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SAGES faculty and Sigma Tau Delta help incarcerated people gain access to books

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor

November 1, 2019

Many Case Western Reserve University students forget their old books, leaving them to languish away in a closet or on their parents’ bookshelf. With the internet, it’s easy to forget that books can function as gateways to other worlds beyond the walls of your room. SAGES faculty, with the help of...

Revisiting the deadly Lackawanna Limited train crash

Halle Rose, Contributing Reporter

November 1, 2019

The morning of Aug. 30, 1943, started like any other. Five hundred passengers boarded the Lackawanna Limited passenger train in Hoboken, New Jersey and departed on time, at 9:20 a.m., en route to Buffalo, NY. At 2:50 p.m., the train left Binghamton, NY, 30 minutes behind schedule but quickly making up ...

Case Salsa club holds a successful dance class

Cecelia Zielke, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2019

Were you at Starbucks at around 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3? Glancing outside, did you suddenly feel as if you were in a scene from “Step Up Revolution”? It was likely that you were witnessing a portion of the Case Western Reserve University Salsa Club undergoing their first practice of the y...

Inaugural AI in oncology symposium

Nihal Manjila, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2019

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been increasingly prevalent in a variety of fields, including medicine. Case Western Reserve University is on the forefront of this movement as it held an inaugural Artificial Intelligence in Oncology: Advancements and Policy Symposium event in Tinkham Veale Universi...

Trudeau wins Canadian elections despite brownface controversy and corruption

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won re-election for a second term.

Maryam Iqbal, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2019

Last week, Canada voted to reelect incumbent Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for another four years. Trudeau won back in 2015 with a majority in the House of Commons with a Liberal agenda focusing on climate change, education and trade, becoming a global symbol of liberalism even as right-wing populism too...

The Buckland Museum of Witchcraft, home to trapped demons and Wiccan history

The Buckland Museum of Witchcraft and Magick began as the private collection of Raymond Buckland, the founder of American Wicca whose robe is pictured here.

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor

November 1, 2019

Steven Intermill seemed like he could be an extra on “The Drew Carey Show,” with his greying hair, faded blue jeans and soft-spoken personality. He is the type of person who finds cleaning meditative. Then, he grabbed a metal axe. “You don’t want to have this around during your rituals be...

The Torso Murders: Cleveland’s serial killer, still at large

Veronica Madell, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2019

In September 1934, the first body was found. A young man was walking along the shores of Lake Erie when he stumbled upon the lower torso of a woman. Later that week, a dive team found the arms, but never the head. Little did the city of Cleveland know that the most prolific and gruesome serial killer in t...

Graveyards, monuments and bridges: haunted locations in Cleveland

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2019

Halloween may be over, but there are still many places in Cleveland that are known for year-round spooky occurrences. Below are some of the spookiest sites in the city. Just a short walk from campus, the Lakeview Cemetery is not only home to the graves of many people important to Case Western Reser...

Does EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler dream of coal-powered sheep?

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler speaking at the inaugural symposium at the Coleman P. Burke Center for Environmental Law.

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor

October 25, 2019

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler walked up to the podium at George Gund Hall to address the inaugural symposium for the Case Western Reserve University Coleman P. Burke Center for Environmental Law on Friday, Oct. 18. His speech was meant to honor the upcoming 50th anni...

USG and Bon Appetit come together to address student feedback

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2019

The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) has been working diligently in recent weeks to understand student thoughts and opinions on the meal plan and share them with Bon Appetit Management Company at Case Western Reserve University.  Case School of Engineering Representative Sharan Mehta and Sophi...

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