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CWRU Sierra Club member lobbies for clean energy

Jack Turner, the Vice-Chair of the Northeast Ohio Group of the Sierra Club Chapter of Ohio, meeting with Senator Sherrod Brown. From left to right, Jack Turner, Sherrod Brown, Samantha Allen, a staff member of Senator Brown and Dan Sawmiller, a senior campaign representative of the Sierra Club.

Kushagra Gupta, Staff Reporter

September 23, 2016

During their time at Case Western Reserve University, most students do not expect to lobby members of the United States Congress. That is exactly what fourth-year student Jack Turner found himself doing last March on behalf of the Sierra Club. An environmental studies and economics major, Turner is the Vice...

Student groups gear up for November elections

Student groups gear up for November elections

Aquene Kimmel, Staff Reporter

September 23, 2016

Since the beginning of this semester, walking across campus during school hours supplies students with ample opportunities to register to vote, provided by various campus and nonprofit groups. Among registering voters and preparing in other ways for Nov. 8 are student political groups, which are now...

World Expo showcases student groups

Campus multicultural groups came together for an evening of food, culture and performances.

Isabel Torres-Padin, Contributing Reporter

April 1, 2016

On March 26, as the sun shined outside, the University Diversity Collaborative’s (UDC) second annual World Expo was busy serving up diverse food and entertainment in the Thwing Atrium. With a carnival theme that President of UDC Brittany Chung described as “to better include diversity groups,”...

Project Sunshine hosts event to help sick children

Volunteers at the Spreading Sunshine event exceeded their goal of putting together 300 kits to send to sick children.

Adithi Iyengar, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2016

On March 26, Case Western Reserve University’s chapter of Project Sunshine hosted its first Sending Sunshine event. At this event, student volunteers put together craft kits to send to children in hospitals across the nation. “Our goal was to make 300 kits today and we had already exceeded our...

Forced off the farm

This new policy, limiting rental and visiting hours at CWRU's farm, is the result of an increase in rent paid by employees who live on-site at the farm.

Michael McKenna, Executive Editor

February 19, 2016

For the past 20 years, Case Western Reserve University Film Society has held their end of the year retreat at Squire Valleevue and Valley Ridge Farms in Hunting Valley, Ohio. It has been the group’s way to “get away from campus and away from movies,” said Film Society's director Liz Caceci. The...

Feeling the Bern

Jasmine Gallup, Staff Writer

August 28, 2015

With the 2016 Presidential election rapidly approaching and the primaries for said election already underway, students all over campus are picking themselves up, dusting off their “I Voted” sticker sheets and reminding themselves what it’s like to be politically active. A recent kick-off event...

“The R-word” seminar hosted by CWRU Special Olympics chapter

Aneeka Ayyar, Staff Reporter

April 24, 2015

Spartans for Special Olympics held the first ever “The R-Word” in the Thwing Center on April 19 with the primary purpose of getting students to think about the offensive language they use every day. The title of this event refers to derogatory use of the word “retard,” but it also advocated care...

Awards recognize student leaders, groups

Hunter Overstreet, Contributing Reporter

April 24, 2015

Last Wednesday, April 15, was the 29th annual Dr. Dorothy Pijan Student Leadership Awards Ceremony, an event where nominated students and student organizations were recognized for their contributions to and work around campus. The 22 awards highlighted a variety of aspects of campus organizations. Students...

New campus group provides a place to discuss non-normative sexuality and intimacy

Miriam Ridge, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2015

This week Campus Insider sat down with McCoy Edmonds, the President of the Case Undergraduate Fetish Foundation (CUFF). CUFF is an educational group formed for the CWRU community to discuss non-normative sexuality and intimacy. What is non-normative sexuality and intimacy? Non...

Relax and roll at the hangout

Tiffany Cheung, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2015

Ready to roll? CWRU Hammocking Club and Case Western Longboard Club will be having a hangout on Sunday, April 12 at 2 p.m. in Doan Park. The two clubs will meet students at the bottom of the elephant stairs so everyone can walk over to the park together. Case Western Longboard Club describes themselves...

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