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CWRU community walks out on university’s Israel-Hamas war response

CWRU community walks out on university’s Israel-Hamas war response

Téa Tamburo, News Editor November 10, 2023

Hundreds of Case Western Reserve University community members walked out of their classes on Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. to protest President Eric Kaler’s response to the Israel-Hamas war. Carrying flags, posters...

A sign outside the Thwing Center urges CWRU students to vote on reproductive rights and marijuana legalization in the upcoming Nov. 7 election.

Your guide to Ohio’s 2023 General Election

Téa Tamburo, News Editor October 27, 2023

Much is at stake in Ohio’s Nov. 7 General Election—namely abortion access and marijuana legalization. This election is particularly important in forming the future of Ohio’s legislation and may be...

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...

The new and updated abortion laws in Ohio sanction only extremely specific cases for an abortion to occur.

Updates on Texas abortion law and newly-introduced abortion bill in Ohio

Lelia Durand, Staff Writer November 12, 2021

Abortion regulations date back to the 1820s and 1830s when they were first enacted to target dangerous drugs used by women to induce abortions. By the 1880s, abortion was outlawed across most of the United...

Justin Bibb (right) talks to college students about his agenda, including CWRU third-year Cameron Tong (left)

Justin Bibb wins hard-fought Cleveland mayoral election in landslide victory

Shreyas Banerjee, Life Editor November 5, 2021

History was made on Tuesday, Nov. 2. For the first time in 16 years, the City of Cleveland elected a new mayor after a prolonged campaign. Justin Morris Bibb defeated City Council President Kevin Kelley...

Politics you should care about

Jackson Rudoff, Copy Editor March 12, 2021

Will you get a stimulus check? After weeks of agonizing politicization and grueling attempts to compromise, there is finally a new stimulus package headed our way. The American Rescue Plan, passed by...

President Biden speaks at his inauguration last week after winning more than 81 million votes in the 2020 election.

Unprecedented 2021 presidential inauguration with informative events from CCEL office

Hoai Phuong Nguyen, News Editor January 29, 2021

For the longest time, the end of 2020 was all that everybody looked forward to. However, the early events of 2021, along with the continuation of COVID-19 contagiousness, prove that a rotation around the...

Analyzing the aftermath of the election

Jackson Rudoff, Copy Editor November 14, 2020

So much for a typical transition In case you somehow missed it last week, the 2020 presidential election wrapped up after more than five days of uncertainty, mail-in hysteria and unrelenting Twitter...

A review of Amy Coney Barrett’s swearing in as Supreme Court justice

Dylan Jewell, Contributing Reporter November 6, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in as the newest Supreme Court justice last Tuesday, Oct. 27, the third to be appointed under the Trump administration. Her hasty nomination was met with fierce disapproval...

Green Party presidential candidate Howie Hawkins was disappointed that he wasnt invited to participate in the presidential debates.

Green Party presidential candidate talks about environmental and economic policy

Nathan Lesch, Executive Editor October 30, 2020

Because only the two main political parties—the Republicans and Democrats—have a real chance at winning most elections, Americans tend to forget about the third and fourth biggest parties, the Libertarian...

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