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Nico Walker: The veteran who wrote his debut novel from a jail cell

Nico Walker: The veteran who wrote his debut novel from a jail cell
July 16, 2020

At 19, he was an Army medic in Iraq. Then, he was a serial bank robber. Now, he is an author armed with a story to tell.  This is the story of Iraq War veteran-turned-author, Nico Walker. George...

CWRUcio’s Yule Ball delivers a magical night

February 6, 2020

What fan of “Harry Potter” didn’t pray that they would receive their letter to attend Hogwarts in the mail when they turned 11 years old? Unfortunately, the chances are high that those letters never...

A dream come true

August 30, 2019

Chances are you’ve seen at least one Disney movie. If you haven’t, you should probably do that after reading this article. Well, let nostalgia hit you after this: Disney and Target are teaming up....

A tale of two talents

Fourth-year student Matt Thompson (Orlando) is onstage with fellow actress Nailah Matthews (Rosalind) in his last CWRU production.
April 26, 2019

Graduating fourth-year student Matt Thompson not only excels in pre-medicine, but he also shines on the theater stage. Thompson is a double-major in biochemistry and theater. He has been involved in performing...

How “Call Her Daddy” is empowering women

November 30, 2018

When you first tune in to the Barstool Sports’ “Call Her Daddy” podcast, your mind may overflow with judgements and misconceptions. The voices of the two women that fill your ears are high-pitched...

House of Wills seance brings the dead back among the living

House of Wills seance brings the dead back among the living
November 9, 2018

This is a first person account of a seance at the House of Wills, an abandoned funeral home in Cleveland. The article features references to the occult and Satanism. I’m running late to the seance. Despite...

CWRU student, poet Christopher Cannon on telling the stories of the dead

CWRU student, poet Christopher Cannon on telling the stories of the dead
November 2, 2018

Christopher Cannon’s first exposure to gang culture came at the age of 11 when he witnessed his brother’s gang initiation. “I grew up in violence,” said Cannon. “Just constant, constant violence.” Now,...

News from Terra Madre: Alice Waters wants to feed California’s kids

News from Terra Madre: Alice Waters wants to feed California’s kids
September 28, 2018

Alice Waters is a James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef, a political activist and vice president of Slow Food International who wants to feed the students of California. At the U.S. delegates meeting...

Terra Madre Salone Del Gusto: a worldwide sustainable food event

Terra Madre Salone Del Gusto: a worldwide sustainable food event
September 28, 2018

Every two years, thousands of people descend on Turin, a small city nestled in the hills of northern Italy, to eat, talk, network and party at Terra Madre Salone Del Gusto. Terra Madre is a massive...

Taking advantage of every opportunity

Taking advantage of every opportunity
September 28, 2018

Fourth-year music education major Maddy Yankell takes advantage of every opportunity that comes her way. Whether it is voice-directing shows for the CWRU Footlighters, running half marathons or traveling...

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