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

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.

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+ community and allies on campus. This August, the Center’s new Queer Peers mentoring program (QPM) w...

Green Party presidential candidate talks about environmental and economic policy

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

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 Party and the Green Party, respectively. This year, both these parties are fielding candidates...

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

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

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 an unprecedented global recession and killing more than a million people, governments around the world...

RBG: Her death, her legacy and what comes next

RBG was a hero and inspiration to many. But in her death, her legacy is at risk.

Chris Markham, Director of Print

September 25, 2020

On the evening of Sept. 18, one of the most powerful and influential people in America passed away. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was one of nine Supreme Court justices, and for many American women, she was a one-of-a-kind hero.  Her death leaves a vacancy on the Supreme Court, which isn’t inherently anythi...

A tale of two conventions

Jackson Rudoff, Copy Editor

August 28, 2020

National party conventions have, for at least the last few decades, become a political red carpet of sorts. For the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in particular, which regularly sees itself supported by “Hollywood elites,” it wasn’t difficult to put on a show for the delegates in attendance...

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...

Celebrate Earth Day #50 with these environmentally-oriented organizations

Celebrate Earth Day #50 with these environmentally-oriented organizations

Yvonne Pan and Jordan Reif

April 21, 2020

Alongside the civil rights, anti-war, women’s rights and gay rights movements flooding streets throughout the 1960s was the environmental movement. In 1962, Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring” started raising environmental awareness in over 24 countries by clearly explaining the link between pol...

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...

The results of the 2020 Census will impact CWRU and Northeastern Ohio

The 2020 census will have ramifications across Ohio

Surita Basu, News Editor

February 13, 2020

Next month, the 2020 Census will be sent out across the entire U.S. For Northeastern Ohio, this meant weeks of organization and preparation, with the U.S. Census Bureau opening regional offices in both Cleveland and Akron.  The census decides where and how taxpayer dollars will be distributed for ...

CWRU alumnus helps student-refugees resettle in Cleveland

CWRU alumnus helps student-refugees resettle in Cleveland

Collin Wong, Web Editor

January 30, 2020

In 2018, 70.8 million refugees fled their homes. Law Kwah, a Burmese refugee who now resides in Ohio, did the same three decades ago.   He was born in 1973 in the “black zone” of the Karen State, where the world’s longest civil war broke out in 1948. He grew up in a war zone, where conflict ...

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