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Editorial: Students warned of alert system change

March 23, 2012


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Last week, Rave Mobile Safety replaced CaseWARN as Case Western Reserve University’s text and voice messaging alert system, which informs students of emergencies and university closures due to inclement weather. Although the name is arguably less snazzy, Rave has a good reputation as a higher education...

Editorial: think[box]: beyond the possible

March 9, 2012


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Many Case Western Reserve University students may not be familiar with the relatively new think[box] – which is a shame, considering the virtually unlimited possibilities think[box] will (in theory) open on campus. The university website calls think[box] “an engine of entrepreneurial growth”...

Editorial: Rolling in the dough

March 2, 2012


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After USG announced a $48,000 rollover this time last year, we expected to see a much tighter budget in the future. Instead, USG wound up with a whopping $55,000 left over at the end of last semester. This has certainly raised eyebrows, as well as concerns about how USG allocates its money. Students...

Editorial: Keen and green or in between?

February 24, 2012


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With Recyclemania looming on the horizon – and Case Western Reserve University’s embarrassing past performances still fresh in our memory – now is a good time to discuss sustainability. CWRU claims to be at the forefront of “green” initiatives, but do the students, staff, and faculty really...

Editorial: Parking problems highlight student attitude

February 17, 2012


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Parking sucks. At least, that’s what most students who have a car on campus seem to think. Long-term permits are expensive, short-term spots are hard to find, and the chances of being ticketed seem unusually high. No one likes to pay for parking, and these parking issues are inevitable in just about an...

Editorial: Campus TV problems extend into Super Bowl

February 10, 2012


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Many students living on campus were peeved to see the Super Bowl cut out more than once last weekend. What was especially frustrating for these viewers was that this has been an ongoing problem since the campus television service transitioned to digital last fall. After more than a semester, it does...

Editorial: President Snyder moves up the rankings

February 3, 2012


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This year, IB Mag’s Power 100 – a list of the most influential “movers and shakers” in Northeast Ohio – features Case Western Reserve University’s beloved president Barbara “Babs” Snyder. This achievement is just one of many during Snyder’s five-year tenure here, and reflects well on ...

Editorial: Community Emergency Response Team to prepare CWRU for crisis

January 27, 2012


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Most students agree that Case Western Reserve University does a good job keeping the campus secure. The university makes an effort to help its students feel safe, with its own police force and its free, accessible services such as SafeRide. However, some students have raised the question: How would CWRU...

Editorial: Semester Grades

December 3, 2010


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Human vs. Zombies: B for braaaaaains. Five semesters in, HvZ boasts more players and more popularity than ever before; this fall, the player count topped 300 students and faculty. HvZ has been such a success that we’re sure it won’t be long until the university tries to co-opt the game and place it i...

Editorial: Unwilling to think beyond the possible

November 19, 2010


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For a university that strives to stretch its collective mind beyond the possible, it’s frankly not doing too much to move beyond the status quo of current international student practices. Case Western Reserve University is home to thousands of brilliant, intelligent students, faculty, staff, and administrators...

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