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Life’s imperfections are what make it great

Life’s imperfections are what make it great

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2018

Alicia Marie Gonzales is a third-year guard on the women’s basketball team. She has played basketball since the first grade and has continued to better herself at the sport despite suffering injuries. Off the court, she is an active member in Phi Mu, Theta Tau and the American Society of Civil Engi...

Strong early start for swimming, diving

Strong early start for swimming, diving

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor

November 9, 2018

After their first three meets, the Case Western Reserve University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams each stand at 2-1 after a loss to Carnegie Mellon University and victories over John Carroll University and Oberlin College. Against Carnegie Mellon, the men’s team lost by a score of 206...

The Cavaliers are in NBA purgatory

The Cavaliers are in NBA purgatory

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor

November 2, 2018

For the second time in the last eight years, the Cleveland Cavaliers are left picking up the pieces after the departure of superstar LeBron James. The team made the NBA Finals every year for the last four years and won their first championship with James. Now, management has the impossible task of deci...

Can the Blue Jackets live up to expectations?

Can the Blue Jackets live up to expectations?

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2018

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. What is going on with the Columbus Blue Jackets? At first glance, they have an amazing team. They are off to a fairly good start, currently tied for fourth in their division after 10 games. Superstar Artemi Panarin is off to a hot start with 15...

Case Athletics Briefs

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor

October 26, 2018

Swimming and diving teams open season with win The Case Western Reserve University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams began the 2018-2019 campaign against John Carroll University. Both teams won, with the women winning by a score of 216-80, and the men 153-147. For the women, fourth-yea...

Second-year swimmer finds his poker face

Second-year swimmer finds his poker face

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

October 5, 2018

Jonathan Liu is a second-year swimmer who swims the breast and butterfly strokes. He loves swimming for the friendships he has formed through the sport and the time management it requires, which keeps him more organized. Although he was an avid video game player in high school, he has found a new ho...

Cavaliers look to hold off upstart Pacers

Cavaliers look to hold off upstart Pacers

Ben Resnick, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2018

The Cleveland Cavaliers are in an unprecedented first round playoff battle against the Indiana Pacers, and it is going to take the entire team, not just small forward LeBron James, for the Cavs to take the series. After getting blown out at home in Game 1, the Cavs came out with vengeance in Game 2, a...

Cavaliers bounce back from loss

Jacob Rayyan, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2018

The Cleveland Cavaliers have had a rocky start to the 2018 NBA Playoffs, dropping the first game against the Indiana Pacers 98-80 in Quicken Loans Arena. The Pacers were in full control from the beginning, jumping out to a 33-14 lead at the end of the first quarter, effectively setting the tone for the rest o...

Spartans make waves at NCAAs

Spartans make waves at NCAAs

Ben Resnick, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2018

Six members of the Case Western Reserve University men's and women's swimming and diving teams traveled to Indianapolis last week for the 2018 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships, hosted by the Indiana Sports Corporation and Franklin College at the Indiana University-Purdue University...

Baseball, softball make appearances in top 25

Sanjay Annigeri and Andrew Ford

March 23, 2018

Baseball and softball rank in top 25 The Case Western Reserve University baseball and softball teams placed in the Division III top 25 rankings, with the men appearing at No. 18 and the women appearing at No. 22. This was the first time the baseball team was ranked in the top 25 since 2015 when t...

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