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We deserved Maroon 5’s bland Super Bowl halftime show

We deserved Maroon 5’s bland Super Bowl halftime show

Matt Hooke, Development Editor

February 8, 2019


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

Maroon 5 is the white bread of music. They are so plain and inoffensive that it is hard to hate them, but it’s also hard to love them. There have been few bands as ubiquitous and long-lasting in the realms of top 40 hitmakers while also lacking any flavor and substance. Much like how no one has ...

Kim: Cory in the house

Kim: Cory in the house

Won Hee Kim, Copy Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

When I saw that Democratic Sen. Cory Booker announced his intention to run for the presidency in 2020, I was excited. It’s not because he grew up in Harrington Park, New Jersey, only miles away from where I went to high school. It’s only partially because I want the glorious pun that comes from th...

POTW: A Playlist for the State of the Union

POTW: A Playlist for the State of the Union

February 8, 2019


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

After the State of the Union, we were definitely a bit frustrated with what was presented to us as the current state of this union. With the sheer number of controversies and seemingly insurmountable gridlock plaguing the government, it’s left us wishing that we could just be reabsorbed by the commo...

Why I can’t stop watching “Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club”

Why I can’t stop watching “Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club”

Michael Wu, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019


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

Once it was announced, I knew I was going to watch “Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club.” As Lohan has retreated from public life in recent years, the MTV reality show offered the chance of catching up with this once-familiar face. It promised the type of uncanny first-hand access to the celebrity and cel...

NRV Starbucks added to Tapingo

NRV Starbucks added to Tapingo

February 8, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, News, Top Stories

Tapingo is a Case Western Reserve University student necessity. The campus restaurant ordering app just became more vital as students can now use it to order from the North Residential Village (NRV) Starbucks. The Starbucks is located in NRV House 3A facing E 115th Street and is open from 7:30 a.m. to 1...

Spartan swim and dive teams experience victories against Notre Dame College

Spartan swim and dive teams experience victories against Notre Dame College

Claire Nordt, Sports Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under Men's Swimming, Sports, Swimming & Diving, Top Stories, Winter Sports, Women's Swimming

The Case Western Reserve University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams returned to the pools last weekend to compete against Notre Dame College. Both teams were able to claim a victory with the men winning with a score of 144-63 and the women with a score of 145-58. Together, the teams ...

Du: Quickly losing youth

Du: Quickly losing youth

Erya Du, Staff Columnist

February 8, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

Just as math instructor Chris Butler predicted during our first math class this semester, the weather in Cleveland was terrific until we came back. These days are just so cold that I have to drag my Canada Goose coat out every day so that I don’t get too chilly. However, the jacket only covers my upper...

Jay Sean performs at the first UPB concert of the semester

Jay Sean performs at the first UPB concert of the semester

Sunayana Jampanaboyana, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music, Top Stories

This past Friday, University Program Board (UPB) hosted Jay Sean in the first UPBeats concert of the semester. Best known for throwback hits including “Down” and “Ride It,” English singer and songwriter Jay Sean, born Kamaljit Singh Jhooti, entertained students in Tinkham Veale University Center....

Richards: Did someone say lake effect?

Richards: Did someone say lake effect?

Jason Richards, Staff Columnist

February 8, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

It was mid-afternoon on Monday, Feb. 4 when a rainbow sprouted out from the east side of Case Western Reserve University as a cool mist brought down near-60 degree beautiful weather to a comfortable breeze. Just four days prior, campus was shut down among minus 30 degree wind chills and Antarctic l...

Chaz Bear’s artistry shines through on “Outer Peace”

Chaz Bear’s artistry shines through on “Outer Peace”

Jackson Rudoff, Opinion Editor

February 1, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

Toro y Moi, the solo project of Chaz Bear, has never really been confined to a single genre. It’s for that reason that he’s featured with artists ranging from Tyler, the Creator to The Avalanches. He fits the pattern of modern indie pop, which in recent years has become less about acoustic guitar riff...

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