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A Waterfront Line train arrives at the Flats East Bank station, one of the first times a train has run on the line in two years. It is currently not fully operational, but is expected to be by the end of this year.

RTA Waterfront Line temporarily open for Cleveland Browns games

Zachary Treseler, News Editor September 15, 2023

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) recently reopened the Waterfront Line for limited service during home games at Cleveland Browns Stadium. This will bring the total number of rail...

The necessary closing of the Red Line has been a huge inconvenience for those who rely on it to travel around Cleveland.

RTA Red Line closed for the month of April, impacts CWRU students and staff

Zachary Treseler, Staff Writer April 28, 2023

On April 2, the Cleveland RTA’s Red Line closed between its eastern terminus (Stokes-Windomere in East Cleveland) and Tower City. The shutdown has left no rail service to the two stations serving Case...

Shaker Heights looks for academic institutions to aid in compost expansion initiative

Sara Khorshidi, Director of Print April 21, 2023

In the past decade, Ohio has risen in the ranks to become one of the best states for composting in the country, boasting the highest number of composting facilities of any state. However, major landfills...

After years standing vacant, CWRU is finally renovating this historic Wade Park home and turning it into a community engagement center: bringing together both students and community members.

CWRU to make community center out of old Wade Park home

Cameron Ward, Staff Writer February 24, 2023

Amid the many campus construction projects happening across Case Western Reserve University due to growing class sizes, there comes a bright little spot, located on Wade Avenue. The historic home at 11310...

Mayor Justin Bibb (left) and City Council President Blaine Griffin (right) carry court motions on April 6, 2022 in their first failed attempt to expunge marijuana convictions and charges.

Cleveland plans to expunge marijuana convictions en masse

Shreyas Banerjee, Executive Editor January 20, 2023

Cleveland may soon be making strides towards cannabis policy reform by expunging convictions related to misdemeanor marijuana cases.  Mayor Justin Bibb came into office promising to reform the city’s...

The Cleveland Orchestra still has a few more concerts in the 2022-2023 season, which students can attend with a Frequent Fan Card or a Student Advantage Membership.

Cleveland Orchestra showcase: A guide to past and upcoming performances

Zachary Treseler, Staff Writer January 20, 2023

Imposing over the end of the Binary Walkway at Case Western Reserve University is Severance Hall, which houses the Cleveland Orchestra, one of Cleveland’s crown jewels. In the rest of its 2022-2023 season,...

The RTA is a vital service for CWRU students and faculty as well as an important tool for fighting poverty by bringing economic activity to an underserved community.

Inside the RTA: Cleveland’s public transit

Milo Vetter and Jarod Lau October 28, 2022

For many students, faculty and employees at Case Western Reserve University, the Greater Cleveland Rapid Transit Authority (RTA) is a vital service. The RTA’s light rail and bus system is the best way...

On Oct. 1, a large crowd holding signs with anti-regime slogans gathered in Public Square to protest the violence of the Iranian government.

Cleveland residents hold protests against the Iranian Government

Sara Khorshidi, Director of Print October 7, 2022

On the afternoon of Saturday Oct. 1, residents of Cleveland joined those around the world protesting the Iranian Regime’s brutality towards women and their subsequent crackdown on those calling for reform....

The Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry, a nonprofit organization located 10 minutes from CWRUs campus, is currently looking for food and meal donations.

Help needed at the local Lutheran men’s shelter

Siddharth Mehta, Staff Writer November 19, 2021

The Center for Civic Engagement and Learning (CCEL) recently announced a new service opportunity for students to donate meals to the Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry’s local men's shelter, which is located...

Justin Bibb (right) talks to college students about his agenda, including CWRU third-year Cameron Tong (left)

Justin Bibb wins hard-fought Cleveland mayoral election in landslide victory

Shreyas Banerjee, Life Editor November 5, 2021

History was made on Tuesday, Nov. 2. For the first time in 16 years, the City of Cleveland elected a new mayor after a prolonged campaign. Justin Morris Bibb defeated City Council President Kevin Kelley...

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