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Cleveland to roll out electric scooters around the city

Ryan Yoo, Director of Design

August 23, 2019

The City of Cleveland has recently announced that it approved a measure to roll out electric scooters across the city. In early June, the Cleveland City Council unanimously approved a measure that would allow electric scooter vendors—such as Bird and Lime—to set up scooter stands in target areas including ...

Jolly Scholar to take over Rough Rider Room

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor

August 23, 2019

The Rough Rider Room (RRR) in Carlton Commons, the main late-night dining spot on South Side, will reopen under new management on Aug. 26. Campus bar Jolly Scholar will be taking over the space, turning it into a restaurant focusing on American comfort food staples, barrel-aged beer and events that wouldn’t...

Across the American South in 59 days

Across the American South in 59 days

Ryan Yoo, Director of Design

August 23, 2019

Trey Starshak had just returned from the buffet table that had been put out for him and the Journey of Hope team in Roswell, New Mexico. He had talked to a few of the participants before he decided to get desserts for the table. As Starshak headed back to his table, the “Cupid Shuffle” came on. Be...

Hessler Street Fair celebrates fifty years of “Peace, Love and Lemonade”

Hessler Street Fair celebrates fifty years of “Peace, Love and Lemonade”

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor

June 6, 2019

Bubbles filled a cloudy sky on Saturday, June 1 as the sound of more than a dozen hand drums from an impromptu drum circle bludgeoned the air in celebration of the Hessler Street Fair. The lead singer of funk group Daddy Longleg’s Homegrown Revival, Davidione Pearl, burned incense and spread the s...

Menstrual and contraceptive health panel comes to CWRU

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2019

“Women want and need more information regarding vaginal health.” This is the main sentiment behind the “Breaking The Silence: A Menstrual and Contraceptive Health Panel” as shared by panelist Dr. Anthony Tizzano. The panel was hosted by Period. @CWRU, a relatively new student-run organization...

Collaboration formed between Cleveland science institutions

Collaboration formed between Cleveland science institutions

Jordan Reif, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2019

The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo (CMZ), Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH), Holden Arboretum and Case Western Reserve University’s department of biology have relied on informal collaborations for decades through research, resources and teaching. On July 1, 2018, CWRU signed an agreement to enter into a formal...

ShowCASE speaker describes effective data visualizations

Nathan Lesch, Director of Print

April 26, 2019

“The focus of data journalism shouldn’t be to wow, but to inform,” said Mona Chalabi, this year’s Case Western Reserve University ShowCASE guest speaker, in her noticeably British accent. Chalabi is The Guardian’s data editor, a data journalist at NPR and an important advocate for the responsible...

Chabad and Hillel get Jewish students in the Passover spirit

Chabad and Hillel get Jewish students in the Passover spirit

Lev Pearlman, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2019

On Friday, April 19, the Cleveland Hillel Foundation and Chabad at CWRU began their respective Passover celebrations. The Jewish holiday that commemorates the Jews’ mass exodus from Egypt to escape slavery over 2,000 years ago. On the first two nights of Passover, Hillel and Chabad hosted Seders....

New major student organization presidents discuss positions

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2019

Spring elections have come and gone on Case Western Reserve University’s campus and the next generation of major student organization leaders have been announced. Next year, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) will be led by current third-year Marin Exler, a political science and Spanish double...

Show me the money

Nathan Lesch, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2019

From April 17-30, Case Western Reserve University undergraduate students will have the opportunity to vote on a referendum that would allow club sports to join the Student Presidents’ Roundtable (SPR).  If 25 percent of all undergraduate students vote and a simple majority of that percentage votes in fav...

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