competition, was held on Feb. 22 in the Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom. About...

CWRU startup to compete for $1 million

Christopher Nguyen, Contributing Reporter

February 26, 2016


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CWRU startup CrystalE is aiming to make waves at the upcoming Clean Energy Trust (CET) Challenge, a business pitch competition for $1 million. The contest will take place in April in Chicago and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, among others. Fourteen startups that are still in their...

Student group funding structure considers drastic rehaul

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia

February 26, 2016


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It’s past midnight, and 20 plus students have just finished allocating the hundreds of thousands of dollars that will be spent this semester to define student life on campus. The three plus hour process, not uncommon for the Student Executive Council’s (SEC) allocation meeting, entails the largest...

Broadening horizons

Sruthi Meka, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2016


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The connections start with conversation and, with time, are intended to develop into meaningful, empowering relationships. Horizons, a student mentorship organization, fosters connections between students at Case Western Reserve University and students at MC2 STEM High School in an effort to create...

Talking Foreign Policy radio show discusses presidential candidates’ stances

Anastazia Vanisko, Copy Editor

February 19, 2016


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“Talking Foreign Policy,” Case Western Reserve University School of Law Co-Dean Michael Scharf’s weekly radio broadcast, discussed the role of national security topics in the upcoming presidential primaries in its Feb. 12 show. The broadcast was produced in partnership with WCPN 90.3 ideastream. Of...

Fraternities under review work on moving forward

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor

February 19, 2016


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Three campus fraternity chapters, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Phi Kappa Psi and Delta Tau Delta, have recently undergone both sanctions and membership reviews. “I’m hopeful,” said the Greek Life Director Mark Starr of the chapters’ progress thus far. “I think it’s kind of early to tell as they...

Researcher takes on falsified medicine and supplements

Jeniece Montellano, Social Media Editor

February 19, 2016


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Back in 2008, there was a big public health scam in China. Manufacturers were selling infant formula with the compound melamine in it to mask the fact that they were watering down the formula to save money and maximize profit. Melamine increases the nitrogen content, making it appear as if the fo...

Forced off the farm

Forced off the farm

Michael McKenna, Executive Editor

February 19, 2016


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For the past 20 years, Case Western Reserve University Film Society has held their end of the year retreat at Squire Valleevue and Valley Ridge Farms in Hunting Valley, Ohio. It has been the group’s way to “get away from campus and away from movies,” said Film Society's director Liz Caceci. The...

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