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The newly-opened Fairfax Market, located on E. 105th Street, offers an abundance of grocery selections for surrounding communities, including CWRU students.

Fairfax Market opens near Cleveland Clinic

Darcy Chew, Copy Editor January 26, 2024

On Jan. 16, a 40,000-square-foot market opened near the Cleveland Clinic’s main campus. Named after the neighborhood it's located in, Fairfax Market is a joint project between Meijer, the City of Cleveland,...

Baldwin Wallace Universitys beloved student newspaper, The Exponent, turns to the community for support as their print edition faces an uncertain future due to financial deficits.

The Exponent, Baldwin Wallace University’s student newspaper, faces funding cuts

Timothy Kill, Contributing Writer January 26, 2024

The Exponent, Baldwin Wallace University’s student-led newspaper, faces losing support from Baldwin Wallace University for the print edition of their newspaper. The editors of the paper learned of the...

The soaring fight: United Airlines flight attendants protest for improved working conditions at Cleveland Hopkins Airport

Claudia Park, Contributing Writer November 10, 2023

The scene at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is one to behold: Picketers wearing royal blue uniforms and union polo shirts chant, “Hey hey! Ho ho! Corporate greed has got to go!” as they held...

An aerial rendering of the plan for the North Shore highlights the citys attempt to create a more people-friendly and communal space.

Cleveland announces plan to revitalize downtown lakefront

Claudia Park, Contributing Writer November 3, 2023

The City of Cleveland recently unveiled a new layout for the reconstruction of the Lake Erie waterfront. The latest plans, publicly released in July, included the announcement of a team of architects and...

The Coventry Street Festival engages students with local businesses and street performers.

Coventry Street Festival highlights revitalization efforts

Zachary Treseler, News Editor October 6, 2023

On Sept. 30, Coventry Village hosted a street festival, drawing visitors from all around Cleveland, including Case Western Reserve University. The event showcased efforts to implement a revitalization...

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...

On April 19, hundreds of Ohio citizens gathered at a hearing that lasted over seven hours to dispute Senate Bill 83.

The controversy around Ohio Senate Bill 83 and how it affects higher education

Paola Van Der Linden Costello, Staff Writer April 28, 2023

Ohio’s 135th general assembly has recently introduced Senate Bill 83, a piece of legislation that proposes cutting state funds to private institutions of higher education unless they meet their ideological...

This past January, Ohio Governer Mike DeWine signed House Bill 458 into action, changing Ohios voter ID laws and impacting many CWRU students ability to vote.

How new Ohio voting laws impact CWRU students

Zachary Treseler, Staff Writer April 7, 2023

On Jan. 6, 2023, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed House Bill 458, which originally intended to eliminate August special elections in Ohio. After going through the Republican-controlled Ohio Legislature,...

Former President Donald Trump sits for his arraignment in Manhattan for 34 alleged felonies, an unprecedented indictment of a former commander-in-chief.

A comprehensive guide to Trump’s felony charges

Grace Johnson, News Editor April 7, 2023

Former President Donald Trump has made the news recently due to an indictment involving 34 counts of felony charges by a Manhattan grand jury. These felony charges have to do with falsifying business records...

In a ceremony on March 16, GHDC handed off their reproductive health project to the NGO PATH. Representing both organizations, from left to right: Dr. Janet McGrath, Benedict Mulindwa, Dr. Andrew Rollins, Dr. Robert Ssekitoleko, Dr. Robert Mutumba, Dr. Betty Mirembe, Fiona Walugembe and Allen Namagembe.

GHDC officially hands off reproductive health project to NGO in Uganda

Puneet Bansal, Sports Editor March 31, 2023

Spring break was a great week for students to take a breather before the final stretch of the semester, but it was especially momentous for one of Case Western Reserve University’s student organizations....

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