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Cultures mix, students share experiences

Cultures mix, students share experiences

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2019


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

Friday, Jan. 18 marked the Cultural Mixer, hosted by the Taiwanese American Student Association (TASA), Korean American Student Association (KASA), Muslim Student Association (MSA) and La Alianza, a Latino student organization. This was the first time these groups have come together to host an event at...

Film Society prepares for 44th marathon

Film Society prepares for 44th marathon

Yvonne Pan, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2019


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

The first week of spring semester, also known as “syllabus week”, is full of exciting activities from sorority and fraternity recruitment to new classes. Another beginning of spring semester staple is the CWRU Film Society’s annual science fiction marathon, which will begin at 8 p.m. on Jan. 18...

Zhu: “Subtle Asian traits” brings Asian immigrants together, but questions relationship with current Asian culture

Zhu: “Subtle Asian traits” brings Asian immigrants together, but questions relationship with current Asian culture

Caroline Zhu, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

With the sudden rise of the “subtle Asian traits” phenomenon, the Asian immigrant community across the world has never felt more united. However, the development of the “subtle Asian” community has also emphasized more than ever the seemingly unbridgeable divide between Asian immigrants and th...

CWRU travels to Vegas for largest tech conference

CWRU travels to Vegas for largest tech conference

Eddie Kerekes, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2019


Filed under Events & Talks, News, Outside the Circle, Top Stories

While most students returned home for winter break, over three dozen Case Western Reserve University students, faculty and alumni traveled to Las Vegas at the beginning of January. It wasn’t all casinos, buffets and large productions. The CWRU representatives attended CES 2019 from Jan. 8-11. CWRU reserv...

Playlist of the week – 1/18/19

Playlist of the week – 1/18/19

Kyle Smith, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2019


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

New year, new semester, new you. What about new music? Whether you are trying to break out of an old routine, or simply find a new band in your favorite genre, this week’s playlist contains a wide variety of music to usher in the new year.   “Delicate Cycle” - The Uncluded   If differ...

“On the Basis of Sex” portrays Supreme Court justice’s early career

“On the Basis of Sex” portrays Supreme Court justice’s early career

Ryan Yoo, Director of Design

January 18, 2019


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

“On the Basis of Sex” is a biographical film that follows the early career of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The film, directed by Mimi Leder, features Felicity Jones as Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Armie Hammer as Ginsburg’s husband, Martin D. Ginsburg and Kathy Bates as civil rights attorney ...

The fifth birthday of Totorro’s “Home Alone”

The fifth birthday of Totorro’s “Home Alone”

Peter Wilson, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

Totorro’s “Home Alone” turns five years old this year, and if these five years have demonstrated anything, it’s that these eight tracks grew riper with age. This album is an explosion of melodies and harmonies which other bands wouldn’t be able to handle. Few modern bands would dare play th...

Serena Williams pursues record-tying win

Serena Williams pursues record-tying win

Claire Nordt, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2019


Filed under Cleveland & National Sports, Sports, Tennis, Top Stories, Women's Tennis

The Australian Open has begun, meaning Serena Williams is once again fighting for a title. Williams has the opportunity to match Margaret Court’s record for most Grand Slam singles titles of all-time. Court’s record currently sits at 24, a record she set during her career between 1960-1977. Willi...

MaDaCol creates memorable experience for audience, dancers alike

MaDaCol creates memorable experience for audience, dancers alike

Kyle Smith, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2018


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

Dance productions are not for everyone. The Mather Dance Collective (MaDaCol) wants to change that. MaDaCol is one of Case Western Reserve University's oldest student-run organizations, founded in 1984 with the goal of making dance productions accessible to students and members of the Cleveland ...

Fourth-year wrestler driven by competitive nature

Fourth-year wrestler driven by competitive nature

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Wrestling

Gavin Dersh-Fisher is a fourth-year student and wrestler on the Case Western Reserve University wrestling team. Last season, he earned a 21-13 record along with National Wrestling Coaches Association Scholar All-American recognition. He decided during his second year of college to switch into polymer ...

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