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CIA Holiday Sale provides students an opening into the art world

CIA Holiday Sale provides students an opening into the art world

Veronica Madell, Staff Reporter

November 22, 2019

While winter and the holiday season are just starting to cross the minds of Case Western Reserve University students, Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) students have been preparing for months. Long before the cold weather started, CIA students were molding pottery, designing stickers and painting canvases ...

Here’s how Cleveland has been combating the opioid epidemic

Here’s how Cleveland has been combating the opioid epidemic

Collin Wong, Staff Reporter

November 22, 2019

The opioid epidemic is continuing to ravage communities around Cleveland. From 2016 to 2017, more than 1,300 opioid overdose deaths occurred in Cuyahoga County. By 2018, opioid-related deaths made up approximately 80 percent of the 560 drug-linked deaths in Cleveland, a disproportionately high amount....

CWRU Rocket team launches into the sky

CWRU Rocket team launches into the sky

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor

November 22, 2019

On Thursday, Nov. 19, a blue timer counted down in the Case Rocket Team (CRT) headquarters in think[box]. It marked the one day, 15 hours and six minutes left until the next rocket launch for the team. This launch was an important one for the group, as it offered many new members an opportunity to l...

Senator Kamala Harris proposes a bill that will lengthen the school day

Maryam Iqbal, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2019

Last week, Sen. Kamala Harris introduced a bill titled “Family Friendly Schools Act.” The bill aimed at creating a pilot study in 500 schools, ultimately aligning school days with work days in working class communities. School days would end at around 6 p.m., following the 5 p.m. end for working days...

Club Sports tries to re-group after failed referendum

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2019

Last year, students at Case Western Reserve University were asked to vote on whether Club Sports should become a member of the Student Presidents’ Roundtable. After much confusion and miscommunication as to what membership would actually entail and how it would affect other organizations—such as t...

Decrease in poster printing options harms students

Decrease in poster printing options harms students

Surita Basu, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2019

As gray winter days start to set in, there is always one reliable source of color on campus: posters hang everywhere, from the freshman dorms to the railings of Nord Hall. The posters advertise the myriad of campus organizations and events, to catch the attention of otherwise busy students.  Unfortunate...

SPR asks for clear publicly available Safe Ride Policy

SPR asks for clear publicly available Safe Ride Policy

Matt Hooke and Veronica Madell

November 15, 2019

Safe Rides are a constant presence on campus, shepherding students across campus when they feel unsafe walking for any reason. However, due to reports of students not being allowed in Safe Rides because of intoxication, many are concerned that Safe Rides are failing in their duty to keep students fro...

Rising star closes their doors on Little Italy

Rising star closes their doors on Little Italy

Veronica Madell, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2019

Coffee is addictive and so are coffee shops. At hearing the news of Rising Star Coffee Roasters, a coffee shop located in Little Italy, moving to a new location in Cleveland Heights, students were upset and heartbroken. All were left asking the question: why? As hard as it is for students to accept, t...

Japanese rapper Ryo Muranaka leaves everything to come to Cleveland

Japanese rapper Ryo Muranaka leaves everything to come to Cleveland

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor

November 8, 2019

On June 22, Ryo Muranaka took a leap of faith. He sold all of his earthly belongings and booked a one-way ticket from Haneda Airport in Tokyo to Cleveland, Ohio with only his music, some luggage and a dream. His dream was to meet the legendary Cleveland rap group, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. He spent t...

Advancing voter restrictions in the great Midwestern swing state

Sydney Negron, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2019

On Tuesday, millions of Ohioans went to the polls to participate in the 2019 general election. This year, voters are being impacted by the culmination of over a decade of laws passed to restrict voting, and these same policies will continue to influence how the state decides in the highly consequential ele...

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