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The Academic Integrity Board’s two sides were shown during Integrity Week

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2020

When most students think of the Academic Integrity Board (AIB), they think of a faceless organization existing solely to enact punitive measures. For students on AIB, however, it’s a chance to teach students a core value. Cassidy Abdeen is a fourth-year chemical biology major who, after joining the ...

CWRU student helps lead Tri-C Symposium bringing together over 300 high school students

Kevin Jones speaks at Tri-C youth symposium

Surita Basu, News Editor

February 27, 2020

Last Friday, nearly 300 high school students from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District came to Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) for the 2020 Northeast Ohio Conflict Resolution Youth Symposium. This was the third annual symposium, which centered around the theme of “Becoming Agents for Posit...

The Presidential Search Advisory Committee wants community input

Elizabeth Bolman, co-chair of committee

Veronica Madell, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2020

Before interviewing any candidates or even posting a job description, Case Western Reserve University is asking its staff, students and administrators for their vision of the future of CWRU and the qualities they want in a new president. An advisory committee of 23 members, ranging from students to staff ...

For some, concerns about coronavirus linger

Dr. Andrea Milne, Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences

Collin Wong, Web Editor

February 27, 2020

Worldwide, there have been more than 80,000 cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) so far, and over 2,700 COVID-19 deaths. As the virus quickly spread, government officials and residents of the affected countries have also begun taking precautions.  The CDC reported that 14 American individuals tested positive fo...

Bon Appétit breaks CWRU’s heart

Shaunte Hall-Jones is known throughout CWRU for her kindness and ability to remember people’s names.

Matt Hooke, Winston Delk, and Henry Bendon

February 21, 2020

On Friday night at 2 a.m., The DEN by Denny's at Case Western Reserve University is a madhouse. A swarm of drunk students from a first-year party, mixed with students who spent the night at the Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) cramming until the wee hours of the morning descend on the chrome and neon late-nig...

Guide to CWRU Greek Life’s policies on initiation for non-binary students

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2020

Greek Life is seen by many as a quintessential aspect of one’s college career. However, for individuals who do not identify with the male/female binary, joining Greek Life presents a different set of challenges. In decades past, those individuals would have had to sacrifice that experience. Today, however...

Partners in Health brought a different kind of love to campus on Valentine’s Day

Yvonka Hall speaking at Love Your Community.

Veronica Madell, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2020

While love is generally displayed in the form of chocolate boxes, roses and candy hearts on Feb 14, it also came in the form of advocacy for those across the Cleveland area last Friday. Case Western Reserve University’s local chapter of Partners in Health put on a love-themed event in the Thwing Atrium, hig...

Tales of long-distance relationships

Tales of long-distance relationships

Deeksha Gollamudi, Social Media Editor

February 13, 2020

Dakota Guardado-RenaudBeing in a long-distance relationship (LDR) is tough, and no one knows that better than college students separated by thousands of miles and dozens of states. The prospect of going about your day, not being able to hold the hand of your significant other while walking to class or...

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 ...

Dating Apps: Advice from a twenty-something-year-old girl who’s also just trying to figure it all out

Tobili Hatcher, Contributing Reporter

February 13, 2020

Ah yes, love. Love is indeed in the air, especially since today is Valentine’s Day. It’s as if the holiday season was just yesterday, and here we are with the year’s first big capitalist holiday right on our doorstep. If you have someone special to call your valentine, good for you. And even if you d...

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