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Richards: New package room at Wade Commons poses security questions

Richards: New package room at Wade Commons poses security questions

Jason Richards, Columnists

November 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

Case Western Reserve University’s Office of University Housing added a new “electronic package room” in Wade Commons of the North Residential Village that debuted on Nov. 6. According to an email sent out by University Housing, the new package system, supplied by the company Luxer One, “allow[s]...

Football wins overtime thriller over archrival

Football wins overtime thriller over archrival

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

The game appeared to be over. Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) lined up in victory formation with a four point lead, ready to take a knee and run out the rest of the clock. On the opposing sideline, some Case Western Reserve University players started crying, knowing their rival quelled another perfect...

Footwork in two realities

Footwork in two realities

Smruthi Maganti, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance, Top Stories

The Case Western Reserve University community had the opportunity to see a landmark performance for two weekends this November. In the finale of “Vistas”, the dance department’s fall concert, audiences can experience a pioneering performance using mixed-reality technology, Microsoft HoloLens. The...

Delta Upsilon fraternity streams initiation on Facebook

Delta Upsilon fraternity streams initiation on Facebook

Roxanne Yang, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

Social fraternities and sororities are common on university campuses in the United States. Case Western Reserve University currently has nearly 30 social fraternities and sororities. According to the Wikipedia page on “fraternities and sororities”, the number one common element for social fraternities...

Case Democrats host political science panel in TVUC

Case Democrats host political science panel in TVUC

Josef Scheidt, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

The Tinkham Veale University Center filled with students and Case Western Reserve University community members on Friday, Nov. 10 as Case College Democrats hosted a panel of three experts from different fields of political science. The headlining speaker at the event was Ken Harbaugh, a graduate of Yale L...

Cannon: Speaking about addiction without stigma

Cannon: Speaking about addiction without stigma

Christopher Alan Cannon, Columnist

November 10, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

When you come from a family that has been dramatically affected by addiction, you have two choices: You passionately abstain from drug use, or you find yourself trekking the same self-destructive path. We need to start speaking constructively about addiction without demonizing addicts. My mother...

Spartans dominate last half of final match

Spartans dominate last half of final match

Noah Crowley, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2017


Filed under Men's Soccer, Soccer, Sports, Top Stories

The Spartans ended on a high note against the Tartans, giving a bitter season a sweet finale. Case Western Reserve University hosted their biggest rival, the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Tartans, on Senior Night, Nov. 4, on DiSanto Field this past weekend. As the teams gathered, all the players...

Footlighters goes “Into the Woods”

Footlighters goes “Into the Woods”

Smruthi Maganti, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories

The first weekend of November marked The Case Western Reserve University Footlighters’ production of the Broadway classic “Into the Woods.” Over the course of four shows in three days, Nov. 2-4, the orchestra, cast and crew, led by director and second-year student Giuliana Conte, took audiences ...

Economics society talks Trump at Happy Dog

Economics society talks Trump at Happy Dog

November 9, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

Climate change, health care and “Crooked Hillary” were among topics discussed on Nov. 6 at Trumponomics 2.0, a Weatherhead Economics Society-hosted forum. The event, which was held at Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern, included faculty presentations and a questions-and-answers session. The event...

Portions of RTA’s Red Line close through Thanksgiving

Portions of RTA’s Red Line close through Thanksgiving

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

Due to scheduled track replacement and maintenance, the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) has closed down between Tower City Center and West 117. The track closure is scheduled to last until at least Dec. 2, and until that time the train will be replaced by the 66R rail replacement bus...

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