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Fun with fire alarms

November 18, 2016

One of the joys of living in a dorm is getting woken up at three in the morning by a blaring fire alarm. There is something magical about trudging down 11 flights of stairs, half asleep, only to hear after...

How many humans will survive?

October 14, 2016

Here at Case Western Reserve University, with fall brings Humans vs. Zombies (HvZ). Loved by some, maligned by others, this campus tradition pits student against student in an epic Nerf-gun-based game...

Toying with probability

September 23, 2016

The other day, I was walking down Euclid and noticed something interesting. While I was waiting for the light to turn I noticed that one of the cars speeding by had the license plate: ‘TOY • 8765’.”...

The power of one percent

September 9, 2016

What can you do with one percent? In most cases the answer is, not too much. For example, one percent more of that The Den by Denny’s Grand Slamwich is only an extra 14 calories or the equivalent of...

Can math help you make friends?

Students are playing volleyball together in last year's student activitiy fair.
August 19, 2016

Over the next weeks, students from all over the world will descend upon the Case Western Reserve University campus. While we possess diverse worldviews, experiences and cultures, there are a few things...

Writing final papers with information theory

April 22, 2016

If the past is any indication, it's likely that at this time of the semester, many Case Western Reserve University students will find themselves on the third floor of Kevin Smith Library at 2 a.m., rushing...

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