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Paris transit strike forces Professor Toman’s study-abroad course to adapt

Paris transit strike forces Professor Toman’s study-abroad course to adapt

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2020

In 20 years of teaching courses in Paris, Ruth Mulhauser Professor and Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Cheryl Toman never faced a transit strike like the one currently crippling the French capital. Toman has been taking students to the City of Lights for years, and this p...

CWRU students travel to Israel and Palestine over winter break

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2020

Over winter break, a delegation of students visited Israel to learn more about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict directly from those who are most affected by it.  The program, Fact Finders, was hosted by Cleveland Hillel. According to their promotional materials, the trip is “an educational and eye-...

Case Amateur Radio Club partners with Department of Civil Engineering to prepare for disaster

Case Amateur Radio Club partners with Department of Civil Engineering to prepare for disaster

Chris Heermann, Photo Editor

December 6, 2019

Every June, the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) sponsors Field Day, a nationwide amateur radio event that simulates a disaster event where electronic communications are disabled. In this scenario, nearly every service we use in our daily life is affected. Hundreds of thousands of texts and calls fa...

LGBT Center works with graduate students to create a more inclusive CWRU

Halle Rose, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

AmariYah Israel, assistant director of the LGBT Center at Case Western Reserve University, started her talk by handing out three things: a matching game, a packet of vocabulary words and a cartoon labeled “The Gender Unicorn.” Three dental students, two Master of Public Health candidates and a CWRU Sch...

CWRU Rocket team launches into the sky

CWRU Rocket team launches into the sky

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor

November 22, 2019

On Thursday, Nov. 19, a blue timer counted down in the Case Rocket Team (CRT) headquarters in think[box]. It marked the one day, 15 hours and six minutes left until the next rocket launch for the team. This launch was an important one for the group, as it offered many new members an opportunity to l...

Case Salsa club holds a successful dance class

Cecelia Zielke, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2019

Were you at Starbucks at around 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3? Glancing outside, did you suddenly feel as if you were in a scene from “Step Up Revolution”? It was likely that you were witnessing a portion of the Case Western Reserve University Salsa Club undergoing their first practice of the y...

“ZOMBIE! Run!”

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2019

Someone yells to a group of students marked with green bandanas around their arms. In the distance a horde of students, this time with the bandanas tied around their heads, runs towards the first group. The area erupts into chaos as the first group—the humans—struggle to find shelter from the zombie...

Student organization repairs medical equipment for underprivileged countries

Student organization repairs medical equipment for underprivileged countries

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

September 27, 2019

Case Western Reserve University prides itself on the myriad of hands-on learning opportunities it offers its students. One such opportunity is CWRU’s student organization MedWish, an offshoot of MedWish International. Every other Saturday, student members of the organization meet to repurpose and re...

Asian Mid-Autumn Festival features various cultural clubs

Asian Mid-Autumn Festival features various cultural clubs

Nihal Manjila, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2019

Various cultural clubs from Case Western Reserve University came together to host the annual Asian Mid-Autumn Festival this past Friday in Thwing Center. The Festival served as a gathering of students, clubs and other organizations, with food catered from various Asian restaurants around Cleveland fo...

SEXPOpalooza excited students to discuss safe and consensual sex

SEXPOpalooza excited students to discuss safe and consensual sex

Jordan Reif, Staff Reporter

September 13, 2019

Last week, over three hundred students rose to the occasion to have open conversations about sex and sexuality at the annual SEXPOpalooza event. Co-hosted by Sexual Assault and Violence Educators (SAVE) and Greek Life, the convention fostered discussions about safe and consensual sex through partnerships...

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