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Chabad and Hillel team up to create “can-orah” for charity

Students gathered together on the first night of Hannukah to light Chabad and Hillel's can-orah.

Julia Bianco, Director of Web and Multimedia

December 2, 2015

Chabad and Hillel worked together to bring some of the Hanukkah spirit to campus. The two organizations collected cans of food to donate to local food banks and shelters, but first, they built the cans into a menorah, or “can-orah,” outside of Kelvin Smith Library before Thwing Study Over on Dec...

CWRU students bring health club back to life

Gabrielle Buffington, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2015

Case Western Advocates for Cleveland Health (CWACH) became obsolete in 2014, when all of the active officers graduated from Case Western Reserve University, and it would have remained that way if it weren’t for two meddling kids. Anupama Cemballi, a sophomore studying medical anthropology, decided...

New campus group donates wasted campus food

New campus group donates wasted campus food

Nardine Taleb, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2015

We’ve all had guilty thoughts about the food our campus is wasting, the Einstein bagels we throw away and the containers of Grab It food no one will eat. However, a new student organization on campus is on a mission to make use of that leftover food. The University of Maryland started the Food Recovery Network. It is a national progr...

Giving back for Thanksgiving

Sruthi Meka, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2014

As the weather gets chillier and the holidays approach, the spirit of community service on campus seems to strengthen. RHAmen Rush, the Residence Hall Association’s annual food drive, is one of the products of this season’s spirit of giving. This fall, RHA collaborated with Kids Against Hunger...

Dec. 2 is #GivingTuesdayatCWRU

Garretson Oester, Staff Reporter

November 29, 2014

Dec. 2 is your time to give back to the Case Western Reserve University community on #GivingTuesdayatCWRU. Giving Tuesday is an international day of philanthropy that was brought to the CWRU campus three years ago. This year, charities supported include Case EMS, Labre Homeless Outreach Program, the...

Students build cardboard creations at Habitat for Humanity event

Habitat for Humanity Event

Aneeka Ayyar, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2014

What could you build using only cardboard boxes, box cutters and duct tape? Attendees at Habitat for Humanity’s sixth annual Let’s Shack Up event on Sept. 26 found out. The event, which fundraised $150 for the Cleveland chapter of Habitat for Humanity, asked students to build creations using only...

ZBT gives back

Gabrielle Buffington, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2014

The Transplant House of Cleveland (The House), a new nonprofit organization that temporarily houses hospital patients, is opening in University Circle with a little help from the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity at CWRU. The House offers free or reduced-cost hospitality housing to those undergoing organ...

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