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KSL implements new identification requirements

KSL implements new identification requirements

Greg Bokar, News Editor

November 16, 2012


Filed under Headlines, News, Top Stories

After library administrators came to the conclusion that they wanted to beef up security at Kelvin Smith Library, a new plan has been implemented for those entering the library that will emphasize the new security needs. The new policy, which goes into effect Monday, Nov. 26, after Thanksgiving break,...

Battles of the heart: how a a Marine Corps veteran redefines the meaning of strength

Battles of the heart: how a a Marine Corps veteran redefines the meaning of strength

Tyler Hoffman, Executive Editor

November 9, 2012


Filed under Headlines, Top Stories

Marines are trained to fight in battles, and Berl “Dee” Jones, 75, has fought his fair share. But not once did it cause him to travel overseas or lift a weapon. “I remember my first day of basic training [in South Carolina],” Jones says with his gleaming eyes fixated on the corner of his small,...

President Obama wins reelection, campus groups respond after year of campaigning

President Obama wins reelection, campus groups respond after year of campaigning

Victoria Robinson, Student Affairs Reporter

November 9, 2012


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“Four more years, four more years” chanted the Case Democrats and fellow supporters. Screams and shouts of excitement stirred throughout the Jolly Scholar as CNN declared President Barack Obama’s victory. “When the news networks projected Obama the winner of the election around 11:15, I, as...

Bears sneak by Spartans on Seniors’ Day, 10-7

Bears sneak by Spartans on Seniors’ Day, 10-7

Shinichi Inoue, Assistant Sports Editor

November 9, 2012


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

Need win vs. Tartans, help for share of UAA Championship The Case Western Reserve University football team lost the inside track to a fifth University Athletic Association Championship in six years with a 10-7 setback versus Washington University on Seniors' Day at Case Field. The Spartans (5-4 ov...

Fraternities collaborate in combining philanthropy with intellectual stimulation

Fraternities collaborate in combining philanthropy with intellectual stimulation

Noora Somersalo, Student Affairs Reporter

November 9, 2012


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On Saturday, Nov. 3, students gathered in Strosacker Auditorium to hear nine accomplished speakers from the Cleveland area share stories about success, failure, and leadership as a part of Cleveland Education, Leadership, Learning Symposium (CELLS), a philanthropy event benefiting the Great Lakes Science...

Footlighters Present Avenue Q

Footlighters Present Avenue Q

Elaina Lin, Theatre and Dance Reporter

November 8, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Theatre & Dance, This Week, Top Stories

The lights brighten the stage, revealing the actors' expressions, along with voices harmonizing together, filling up the room. Footlighters, a student-run musical theater group, will be performing the modern musical “Avenue Q” this weekend at Carlton Commons.  The musical covers thematic issues and anxieties that c...

Eldred Theater Presents Brian Friel’s “Dancing at Lughnasa”

Eldred Theater Presents Brian Friel’s “Dancing at Lughnasa”

Joseph Verbovszky, Theatre and Dance Reporter

November 6, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Theatre & Dance, This Week, Top Stories

From the people who brought you “Rocky Horror Show” comes a tale quite different in nature: “Dancing at Lughnasa”(pronounced Loo-nasa). It is a bittersweet tale of five sisters as they experience the small human joys that flit briefly on the winds of hardship continually blowing through their lives. The siste...

Campus political groups square off in round table debate

Campus political groups square off in round table debate

Mike McKenna and Victoria Robinson

November 2, 2012


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Last Thursday, Oct. 25, representatives from the three Case Western Reserve University political groups squared off on four topics, including America and the World, Business in America, Working in America, and Higher Education in America in a debate hosted by The Observer. Lasting just over two hour...

No. 6 men open season with 4-0 win, No. 16 women 1-3

No. 6 men open season with 4-0 win, No. 16 women 1-3

Peter Cooke, Sports Editor

November 1, 2012


Filed under Men's Soccer, Men's Swimming, Sports, Swimming & Diving, Top Stories, Women's Swimming

The Case Western Reserve University men’s swimming and diving team continued its rise into the national spotlight over the past few years as the team opened the 2012-13 season with a 4-0 win at the University Athletic Association Invitational hosted by the University of Rochester. The women’s swimming...

Severance offers orchestra discounts to CWRU students.

Severance offers orchestra discounts to CWRU students.

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter

November 1, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music, Top Stories

Walking into Severance Hall is a different and sometimes new experience for most college students. Opposite the loud, grungy, and often smelly venues like Peabody's and the Grog Shop, a regal atmosphere instantly hits you when you enter the timeless lobby. As you work your way through the direction...

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