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Pres. to press

Mike McKenna, Director of Print

January 23, 2015


Filed under Headlines, News

In the spirit of President Obama’s State of the Union Address, we kick off bringing you our monthly sit-down with Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder. This month, the conversation ranged from transportation to rising tuition prices. On transportation Snyder noted that she h...

Construction begins on new seven-story think[box] building

Julia Bianco, News Editor

November 14, 2014


Filed under Headlines, News

Think[box] is CWRU's makerspace, where you can tinker and create whatever project you have in your head. While the current think[box] is in Olin, construction on a new, bigger think[box] is currently underway.

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Obamacare in our backyard

Obamacare in our backyard

Anastazia Vanisko, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2014


Filed under Headlines, News, Top Stories

When the government passed Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010, everyone knew it would bring change, but it wasn’t easy to say exactly how. One of its goals is to provide Americans with affordable and quality health insurance, but how is that taking shape in Cleveland? For The Free Clinic of Greater...

CWRU law students file suit on behalf of Akron’s homeless

Alexander Wheaton, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2014


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Three students and one graduate recently filed a lawsuit against the city of Akron on behalf of eleven homeless individuals who had their belongings seized and destroyed by the Akron Police Department. Assistant Professor Avidan Cover is leading students Nathaniel Ehrman, Donielle Robinson, Emma...

The Lucas Bros. heading to Cleveland on Oct. 13

The Lucas Bros. heading to Cleveland on Oct. 13

Julia Bianco, News Editor

October 9, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Keith and Kenny Lucas have mastered speaking in harmony. In their five years performing stand-up comedy together under the name The Lucas Bros., the identical twin brothers have become experts in the delicate art of playing off of each other, using the rare instance of having two comics on stage to navigate...

Campus dance groups petition over lack of consistent practice space

Campus dance groups petition over lack of consistent practice space

Aquene Kimmel, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2014


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They could dance all night, but first they need a floor. Case Western Reserve University’s 10 student dance groups are currently engaged in talks with the university over the lack of consistent practice spaces, an effort spearheaded by Swing Club President David Aghassi. Negotiations began last...

COC cancels this year’s Halloween at Home festivities

COC cancels this year’s Halloween at Home festivities

Sruthi Meka, Contributing Reporter

September 25, 2014


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The Class Officer Collective has axed popular campus tradition Halloween at Home in favor of more class-oriented activities. The event, which has been a campus tradition since the early 2000s, celebrated autumn with seasonal activities like pumpkin carving and face painting, as well as food from...

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