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Portions of RTA’s Red Line close through Thanksgiving

Portions of RTA’s Red Line close through Thanksgiving

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2017


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Due to scheduled track replacement and maintenance, the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) has closed down between Tower City Center and West 117. The track closure is scheduled to last until at least Dec. 2, and until that time the train will be replaced by the 66R rail replacement bus...

“Refuse Fascism” holds protest downtown

Matt Hooke, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2017


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On Saturday, Nov. 4, around 60 protesters from the group known as Refuse Fascism marched through downtown Cleveland. The protesters chanted “we refuse a fascist America” and “No hate. No fear. Immigrants are welcome here.” The protest was one of 60 organized across the country. At the front of...

CWRU Police Blotter

The Observer Staff

November 9, 2017


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The Observer is reestablishing the police blotter as a staple in the News Section.   Oct. 31: Robbery—Student robbed by two suspects who brandished a firearm, East 115 Street and Ashbury Avenue. Nov. 1: Petty theft—Juveniles observed shoplifting, Barnes & Noble Nov. 3: Petty ...

Law professor discusses homophobic bakeries

Kevin Smith, Executive Editor

November 9, 2017


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Like candles, the question of whether a baker can deny a gay couple a wedding cake because of their religious beliefs has been burning in legal circles. School of Law Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Jessie Hill presented the issues surrounding the Supreme Court case, Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd....

Cleveland Catch-Up

Lyndsey Cole, News Editor

November 9, 2017


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Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson Elected to Fourth Term In a historic election on Tuesday, Cleveland mayor Frank Jackson was elected to serve his fourth consecutive four year term, an unprecedented victory, according to Cleveland.com. According to unofficial counts from the Cuyahoga County Board of...

Virginia election gives Democrats hope

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2017


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Voters in Virginia elected Ralph Northam, the democratic lieutenant governor as the 73rd governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Northam received 53.9 percent of the vote and defeated his opponent Ed Gillespie by nine points in an election many viewed as the first legitimate referendum on President Donald ...

New shuttle-tracking app comes to University Circle

Lyndsey Cole, News Editor

November 2, 2017


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Last month, Case Western Reserve University and University Circle introduced a new shuttle-tracking app, TransLoc Rider, to track CircleLink, parking lot and evening shuttles throughout the campus area. The new app replaces the previously used NextBus app, which is no longer in service for the area,...

Annual pumpkin drop celebrates 20 years

Annual pumpkin drop celebrates 20 years

Tian Yang, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


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On Monday, Oct. 30 at 12:35 pm, Case Western Reserve University’s Physics and Astronomy Club (PAC) and the Physics Graduate Student Association (PGSA) collaborated to host the 20th annual Pumpkin Drop outside Strosacker Auditorium, adding a sense of fall holiday spirit to campus. “The purpose of...

Turning activism into electoral power

Nahee Kim, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2017


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Anthropologist Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Such was the spirit of the community conversation on Oct. 26, titled “Resist. Mobilize. Win: Turning Activist Energy i...

Why onions make us cry

Kevin Smith, Executive Editor

November 2, 2017


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Research from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has provided further insight into why onions make us cry. A group of researchers from CWRU and Cornell University studied its structure and figured out how it works to cause tears in their new study published in the ACS Chemical Biolog...

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