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Goalkeeper works hard for Labor Day

Goalkeeper works hard for Labor Day

Noah Crowley, Staff Reporter

September 8, 2017


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

The season is now underway for the Case Western Reserve University men’s soccer team. The Spartans opened the year with a home win against the University of Mount Union Purple Raiders, then followed that win with a draw against the Depauw University Tigers. Fourth-year student Calvin Boyle locked dow...

Students protest the end of DACA

Students protest the end of DACA

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

September 8, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

In 2012, President Obama’s administration enacted the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The immigration policy allows people who had entered the United States illegally as children to receive two year stays from deportation. Proponents of the program were bipartisan and from a variety of ...

Centric builds in the circle

Centric builds in the circle

Sophia Yakumithis, Contributing Reporter

September 8, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

Off-campus housing is becoming more common around Case Western Reserve University. In the Summer of 2018, a $70-plus million real estate project on Mayfield Road will conclude after half a decade of planning and redesigning, connecting two major neighborhoods: Uptown and Little Italy. The project is meant...

Starting off with a win

Starting off with a win

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

September 8, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

With under five minutes to play in the first quarter, it looked like the Case Western Reserve University football team would not have the dream season they were hoping for. The Spartans were already down 14-0 to the University of Chicago and all three units were struggling. But after the Maroons’ second...

Renovated Thwing contains more student spaces

Renovated Thwing contains more student spaces

Kushagra Gupta, Director of Print

September 8, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories

Until recently, students were not allowed to dance in the Thwing Center’s ballroom floor, lest it collapse and they fall through it into the Jolly Scholar. Those rules changed after a thorough renovation of the room over this summer, ranging from new reinforced beams—structurally sound ones—...

Public policy forum discusses Cleveland’s challenges

Public policy forum discusses Cleveland’s challenges

Josef Schiedt, Staff Reporter

September 1, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

ssues in the Cleveland mayoral race made their way to campus this past week in a discussion by reporters and attorneys. A public policy forum titled “The Election for Mayor: a discussion about the future of Cleveland” was held at Tinkham Veale University Center on Aug. 29. The forum included ...

Residential renovations reach the south side

Residential renovations reach the south side

Tian Yang, Staff Reporter

September 1, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

For the past six months, residential halls in the South Residential Village have been experiencing substantial renovations, including replacement of the furniture in individual rooms in some buildings, as well as in the common area of each suite. Renovation and repairs were also made on the “elepha...

New pizza vending machine finds a home at Sears think[box]

New pizza vending machine finds a home at Sears think[box]

Lyndsey Cole, News Editor

September 1, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

Buying hot pizza is now nearly as easy as purchasing a candy bar. On Aug. 25, a pizza vending machine opened at Case Western Reserve University’s Sears think[box]. The machine, deemed a pizza ATM, was a collaboration between Bon Appetit Management Company and Auxiliary Services at CWRU and will...

Greek Festival was a savory plunge into authentic cuisine

Greek Festival was a savory plunge into authentic cuisine

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter

September 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

Driving down Mayfield the week I returned to Cleveland, I was struck by a large, sprawling banner advertising this year’s “Greek Festival,” seemingly full of food, culture and fun. Given my affinity for food of all kinds and a desire to learn more about the culture of my roommate—a full-blooded...

CWRU watches solar eclipse during First-Year Orientation

CWRU watches solar eclipse during First-Year Orientation

Kushagra Gupta, Director of Print

August 25, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

A crowd of students and families gathered at Kelvin Smith Library earlier this week, but this was no book fair. It was time to gaze up at the sky, safely, because an eclipse was happening right in time for First-Year Orientation. Case Western Reserve University’s Astronomy Department took the opportuni...

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