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Senator Kamala Harris proposes a bill that will lengthen the school day

Maryam Iqbal, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2019

Last week, Sen. Kamala Harris introduced a bill titled “Family Friendly Schools Act.” The bill aimed at creating a pilot study in 500 schools, ultimately aligning school days with work days in working class communities. School days would end at around 6 p.m., following the 5 p.m. end for working days...

Club Sports tries to re-group after failed referendum

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2019

Last year, students at Case Western Reserve University were asked to vote on whether Club Sports should become a member of the Student Presidents’ Roundtable. After much confusion and miscommunication as to what membership would actually entail and how it would affect other organizations—such as t...

Decrease in poster printing options harms students

Decrease in poster printing options harms students

Surita Basu, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2019

As gray winter days start to set in, there is always one reliable source of color on campus: posters hang everywhere, from the freshman dorms to the railings of Nord Hall. The posters advertise the myriad of campus organizations and events, to catch the attention of otherwise busy students.  Unfortunate...

SPR asks for clear publicly available Safe Ride Policy

SPR asks for clear publicly available Safe Ride Policy

Matt Hooke and Veronica Madell

November 15, 2019

Safe Rides are a constant presence on campus, shepherding students across campus when they feel unsafe walking for any reason. However, due to reports of students not being allowed in Safe Rides because of intoxication, many are concerned that Safe Rides are failing in their duty to keep students fro...

Rising star closes their doors on Little Italy

A coffee at the late Rising Star Coffee in Little Italy.

Veronica Madell, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2019

Coffee is addictive and so are coffee shops. At hearing the news of Rising Star Coffee Roasters, a coffee shop located in Little Italy, moving to a new location in Cleveland Heights, students were upset and heartbroken. All were left asking the question: why? As hard as it is for students to accept, t...

Japanese rapper Ryo Muranaka leaves everything to come to Cleveland

Ryo Muranaka, stage name Shiba Dogg, performing at the Jolly Scholar, his second live show in the U.S.

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor

November 8, 2019

On June 22, Ryo Muranaka took a leap of faith. He sold all of his earthly belongings and booked a one-way ticket from Haneda Airport in Tokyo to Cleveland, Ohio with only his music, some luggage and a dream. His dream was to meet the legendary Cleveland rap group, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. He spent t...

Advancing voter restrictions in the great Midwestern swing state

Sydney Negron, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2019

On Tuesday, millions of Ohioans went to the polls to participate in the 2019 general election. This year, voters are being impacted by the culmination of over a decade of laws passed to restrict voting, and these same policies will continue to influence how the state decides in the highly consequential ele...

David Henry Hwang on the intersection of art and identity

David Henry Hwang on the intersection of art and identity

Surita Basu, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2019

David Henry Hwang is a playwright, screenwriter, television writer and librettist. His works include plays like “M. Butterfly,” “Chinglish,” “Yellow Face” and “FOB.” His newest stage work, “Soft Power,” first premiered in 2018. Hwang came to speak at Case Western Reserve University...

Golden Gate survivor Kevin Hines sparks a dialogue about mental illness

Kevin Hines shared his story to provide others hope.

Surita Basu, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2019

This article contains descriptions of attempted suicide that could be offensive or disturbing to some readers.    “Of the thousands that have died of the Golden Gate Bridge, I am of the one percent who have survived.” These are the words of Kevin Hines, a mental health advocate, a...

Dead Clevelanders you should know, but probably don’t

Nathan Lesch, Director of Print

November 1, 2019

In honor of one of Halloween’s original traditions, remembering and honoring the dead, let’s look at a few of Cleveland’s lesser-known, but still prominent. residents. Joe Shuster & Jerry Siegel Although not born in Cleveland, Joe Shuster moved to the city when he was a young boy. In Cle...

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