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The Student Newspaper of Case Western Reserve University


Summer crime wave rocks Case Western campus

Summer crime wave rocks Case Western campus

 When a Case Western Reserve University graduate student was raped at Wade Lagoon on June 21st, Catalina Arbelaez Piedrahita did not hear about it from the security alert, sent in an email to the campus population. (0) comments

Generosity, penny by penny, builds new schools

In most countries, a penny is virtually worthless. In the United States, there have even been discussions about abolishing the coin entirely. But for children in Afghanistan and Pakistan, a few pennies can mean the difference between literacy and success or ignorance and destitution. (0) comments

Flight nursing students save the day at dramatic disaster simulation

Flight nursing students save the day at dramatic disaster simulation

On Friday, August 14, 45 people from the Case Western Reserve community volunteered to simulate terrible injuries in a large-scale disaster drill at Case Western's Squire Valleevue Farm. The National Flight Nursing Academy (NFNA) held the event as the culmination of a four-day summer camp, hosted by the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. (0) comments

Have you heard about Case Kung Fu?

 The advisor of the Case Kung Fu club told me that it was one of the most social sports clubs on campus. And after speaking to him and two of the officers, I must say, they certainly gave that impression. They could not tell me enough about the social activities that the club does together, like hanging out or going to the movies. (0) comments

In This Issue


  • A conversation with: Duwain Pinder, president of USG
  • An open letter from Sigma Nu president John Horton
  • Can you name this place?
  • Case School of Medicine ranked No. 1 in Ohio
  • Case study: health care debate reaches Case campus
  • Case Western undergrad program ranked No.41 in the nation; No.1 in Ohio
  • Click to see some fall recruitment photos!
  • Fire sweeps through Sigma Nu fraternity house
  • See our top stories in photos!
  • USG Briefs
  • What is financial literacy and what does it mean for me?


  • Fantasy Focus

Fun Page

  • crossword solution
  • Killer Sudoku Solution
  • Maze Solution


  • Editorial: UHS, while decent, has room for improvement
  • Latin American metropolis an unexpected hub for Americans
  • Red, White, and Skewed
  • State your case photos: what is your favorite kind of weather?
  • The Seniority Report


  • Cleveland Museum of Art's new East Wing provides expansive collection of modern, classic artwork
  • Eating well and inexpensively still possible despite economic recession
  • Hitting the Spot: Robert Francis
  • Indie band Ra Ra Riot prep for Grog Shop
  • Inglourious Basterds builds cinematic glory out of historical revisionism, ultra violence
  • The Buzz
  • Yo La Tengo offer masterful collection

Cross Country

  • Assistant coach keeps the fun in running
  • Cross country goes young for first meet


  • Football Gameday

Sex and Dating

  • Risky business


  • Hiram tops men's soccer
  • Spartans gain momentum, but can't roll to win in opener

Spartan Spotlight

  • Spartan Spotlight: Caroline Garber

Worst Case Scenario

  • The Worst Case Scenario



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