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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...

Dead Clevelanders you should know, but probably don’t

Nathan Lesch, Director of Print

November 1, 2019

In honor of one of Halloween’s original traditions, remembering and honoring the dead, let’s look at a few of Cleveland’s lesser-known, but still prominent. residents. Joe Shuster & Jerry Siegel Although not born in Cleveland, Joe Shuster moved to the city when he was a young boy. In Cle...

Clevelanders are being evicted; CWRU may be part of the problem

Sydney Negron, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2019

“I feel like when you’re at Case, you’re in a bubble and don’t really see how bad the situation around you is.” This is how first-year student Judy Cusack described the relationship between Case Western Reserve University and the rest of Cleveland. This sentiment seems to be widely acknowledged...

Climate strike at Public Square draws passionate crowd

Students from Campus International High School hold signs for the climate strike in Downtown Cleveland.

Lewis Nelken, Contributing Reporter

September 27, 2019

“HEY HEY HO HO FOSSIL FUELS HAVE GOT TO GO.”  Teens from multiple Cleveland high schools chanted and waved signs with messages such as “We are taking time out of our lessons to teach you one!” Students began arriving early at the rendezvous point, their blood as hot as the searing pavement un...

Maltz construction project gains approval

Grace Howard, News Editor

August 30, 2019

Earlier this August, the final plans to construct an addition to the Maltz Performing Arts Center were approved by both the city of Cleveland’s Euclid Corridor Design Review Committee and its planning commission. The project has been in the works since 2015. The addition to the building will ad...

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