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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...

Free Speech panel addresses safe spaces, freedom of press, White supremacists, and hate speech

Free Speech panel addresses safe spaces, freedom of press, White supremacists, and hate speech

Kevin Smith, Executive Editor

November 2, 2017


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On Oct. 30 at the Tinkham Veale University Center, Case Western Reserve University held “Freedom of Speech: Understanding Our Rights in Troubling Times,” a panel with five experts that discussed free speech on college campuses, Richard Spencer’s brand of white supremacy, safe spaces and most recently, ...

How the Feminist Collective, Spectrum mobilized in response to the CSU flyer

Roxanne Yang, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2017


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On Oct.12, a flyer encouraging LGBT students to kill themselves appeared on the Cleveland State University (CSU) campus. The incident was promptly reported by a number of media outlets, including Cleveland.com. The flyers were signed by Fascist Solutions, and depicted a human figure hanging from a n...

Cleveland catch-up

Lyndsey Cole, News Editor

November 2, 2017


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Kayaker attempts to navigate all five Great Lakes in a year Traci Lynn Martin, a 50 year old nurse and mother of three from Kansas City, Missouri, arrived in Cleveland on Wednesday evening, eight months after beginning her attempt to navigate all five Great Lakes in one year. Martin’s goal for t...

Materials analysis center hosts course

Maeve Salm, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2017


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The Swagelok Center for Surface Analysis of Materials (SCSAM) hosted a daylong course on Monday, Oct. 23 in White Metallurgical Building. The course focused on the microscopy and spectroscopy analysis methods available on campus through the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. While pri...

Thwing construction takes hiatus

Thwing construction takes hiatus

Sophia Yakumithis, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2017


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At the core of Case Western Reserve University’s campus lies Thwing Center, the meeting place of many on and off-campus organizations, events and conferences, as well as the home of the Jolly Scholar. Recently, Thwing’s Euclid entrance underwent external construction after a series of changes made ...

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