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Walk in prisoners’ shoes: panel discussed mass incarceration

Walk in prisoners’ shoes: panel discussed mass incarceration

Celia Wan, News Editor

March 31, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

On Wednesday, March 29, people gathered at the Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom for a panel discussion on mass incarceration, as part of the First-Year Experience (FYE) Walk in My Shoes program. With panelists from several local non-profit organizations and from Case Western Reserve University...

Walk it off, walk it off

Walk it off, walk it off

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

March 31, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports, Top Stories

Starting an article with the opening line from “A Tale of Two Cities” is a cliché. However, it was assuredly “best of times and the worst of times” for the Case Western Reserve University softball team this past weekend. The team split a four game home series against then-No. 23 Emory Unive...

RecycleMania raises awareness on waste reduction

RecycleMania raises awareness on waste reduction

Celia Wan, News Editor

March 31, 2017


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The annual RecycleMania Tournament is wrapping up this Saturday, on April 1 with the RecycleMania Carnival in Leutner Commons. Hosted by the the Student Sustainability Council, it is an eight-week intercollegiate competition that promotes and celebrates recycling across college campuses. The...

International Club hosts dinner to celebrate cultural diversity

International Club hosts dinner to celebrate cultural diversity

Hannah Cho, Contributing reporter

March 31, 2017


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On March 25, International Club (I-Club) hosted the International Dinner at the Thwing Center Ballroom. With the aroma of various of dishes wafting from the entrance and chatter from well-dressed students and staff filling the room, the event attracted more than 150 attendants this year to celebrate cultural...

Softball sweeps Kenyon to open homestand

Softball sweeps Kenyon to open homestand

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

March 24, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports, Top Stories

Using a strong offense, dominate pitching and solid fundamental defense, the Spartan softball team swept Kenyon College in a home doubleheader on Tuesday, March 21. The team took the thrilling first game 6-5 on a go-ahead RBI double from third-year first baseman Grace Tritchler. Case Western Reserve...

White House news recapped, political science professors give their take

White House news recapped, political science professors give their take

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2017


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At the end of February, President Donald Trump addressed the Congress with a speech that was well-regarded by a large portion of the country. Polling had the speech at a 70 percent approval rating and many media outlets were referring to Trump’s actions as presidential, a term many media outlets have ...

Center for Women event holds onto energy of Women’s Marches

Center for Women event holds onto energy of Women’s Marches

Tian Yang, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2017


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On March 3, the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women held a “Next Up Huddle” as their follow-up to the Women’s Marches in cities across the world in February as part of an international protest for women’s rights and gender equality. The organization that planned the central march on Washington, D...

Baseball riding high after weekend sweep

Baseball riding high after weekend sweep

Jacob Rayyan, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports, Top Stories

The Case Western Reserve University baseball team won all three games this past weekend to push their season-high winning streak to four games. The Spartans posted wins against University of Rochester and Washington College on Saturday and followed that up with another win against Rochester on Sunday...

Civil rights lawyer that defended MLK to speak at commencement

Civil rights lawyer that defended MLK to speak at commencement

Christopher Nguyen, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2017


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Fred Gray, a lawyer, civil rights activist and alumnus of what is now the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, was chosen to be the commencement speaker for the class of 2017 in early March. After earning his law degree from Western Reserve University, Gray became a central figure of the C...

Residence halls to get furniture upgrade starting this summer

Residence halls to get furniture upgrade starting this summer

Smruthi Maganti, Copy Editor

March 3, 2017


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Late last Feburary, part of the first floor of the Tinkham Veale University Center was filled with furniture that wasn’t meant for its cafeteria. Instead it was meant for the residence halls. On Feb. 21 and 22, University Housing held showings for new sets of furniture with the goal of providing stu...

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