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Cleveland Catch Up

Sophia Yakumithis, Director of Print

April 27, 2018

Cleveland singer voted off “The Voice” After qualifying for the final 12 of NBC’s singing competition “The Voice,” Cleveland native D.R. King was eliminated and sent home, according to After an audience vote, King placed in the bottom two along with fellow contestant Rayshun LaMarr. The two battled it out ...

Grief at a distance

Following the shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Cleveland held several events.

Aquene Kimmel, Staff Reporter

August 19, 2016

Two weeks after the most fatal mass shooting in American history, I started crying in the middle of an interview, sitting at a table across from the Einstein’s in the University Hospitals (UH) atrium. For the rest of this eventful summer, no other news story hit me as hard as the shooting at Pulse n...

Not your first choice

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter

April 15, 2016

Hard-working students, diversity and modern buildings—universities emphasize these features in their promotional materials. But official videos don’t usually compare university centers to airports and describe a student’s experience as: “This kid is a BME/pre-med. He hasn’t slept in 14 months....

A brewery tucked between factories

Tapstack is the production facility and tasting room for Buckeye Brewing Company.

Mike Suglio, Staff Reporter

April 15, 2016

Cleveland is a classic Midwestern city. Although a lot of industry jobs and factories have left over the years, many still remain and continue to maintain the rusty, gritty tone of the city on the lake. Cleveland’s booming brewing industry is a sincere throwback to what the city and region was built ...

Cleveland rally responds to proposed RTA changes

Increased fares and cut and altered routes are on the table to help solve RTA's budget crisis.

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor

March 25, 2016

“Fix it, fund it, make it fair,” chanted the 50 or so people gathered outside the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) offices at 11:30 a.m. On Monday, March 21, Clevelanders for Public Transit held a rally and press conference to protest proposed fare increases and route cuts for RTA buses. The rally...

Broadening horizons

Sruthi Meka, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2016

The connections start with conversation and, with time, are intended to develop into meaningful, empowering relationships. Horizons, a student mentorship organization, fosters connections between students at Case Western Reserve University and students at MC2 STEM High School in an effort to create...

Turning voices into action

Some of the East Cleveland residents whose oral histories were collected for the Voicing & Action Project remarked on how East Cleveland has transformed from the

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor

February 12, 2016

In its early stages, the project that the Social Justice Institute (SJI) recently released on YouTube and began teaching as a curriculum at Shaw High School was simply known as the “Debut Collaborative Project.” All its organizers knew was that they wanted their first project to involve curriculum...

Cleveland asks Tamir Rice’s estate for $500

Kushagra Gupta, Opinion Editor

February 12, 2016

Cleveland asks Tamir Rice’s estate for $500 The city of Cleveland has filed a creditor’s notice to Tamir Rice’s estate for emergency medical services. The Ohio Revised Code allows for the filing, as the medical services were considered the “last dying expense of the [person who has died].” ...

Experts weigh in on Zika virus in Cleveland

Srivatsan Uchani, Staff Writer

February 12, 2016

This past week, a woman who recently returned from a trip to Haiti became Ohio’s first victim of the Zika virus, and soon thereafter a man coming back from Haiti to Stark County, Ohio, became its second. Taking the public spotlight just a year after the Ebola crisis, the Zika virus is now causing...

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