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What to do in Ohio City and Tremont

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor April 30, 2021

  Some of the greatest pleasures I’ve had being a student at Case Western Reserve University have been my experiences simply exploring the city of Cleveland. While Cleveland has its issues,...

Marvel presents Sam Wilson us the new Captain America, but doesn't relay why we need him.

“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” fails to redefine what Captain America represents

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor April 30, 2021

Well, typical Marvel content is back, for better or worse. After the delightfully off-the-wall “WandaVision,” “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” is the second Disney+ show from Marvel Studios,...

Dr. Insoo Hyun

The potential of extending the 14-day limit on human embryo research

Hoai Phuong Nguyen, News Editor April 30, 2021

With the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines being produced through an mRNA-based mechanism rather than using an adenovirus, the rapid progress being made in vaccine technology is readily apparent. However, it...

Witness the dark side of the fishing industry in this new documentary.

“Seaspiracy” lays bare the catastrophic costs of fishing to our planet

Priyanka Jain, Staff Columnist April 23, 2021

Yesterday was Earth Day, a day I feel I don’t give as much attention to as I should. The only memories I have of the significant day are the field trips I took in my elementary school where my teachers...

Get out and see Downtown Cleveland

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor April 23, 2021

It's no secret that Case Western Reserve University students don’t get out too much. The so-called CWRU bubble is a much discussed phenomenon, with many of us not really getting out to know the communities...

Assistant Coach Mike Fitzpatrick (far left) led the Blue Team, which included Ignas Masiulionis, Hunter Drenth, Max Day, Ryan Newton, Connor Ryan and Jeremy Callahan (left to right).

Blue Team wins the 2021 men’s basketball Blue/White Classic

Puneet Bansal, Sports Editor April 16, 2021

Until last week, the Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team thought that the 2020-2021 season would whistle by them without any competitive games. “Me and the rest of the [first-years]...

Schacter's great aunt, Pessi, whose life was cut short at 7 years old by the Holocaust.

Schachter: Have we forgotten the Holocaust?

Leah Schachter, Staff Columnist April 16, 2021

Imagine a 5-year-old girl. She loves to play dress-up and have tea with her teddy bear, Benji. She eats lots of cake and candy, sneaking licorice into her sleeves when no one's looking. She’s not a huge...

Kuntzman: Everyone needs to get vaccinated

Kuntzman: Everyone needs to get vaccinated

Caroline Kuntzman, Staff Columnist April 16, 2021

To the students, faculty and staff of Case Western Reserve University, At this time last year, I thought that the end of the coronavirus pandemic would be quickly approaching. I predicted that by June...

While the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee opposes a boycott, the U.S. State Department will have the final say on whether American athletes participate in the 2022 Beijing Olympics.

Increasing popularity for US to boycott 2022 Winter Olympics

Akhil Medarametla, Staff Reporter April 9, 2021

Recently, pressure has mounted for the United States to boycott the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympics over China’s alleged human rights abuses.  The first details of such human rights abuses came from...

Fourth-year Sidney Brannam led the softball team in their sweep of Bluffton University on April 2, holding Bluffton to zero runs in the first game and three in the second.

CWRU varsity sports return to action

Puneet Bansal, Sports Editor April 9, 2021

The pandemic disrupted every aspect of our normal life. For the fall semester, teams didn’t compete in any games and struggled to conduct meaningful practices under the social distancing guidelines....

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