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"Best of" The Cleveland Stater, spring 2024 #2.

"Best of" The Cleveland Stater spring 2024 #2

In this edition of the "best of" The Cleveland Stater, we highlight stories about Notre Dame college's recent closing and the end of the CSU women's basketball team's historic season.

In this edition of the “best of” The Cleveland Stater, we lead with Notre Dame’s recent announcement that it will be closing at the end of the semester. We also report on the end of a historic season for the CSU women’s basketball team, who lost to Toledo in the first round of the Women’s Basketball Invitation Tournament. We then move on to greener pastures, with Cleveland’s celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. And lastly, we report the Campus Activities Board’s efforts to help the community.

Notre Dame College

On Friday, March 1, the Cleveland Stater reported on Notre Dame college closing at the end of the spring semester, citing unsustainable finances and low enrollment. Cleveland State University is one of nine colleges which will be accepting students from the university.

Read the full story: Notre Dame College to close, says CSU will take in some students


Woman shoots a basketball

The CSU women’s basketball team lost to Toledo in the Women’s Basketball Invitation Tournament (WBIT). The team’s 29-6 record goes down as the second highest single season win total in the program’s history, with The Vikings’ appearance in the tournament being their fourth straight appearance in WBIT.

Read the full story: CSU women’s basketball falls to Toledo in invitational


St. Patrick’s Day truck float joins the parade, March 17, 2024. (credit: Alex Martinez)

In its 184th annual celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, Cleveland pulled out all the stops in the city’s parade, with public officials and key groups in the community coming out to show their appreciation. Mayor Justin Bibb and Police Chief Dorothy Todd were among the guests.

Read the full story: Cleveland celebrates St. Patrick’s Day


Students sitting at craft tables in the student center.

The Campus Activities Board hosted a book and art drive on February 22, with the Cuyahoga Juvenile Detention center being the primary benefactor. Accepted donations included crayons, pens, paper, paints, activity books and fidget items, students who attended were given the opportunity to do their own crafting activities as well.

Read the full story: Book and art drive benefits juvenile detention center


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