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

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’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.
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 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.
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...

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

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

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.
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...

A tale of two conventions

Politics you should care about for the week 8/28/20
August 27, 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...

Opioids: The silent crisis during a global pandemic

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...

Celebrate Earth Day #50 with these environmentally-oriented organizations

Celebrate Earth Day #50 with these environmentally-oriented organizations
April 20, 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...

Ohio students are stepping up in the face of dwindling supplies

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...

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

The 2020 census will have ramifications across Ohio
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...

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