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Editorial: The danger of false equivalencies

Editorial: The danger of false equivalencies

Jackson Rudoff, Opinions Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Top Stories

On Monday, a number of news organizations reported that somebody had left a pipe bomb outside the home of George Soros, a notable left-wing philanthropist. Over the next few days, numerous other left-wing figureheads would receive similar packages, all playing into a Unabomber-esque picture of political violence. ...

A mother’s influence

A mother’s influence

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

Jana Giaquinto is a second-year volleyball player who plays primarily right side hitter. Her mother got her involved from a very young age as she too was a volleyball player in college. Gianquinto thrives on competition and always drives to be the best that she can. What is your favorite part of being on the volleyball...

Stellar performances in 2018’s best film

Stellar performances in 2018’s best film

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2018


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

“A Star is Born” is one of the most remade properties in cinema. It is an undying love story for every generation in the 20th and now the 21st century about the consequences of passion.  The film marks actor Bradley Cooper’s first foray into directing, and he takes advantage of his talent both be...

Playlist of the Week

Playlist of the Week

Kyle Smith, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

Fall Break has come and gone, leaving depleted Netflix watchlists in its wake. If you finished your favorite show, your second favorite show and everything else that sounded remotely interesting over the weekend, this week’s playlist is here to help with a selection of songs from concept albums. ...

What’s new with the Fall Concert artists

What’s new with the Fall Concert artists

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

It’s been about a month since Smallpools and MisterWives rocked the UPBeats Fall Concert. While Veale Convocation, Recreation and Athletic Center has hosted only one or two major events since the concert, the bands that performed at the concert have been releasing new content. Smallpools and Mist...

Gus Dapperton to perform at the Grog Shop on Oct. 21

Gus Dapperton to perform at the Grog Shop on Oct. 21

Michael Wu, Staff Reporter

October 19, 2018


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

History tells us that everything must come to an end. Everything good and pure eventually disappears; singer-songwriter Gus Dapperton has shaved his bowl cut. For fans of Dapperton, whose latest tour brings him to the Grog Shop on Oct. 21, the bowl cut was a big deal. A 21-year-old with a hairstyle...

Women’s Center holds dialogue on judicial hearings

Women’s Center holds dialogue on judicial hearings

Katharine Toledo, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018


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

**Due to the sensitive nature of the discussion panel, the names of its participants will not be included in this article and all speakers will be referenced using gender-neutral pronouns. Furthermore, no specific stories shared by the participants in the discussion will be shared out of respect of t...

Writers write words

Writers write words

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018


Filed under Campus Insider, News, Top Stories

At a school where the majority of students are pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) or medical degrees, English-centered interests can often be left on the wayside. Case Western Reserve University’s creative writing club, Writers Writing Words (WWW), is trying to change that...

East Cleveland Theater opens season No. 50 with dramatic Jekyll and Hyde

East Cleveland Theater opens season No. 50 with dramatic Jekyll and Hyde

Kyle Smith, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Local Events, Theatre & Dance, Top Stories

Fog poured through the darkly lit hall of a 100-year-old church Saturday night, as dark figures stalked through the gloom pursuing evil intentions. Where pews should have stood, rows of theater seating held a sparse audience, enthralled by the tale unfolding before them. It was the second night of the East Clevelan...

To China and back

To China and back

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

Haley Sims is a third-year volleyball player who plays middle hitter. She has dedicated her life to volleyball since sixth grade and has not looked back. Off the court, she is involved in Alpha Chi Omega and Theta Tau. Her family experiences have led her to study biomedical engineering to better understand w...

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