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SPR looks to create new campus traditions

Roxanne Yang, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2017


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Student Presidents’ Roundtable (SPR) is working to create new traditions on the Case Western Reserve University campus. CWRU already has a lot of traditions, both on a school level and within each department, but SPR wants to create a deeper sense of community within the university as a whole. S...

Social Justice Institute presentes “Educating for Struggle”

Nahee Kim, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2017


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The Social Justice Institute (SJI) presented its fourth biennial inter-generation Think Tank on “Educating for Struggle: State Violence, Then & Now” from Nov. 16 to Nov. 18. The conference, which presented the documentary “Wounded Knee” and keynote speakers Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Ibram...

Margaret Atwood speaks in sold-out Writers Center Stage

Margaret Atwood speaks in sold-out Writers Center Stage

Sophia Yakumithis, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2017


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The William N. Skirball Writers Center Stage wrapped up its winter season with a discussion by “The Handmaid’s Tale” author, political activist and literary critic Margaret Atwood. Before the sold-out event, Atwood met with students on campus to discuss her work, life and just about everything...

French Consul General visits campus, talks food

French Consul General visits campus, talks food

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2017


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On Tuesday of last week, a small group of students and staff had the opportunity to meet with French Consul General Guillaume Lacroix. Lacroix, who works primarily out of the French Consulate office in Chicago, was in Cleveland visiting with local officials and generally being introduced to the city. H...

Cleveland catch-up

Sophia Yakumithis, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2017


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Woman sentenced for killing boy with car, continued driving without license After admitting to fatally hitting a 12-year-old boy with her car and continuing to drive without a valid license, Starlesha Lewis, 19, will face two years in jail, according to News 5 Cleveland. Lewis was sentenced to vehicular homicide and will concurrently face time for involvement in an unrelated hit-and-run incident. According to police, she never held a valid licen...

Martz: Thanksgiving is underrated

Paulina Martz, Columnist

November 17, 2017


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In between the mourning of the end of the Internet’s favorite spooky night and the capitalist rush towards Christmas falls the perfectly pleasant, yet often forgotten, holiday of Thanksgiving. Muddled by the fact that Black Friday sales are pushed earlier and earlier each year and the commercial ga...

Fixing the Cavaliers’ early struggles

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

November 17, 2017


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The defending Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers are, as of Nov. 15, No. 9 in the conference with a 8-7 record and have looked even worse than a .500 team. The Observer tried to figure out what is wrong with the perennial powerhouse, and how the team can turn their season around. Eddi...

CWRU Police Blotter

The Observer Staff

November 17, 2017


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Nov. 7: Petty theft—Laptop taken from unattended bag, Biomedical Research Building   Nov. 7: Petty theft—Cell phone taken, Mandel School   Nov. 10: Petty theft—Bench stolen, Wade Commons   Nov. 10: Bicycle theft—Bike taken from bike room, Clarke Tower...

Leaving lab research for the classroom

Lyndsey Cole, News Editor

November 17, 2017


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Professor Rekha Srinivasan, better known by her students as Dr. Sri, has been teaching at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) since 2005. She is the James Stephen Swinehart, Ph.D. Professional Teaching Fellow in Chemistry and a senior instructor in the department. Her research focuses on the ways...

Delta Upsilon fraternity streams initiation on Facebook

Delta Upsilon fraternity streams initiation on Facebook

Roxanne Yang, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2017


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Social fraternities and sororities are common on university campuses in the United States. Case Western Reserve University currently has nearly 30 social fraternities and sororities. According to the Wikipedia page on “fraternities and sororities”, the number one common element for social fraternities...

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