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Utter immersion

Utter immersion

Julia Knight, Staff Reporter

September 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories

As you duck into the room, the door softly shuts, enveloping you in absolute darkness. Your eyes adjust to the millions of bright, twinkling lights, stretching on and on into infinite space—all inside of an intimate room not much larger than a walk-in closet. Yayoi Kusama , who was born in 1929, created...

Student organizations promote inclusion, identity

Katherine Broderick, Staff Reporter

September 7, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

As the fall semester kicks off, many student organizations are renewing their efforts to uphold their values and pursue their long term goals. Two of the most prominent student organizations on campus, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) and the Undergraduate Diversity Collaborative (UDC), are using ...

Richards: News in a dying paper age

Jason Richards

August 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

About a week before moving into my second-year dorm at Case Western Reserve University, I visited my grandmother in my hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She brought to my attention a problem with her morning routine of reading the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the city’s daily newspaper. She had been n...

Cleveland Catch Up

Sophia Yakumithis, News Editor

August 31, 2018


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Airline removes destinations from Cleveland Hopkins The low-cost airline Allegiant Air, a carrier that launched 11 new destinations from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport last year, has removed six of those destinations, according to cleveland.com. A spokesman said the cuts are only temporary, ...

Fourth-year athletes share memories, advice

Riley Simko, Contributing Reporter

August 31, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

After three years at Case Western Reserve University, fourth-year student-athletes have a plethora of advice to share with incoming student-athletes. The veterans know all about balancing a full schedule and are more than willing to share what they’ve learned at CWRU—and not just in the classroom. U...

The Day the Music Died

Matt Hooke, Arts and Entertainment Editor

August 31, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories

The skeleton of Prospect Music casts a long shadow over Huron Road in downtown Cleveland. The autograph book, where legends like John Coltrane and The Who’s Pete Townshend commemorated their visits, will never again see the pen of another passing musician. After 77 years, Prospect Music is closing on Se...

Toledo: Katie’s declassified Orientation Week survival guide

Toledo: Katie’s declassified Orientation Week survival guide

Katharine Toledo

August 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Picture this: you’re standing in the middle of Tinkham Veale University Center, squinting at the tiny map of campus you’re holding in your hand, trying to figure out where you’re going next. Your Case Western Reserve Guides app says the Pre-Med meeting is in Strosacker Auditorium, and your watch tell...

One University Circle apartments near finalization

Sophia Yakumithis, Director of Print

July 19, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories

In attempt to celebrate and expand the greater-Cleveland neighborhood, University Circle Inc.’s (UCI) multi-million dollar development project has reaped nothing but success. According to UCI, the its prime objective is to “create a premier urban district and neighborhood of choice open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”In the past few years, the community has seen i...

University Circle celebrates Bastille Day

Ibtesam Ghazy, Staff Reporter

July 19, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

This was the weekend for France. Kicking it off on Saturday with the celebration of Bastille Day, France capped off the celebratory mood with a World Cup victory for the first time since 2006 on Sunday. Needless to say, July 14 and 15 could not have been better days to be a flag-waving lover of all t...

Student body elects USG President, Maya Rao

Student body elects USG President, Maya Rao

Sophia Yakumithis, Director of Print

April 27, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Last week, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) held its elections for the 2018-2019 academic year. Third-year chemistry major Maya Rao took the top executive position, president, by a 53.76 percent win. She hopes to “steer the organization in a positive direction over the course of the [2018-...

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