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Tennis In the Land, featuring the umpire's chair designed by Cleveland Institute of Art student Thomas Vinci

Umpire chairs for Tennis In The Land tournament created by CIA student at think[box]

Matthew Chang, Contributing Writer September 17, 2021

From Aug. 22-28, the inaugural 2021 Tennis in the Land event was held in Cleveland and broadcasted internationally. Case Western Reserve University’s involvement began when Todd Wojtkowski, the head...

President Eric Kaler outlined his goals for the CWRU community in a speech at the USG General Assembly on Sept. 14.

President Eric Kaler shares plan for the years ahead at USG assembly

Shreyas Banerjee, Life Editor September 17, 2021

Following President Barbara Snyder’s departure, Interim President Scott Cowen’s COVID-filled socially-distanced tenure and a year-long search for a replacement, Eric Kaler is now the president of Case...

Post-Graduate Planning and Experiential Education is hosting virtual career fairs

Megan Gawronski, Staff Writer September 10, 2021

During September, the Office of Post-Graduate Planning and Experiential Education will be hosting two virtual career fairs. These events will be preceded by an in-person meet-and-greet with employers at...

Protesters campaigning to stop Line 3, a tar pipeline currently under construction in northern Minnesota threatening over 200 bodies of water, as well as Native American territory.

“Stop Line 3” for the environment and Indigenous rights

Hoai Phuong Nguyen, News Editor September 10, 2021

Policies involving the oil industry have long been subject to heated debate in the United States. Line 3—a crude oil pipeline built by Enbridge Inc., Canada’s largest oil company—is now posing danger...

CWRU's NAMI chapter has beeing working to improve dialogue about mental health on campus for many years.

NAMIWalks and mental health advocacy

Hoai Phuong Nguyen, New Editor September 3, 2021

The new, in person semester has started, and conversations about mental health are more necessary than ever. Especially with the impacts of the pandemic still lingering and the difficulties of shifting...

USG represents undergraduate students' needs.

First-year representative elections for USG

Lelia Durand, Staff Writer August 27, 2021

For first-year students, the transition from high school to college can be difficult, especially when moving to a new city where they may not know many people. Serving as a first-year representative for...

Cleveland City Hall is located in Cleveland's Downtown neighborhood.

EYEJ town hall and interviews of candidates in upcoming mayoral election

Hoai Phuong Nguyen, News Editor August 27, 2021

The Cleveland primary mayoral election is coming up on Sept. 14, with a result that will have major impacts on the city, and on Aug. 20, Empowering Youth, Exploring Justice (EYEJ) Youth Council and Millennial...

USG President Sophie Vilamara elaborates on her motives to impliment the policies outlined in the taskforce

New USG President Sophie Vilamara commits to an administration of advocacy and connection

Shreyas Banerjee, Life Editor August 27, 2021

The 2020-2021 school year was one of the most eventful in the history of Case Western Reserve University. Between the departure of our university president, Barbara Snyder, an outpouring of student activism...

Ohio August special election and the future of voting on our campus

Ohio August special election and the future of voting on our campus

Hoai Phuong Nguyen, News Editor August 20, 2021

The 11th Congressional District Democratic race—an incredibly significant election that did not gain as much traction as the national primary—took place on Aug. 3 with a low turnout.    This...

Delta variant and fall semester policies

Nihal Manjila, Staff Writer August 20, 2021

This past week was filled with scenes of freshmen moving into dormitories, orientation week events and other campus activities amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The return to semi-normal university life is...

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