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The Greater Cleveland Food Bank continues its work under the shadow of COVID-19

Megan Gawronski, Contributing Reporter

September 19, 2020

Many public institutions have had to undergo drastic changes in the wake of the pandemic, and food banks are no exception. The Greater Cleveland Food Bank, northeast Ohio’s largest food bank, has been working hard to rise to the challenge presented by COVID-19. In the past seven months, the food bank has ...

New CDC guidelines and their effects on cleaning staff

CDC guidelines aim to ensure the safety of students and staff.

Hoai Phuong Nguyen, Contributing Reporter

September 19, 2020

With COVID-19 flipping our world upside down, students at Case Western Reserve University and all over the country aren’t getting the experiences they expected from the term “college life.”  However, it’s not only students, but also staff working on campus who are asked to adapt to new, unconv...

Two CWRU undergraduates discuss their experience with COVID-19

Third-year student, Jessica Lin, was one of the first members of CWRU's community infected with the coronavirus.

Nihal Manjila, Staff Reporter

September 18, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic reached the U.S. around eight months ago and has since infected hundreds of thousands of people. Two Case Western Reserve University students were among those infected, though they have now recovered. They experienced the disease’s lesser symptoms earlier on in the pandemic—on...

Students unhappy with the nutritious value of the meal plan take action

Veronica Madell, Staff Reporter

September 18, 2020

Third-year English major Jessica Bumgarner, like many other Case Western Reserve University students, gets lunch from Leutner Commons every day. With dining options limited this semester, there aren’t many other options available for students on the school meal plan. So Monday through Friday, Bumga...

During pandemic times, nursing students face new and unexpected difficulties

CWRU's new health education campus houses some nursing classes.

Kevin Pataroque and Dylan Jewell

September 18, 2020

In an attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19 across the university, three weeks before the start of the fall semester, a blanket email stated that all students who were not first years, fourth years, transfer students or nursing students would not be permitted to live on campus.  The university...

A look into CWRU’s coronavirus decision-making

Nathan Lesch, Executive Editor

September 11, 2020

Peter Poulos, J.D., keeps a low profile among Case Western Reserve University students; in fact, most have never heard of him. However, as the university’s general counsel, chief risk management officer and deputy secretary of the corporation, Poulos manages considerable responsibilities. Actions direc...

During pandemic, science advances

Kevin Pataroque, Contributing Reporter

September 11, 2020

When Case Western Reserve University decided to transition to remote classes in March, students worried about how COVID-19 would affect their professional development. In the weeks after, co-ops were withdrawn and internships were forced to transition to remote spaces. Those who could still work duri...

Dave’s Cosmic Subs and Jolly Scholar are open for business

Chris Heermann, Photo Editor

September 11, 2020

Two of the most popular dining spots on campus, Dave’s Cosmic Subs (Dave’s) and The Jolly Scholar Brewing Company (Jolly) have both recently reopened. While both market themselves as dining establishments, the two are well known as Thursday night hotspots for students looking to let loose after a we...

Student experiences in quarantine differ across and off campus

Bon Appetit provides food to students quarantined in hotels.

Veronica Madell, Staff Reporter

September 4, 2020

2020 is the year that just keeps on giving, as many students find themselves back on campus only to end up in quarantine. However, this quarantine looks different for a lot of students, depending on whether they are in on-campus, Greek Life or off-campus housing. Each of these situations comes with ...

Coronavirus resurgence and the fall semester

Nihal Manjila, Staff Reporter

August 28, 2020

As the fall semester quickly approaches, Case Western Reserve University is preparing for students to begin arriving from all across the country and beyond. Unlike previous semesters, however, the university will face the realities of a worldwide pandemic. As of Aug. 20, there are a total of 104,999...

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