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Alumni create new bike-sharing program

Alumni create new bike-sharing program

Alexandra Faccenda, Pauly Suchy, and Justo Karell

April 12, 2019

Anyone who lives in a major city has probably seen a bike-sharing system. For most people, biking is a fun and convenient way to get around. For people in lower income neighborhoods, however, it’s a vital opportunity to access the resources they need to improve their careers, education and life. That...

Who are the Springfest headliners?

Who are the Springfest headliners?

Chris Heermann, Social Media Editor

April 12, 2019

Much like Butch Cassidy, my first thought when the Springfest committee released the headliners to this year’s concert was, “Who are those guys?” Coast Modern? Echosmith? MadeinTYO? As someone who rarely listens to the indie pop genre, I was lost. So naturally I opened up Spotify and searched u...

Holi takes CWRU

Holi takes CWRU

Maryam Iqbal, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2019

If anyone were to look at Freiberger Field in the days following Saturday, April 6, they would see a riot of colors. Purple, blue and pink smears of powder across the field were the only remnants of the annual Holi event. A joint venture between the Center for International Affairs, the Office of Multicul...

More than a club?

More than a club?

David Pietrow, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2019

My first exposure to Indian culture came last year when I was a first-year student living in the Tyler House on the north side of campus. I vividly remember it: I was walking past Wade Commons when I noticed people doing a dance routine inside. As I watched and walked, a substantial number of people inside t...

Jordan Peele’s macabre brilliance

Jordan Peele’s macabre brilliance

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2019

Following the release of his film “Get Out” in 2017, Jordan Peele quickly established himself as an effective and highly proficient filmmaker in the realm of combining social commentary, horror, thriller elements and some underlying comedic aspects still simmering from his “Key & Peele” ...

Student band sticky to open Springfest

Student band sticky to open Springfest

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

April 12, 2019

University Program Board's (UPB) potato prank on April 1 was only the first of many events planned for this month. UPB recently announced the headliners for this year's Springfest: MadeinTYO, Echosmith and Coast Modern. Another familiar name on the list is sticky the band, the band that won Battle of the B...

Reif: Healthcare: We do not get what we pay for

Reif: Healthcare: We do not get what we pay for

Jordan Reif, Staff Columnist

April 5, 2019

The U.S. has some of the best health care specialists in the world and has undoubtedly made remarkable advances in treating chronic diseases. The 21st century has ushered in the use of stem cells to replace or repair damaged organs, developed highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) to treat AIDS a...

Breaking new ground

Breaking new ground

April 5, 2019

Case Western Reserve University professor Darin Croft has a new exhibit at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH). The exhibit, titled “Mammal Mysteries of South America,'' highlights Croft’s work in the Quebrada Honda region in Bolivia. Several fossils found at the site were displayed at the exhibit,...

Track and field teams continue to break records

Track and field teams continue to break records

David Chang, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2019

As the snow begins to melt and the weather begins to warm, the Spartans continue their blazing record breaking streak. The Case Western Reserve University track and field teams split and attended two seperate meets last week. The throwers travelled to Pittsburgh to compete in the Carnegie Mellon...

Kerby: Spitball belongs to the students

Kerby: Spitball belongs to the students

Steve Kerby, Staff Columnist

April 5, 2019

Years ago, there was a beacon of spontaneity smack in the center of the Case Quad: Spitball. The iconic metal monolith in the center of the Case Quad creates some strange gravity around which our studies orbit. While I admire it for the art itself, I also marvelled at what the campus added. Spit...

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