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Feminist Collective to hold “The Genital Monologues”

Feminist Collective to hold “The Genital Monologues”

Shivalika Keni, Copy Editor
March 3, 2017
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On Friday, Mar. 3 and Saturday, Mar. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Harkness Chapel, the Feminist Collective will be putting on their first production of “The Genital Monologues,” a series of community-produced performances presented by students covering a wide variety of topics including gender identity, sexu...

International Affairs films welcome video as part of response to Trump’s immigration

International Affairs films welcome video as part of response to Trump’s immigration

Celia Wan, News Editor
March 3, 2017
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On Friday, Feb. 24, the lobby of Tomlinson Hall was filled with foreign music, national flags from different countries and conversations of inclusivity. Some of those that attended videotaped welcome messages for a video the Center for International Affairs is compiling. The event was part of the center’s #YouAre...

Data on student’s family income released for the first time to increase transparency

Data on student’s family income released for the first time to increase transparency

Christopher Nguyen, Staff Reporter
March 3, 2017
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Data on the family income of students receiving need-based financial aid was made public for the first time by Case Western Reserve University. The number of students whose family income falls within five select income brackets was released to the Undergraduate Student Government’s (USG) during the...

Sherrod Brown visits CWRU, speaks about his past

Sherrod Brown visits CWRU, speaks about his past

Henry Bendon, Staff reporter
February 24, 2017
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On Monday night, Jan. 20, Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown was looking for the entrance to Clark Hall, only three minutes before an audience expected him. He and his wife were walking next to Harkness Chapel studying Clark’s many entrances, patiently searching for a door that would actually open a...

KSL Breathe Sessions help students relax

Ellen Chen, Contributing reporter
February 24, 2017
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First launched at the end of fall 2016, “Breathe” at Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) has now been extended into a semester-long program to help students destress and relax throughout the school year. The series, sponsored by ConnectCWRU, University Health and Counseling Services (UHCS) and KSL, consists of ...

HvZ spinoff, Nerf Wars, fires away

HvZ spinoff, Nerf Wars, fires away

Miriam Ridge, Staff Reporter
February 24, 2017
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Humans vs Zombies (HvZ), held every semester by Case Western Reserve University’s Big Games Club, is a regular experience for many CWRU students, whether they play the game or not. For some students whose schedules do not allow for game play, it can be a disappointment. To offer them an opportu...

RHA residence spirit initiative listens, informs

RHA residence spirit initiative listens, informs

Shivalika Keni, Copy Editor
February 24, 2017
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Last week, the Residence Hall Association (RHA) hosted Love Where You Live Week, an initiative to increase awareness of the campus students live in and the city they are surrounded by. The series of events ran from Feb. 13 to Feb. 17. Love Where You Live Week kicked off with “Love Cleveland” on...

Committee proposes to increase access to menstrual hygiene products

Committee proposes to increase access to menstrual hygiene products

Anna Simko, Copy editor
February 24, 2017
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Access to menstrual hygiene products on campus may increase as soon as next fall. A collaborative committee has drafted a proposal to make the products available in the most accessible restrooms of buildings such as Tinkham Veale University Center, Veale Athletic Center and most, if not all, buildin...

Panel on refugees honors World Day of Social Justice

Panel on refugees honors World Day of Social Justice

Tian Yang, Staff Reporter
February 24, 2017
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On Feb. 20, in tribute of the United Nations’ (UN) World Day of Social Justice, the Social Justice Institute and the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence hosted a panel discussion called the “Refugee Crisis in Syria”, in Crawford Hall. The panel discussed the different facets of ...

Annual SpartanTHON expands community impact

Annual SpartanTHON expands community impact

Roxanne Yang, Staff Reporter
February 17, 2017
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The annual philanthropic event, SpartanTHON, occured last Saturday, Feb. 11 in the Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom. From noon to midnight, over 350 dancers stayed on their feet, dancing for donations and raising $85,096.76 for Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. Alicia Moody, public relations director, joi...

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