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Jolly Scholar to take over Rough Rider Room

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor

August 23, 2019

The Rough Rider Room (RRR) in Carlton Commons, the main late-night dining spot on South Side, will reopen under new management on Aug. 26. Campus bar Jolly Scholar will be taking over the space, turning it into a restaurant focusing on American comfort food staples, barrel-aged beer and events that wouldn’t...

Across the American South in 59 days

Across the American South in 59 days

Ryan Yoo, Director of Design

August 23, 2019

Trey Starshak had just returned from the buffet table that had been put out for him and the Journey of Hope team in Roswell, New Mexico. He had talked to a few of the participants before he decided to get desserts for the table. As Starshak headed back to his table, the “Cupid Shuffle” came on. Be...

Hessler Street Fair celebrates fifty years of “Peace, Love and Lemonade”

Hessler Street Fair celebrates fifty years of “Peace, Love and Lemonade”

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor

June 6, 2019

Bubbles filled a cloudy sky on Saturday, June 1 as the sound of more than a dozen hand drums from an impromptu drum circle bludgeoned the air in celebration of the Hessler Street Fair. The lead singer of funk group Daddy Longleg’s Homegrown Revival, Davidione Pearl, burned incense and spread the s...

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...

Menstrual and contraceptive health panel comes to CWRU

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2019

“Women want and need more information regarding vaginal health.” This is the main sentiment behind the “Breaking The Silence: A Menstrual and Contraceptive Health Panel” as shared by panelist Dr. Anthony Tizzano. The panel was hosted by Period. @CWRU, a relatively new student-run organization...

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...

ShowCASE speaker describes effective data visualizations

Nathan Lesch, Director of Print

April 26, 2019

“The focus of data journalism shouldn’t be to wow, but to inform,” said Mona Chalabi, this year’s Case Western Reserve University ShowCASE guest speaker, in her noticeably British accent. Chalabi is The Guardian’s data editor, a data journalist at NPR and an important advocate for the responsible...

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...

Chabad and Hillel get Jewish students in the Passover spirit

Chabad and Hillel get Jewish students in the Passover spirit

Lev Pearlman, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2019

On Friday, April 19, the Cleveland Hillel Foundation and Chabad at CWRU began their respective Passover celebrations. The Jewish holiday that commemorates the Jews’ mass exodus from Egypt to escape slavery over 2,000 years ago. On the first two nights of Passover, Hillel and Chabad hosted Seders....

New major student organization presidents discuss positions

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2019

Spring elections have come and gone on Case Western Reserve University’s campus and the next generation of major student organization leaders have been announced. Next year, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) will be led by current third-year Marin Exler, a political science and Spanish double...

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