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The power of one percent

September 9, 2016

What can you do with one percent? In most cases the answer is, not too much. For example, one percent more of that The Den by Denny’s Grand Slamwich is only an extra 14 calories or the equivalent of...

Eckert: College admissions decisions should weigh service higher

The Common Application is currently the most widely accepted application by universities.
Student Mind
February 12, 2016

The college application process can be one of the most stress-inducing periods in a student’s life. Trying to pack four years of accomplishments and honors into one single application isn’t an easy...

Giving back

CCEL to host Saturday of Service on April 11
April 9, 2015

This Saturday, April 11, is the Center for Civic Engagement and Learning semesterly Saturday of Service, an event where students can sign up to perform service for one of 30 non-profit organizations on...

Bridging the gap

Student service efforts bring light to economic disparity in Cleveland
March 19, 2015

A recent study on economic segregation ranks Cleveland and its surrounding areas number one in income segregation among large cities in the U.S. The study, published by Richard Florida, a well-known...

Student-run organization provides food to Cleveland’s homeless

December 5, 2014

Thanksgiving has come and gone, but the generous nature of the holiday is still lingering at Case Western Reserve University. One particular student group on campus, the Labre Homeless Outreach Ministry,...

Students can bond through annual Sweaters and Service event

December 5, 2014

Do you have a hankering for community service? Do you like hot chocolate and free food? Do you have an ugly sweater you’ve been itching to wear? On Dec. 6, Alpha Chi Omega will help you with all of those...

There’s something about Margarita

Applications for this year's CCEL's Alternative Spring Break trip to Nicaragua close on Dec. 1.
November 21, 2014

In the rural town of Aposentillo, Nicaragua, 16 Case Western Reserve University students sit lounged on hammocks by the beach, some talking, some petting the dogs that roam around the open property. The...

Camp Kesem cares

Camp Kesem
Service organization hopes to increase student involvement
November 7, 2014

Students who are looking for more service opportunities are in luck. Camp Kesem, a nationwide organization that supports children whose parents have cancer, is looking for more volunteers to run a week-long...

Spooky service

Spooky Spartan
Alpha Phi Omega hosts annual charity event
October 30, 2014

If you have ever wanted to see your favorite professor dressed in their spookiest, scariest, most festive Halloween garb, Alpha Phi Omega (APO) has you covered. Every year, the service fraternity hosts...

Greeks aim to fundraise $100,000 this year

October 16, 2014

Philanthropy is a core facet of Greek life: chapters adopt charities, volunteer in the community and plan events to benefit organizations serving the public good. This year, Greek Life decided to take...

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