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CIM students walk together to Kulas Hall in order to peacefully protest the continued employment of Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar, wearing blue to symbolize unity.

CIM students peacefully protest during first orchestra rehearsal

Lexy Jensen, Development Editor September 15, 2023

On Sept. 13 at 3:45 p.m., dozens of students, faculty and staff from the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) sat silently in Kulas Hall during the school’s first orchestra rehearsal of the academic year. The...

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....

The Rock of Michigan State University is painted as a somber memorial to the victims of a mass shooting that left three students dead.

Shooting occurs at Michigan State hours after gunman threat at CWRU

Grace Johnson, News Editor February 17, 2023

On Monday night, Feb. 13, students, faculty and staff at Case Western Reserve University were told to shelter in place as a man wielding a gun was seen around campus. A barrage of texts, emails and phone...

Finding optimism in the face of climate change

Finding optimism in the face of climate change

Carsten Torgeson, Contributing Writer November 11, 2022

In the aftermath of both Hurricane Fiona and Ian, concerns about the changing climate and its impacts on how we live press upon many of us. Dr. Onema Adojoh, from the Case Western Reserve University Department...

With the midterm elections now in the rearview, the results are starting to pour in as all votes are counted across the nation.

Voting across the nation: What we know now

Grace Johnson, News Editor November 11, 2022

Many went into Election Day on Nov. 8 fearful and worried, unsure how the U.S. government stood after the polls closed. On many voters’ minds were the topics of abortion and womens’ rights, inflation,...

Lizzo practices on a glass flute once owned by James Madison—which was donated to the Library of Congress by late Case professor Dr. Dayton Miller.

A Case professor donated the James Madison flute Lizzo played

Shreyas Banerjee, Executive Editor October 7, 2022

By now you’ve probably heard about this: Lizzo, the superstar musician whose song “About Damn Time” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, played a concert in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 28 and surprised...

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