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CWRU Town Hall meeting presents tuition increases and general education changes

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2020

“In a perfect world, I’d like you all to be here free of charge,” said Case Western Reserve University Provost Ben Vinson III. However, that is obviously not the reality, as students filled the Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom on Feb. 11 to hear administrators and faculty speak on changes to...

History professor teaching Brexit SAGES course weighs in on Brexit’s implications

LONDON, ENGLAND: A man protests against Brexit outside the Houses of Parliament on July 5, 2018 in London, England. A prolonged heatwave continues to grip much of the country, with no rain falling in some part for over six weeks. While many enjoy the sunshine, the lack of water is having a dramatic affect. Farmers are finding it difficult to feed their cattle, water levels in reservoirs are falling rapidly and wildlife is struggling. As rivers dry up reports of 'mass fish die offs' have been reported. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Surita Basu, News Editor

February 7, 2020

June 23, 2016. That was the date of the referendum that resulted in the people of the United Kingdom deciding to leave the European Union with a vote of 52% in favor and 48% opposed. Yet, two prime ministers and nearly four years later, the UK finally left on Friday, Jan. 31.  Originally, Britain wa...

Springfest was behind the alien invasion, and it’s not over yet

Springfest was behind the alien invasion, and it’s not over yet

Veronica Madell

February 6, 2020

Aliens, of the inflatable kind, invaded the Case Western Reserve University campus during the first week of February. It started on Monday and Tuesday as an omen, with random stickers appearing in classrooms, fliers posted around campus, and the spirit wall painted with an eerie, green alien. By Wedne...

Farewell, President Snyder

Farewell, President Snyder

Matt Hooke and Anna Giubileo

February 6, 2020

Barbara Snyder loved the late-night breakfast. At 9:30 p.m., the Case Western Reserve University president would shed the confines of her office to enjoy pancakes and sausages, joining students in using greasy diner food to calm the nerves of finals season.  “She was walking around, talking to Frible...

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 ...

One to One and Next Level offer new student deals

One to One and Next Level offer new student deals

Veronica Madell, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2020

As the month of New Year’s resolutions comes to an end, One to One Fitness is trying to give students an extra push to continue going to the gym as classes start to ramp up.  One to One Fitness is the gym on Adelbert Rd. that many students walk past every day but ignore because of the price tag ...

Cleveland to loosen penalties for marijuana possession

Cleveland to loosen penalties for marijuana possession

Nathan Lesch, Director of Print

January 30, 2020

On Monday, Jan. 27, Cleveland’s City Council voted to halt the prosecution of minor misdemeanor and misdemeanor marijuana possession, meaning that marijuana possession of up to 200 grams (approximately 7 ounces) will no longer carry any fines or jail time. Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson is expected...

UDC creates a free lending library for computers and calculators

UDC has created a free library to address concerns about the usefulness of KSL laptops.

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2020

The Undergraduate Diversity Collaborative (UDC) has created a free lending library where students can borrow computers and calculators. The project was spearheaded this year by Fatima Rahman, a third-year international studies major and the UDC’s Vice President of Campus Initiatives.  She understan...

Politics you should care about

The New York Times endorsed Senators Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar for the Democratic nomination. Many were confused by the endorsement.

Jackson Rudoff, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2020

What a time it is to be American.  For only the third time in United States history the president has been impeached. Now, we’re caught in the midst of an impeachment trial like no other, with heated procedural arguments dominating National Public Radio’s (NPR) soundbites. Debates over precedent hav...

Megxit, the history and rationale for the Royal Family’s decision

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry decided to step away from the British Royal Family. To achieve independence the duo will repay the government around $3 million in taxpayer funds used to renovate their home.

Christopher Markham, Copy Editor

January 23, 2020

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision to step back from the British Royal Family, dubbed “Megxit” by the media, shocked the British people. On Jan. 8, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex posted on Instagram that they would “step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family.”  However, ...

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