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Two CWRU undergraduates discuss their experience with COVID-19

Third-year student, Jessica Lin, was one of the first members of CWRU's community infected with the coronavirus.

Nihal Manjila, Staff Reporter

September 18, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic reached the U.S. around eight months ago and has since infected hundreds of thousands of people. Two Case Western Reserve University students were among those infected, though they have now recovered. They experienced the disease’s lesser symptoms earlier on in the pandemic—on...

Dave’s Cosmic Subs and Jolly Scholar are open for business

Chris Heermann, Photo Editor

September 11, 2020

Two of the most popular dining spots on campus, Dave’s Cosmic Subs (Dave’s) and The Jolly Scholar Brewing Company (Jolly) have both recently reopened. While both market themselves as dining establishments, the two are well known as Thursday night hotspots for students looking to let loose after a we...

Student experiences in quarantine differ across and off campus

Bon Appetit provides food to students quarantined in hotels.

Veronica Madell, Staff Reporter

September 4, 2020

2020 is the year that just keeps on giving, as many students find themselves back on campus only to end up in quarantine. However, this quarantine looks different for a lot of students, depending on whether they are in on-campus, Greek Life or off-campus housing. Each of these situations comes with ...

“Know Your Neighbors” campaign seeks to address division between students and community

Jothsna Sabbasani, Contributing Reporter

August 21, 2020

Case Western Reserve University's students have always been focused on their engagement within the campus-community. However, some students now feel that it is time for change.  Recent alums and undergraduate students at CWRU came together this summer to develop a community-wide effort called ...

Opioids: The silent crisis during a global pandemic

Collin Wong, Web Editor

April 24, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic approaches its peak, Ohioans suffering from opioid use disorder (OUD) face a crisis of their own. Allegra Schorr, president of the Coalition of Medication-Assisted Treatment Providers and Advocates of New York State, says that the opioid epidemic and COVID-19 pandemic have “c...

Ohio students are stepping up in the face of dwindling supplies

Collin Wong, Web Editor

April 6, 2020

Amidst falling medical supply levels and rising concerns, college and medical students around Northeast Ohio are helping fight COVID-19. Those on the frontline of the pandemic are beginning to feel the effects of a nationwide personal protective equipment (PPE) shortage. With the coronavirus’ peak st...

Cleveland hospitals develop new COVID-19–testing procedures amid limited resources

Cleveland hospitals develop new COVID-19–testing procedures amid limited resources

Collin Wong, Web Editor

March 22, 2020

Just one day after the World Health Organization's urgent declaration of a global pandemic, Dr. Amy Acton, Director of the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), estimated that over 100,000 Ohioans were carrying the virus; however, the official number of cases in the state is only 169, as of March 20. If Ac...

Partners in Health brought a different kind of love to campus on Valentine’s Day

Yvonka Hall speaking at Love Your Community.

Veronica Madell, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2020

While love is generally displayed in the form of chocolate boxes, roses and candy hearts on Feb 14, it also came in the form of advocacy for those across the Cleveland area last Friday. Case Western Reserve University’s local chapter of Partners in Health put on a love-themed event in the Thwing Atrium, hig...

CIA Holiday Sale provides students an opening into the art world

A work that will be sold during the CIA Holiday sale

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 ...

Rising star closes their doors on Little Italy

A coffee at the late Rising Star Coffee in Little Italy.

Veronica Madell, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2019

Coffee is addictive and so are coffee shops. At hearing the news of Rising Star Coffee Roasters, a coffee shop located in Little Italy, moving to a new location in Cleveland Heights, students were upset and heartbroken. All were left asking the question: why? As hard as it is for students to accept, t...

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