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Editorial: Focus groups need to involve more students

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The Leutner renovation is now underway, and it's difficult to miss. It should be noted, however, that even though the project has been in the planning stages for more than a year, there are indications that relatively few students were aware that such a process was in progress.

Drastic healthcare reform vital for broken system

Letters to the Editor

Tiffany Oliver's Oct. 9 article, "Drastic healthcare reform unnecessary, wasteful," betrayed a shocking ignorance and misunderstanding of the most basic facts of the healthcare reform debate.

Habitat's Let's Shack Up event needs an overhaul

Letters to the Editor

I would first like to state that I commend CWRU's Habitat for Humanity chapter for supporting homeless services in Cleveland. However, I hope that they are more sensitive to the homeless in the future, and reconsider the implementation of their "Let's Shack Up" event.

UHS will not provide class excuses per se

Letters to the Editor

We find ourselves in a quandary this year with significantly more illness in students and increasing requests for class excuses. Should the Health Service be responsible for issuing medical excuses?

The back-up plan

The seniority report

Our dreams have certainly changed from the time we were in pre-K to now. I wanted to be a ballerina for the better part of my youth, which was often interchangeable with equally realistic careers like 'poet' and 'lounge singer.' I'm always impressed when I meet students who tell me they are engineering majors because that's what they've always wanted to do.

Getting lost in translation

One unexpected facet of my experience abroad that has come to amaze me is how my identity and perception have been modified as a result of my entry into a society which speaks another language. Personality passes through a filter when one crosses the language barrier.

More to Moore's Capitalism than stated?

Letters to the Editor

In response to Ross Wasserstrom's Oct. 9 article "Moore's Capitalism: an undeserved bully pulpit," I would like to say he gave a critique of Moore's new movie, but sadly, I cannot as he admits to not seeing the movie. Instead he discusses the ironies of the millionaire Michael Moore being the voice of "Joe the Plumber" (in a double irony we all can remember that Joe the Plumber was neither lower class nor a plumber) while asking Moore to donate the revenues from the movie.

Media frequently in need of second-guessing

Like many others, I am fan of House MD. The critically acclaimed show is one of the few that manage to hold my attention and tickle my philosophical nerve at the same time. The other week, the diagnostic team found themselves amidst an intense ideological dilemma when they had to treat a brutal dictator.

State your case: What are you doing for fall break?

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In This Issue


  • A conversation with Chris Butler
  • Can you name this place?
  • Extreme makeover, CWRU edition: Leutner remodeling project slated to begin construction during fall break
  • Have you heard about Habitat for Humanity
  • Nine easy ways to save money in college
  • SPEAK: How to Talk to Classmates and Others wins national awards
  • USG Briefs


  • A cappella group to sing anthem at Cavs game
  • Football Gameday: No. 12 Case vs. Ohio Wesleyan
  • Men's soccer ties NYU
  • New coaches and bigger roster, but same result against Carnegie Mellon: a victory
  • Spartan Spotlight: Ashley Gan
  • The Browns' future is least compared to the Rams'
  • Volleyball moves to 17-3 with Wooster win

Fun Page

  • Combo Scramble Solution
  • Crossword Solution
  • Maze Solution
  • Sudoku Solutions


  • Drastic healthcare reform vital for broken system
  • Editorial: Focus groups need to involve more students
  • Getting lost in translation
  • Habitat's Let's Shack Up event needs an overhaul
  • Media frequently in need of second-guessing
  • More to Moore's Capitalism than stated?
  • State your case: What are you doing for fall break?
  • The back-up plan
  • UHS will not provide class excuses per se


  • Case Western symphonic ensembles play Shostakovich, Holst classics at engaging, virtuosic Cleveland Institute of Music concert
  • Cooking in bulk: learning to befriend your freezer
  • Fashion for the fellas, getting the men up to style
  • Flaming Lips create darkest record of their career
  • Hitting the Spot: Southeast Engine and The Very Best
  • Kansas-based Old Canes move out from the basement and over to the Beachland Ballroom
  • Kappa Alpha Theta's KATWalk event stylishly raises funds for CASA
  • Overheard at Case
  • The Buzz


  • Big plays spoil Scot's party

Sex and Dating

  • The art of lying


  • Spartans win second-straight UAA match

Worst Case Scenario

  • Results of last year's predictions
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