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Opioids: The silent crisis during a global pandemic

Collin Wong, Web Editor

April 24, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic approaches its peak, Ohioans suffering from opioid use disorder (OUD) face a crisis of their own. Allegra Schorr, president of the Coalition of Medication-Assisted Treatment Providers and Advocates of New York State, says that the opioid epidemic and COVID-19 pandemic have “c...

My life as an essential worker: a photo essay

My life as an essential worker: a photo essay

Jackson Rudoff, Staff Reporter

April 21, 2020

Being deemed essential wasn’t nearly as validating as I anticipated it would be. In all honesty, I thought it was a joke that I was considered essential at all. The only reason I still had my job was because they furloughed the less-experienced part-timers, and then everyone else took time off out...

Celebrate Earth Day #50 with these environmentally-oriented organizations

Celebrate Earth Day #50 with these environmentally-oriented organizations

Yvonne Pan and Jordan Reif

April 21, 2020

Alongside the civil rights, anti-war, women’s rights and gay rights movements flooding streets throughout the 1960s was the environmental movement. In 1962, Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring” started raising environmental awareness in over 24 countries by clearly explaining the link between pol...

CWRU’s belonging removal policy leaves students frustrated

Yvonne Pan and Nathan Lesch

April 13, 2020

After initial reassurances from the Office of University Housing that March 17 would not be the final day to collect belongings from residential halls, Vice President for Student Affairs Lou Stark and Vice President for Campus Services Richard Jamieson asserted in a March 26 email, to students who had n...

Ohio students are stepping up in the face of dwindling supplies

Collin Wong, Web Editor

April 6, 2020

Amidst falling medical supply levels and rising concerns, college and medical students around Northeast Ohio are helping fight COVID-19. Those on the frontline of the pandemic are beginning to feel the effects of a nationwide personal protective equipment (PPE) shortage. With the coronavirus’ peak st...

Emergency Fund set up by students, for students affected by CWRU’s closure

Yvonne Pan and Shreyas Banerjee

March 31, 2020

For all Case Western Reserve University students, the cancellation of in-person classes and many spring semester events, suddenly having to reevaluate their living situation and the move to remote learning was hectic and stressful. However, for some, the process proved more burdensome than for others...

Cleveland hospitals develop new COVID-19–testing procedures amid limited resources

Cleveland hospitals develop new COVID-19–testing procedures amid limited resources

Collin Wong, Web Editor

March 22, 2020

Just one day after the World Health Organization's urgent declaration of a global pandemic, Dr. Amy Acton, Director of the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), estimated that over 100,000 Ohioans were carrying the virus; however, the official number of cases in the state is only 169, as of March 20. If Ac...

Coronavirus cancels CWRU

Nathan Lesch and Collin Wong

March 15, 2020

At around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, the Case Western Reserve University community received the news that many were waiting for: In the face of COVID-19’s spread to Cuyahoga County, CWRU was moving to remote learning. Originally intended to last from March 18 to April 6, the university has now exten...

CWRU implements spring break travel regulations in response to COVID-19

Nathan Lesch and Collin Wong

March 8, 2020

This midterm season, students weren’t the only members of the Case Western Reserve University community that were stressed out. As the death toll of the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to rise in the U.S., with 19 recorded fatalities at press time, CWRU’s administration has become increasingly concern...

ELS Cleveland helps foreign students prepare for CWRU

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2020

Nestled between the residence halls of Cutter and Smith, many students pass by English Language Services Cleveland (ELS Cleveland) without so much as a second thought. While some might be curious as to what the building is, it remains an isolated aspect of campus. ELS Cleveland is a school for students from ...

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