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All that jazz

All that jazz

Tobili Hatcher, Staff Reporter

April 7, 2020

It’s hard to imagine what life was like before COVID-19 filled our thoughts every second of everyday. With cases increasing exponentially, shelter-in-place orders going into effect and in-person instruction at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) transitioning to “distance learning” at Zoom University,...

McGinnis: Catching fear

McGinnis: Catching fear

Emerson McGinnis, Staff Columnist

March 29, 2020

At the beginning of 2020, I saw so many memes about a plague happening this year to mirror the various pandemics that occurred in the 20’s of past centuries. I laughed at them and continued scrolling. When COVID-19 first appeared in China, I brushed it off and left for my study abroad program in Madr...

Cleveland hospitals develop new COVID-19–testing procedures amid limited resources

Cleveland hospitals develop new COVID-19–testing procedures amid limited resources

Collin Wong, Web Editor

March 22, 2020

Just one day after the World Health Organization's urgent declaration of a global pandemic, Dr. Amy Acton, Director of the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), estimated that over 100,000 Ohioans were carrying the virus; however, the official number of cases in the state is only 169, as of March 20. If Ac...

Cavaliers make changes as team continues to rebuild

Cavaliers make changes as team continues to rebuild

Ishan Kulkarni, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2020

The Cleveland Cavaliers have had a rough season. As they continue to rebuild the team and try to return to the formidable opponents they once were, the Cavs currently stand at the bottom of the Central Division of the Eastern Conference, and dead last in the conference as a whole, with a 17-41 record...

The Presidential Search Advisory Committee wants community input

The Presidential Search Advisory Committee wants community input

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 ...

Bon Appétit breaks CWRU’s heart

Bon Appétit breaks CWRU’s heart

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...

African American Art alumni exhibit explores the past and present

African American Art alumni exhibit explores the past and present

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor

February 21, 2020

When entering the African American Alumni Art Exhibition at the Case Western Reserve University Art Studio Gallery, you see West African traditional fabrics and masks, then modern quilts and photographs of LeBron James. It tells the story of West African culture, what they went through and what thei...

“To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You” was highly anticipated, and it delivered

“To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You” was highly anticipated, and it delivered

Aimee Wiencek, Staff Reporter

February 21, 2020

On Feb. 12, Netflix released its highly anticipated movie “To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You,” the sequel of the hit movie “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.” The movie series is based off of the best-selling book series of the same name by Jenny Han, which was first released in 2014 and ...

The 92nd Academy Awards: Where do the Oscars go from here?

The 92nd Academy Awards: Where do the Oscars go from here?

Shreyas Banerjee, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2020

Although 2019 was a strong year for movies, the 92nd Academy Awards was one of the most confusing and disjointed ceremonies in a long time, despite monumental historic achievements. I’ve been watching the Academy Awards telecast every year for as long as I can remember. There was always something m...

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...

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