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Sorority sisters start recruitment information podcast

December 4, 2020

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has made the college experience far from normal. In the wake of this challenge, Case Western Reserve University sororities have prepared to recruit new members virtually using...

Unmasked app helps students with their mental health

Unmasked, an app originally launched at Dartmouth, aims to provide a space for students to be vulnerable and to have honest conversations with one another.
November 20, 2020

Mental health issues have always been either under-represented, misunderstood or both. Innovative ways to tackle such issues are therefore always in demand, especially by students at Case Western Reserve...

How chemical engineering can help you make the perfect turkey

Public health officials are urging Americans to spend Thanksgiving Day with immediate family only, and most Americans expect to have smaller plans than years past.
Chemical Engineering phenomena such as mass transfer and process control that dominate chemical plants are also used in your own kitchen
November 20, 2020

As the fall semester wraps up, students around campus prepare to head home for the first time in months for Thanksgiving break. Like everything else, this Thanksgiving will be unlike any before. Public...

Controversy surrounding club recognition of Case for Life through Division of Student Affairs

November 20, 2020

Over the past few months, the student body has disagreed over the instatement of Case for Life (CFL), a pro-life student organization whose mission is to “build a culture of life” and to “work to...

Analyzing the aftermath of the election

Politics you should care about
November 14, 2020

So much for a typical transition In case you somehow missed it last week, the 2020 presidential election wrapped up after more than five days of uncertainty, mail-in hysteria and unrelenting Twitter...

Brandon Chrostowski, EDWINS Leadership and Restaurant Institute CEO and founder, speaks on film “Knife Skills”

November 13, 2020

In an event co-sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement and Learning and the Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship, Case Western Reserve University students were able to participate in a discussion...

New COVID-19 tests for those on campus

Vault Health, the first FDA Emergency Use Authorization approved saliva test for COVID-19, has a 98% conclusive rate.
November 13, 2020

As COVID-19 cases continue to surge across the United States, colleges and universities are expanding testing services in order to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus across campuses. Since August,...

Engineering design beyond the equations

The Engineering Peer Advisors consists of 12 advisors in 8 disciplines, with 5 double majoring.
Collaboration between the humanities, arts, and STEM can lead to innovative and creative solutions to issues. What’s stopping it?
November 13, 2020

Recently, the Engineering Peer Advisors hosted a series of discussions focusing on engineering beyond a set of equations and spreadsheets, towards real, concrete challenges. On Oct. 31, five students,...

Celebrations break out nationwide after Biden victory

Biden voters celebrate in Times Square after Biden victory.
November 13, 2020

As the news spread throughout the country on Nov. 7 that Democratic candidate for president Joe Biden was projected to win the state of Pennsylvania, and thus, the election, mass celebrations broke out...

“I’m Possible with Joshua Rivedal” event from NAMI

November 6, 2020

Trigger Warning: suicide It is normal to feel anxious or down at times, especially during such an uncertain period for our nation right now. However, during such times, people who have already suffered...

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