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Editorial: Grant selection process needs refinement

Case Western Reserve University undergraduates are notorious for their dissatisfaction with the university and their ability to complain about anything, a talent that consistently frustrates student leaders. Last year, the Undergraduate Student Government offered campus community members an opportunity to step up and take the situation into their own hands by applying for the $15,000 Student Life Improvement Grant. (0) comments

Good night's sleep brings health, success

Sleep fits into the college lifestyle about as well as a Steelers fan fits into Cleveland society; it doesn't. We all know the importance of sleep, yet when we must choose between studying, going to class, working, playing that new video game, or trying the latest fad involving Jell-O and some body part, sleep tends to be the first thing we push aside. (0) comments

Chimp mauling, octomom clog Congressional operations

As you may have read or seen in the news recently, a 200-pound chimpanzee named Travis mauled a woman in Connecticut on Feb. 16. While this gruesome bit of news made for several sensational headlines and distracted us from "octomom" briefly, there was one group of Americans who became particularly involved with the story: Congress. (0) comments

In This Issue


  • E.O. Wilson delivers Distinguished Lecture
  • Have you heard about: Student Executive Council?
  • Research at Case: Indian philosophy
  • The Internet and your finances
  • University continues to look for input on SAGES
  • USG's Student Life Improvement Grant delayed, but still moving


  • Baseball: Spartans split No. 10 Wooster
  • Men's Basketball: Spartans get happy ending against Emory
  • MLB Preview: Angels will continue to dominate AL West
  • Softball Preview: Young, small squad and interim head coach hope to come together
  • Spartan Spotlight: Phil Keefe
  • Track & Field: Nwanna mastering all trades
  • Women's basketball struggles in second half, falls to Emory

Fun Page

  • Crossword Answers
  • Jumble Answers
  • Sudoku Answers


  • Chimp mauling, octomom clog Congressional operations
  • Editorial: Grant selection process needs refinement
  • Good night's sleep brings health, success


  • Local artist opens tongue-in-cheek exhibit at AAWR
  • Memoir strays from current popular topics, brings refreshing take to genre
  • Sex and Dating: The benefits of casual sex
  • Spartans of Style: Picking the perfect suit
  • Spring break 2009: a slice of Case students' travel plans
  • The Buzz
  • The Secret Ingredient: Tart and tangy grapefruit
  • The Worst Case Scenario: Enjoying Cleveland in the spring
  • U2 expands Horizon with experimental album
  • Watchmen delivers on hype, lives up to comics
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