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A new and improved “Uncle Vanya”

A new and improved “Uncle Vanya”

Sunayana Jampanaboyana, Contributing Reporter

March 2, 2018


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

One country house. A new, attractive wife. Boredom. Tea in the sunlight. Unrequited love. Unexpected humor. A gunfight where not a single person is hurt. What could be more interesting? As the third theatrical production of the Eldred Theater’s 2017-18 season, the Case Western Reserve University...

Editorial: Mural controversy leads to positive reaction

Editorial: Mural controversy leads to positive reaction

February 23, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Top Stories

A hallway in the A.W. Smith Building recently made local news and is about to look very different. What could have been the story of media overreaction and the stifling of dialogue has instead turned into an opportunity for collaboration. The hallway features a mural depicting the faces of six women...

HackCWRU codes success

HackCWRU codes success

Alexandre Tilly, Contributing Reporter

February 23, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Over 350 students from Case Western Reserve University, outside undergraduate schools, graduate schools and high schools participated in hackCWRU, a 36-hour coding marathon between Friday, Feb. 16 and Sunday, Feb. 18. The competition is an annual platform for computer scientists to collaborate with ...

CIA students showcase art at annual exhibition

CIA students showcase art at annual exhibition

Ann Marie Smetona, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

Professionalism is what defined the Cleveland Institute of Art’s (CIA) 72nd  annual Student Independent Exhibit at the Reinberger Gallery. Opened on Friday, Feb. 16, the exhibit features visual art created by CIA students and will remain open until Mar. 18. What sets this exhibit apart is its missi...

Fatally wounded man left on Theta Chi parking lot

Fatally wounded man left on Theta Chi parking lot

Sophia Yakumithis, News Editor

February 23, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

An unidentified man was found fatally shot in the parking lot just outside the Case Western Reserve University Theta Chi fraternity house on Magnolia Drive the afternoon of Monday, Feb. 19. Police say that the shooting happened on East 105th Street and Superior Avenue, and a homicide investigation is...

Up-and-coming magazine distributes at hospitals across Cleveland

Up-and-coming magazine distributes at hospitals across Cleveland

Yugan Sakthi, Contributing Reporter

February 23, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

With the objective of encouraging children to read pieces written by people their own age, beginning this April the Young Writers of Cleveland (YWC) magazine will be distributed to pediatric centers in University Hospitals (UH) and the Cleveland Clinic. Expanding YWC’s distribution was always on Case...

Research team advances in U.S. Department of Energy competition

Research team advances in U.S. Department of Energy competition

Virginia Behmer, Contributing Reporter

February 16, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

A Case Western Reserve University research team of undergraduate and graduate students is being recognized at multiple regional competitions for a project which improves the efficiency of wind turbines. Their startup company, Boundary Labs, strives to expand the efficiency of the clean energy sector. ...

Several Spartans earn All-Ohio honors

Several Spartans earn All-Ohio honors

Eddie Kerekes, Director of Web and Multimedia

February 16, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Track and Field

Competing at the 2018 All-Ohio Indoor Championships on Feb. 10, 13 Spartans earned All-Ohio honors by finishing in at least third place in their event. Multiple Case Western Reserve University track and field athletes broke school records in Westerville, Ohio. Fourth-year thrower Cassandra Laios finished...

SSC initiates compost project

SSC initiates compost project

Matt Hooke, Contributing Reporter

February 16, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Those who dined at Leutner and Fribley Commons might have noticed something different when throwing away their trash during the week of Feb. 5. Instead of haphazardly throwing away their waste into the trash, the Office for Sustainability asked students to put their trash in two separate bins: one for...

Editorial: Plant the SEED for a greener future

Editorial: Plant the SEED for a greener future

February 9, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Top Stories

Thanks to Student Sustainability Council (SSC), student organizations are about to get a lot more green. SSC’s new program, Students Encouraging Environmental Dedication (SEED), is a system designed to succeed. SEED, which aims to help student organizations become more environmentally friendly,...

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