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Bose: Thoughts of a graduating senior

Bose: Thoughts of a graduating senior

Shounak Bose, Guest Columnist

April 27, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

As the sun sets on my undergraduate experience at Case Western Reserve University, I’ve spent a good amount of time reflecting. College is incredibly dynamic, a fast-paced amalgam of highs, lows and unique individuals and experiences not found anywhere else. Much of my retrospective thought has served ...

Karell: Major-ism

Karell: Major-ism

Justo Karell, Guest Columnist

April 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

When discussing major discrimination, my friends will often talk about how they are ashamed of their families, peers or even themselves. Some will even go as far as to say they feel disowned, or that other treat them like less of a person. We might be able to refer to this type of prejudice as “ma...

Recycling carnival saves earth

Recycling carnival saves earth

Matt Hooke, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 20, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

The Student Sustainability Council (SSC) generated excitement about recycling at their RecycleMania Carnival in Thwing Center on Saturday, April 14. “This carnival is hype,” said SSC President Leo Ndiaye. “This is hype for recycling. When you look at the name, ‘RecycleMania,’ it’s about...

Softball continues winning ways

Softball continues winning ways

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports, Top Stories

The Case Western Reserve University softball team kept winning April 13 and 14 at New York University (NYU), dominating a four game series 3-1. The successful weekend brings the team’s overall record to 20-7 and their University Athletic Association (UAA) record to 7-5, good enough for second-best ...

Fiji fundraises for Hugh Marshall

Fiji fundraises for Hugh Marshall

Yugan Sakthi, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

With four days of events, bake sales, food and more, the Phi Gamma Delta (Fiji) fraternity chapter is raising money for “graduate brother” Hugh Marshall, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer earlier this year. Culminating in the day-long “Hugh-B-Que” on Saturday, April 21, “Fiji Islander Week...

Editorial: Hearing, not listening

Editorial: Hearing, not listening

Editorial Board

April 20, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Top Stories

In early 2018, a public school district in Minnesota banned the books “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” from their English curriculum. Students persistently complained that the books’ racial themes and use of certain words made them uncomfortable, so the supe...

“Lake Effect” hits Cleveland

“Lake Effect” hits Cleveland

Mary McPheeters, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2018


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

This past weekend, IMPROVment held their seventh annual “Lake Effect” improv comedy festival. The April 7 event was free and open to the public like all of IMPROVment’s shows, and featured visiting improv troupes. One of these troupes was Rare Form, a professional improv comedy troupe from ...

Car Club hosts second annual Car Show

Car Club hosts second annual Car Show

Aura Rossy, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

Last Saturday, president Jingsen Huang and advisor Elizabeth Miller welcomed participants of Case Western Reserve University’s second annual Car Show, hosted by the university’s Car Club. Students were welcomed to come park their cars in Lot 84 for display during the event. The show benefited fr...

World Expo lights up Thwing

World Expo lights up Thwing

Dylan Rasmussen, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

In celebration of student diversity, the Undergraduate Diversity Collaborative (UDC) hosted its annual World Expo in the Thwing Center. Titled “UDC: On Tour,” this year’s Expo was a music festival-themed event featuring performances by various campus dance groups and 16 student organizations highlighted...

EMS stages casualty drill

EMS stages casualty drill

Katherine Broderick, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Cars. Carnage. Mayhem. Bodies lining the Juniper Road shuttle stop. Is the end upon us? If you witnessed any of these sights on Saturday, April 7, you most likely stumbled across one of the biannual MCI (mass casualty incident) drills performed by Case Western Reserve University EMS (Emergency Medic...

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