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What to expect with Trump impeachment proceedings

What to expect with Trump impeachment proceedings

Nathan Lesch, Director of Print

October 4, 2019

With a new revelation pretty much every day, President Trump’s impeachment proceedings seem to be moving at a breakneck pace. On Tuesday, Sept. 24, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced the House of Representatives was launching an official impeachment investigation. Since then, subpoenas, Trump tw...

Storm Area 51, they might be able to stop all 150 of us

Storm Area 51, they might be able to stop all 150 of us

Nathan Lesch, Director of Print

September 27, 2019

Area 51, a U.S. Air Force flight testing facility in southern Nevada, has been the centerpiece of many conspiracy theories about extraterrestrial life. Founded at President Eisenhower’s behest in the 1950s, Area 51 has since served as the home for assembly, testing and deployment of U.S. surveillance...

Climate strike at Public Square draws passionate crowd

Climate strike at Public Square draws passionate crowd

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...

Hong Kong protests hit University Circle

Collin Wong, Staff Reporter

September 27, 2019

Tensions are only growing in Hong Kong as pro-democracy demonstrations continue for the 16th straight week. This past June, residents of Hong Kong protested an amendment to the city’s extradition law. It would have allowed Hong Kong to process the extradition of criminal suspects that any government requests,...

Share your voice wants to know your favorite memory of Cleveland

Veronica Madell, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2019

“I hope people see this as the beginning of the momentum,” said Annamarie Morino, a second-year MBA student at the Weatherhead School of Management, of CLE Rising, an organization she has been working to support. CLE Rising is a movement to have a diverse group of people set measurable goals for ...

Normalcy and catastrophe: Hurricane Dorian’s impact on students

Veronica Madell, Staff Reporter

September 13, 2019

“When you live there, it’s just a normal thing that happens. You evacuate, you come back, you fix the damages. It is just part of the culture,” second-year Case Western Reserve University student Savannah Walters says of her experience living in Charleston, South Carolina. She even remembers re...

Politics you should care about

Jackson Rudoff, Director of Web and Multimedia Word Count: 457

September 6, 2019

British Parliament in Turmoil … Again Every time the path to Brexit appears to have reached peak turbulence, the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister seems to ratchet things up a notch. Back in its inception, David Cameron famously called the referendum for the U.K. to leave the European Union and the...

The fight continues for LGBT representation at John Carroll University

The fight continues for LGBT representation at John Carroll University

Emily Young, Development Editor

September 6, 2019

Few students remember that just a short five miles away from Case Western Reserve University lies another college: John Carroll University. John Carroll was founded in 1886 as a Jesuit university intent on educating students in both morals and traditional academic disciplines. As a member of the Association ...

Taiwanese Parliament legalizes Gay Marriage

David Chang, Staff Reporter

May 31, 2019

The Democratic Progressive Party, the current ruling party of Taiwan, voted in favor of a bill that legalized same-sex marriage on May 17, making Taiwan the first country in Asia to do so. Tsai Ing-Wen, the president of Taiwan, celebrated in a tweet, saying “We took a big step towards true equalit...

Collaboration formed between Cleveland science institutions

Collaboration formed between Cleveland science institutions

Jordan Reif, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2019

The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo (CMZ), Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH), Holden Arboretum and Case Western Reserve University’s department of biology have relied on informal collaborations for decades through research, resources and teaching. On July 1, 2018, CWRU signed an agreement to enter into a formal...

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