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USG Spring 2019 Election Preview

USG Spring 2019 Election Preview

Editorial Board

April 16, 2019


Filed under News, Top Stories, USG Elections 2019

The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) is the main governing body of the undergraduate community at CWRU. With the tagline “Students First,” USG is responsible for representing the interests of students to the university. By voting, students can support candidates who they feel will most closely...

CWRU graduate fellows to develop infrastructure in Ethiopia

CWRU graduate fellows to develop infrastructure in Ethiopia

Anna Giubileo

April 12, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, News, Outside the Circle, Research, Top Stories

Graduate fellows at Case Western Reserve University have partnered with the Gelfand Global STEMPower Initiative to help cultivate economic development through creating engineering infrastructure, with a special focus on chemical engineering, in Ethiopia. This initiative aims to grow the infrastructure...

Playlist of the Week–Bops and Bangers

Playlist of the Week–Bops and Bangers

Chris Heermann, Social Media Editor

April 12, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Playlist of the Week, Top Stories

This week’s playlist focuses on songs you might hear at a classic Friday or Saturday night party. Knowing all of these songs will make you the coolest person in your social group and will enhance your enjoyment of the loud social gatherings. Sicko Mode–Travis Scott Somehow this song is always playi...

Spartans dominate rival CMU

Spartans dominate rival CMU

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports, Spring Sports, Top Stories

As the weather heated up, so too did the Case Western Reserve University softball team. The Spartans won three of their four home games against Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) on April 5 and 6. CWRU dominated the first day of competition, winning the two games 6-0 and 8-0. Third-year pitcher Ilis...

“Captain Marvel” middling, still entertaining Marvel film

“Captain Marvel” middling, still entertaining Marvel film

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television, Top Stories

Leading up to its release, there was much anticipation and scrutiny of “Captain Marvel,” Marvel’s first female-led superhero film in the current Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The commotion was fueled by Brie Larson’s commentary up until the release of the film regarding male critics, which r...

The origin of the Ohio-Michigan rivalry

The origin of the Ohio-Michigan rivalry

Ryan Yoo, Director of Design

April 12, 2019


Filed under Cleveland & National Sports, Sports, Top Stories

The University of Michigan-Ohio State University football rivalry is often considered to be one of the biggest (and the most heated) rivalries in American football history. Since their first game in 1897, the two teams have met 115 times on the football field, most recently on Nov. 24, 2018 when the Ohio ...

Kim: Striking a balance as a student leader

Kim: Striking a balance as a student leader

Won Hee Kim, Copy Editor

April 12, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

One of the hardest parts of having a leadership role in a campus organization is time management. As the spring semester winds down, many clubs have started the process of electing and training new officers, transitioning power to other, usually younger, members. As someone with senior status and experien...

Passion for life drives second-year club soccer player

Passion for life drives second-year club soccer player

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2019


Filed under Fall Sports, Soccer, Spartan Spotlight, Sports, Top Stories, Women's Soccer

This week the Athlete Spotlight is focusing on second-year club soccer player Naomi Kane, rather than a varsity athlete. She has played soccer ever since she can remember and loves spending time with others who share her passion. Kane also is a Chemistry 111 Supplemental Instruction leader where she gets ...

La Alianza introduces petition to establish Latin American studies major

La Alianza introduces petition to establish Latin American studies major

Nathan Lesch, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, Events & Talks, News, Top Stories

La Alianza, Case Western Reserve University’s undergraduate Latinx student organization, recently began circulating a petition aimed at encouraging the university to establish a Latin American and Latinx studies major. Advocates believe adding this major will reinforce CWRU values, increase faculty r...

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