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“Rent Live” showed potential despite production disaster

“Rent Live” showed potential despite production disaster

Michael Wu, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Theater & Dance, Top Stories

Believe it or not, there was a time when “Rent” was radical. The musical, about a group of young New Yorkers fighting off gentrification in the shadow of the AIDS crisis, premiered off-Broadway, less than a decade after the country’s president would not even utter the word “AIDS” in public. ...

Second-year swimmer fights the pain to succeed

Second-year swimmer fights the pain to succeed

Niko Kamlet, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2019


Filed under Men's Swimming, Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Dakota Weinman is a second-year student and swimmer on the Case Western Reserve University men’s swimming and diving team. He found his passion for swimming through an incredibly driven coach he has known for 12 years. Outside of the pool, Weinman is pursuing a degree in mechanical and aerospace engine...

CWRU gets closure

CWRU gets closure

Grace Howard, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, News, Top Stories

In an article in The Daily on Jan. 29, Case Western Reserve University announced it would be closing campus from 7 p.m. Jan. 29 to 7 p.m. Jan. 31 due to inclement weather. The polar vortex sweeping through the Midwest hit Cleveland with temperatures reaching a low of 4 below zero. The university...

Patriots, Rams to clash in Super Bowl

Patriots, Rams to clash in Super Bowl

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2019


Filed under Cleveland & National Sports, Football, Sports, Super Bowl, Top Stories

In what seems like an inevitable fact of life, the New England Patriots are once again playing in the Super Bowl. This time, they match up against the Los Angeles Rams, an up-and-coming team in their first Super Bowl since 2002, when they faced none other than the Patriots. However, both teams enter t...

Revisiting MGMT’s “Oracular Spectacular” 11 years later

Revisiting MGMT’s “Oracular Spectacular” 11 years later

Jackson Rudoff, Opinion Editor

February 1, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

It’s probable you have heard a cut from “Oracular Spectacular” in your lifetime. The 2008 indie-pop album made waves when it was released, and its songs have since been repurposed in a number of commercials and video game soundtracks. Besides its mass popularity, though, the album itself was well-r...

Gram, her garden and the new generation

Gram, her garden and the new generation

Aquene Kimmel, Contributing Reporter

February 1, 2019


Filed under Inside the Circle, News, Top Stories

The small garden on Cornell Road looks a little different this winter. Usually it would be decked out for Christmas, but instead strings of plastic autumn leaves and cheerful fake flowers remain, a contrast to concrete, brick and snow. The local landmark in Little Italy is missing its creator and care...

Playlist of the Week – 2/1/19

Playlist of the Week – 2/1/19

Kyle Smith, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2019


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

Unfortunately, last week’s playlist was dedicated to songs about the snow and cold, so this week has to be something different. Instead of wallowing in the oppressive cold, this week’s playlist contains some sunny and positive beats to keep you warm and upbeat through the low temperatures. “All W...

Men’s basketball wins first road game at University of Chicago in decade

Men’s basketball wins first road game at University of Chicago in decade

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team continued its University Athletic Association (UAA) schedule last week, facing two tough opponents on the road, the University of Chicago and Washington University in St. Louis (WashU). The team defeated then-UAA leader Chicago, 85-80, on Frida...

Phillip Wang discusses “Yappie” after CWRU showing of limited series

Phillip Wang discusses “Yappie” after CWRU showing of limited series

Yvonne Pan, Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 1, 2019


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

“You know if you meet an Asian guy, there’s a one in 13 chance his name is Andrew. There’s a one in five chance he’s an engineer.” This quote is one of the first things you’ll hear when you watch “Yappie” and is a good example of what’s to come. “Yappie” follows the life o...

CWRU closed until Thursday

CWRU closed until Thursday

Eddie Kerekes, Executive Editor

January 29, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, Headlines, News, Top Stories

In an article released in the Daily this morning, Case Western Reserve University announced the closure of campus from 7 p.m. tonight (Tuesday, Jan. 29) until 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan.  31 due to extremely cold temperatures. All classes scheduled during those times have been canceled. The residence...

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