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The 92nd Academy Awards: Where do the Oscars go from here?

The 92nd Academy Awards: Where do the Oscars go from here?

Shreyas Banerjee, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2020

Although 2019 was a strong year for movies, the 92nd Academy Awards was one of the most confusing and disjointed ceremonies in a long time, despite monumental historic achievements. I’ve been watching the Academy Awards telecast every year for as long as I can remember. There was always something m...

Tales of long-distance relationships

Tales of long-distance relationships

Deeksha Gollamudi, Social Media Editor

February 13, 2020

Dakota Guardado-RenaudBeing in a long-distance relationship (LDR) is tough, and no one knows that better than college students separated by thousands of miles and dozens of states. The prospect of going about your day, not being able to hold the hand of your significant other while walking to class or...

History professor teaching Brexit SAGES course weighs in on Brexit’s implications

History professor teaching Brexit SAGES course weighs in on Brexit’s implications

Surita Basu, News Editor

February 7, 2020

June 23, 2016. That was the date of the referendum that resulted in the people of the United Kingdom deciding to leave the European Union with a vote of 52% in favor and 48% opposed. Yet, two prime ministers and nearly four years later, the UK finally left on Friday, Jan. 31.  Originally, Britain wa...

Enjoy tacos at Barrio on a budget

Enjoy tacos at Barrio on a budget

Sarah Parr, Director of Business Operations

February 6, 2020

Prime dinner time on Sunday in a college town promises a comfortably spacious dining experience at one of the just-off-campus hot spots for food and drink. Bright lights and grayscale skeletons with personalities perfect for a mariachi band adorn the tasteful and busy walls of Barrio, and creative c...

Samāsana brings Indian dance competition to Cleveland

Samāsana brings Indian dance competition to Cleveland

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

February 6, 2020

On Saturday, Feb. 1, Samāsana debuted as Cleveland’s first national, intercollegiate Indian classical dance competition.  Third-year student Sunayana Jampanaboyana and fourth-year student Janani Kanagasundaram, who are members of Case Western Reserve University Nritya, founded Samāsana. Kanagasundaram had su...

Springfest was behind the alien invasion, and it’s not over yet

Springfest was behind the alien invasion, and it’s not over yet

Veronica Madell

February 6, 2020

Aliens, of the inflatable kind, invaded the Case Western Reserve University campus during the first week of February. It started on Monday and Tuesday as an omen, with random stickers appearing in classrooms, fliers posted around campus, and the spirit wall painted with an eerie, green alien. By Wedne...

Farewell, President Snyder

Farewell, President Snyder

Matt Hooke and Anna Giubileo

February 6, 2020

Barbara Snyder loved the late-night breakfast. At 9:30 p.m., the Case Western Reserve University president would shed the confines of her office to enjoy pancakes and sausages, joining students in using greasy diner food to calm the nerves of finals season.  “She was walking around, talking to Frible...

Cleveland to loosen penalties for marijuana possession

Cleveland to loosen penalties for marijuana possession

Nathan Lesch, Director of Print

January 30, 2020

On Monday, Jan. 27, Cleveland’s City Council voted to halt the prosecution of minor misdemeanor and misdemeanor marijuana possession, meaning that marijuana possession of up to 200 grams (approximately 7 ounces) will no longer carry any fines or jail time. Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson is expected...

Editorial: Reproductive rights are human rights

Editorial: Reproductive rights are human rights

Editorial Board

January 23, 2020

Norma McCorvey was born to two Jehovah’s Witnesses in a suburb west of Houston in 1947. She quickly learned that she did not subscribe to the same beliefs as her parents and, as a result, ended up in a correctional facility. After repeatedly seeing her mother drunk with other men, McCorvey promised he...

After a strong holiday season showing, men’s basketball enters conference play

After a strong holiday season showing, men’s basketball enters conference play

Nathan Lesch, Director of Print

January 17, 2020

While most students were finishing their exams or heading home, during winter break, members of the Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team were hustling for loose balls, setting screens and driving to the basket. The team secured three wins and one loss since the end of finals in mid-...

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