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During pandemic times, nursing students face new and unexpected difficulties

CWRU's new health education campus houses some nursing classes.

Kevin Pataroque and Dylan Jewell

September 18, 2020

In an attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19 across the university, three weeks before the start of the fall semester, a blanket email stated that all students who were not first years, fourth years, transfer students or nursing students would not be permitted to live on campus.  The university...

“The Morning Show” is a poignant yet melodramatic portrayal of the #MeToo movement

“The Morning Show” features a star-studded cast.

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor

September 18, 2020

Trigger Warning: sexual assault, sexual abuse. Since the 2017 exposure of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual abuse against dozens of women, the #MeToo movement has dominated American conversation. It has led to the exposure of countless sexual abuses, including here at Case Western Reserve University, and ...

“Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe” is a blast from the past

All of your old favorites are back for one more adventure.

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor

September 11, 2020

It’s been five years since the Disney Channel show “Phineas and Ferb” went off the air. Five long years. The show, which ran from 2007 to 2015, was a childhood favorite of many in our generation, largely because of its easy appeal and fun premise. Centered on a group of friends on summer break whos...

BSU honors Chadwick Boseman with a virtual screening of “Message from the King”

Chadwick Boseman inspired many with his role as T’Challa in “Black Panther.”

Shanice Gitau, Contributing Reporter

September 11, 2020

Walking into a movie theater in February 2018 was something of a surreal experience for Black moviegoers. The excitement that had been building for months leading up to the release of “Black Panther'' seemed to spill out of the building and onto the street. Dedicated comic book fans and newcomers t...

In memory of Chadwick Boseman

In memory of Chadwick Boseman

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor

September 4, 2020

This week has seen the unfortunate and sudden passing of Chadwick Boseman at the age of 43 after a private four year battle with colon cancer. Though Boseman had only been in the public consciousness as an actor for less than a decade, he made quite an indelible impact. Through his portrayals of histo...

“I May Destroy You”: The HBO series about consent we should all be watching (Trigger Warning-sexual assault, rape)

Arabella (Michaela Coel) in a survivors meeting.

Shanice Gitau, Contributing Reporter

September 4, 2020

Trigger Warning: Sexual assault, rape.  Scrolling through HBO one day, looking for something new to watch, I was pleasantly surprised to come across “I May Destroy You,” a new BBC series written by and starring the phenomenal British-Ghanian screenwriter Michaela Coel. As a huge fan of her sitco...

Sabbasani: It’s time to vote

Sabbasani: It’s time to vote

Jothsna Sabbasani, Staff Columnist

September 4, 2020

All throughout our lives as students, we have been told that voting is important. In fact, the phrase “voting is a civic duty” has been ingrained in our minds—without us necessarily understanding the true impact of voting. Despite being repeatedly told of the power of voting, many students still ...

Kinstler: A space to breathe

Kinstler: A space to breathe

Ethan Kinstler, Staff Columnist

September 4, 2020

Hey, you. Yeah, you! How are you? How much water have you had to drink today? Actually, hold on, I think I’m getting ahead of myself. My name is Ethan, and I just want to talk to you for a minute. I am a third-year psychology major here on campus. My interest in this field started young. Helping...

DC FanDome: How virtual conventions should be done

Enter the virtual FanDome.

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor

August 28, 2020

This year has not been a great one for many reasons, but one reason that stands out to the nerd in me is the lack of physical conventions for media announcements. Usually, summer is a jackpot of cool news about what to expect in the near future of video games, movies, comic books, TV shows, etc. wit...

Editorial: Postal Service workers are our democracy fighters, excluding Louis DeJoy

Editorial: Postal Service workers are our democracy fighters, excluding Louis DeJoy

Editorial Board

August 21, 2020

Welcome back to Case Western Reserve University, semi-remote style. With some students scattered across the world taking classes remotely, while others are still living on campus attending in-person courses, this semester is sure to bring along many personal and institutional challenges. It will also bring ...

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