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Normalcy and catastrophe: Hurricane Dorian’s impact on students

Veronica Madell, Staff Reporter

September 13, 2019

“When you live there, it’s just a normal thing that happens. You evacuate, you come back, you fix the damages. It is just part of the culture,” second-year Case Western Reserve University student Savannah Walters says of her experience living in Charleston, South Carolina. She even remembers re...

Politics you should care about

Jackson Rudoff, Director of Web and Multimedia Word Count: 457

September 6, 2019

British Parliament in Turmoil … Again Every time the path to Brexit appears to have reached peak turbulence, the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister seems to ratchet things up a notch. Back in its inception, David Cameron famously called the referendum for the U.K. to leave the European Union and the...

The fight continues for LGBT representation at John Carroll University

The fight continues for LGBT representation at John Carroll University

Emily Young, Development Editor

September 6, 2019

Few students remember that just a short five miles away from Case Western Reserve University lies another college: John Carroll University. John Carroll was founded in 1886 as a Jesuit university intent on educating students in both morals and traditional academic disciplines. As a member of the Association ...

Taiwanese Parliament legalizes Gay Marriage

David Chang, Staff Reporter

May 31, 2019

The Democratic Progressive Party, the current ruling party of Taiwan, voted in favor of a bill that legalized same-sex marriage on May 17, making Taiwan the first country in Asia to do so. Tsai Ing-Wen, the president of Taiwan, celebrated in a tweet, saying “We took a big step towards true equalit...

Collaboration formed between Cleveland science institutions

Collaboration formed between Cleveland science institutions

Jordan Reif, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2019

The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo (CMZ), Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH), Holden Arboretum and Case Western Reserve University’s department of biology have relied on informal collaborations for decades through research, resources and teaching. On July 1, 2018, CWRU signed an agreement to enter into a formal...

Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument Tunnel Tours

Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument Tunnel Tours

Abbey Wells, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2019

For one day only the public will be able to tour the tunnels underneath the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument. This opportunity will take place on Saturday, April 23 and is only offered once a year. The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument was built in 1894 to commemorate the 9,000 Cuyahoga County...

Cleveland Botanical Garden wins lawsuit over land use

Abigail Wells, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2019

The Cleveland Botanical Garden (CBG) recently won a lawsuit pertaining to the use of its Wade Park property. Jeptha Wade, one of Western Union Telegraph’s founders, gifted 63 acres of land—now known as Wade Park—to the city of Cleveland to use as a public park in 1882. Descendants and beneficia...

Israeli moon mission fails, hopes to invigorate interest in space travel

Lev Pearlman, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2019

On April 11, Israel’s first moon lander mission ended in failure when the lander crashed into the moon. On February 22, when Israel launched the mission, Case for Israel, Case Western Reserve University’s Israeli culture group, hosted celebrations to mark the event. The lander was named Beresheet,...

Controversial heartbeat bill signed into law

Grace Howard, Copy Editor

April 19, 2019

Gov. Mike DeWine signed the Human Rights and Heartbeat Protection Act, colloquially called the Ohio Heartbeat Bill and formally known as Senate Bill 23, into law on April 11. The law prohibits abortions as soon as a heartbeat is detected in the fetus, which can be as early as six weeks into the pregnancy...

Baldwin Wallace Considers Split with Methodist Church

Katharine Toledo, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2019

After the Methodist Church’s recent decision to continue its rejection of same-sex marriage and LGBTQ+ individuals, Baldwin Wallace University of Berea, Ohio is considering splitting from its Methodist roots after 174 years. Baldwin Wallace University was founded in 1845 by John Baldwin and other Metho...

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