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Ohio students are stepping up in the face of dwindling supplies

Collin Wong, Web Editor

April 6, 2020

Amidst falling medical supply levels and rising concerns, college and medical students around Northeast Ohio are helping fight COVID-19. Those on the frontline of the pandemic are beginning to feel the effects of a nationwide personal protective equipment (PPE) shortage. With the coronavirus’ peak st...

The results of the 2020 Census will impact CWRU and Northeastern Ohio

The results of the 2020 Census will impact CWRU and Northeastern Ohio

Surita Basu, News Editor

February 13, 2020

Next month, the 2020 Census will be sent out across the entire U.S. For Northeastern Ohio, this meant weeks of organization and preparation, with the U.S. Census Bureau opening regional offices in both Cleveland and Akron.  The census decides where and how taxpayer dollars will be distributed for ...

CWRU alumnus helps student-refugees resettle in Cleveland

CWRU alumnus helps student-refugees resettle in Cleveland

Collin Wong, Web Editor

January 30, 2020

In 2018, 70.8 million refugees fled their homes. Law Kwah, a Burmese refugee who now resides in Ohio, did the same three decades ago.   He was born in 1973 in the “black zone” of the Karen State, where the world’s longest civil war broke out in 1948. He grew up in a war zone, where conflict ...

Politics you should care about

Politics you should care about

Jackson Rudoff, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2020

What a time it is to be American.  For only the third time in United States history the president has been impeached. Now, we’re caught in the midst of an impeachment trial like no other, with heated procedural arguments dominating National Public Radio’s (NPR) soundbites. Debates over precedent hav...

Megxit, the history and rationale for the Royal Family’s decision

Megxit, the history and rationale for the Royal Family’s decision

Christopher Markham, Copy Editor

January 23, 2020

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision to step back from the British Royal Family, dubbed “Megxit” by the media, shocked the British people. On Jan. 8, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex posted on Instagram that they would “step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family.”  However, ...

Cleveland library workers to strike if talks continue to break down

Cleveland library workers to strike if talks continue to break down

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor

January 23, 2020

Library workers with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) District 1199 sent the Cleveland Public Library (CPL) an intent to strike notice after months of negotiation led to a standstill. The strike will begin on Feb. 4 if a new three-year agreement is not reached on Jan. 23. (This artic...

The effects of a particularly bad flu season ripple across Northeast Ohio

Collin Wong, Web Editor

January 17, 2020

As the number of flu cases in Cuyahoga County continues to increase, healthcare resources across Northeast Ohio are becoming strained. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that the flu in Ohio is “widespread.” In Cuyahoga County, there were 135 flu hospitalizations during the week of ...

Here’s why opioid addiction treatment in Cleveland is hard to access

Collin Wong, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

An estimated two million Americans continue to suffer from opioid abuse, but only 2.7 percent of all the country’s treatment centers offer the gold-standard for opioid misuse treatment: methadone, buprenorphine and naltrexone. A piece written by German Lopez for Vox reports that many addicts cannot...

Cleveland Metroparks discuss sustainability initiatives at Green Bag Lunch talks

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

November 22, 2019

Nancy Despond, special projects administrator at the Cleveland Metroparks, gave the last Green Bag Lunch of the semester this past Tuesday, speaking on sustainability and history at the Cleveland Metroparks.  Hosted by the Case Western Reserve University Office of Energy & Sustainability, thes...

Here’s how Cleveland has been combating the opioid epidemic

Here’s how Cleveland has been combating the opioid epidemic

Collin Wong, Staff Reporter

November 22, 2019

The opioid epidemic is continuing to ravage communities around Cleveland. From 2016 to 2017, more than 1,300 opioid overdose deaths occurred in Cuyahoga County. By 2018, opioid-related deaths made up approximately 80 percent of the 560 drug-linked deaths in Cleveland, a disproportionately high amount....

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