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Faculty helps organize March for Science despite no official sponsorship

Celia Wan, News Editor

April 21, 2017


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On April 22, protestors will gather at Public Square in Downtown Cleveland to advocate for science and its role in society. The rally, dubbed “March for Science,” will attract many people from a variety of scientific fields, including many from Case Western Reserve University. March for Scien...

Poetry slam provides community support to mental illness victims

Srivatsan Uchani, Staff reporter

April 21, 2017


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To spread awareness of the devastating toll that mental illness can often take on its victims, the Case Western Reserve University chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (“NAMI on Campus”) recently held its annual Mental Health Poetry Slam just off campus. The event, which took place on ...

Inside the lives of two student entrepreneurs

Kushagra Gupta, Director of Print

April 21, 2017


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Imagine starting a company: A college entrepreneur may spend much of their time attracting investors, hiring employees and even optimizing their own social media posts. An ordinary student at Case Western Reserve University would find their world completely changed. That’s the reality for second-year Matt Ca...

SAVE hosts speakers, support group

SAVE hosts speakers, support group

Shivalika Keni, Copy editor

April 21, 2017


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To help students and other Case Western Reserve University members learn more about sexual assault, Sexual Assault and Violence Educators (SAVE) held two events, Take Back the Night and a survivor support group. The events were held to honor Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Take Back the Night, which took place on Thu...

Over 900 prospies stay overnight at CWRU

Over 900 prospies stay overnight at CWRU

Roxanne Yang, Staff Reporter

April 21, 2017


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As May 1, National College Decision Day, approaches and most high school fourth-years decide which university or college they will be attending in the fall, Case Western Reserve University’s Undergraduate Admissions organized four weeks of overnight programs for admitted students to experience life at ...

World Expo brings culture to Thwing

World Expo brings culture to Thwing

Hanah Cho, Contributing reporter

April 21, 2017


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The annual World Expo was hosted by the Undergraduate Diversity Collaborative (UDC), in the Thwing Center on April 15 to celebrate Case Western Reserve University campus diversity. Crowds of students, faculty and organizations poured into Thwing on Saturday for food and performances from a variety of...

Behind CWRU’s delayed response to ongoing homicide investigation

Behind CWRU’s delayed response to ongoing homicide investigation

Celia Wan, News editor

April 21, 2017


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The Facebook Live-broadcasted shooting on Sunday, April 16, triggered panic and disappointment on Sunday and protest and conversations in the week that followed. Criticized for its delay in sending out a security alert after the incident, Case Western Reserve University is seeking to rebuild trust amo...

Communication chaos confuses CWRU

Communication chaos confuses CWRU

Kushagra Gupta and Celia Wan

April 17, 2017


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Puzzled by all the messages yesterday, April 16? A manhunt was underway in Cleveland but no one seemed to know what portions of the city were safe, or what the search meant for the Case Western Reserve University campus.  The Observer compiled a timeline of what happened when in region and wh...

How one student sparked increased menstrual product access

How one student sparked increased menstrual product access

Noah Crowley, Staff reporter

April 14, 2017


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During her first year at Case Western Reserve University, Geneva Magsino found it disappointing that menstrual products were not offered in the bathrooms. Determined to do something about it, she became one of the driving forces that brought about the Menstrual Health Product Task Force (MHPTF), a c...

NASA scientist visits, speaks on global water crisis

NASA scientist visits, speaks on global water crisis

Srivatsan Uchani, Staff reporter

April 14, 2017


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The Maltz Performing Arts Center recently hosted Jay Famiglietti, an internationally acclaimed hydrologist, for a talk on the global water crisis. The talk, titled “Can We Solve the Global Water Crisis?” was the last speaking event of the year hosted by Think Forum at Case Western Reserve Univers...

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