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Tibetan monks come to CWRU

Tibetan monks come to CWRU

Surita Basu, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

The Mystical Arts of Tibet tour featuring the Tibetan Buddhist monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery visited Case Western Reserve University from Monday, Nov. 18 through Friday, Nov. 22. The tour is designed to emulate spiritual festivals celebrated by monasteries in Tibet, where people from surrounding v...

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...

New Thwing Study Over date creates mixed feelings on campus

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

Thwing Study Over (TSO) is the well-loved campus tradition with plenty of free food and giveaways, and contrary to the name, it involves no studying. Rather, it is the perfect destress event during finals, allowing students an excuse to leave their rooms and stop studying for a few hours.  Tiger Fan...

CWRU students engage in discussion about domestic abuse

Veronica Madell, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

“Why talk about domestic abuse?” Megan Gergen, training specialist at Domestic Violence Child Advocacy Center (DVCAC), asked a room full of 50 college students on Tuesday, Dec. 3, one of the busiest weeks of the academic year. Clearly, the topic was important enough to draw this big of a crowd, bu...

Tom Holland and Russo Brothers come to campus to film movie

Tom Holland and Russo Brothers come to campus to film movie

Henry Bendon and Anna Giubileo

November 22, 2019

Movie fever spread through campus this week as the Russo Brothers’ production of “Cherry” took over the Case Quad on Tuesday and Wednesday as part of the principal filming for the upcoming drama. From the moment the “Whatever College University” signs went up outside Adelbert Hall, avoiding...

Cleveland Metroparks discuss sustainability initiatives at Green Bag Lunch talks

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

November 22, 2019

Nancy Despond, special projects administrator at the Cleveland Metroparks, gave the last Green Bag Lunch of the semester this past Tuesday, speaking on sustainability and history at the Cleveland Metroparks.  Hosted by the Case Western Reserve University Office of Energy & Sustainability, thes...

CIA Holiday Sale provides students an opening into the art world

CIA Holiday Sale provides students an opening into the art world

Veronica Madell, Staff Reporter

November 22, 2019

While winter and the holiday season are just starting to cross the minds of Case Western Reserve University students, Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) students have been preparing for months. Long before the cold weather started, CIA students were molding pottery, designing stickers and painting canvases ...

Club Sports tries to re-group after failed referendum

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2019

Last year, students at Case Western Reserve University were asked to vote on whether Club Sports should become a member of the Student Presidents’ Roundtable. After much confusion and miscommunication as to what membership would actually entail and how it would affect other organizations—such as t...

David Henry Hwang on the intersection of art and identity

David Henry Hwang on the intersection of art and identity

Surita Basu, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2019

David Henry Hwang is a playwright, screenwriter, television writer and librettist. His works include plays like “M. Butterfly,” “Chinglish,” “Yellow Face” and “FOB.” His newest stage work, “Soft Power,” first premiered in 2018. Hwang came to speak at Case Western Reserve University...

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