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Editorial: Sculpture collection needs better presentation

Students at Case Western Reserve University have made a hobby of coming up with amusing names for the many abstract statues located across campus. Almost any student can point a visitor toward the ugly helicopter statue, the wet/dry fountain, or the titanic and iceberg. (0) comments

Plug-in hybrids not safest choice for drivers

This just in: plug-in hybrids found responsible for recent West Coast wildfires. I'm just being playful; the West Coast may be especially environmentally conscious, but I cannot blame the droves of hybrids for what is really just the beginning of wildfire season. (0) comments

Country visit results in different view of British

I always thought I would be a city person. The constant action, the fast-paced lifestyle, the days that fly into minutes, and the perpetual feeling of having to be somewhere at a certain time have always seemed alluring. However, after two weeks of spending long hours in the city only to face a long commute on a Worcestershire sauce-stained bus seat, a little escape was most welcome. (0) comments

Either candidate has chance to win in November election

In the wake of the debates, many are asking if the GOP has a chance this November. The answer is unequivocally yes. The CNN electoral map shows Obama ahead of McCain with 264 presumptive electoral votes to McCain's 174. This leaves 100 electoral votes up for grabs in states that haven't completely swung for either candidate. (0) comments

In This Issue


  • Demolition or renovation of Morley building may cost university
  • Have you heard about: Case Dagorhir?
  • Nancy Pelosi visits campus to learn about Great Lakes Institute for Energy Innovation
  • RAD course offers students basic self-defense training
  • Relay for Life hosts kickoff event
  • RTA's Euclid Corridor Project nears completion
  • Student loans: federal vs. private


  • Cross Country: Men join women on top at All-Ohios
  • LBJ would be great TE
  • Men's Soccer: Spartans don't give or get goal in Brandeis tie
  • Solid 28-7 win keeps Spartans undefeated
  • Spartan Notebook
  • Spartan Spotlight: Jeff Brown
  • Volleyball drops two in weekend tri-match
  • Women's Soccer: Nothing appealing about loss to Judges

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  • Country visit results in different view of British
  • Editorial: Sculpture collection needs better presentation
  • Either candidate has chance to win in November election
  • Plug-in hybrids not safest choice for drivers


  • After years under the radar, Brett Dennen releases new album to rave reviews
  • GLTF shines with other half of fall repertory
  • Just in Case: Worried about partying pals
  • Oliver Stone's W. falls short of expectations
  • Sex and Dating: Avoiding awkward hookups
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  • The Secret Ingredient: The many flavors of pumpkin
  • Worst Case Scenario: Stifling the big-word urge
  • Zombie Survival Guide author charismatically entertains Case Western Reserve students
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