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Menstrual product dispensers placed in campus bathrooms

Kushagra Gupta, Director of Print

August 25, 2017


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Free menstrual product dispensers are being installed in the first-floor female and gender-neutral bathrooms of academic buildings at Case Western Reserve University. The dispensers will contain tampons by Tampax Tampons and pads (#4 Maxi Pads) and will be restocked each night. Their installation is...

Behind the petition for change to the sexual misconduct policy

Behind the petition for change to the sexual misconduct policy

Lyndsey Cole and Kushagra Gupta

July 23, 2017


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In late May, a Case Western Reserve University alumna created an online petition calling for the administration to change the sexual misconduct policy. The petition is in support of a call for change to the policy by Emma Bardwell, a survivor of sexual assault on campus, in a column published in The O...

Habitat for Humanity Awareness finds success

Habitat for Humanity Awareness finds success

Christopher Nguyen, Staff Reporter

April 28, 2017


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From April 17 to April 22, the Case Western Reserve University chapter of Habitat for Humanity held a Habitat for Humanity Awareness Week. The goal of the event was to raise awareness of housing issues that many families face, solutions to these problems, and the organization itself. The weeklong event ...

CWRU Muslim Students Association presents faces of immigrants

Ashley Chan, Opinion Editor

April 28, 2017


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On Friday, April 21, Case Western Reserve University community members of diverse backgrounds came together to listen and share their immigration stories at Algebra Tea House. CWRU’s Muslim Students Association (MSA) invited professors, students and other members of CWRU to speak about their exper...

CWRU libraries seek external review after low funding, ranking

Celia Wan, News Editor

April 28, 2017


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Due to the fluctuation in the Case Western Reserve University library budget and the rising cost of library materials, over 900 journal titles in the past six years have been cancelled from subscription. Due to their small budget, CWRU libraries to rank 107 out of the 114 libraries in the Associatio...

Relay for life raises funds for American Cancer Society

Relay for life raises funds for American Cancer Society

Roxanne Yang, Staff Reporter

April 28, 2017


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Sponsored by Colleges Against Cancer (CAC), the fourth annual Relay for Life at Case Western Reserve University was held this past Saturday, April 22, at DiSanto Field. Relay for Life is a fundraiser that supports the American Cancer Society. Teams of undergraduate, graduate and medical school st...

French Election sees rise in populism

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

April 28, 2017


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In an election CNN called a comprehensive snubbing of traditional French politics, voters in France last week selected far right candidate Marine Le Pen and centrist political novice Emmanuel Macron as it’s two choices for the presidency of France. Le Pen was the head of the far right National Front party, which...

Speaker presents her father’s memories of life in pre-Holocaust Poland

Speaker presents her father’s memories of life in pre-Holocaust Poland

Aquene Kimmel and Celia Wan

April 28, 2017


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In the Tinkham Veale University Center this Tuesday, an audience laughed along with the story of a rich kleptomaniac stealing a live fish and “aww”ed at the enduring friendship between the speaker’s Jewish grandmother and her Catholic nanny. Distinguished University Professor at New York University and mu...

Why they march for science

Why they march for science

Kushagra Gupta, Director of Print

April 28, 2017


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Under the gaze of a helicopter, drone and a throng of police officers, a group of passionate individuals were determined to use their Saturday morning on April 22 to make a difference for the future of science. Many from the Cleveland area gathered in Public Square for the March for Science, an e...

Greek councils discuss increasing sorority vote in joint decisions

Greek councils discuss increasing sorority vote in joint decisions

Aquene Kimmel, Staff Reporter

April 21, 2017


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In the General Body meeting of campus Greek leaders on April 11, tensions rose as representatives discussed a proposed bylaw revision that would change the balance between fraternities and sororities balance in joint voting procedures. Members of the Interfraternity Congress (IFC) and Panhellenic Council (...

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