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Updates on revolutions in Catalonia, Kurdistan

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2017


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Catalonia update: Three weeks ago, voters in Catalonia, a region in northeastern Spain containing the city of Barcelona, voted 90 to eight percent in favor of separating from Spain and becoming an independent republic, according to the Catalan government. The vote was declared unconstitutional by t...

Cleveland catch-up

Lyndsey Cole, News Editor

October 27, 2017


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Giant Eagle brings curbside grocery delivery to Cleveland The Pittsburgh-based supermarket Giant Eagle has announced that it will expand its curbside grocery delivery services to include 38 zip codes in the Greater Cleveland area, according to Cleveland.com. The delivery service has already b...

Writer Patti Smith speaks at Maltz

Sophia Yakumithis, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2017


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On Oct. 17, punk-rocker and writer Patti Smith and book critic Maureen Corrigan engaged in dialogue at the Maltz Performing Arts Center as part of the William N. Skirball Writers Center Stage series, a collaboration between the Cuyahoga Public Library Foundation and Case Western Reserve University. ...

Student organizations foster sustainability

Student organizations foster sustainability

Roxanne Yang, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2017


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Student Sustainability Council (SSC) is wrapping up its Students Encouraging Environmental Dedication (SEED) beta program this semester. The SEED program aims to foster a culture of sustainability among student organizations and the student body. Three Undergraduate Student Government (USG) recognized org...

USG holds open forum with President Snyder

USG holds open forum with President Snyder

Sophia Yakumithis, Staff Reporter

October 13, 2017


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On Tuesday, Oct. 10, Undergraduate Student Government (USG) hosted an open forum which featured a question-answer session with President Barbara Snyder and Vice President of Student Affairs, Lou Stark. The session was held during USG’s biweekly General Assembly. The meeting opened with a warm welcome from ...

Cleveland Catch Up

Lyndsey Cole, News Editor

October 13, 2017


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Construction worker killed in accident at CSU An unidentified 56-year old man was killed in a construction accident at Cleveland State University’s Washkewicz College of Engineering building on Chester Avenue Wednesday afternoon, after a piece of sheet metal fell on him. Emergency crews were c...

Veteran player discusses Humans vs. Zombies’ return to campus

Veteran player discusses Humans vs. Zombies’ return to campus

Aziza Mbugua, Staff Reporter

October 13, 2017


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For the past seven years, Case Western Reserve University students have been participating in a 10-day long campus wide game of tag. The game, Humans vs. Zombies, according to club records, was started at Goucher College in 2005 and has then spread across the United States and around the world. Chris...

Alumnus, cartoonist speaks at KSL

Josef Scheidt, Staff Reporter

October 13, 2017


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The walls of Kelvin Smith Library’s second floor reading room were covered in cartoons this weekend, as Case Western Reserve University alumnus and The New Yorker cartoonist, Tom Bachtell, transformed the space for his Alumni Weekend presentation. Most of the cartoons, in typical New Yorker fashion, were depict...

USG resolution requests changes to security alerts

Matt Hooke, Staff Reporter

October 13, 2017


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As is the case on any urban campus, crime is a risk at Case Western Reserve University. At a university as diverse as CWRU, with people coming in from all parts of the world, having proper security measures for people who are not used to a city environment is a must. The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) p...

CWRU remembers graduate student, alumna Paige Myers

CWRU remembers graduate student, alumna Paige Myers

Lyndsey Cole, News Editor

October 13, 2017


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Alumna and graduate student Paige Myers was reserved, but a fighter dedicated to standing up for herself and others. She actively worked to spread awareness of the challenges those with disabilities face, and brought that passion with her to Case Western Reserve University. Myers passed away on Sep. 3 in her apartment...

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