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Welcome to Splitsville

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2017


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

No, the volleyball team is not breaking up. Rather, the team split their four matches at the Carnegie Mellon University Tournament after losing a hard fought battle against Baldwin Wallace University earlier in the week. On Wednesday, Sept. 20 the Case Western Reserve University volleyball team won the f...

CWRU tackles concussions with protocol

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Sports

Concussion. In 2017, the word elicits plenty of responses from shock and fear to worry and sadness. The sport of football is said to have a concussion epidemic, as with each passing year more is known about the frequency of the injury and its potentially long-lasting effects, including chronic traumatic ence...

Cavaliers set for present, future after offseason moves

Jacob Rayyan, Columnist

September 29, 2017


Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

The Cleveland Cavaliers are currently preparing for another season in which they will be one of the favorites representing the Eastern Conference in the NBA Finals. The team, however, is going to look vastly different from the one that carried the organization to the last three Finals, including one cha...

The final push for the playoffs

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Sports

In this week’s edition of Beyond the Arc, the staff will be discussing the MLB playoffs. As of press time, eight teams have clinched a postseason berth and just four days of baseball remain to be played. Joining the discussion are sports reporters Jacob Rayyan (JR), Sanjay Annigeri (SA) and Andrew Fo...

Spartans swat Yellow Jackets

Spartans swat Yellow Jackets

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

For the second straight week, the Spartans cruised over a weaker opponent under the lights at DiSanto Field as the No. 18 football team defeated Waynesburg University 56-21. With the win on Sept. 23, Case Western Reserve University improved to 3-0 on the season and 2-0 in the Presidents’ Athletic C...

Spartans bring down a giant

Spartans bring down a giant

Noah Crowley, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2017


Filed under Men's Soccer, Soccer, Sports, Top Stories

As many of us have learned from video games, it is often not the boss that kills you, but the small helpers that come along the way that finish the job. The Case Western Reserve University men’s soccer team suffered a similar fate this past week, losing two matches away but winning the one at home aga...

Trump attacks players, who respond with more protests

Kevin Smith, Executive Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

This past week, President Donald Trump launched a verbal tirade and a Twitter rant that inspired more protests in the NFL and united the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers. It is truly odd when even Trump’s political shortcomings become involved with Cleveland sports, or even just sports in ...

Victory and a heartbreaker

Sanjay Annigeri, Contributing Reporter

September 29, 2017


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Women's Soccer

When warriors come into battle, they know that they can’t let their side down. Spartans in particular are these type of fierce land-fighting warriors who will ensure that they leave their mark on any place they go. That mark was left in Hiram, Ohio as the Case Western Reserve University women’s so...

Women’s tennis is double trouble at Regionals

David Chang, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2017


Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Tennis

                  The Case Western Reserve University women’s tennis team competed in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division III Central Regional Championships at Oberlin, Ohio from Sept. 22-24. Two CWRU players, fourth-year student Nithya Ka...

Boxing Club enters the ring

David Chang, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2017


Filed under Sports

In the multipurpose room on the second floor of the Veale Center, a group of students throw punches with each stride towards the mirrored wall, with Chinese pop music playing in the background. Law student Ye “Duke” Li stops each member, adjusts their positioning as they go along. Neck not tucked,...

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