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Members of Sunrise CWRU gather outside Senator Sherrod Brown's Cleveland office.

Climate-labor coalition calls on Senator Brown to deliver public transit

Hoai Phuong Nguyen, News Editor April 16, 2021

Case Western Reserve University students who commute to campus know all too well the necessity of the Regional Transit Authority (RTA). After all, in our tuition, there exists the RTA fee, and therefore...

A newspaper clipping from the Dayton Metro Library's women's suffrage collection outlines how to respond to anti-suffrage arguments.

History of women’s suffrage in Ohio preserved at Dayton Metro Library

Hannah Jackson, Staff Reporter April 2, 2021

As Women’s History Month came to a close, the Dayton Metro Library made one of their most extensive collections available to the public to learn more about the history of the fight for women’s voting...

Politics you should care about

Jackson Rudoff, Copy Editor March 12, 2021

Will you get a stimulus check? After weeks of agonizing politicization and grueling attempts to compromise, there is finally a new stimulus package headed our way. The American Rescue Plan, passed by...

Ohio's capital now has its own unique variant of COVID-19.

New variant of COVID-19 found in Columbus by OSU researchers

Kevin Pataroque, Staff Reporter February 5, 2021

On Jan. 21, scientists from The Ohio State University discovered two new strains of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that is responsible for COVID-19, in Columbus, Ohio. The mutated strains were found to be similar...

Robotics for All has taught about 1,300 K-8th graders in four states.

Nonprofit co-founded by CWRU student educates low-income students in STEM subjects

Kevin Pataroque, Staff Reporter January 29, 2021

Why are low-income students historically underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs? Universities across the country have created tutoring programs, outreach activities...

President Biden speaks at his inauguration last week after winning more than 81 million votes in the 2020 election.

Unprecedented 2021 presidential inauguration with informative events from CCEL office

Hoai Phuong Nguyen, News Editor January 29, 2021

For the longest time, the end of 2020 was all that everybody looked forward to. However, the early events of 2021, along with the continuation of COVID-19 contagiousness, prove that a rotation around the...

A review of Amy Coney Barrett’s swearing in as Supreme Court justice

Dylan Jewell, Contributing Reporter November 6, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in as the newest Supreme Court justice last Tuesday, Oct. 27, the third to be appointed under the Trump administration. Her hasty nomination was met with fierce disapproval...

The LGBT Center unveiled their Queer Peers mentoring program aimed at helping first-year and transfer students build connections with others on campus this past summer.

The LGBT Center’s Queer Peers mentoring program gains national recognition

Megan Gawronski, Staff Reporter October 30, 2020

Case Western Reserve University’s LGBT Center, located in the Tinkham Veale University Center, runs a great variety of programs focused on fostering inclusion and belonging among members of the LGBT+...

Green Party presidential candidate Howie Hawkins was disappointed that he wasn't invited to participate in the presidential debates.

Green Party presidential candidate talks about environmental and economic policy

Nathan Lesch, Executive Editor October 30, 2020

Because only the two main political parties—the Republicans and Democrats—have a real chance at winning most elections, Americans tend to forget about the third and fourth biggest parties, the Libertarian...

This COVID-19 heat map helps illustrate the virus' spread across the nation.

How Much is Your Hometown at Risk for COVID-19?

Kevin Pataroque, Staff Reporter October 2, 2020

Within the span of eight months, over 7 million people have been infected with COVID-19 in the U.S. Out of this number, 207,000 have died of the virus. As COVID-19 continues to spread globally, creating...

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