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Editorial - "University of Dreams" unfair, suspect

If you have ever searched for "summer internships" on Google, you might have come across the website for a company called University of Dreams. In essence, University of Dreams guarantees internship placement to accepted students in return for a "tuition" fee of approximately $8000. (0) comments

USG ignoring, silencing students' concerns about change in grading

To the Editor: The Academic Affairs committee of USG has dropped its mission and has instead become a propaganda machine for the grade system switch proposal. Rather than skewing the research and ignoring the concerns of the students, USG members need to take their mission seriously and be a voice for all of the people who elected them. (0) comments

Case Western community encouraged to participate in Relay For Life

To the Editor: On Friday, April 17, Case Western Reserve University will host its second annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life. Relay is celebrating 25 years of hope this year. Relay For Life has grown from one man's dedication to a movement to eliminate cancer to one that now takes place in 5000 communities in the United States and 19 other countries around the world. (0) comments

Lack of strong decision with regard to Bashir exposes ICC's shortcomings

Rumors, rumors, rumors. The weekend of Feb. 13, I was in Boston for a Model United Nations competition. I walked into committee that Saturday morning and was approached by an incredibly attractive delegate from France, one of the many reasons I had a wonderful weekend. (0) comments

Fashion-forward London is challenge for American students

I was warned before I reached London to leave all clothing that reeked of America back home in the States. Examples of such offensively un-European clothing included my favorite sorority hoodies, my most gloriously comfortable sneakers, silly baseball caps mainly used for decor, and all sorts of other practicalities. (0) comments

In This Issue


  • Alum shares experience as legal clerk for Supreme Court Justice
  • Forgotten legends: the blockade of Euclid Avenue
  • Hudson Relays
  • Planning ahead with life insurance
  • Second annual Relay For Life raises over $88,000
  • Showing off: Research ShowCASE provides opportunity to present latest research
  • Source of success: fifth annual SOURCE Symposium celebrates students' research

The Buzz

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USG Briefs

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Worst Case Scenario

  • Worst Case Scenario: 2009-10 preview


  • Baseball: Spartans lose to Wooster at Progressive Field
  • Seven-to-five job
  • Softball: Spartan bats silent against Bluffton
  • Spartan Spotlight: Allen Ye
  • Top 10 Spartan sports stories of 2008 - 2009
  • What to watch for this summer

Fun Page

  • Crossword Answers
  • Jumble Answers
  • Sudoku Solutions


  • Case Culture: Summer break shouldn't break your back
  • Editorial: Semester grades
  • Global Scorning: Earth Day: Don't assume it's only about "flower power"
  • Red, White, and Skewed: So many crises, so little time


  • Alternative Press editor offers disappointing analysis of scene culture
  • Case alumnus Girl Talk returns for end-of-year blowout
  • Cleveland Museum of Art hosts unique exhibition of powerful African artwork
  • Juggling Club's end of year spectacular wows audience with skill
  • Sex and Dating: Remembering those who matter
  • Spartans of Style: What not to wear
  • Stand-up comedy show tonight
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