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Several Spartans earn All-Ohio honors

Several Spartans earn All-Ohio honors

Eddie Kerekes, Director of Web and Multimedia

February 16, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Track and Field

Competing at the 2018 All-Ohio Indoor Championships on Feb. 10, 13 Spartans earned All-Ohio honors by finishing in at least third place in their event. Multiple Case Western Reserve University track and field athletes broke school records in Westerville, Ohio. Fourth-year thrower Cassandra Laios finished...

SSC initiates compost project

SSC initiates compost project

Matt Hooke, Contributing Reporter

February 16, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Those who dined at Leutner and Fribley Commons might have noticed something different when throwing away their trash during the week of Feb. 5. Instead of haphazardly throwing away their waste into the trash, the Office for Sustainability asked students to put their trash in two separate bins: one for...

Editorial: Plant the SEED for a greener future

Editorial: Plant the SEED for a greener future

February 9, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Top Stories

Thanks to Student Sustainability Council (SSC), student organizations are about to get a lot more green. SSC’s new program, Students Encouraging Environmental Dedication (SEED), is a system designed to succeed. SEED, which aims to help student organizations become more environmentally friendly,...

Yule Ball: A magical night at the wizarding world of CWRU

Yule Ball: A magical night at the wizarding world of CWRU

Chloe Mieras, Staff Reporter

February 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

Case Western Reserve University was changed from a school of muggles to a school of wizards for one magical night. The wizarding world of Harry Potter was transported to CWRU thanks to our very own CWRUcio. On Saturday, Feb. 3, the Yule Ball graced the Tinkham Veale University Center (TVUC) ballrooms...

Overcrowded Latinx music night spirals out of control

Overcrowded Latinx music night spirals out of control

Kushagra Gupta, Director of Print

February 9, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

A student defecated on the third floor of Thwing Center; one passed out on the second. Students vomited and lay unconscious in the basement. The student-run Case Western Reserve University Emergency Medical Service took three intoxicated underage students to the emergency room. Last Saturday, Feb....

Women’s basketball notches first UAA win over Throwback Weekend

Women’s basketball notches first UAA win over Throwback Weekend

David Chang, Staff Reporter

February 9, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Top Stories, Women's Basketball

When the sun comes out on a cold winter day and the temperature rises above 20 degrees, everyone feels blessed that they don’t have to suffer walking through the freezing snow. Like the sun, the Case Western Reserve University women’s basketball team busted out their bright yellow throwback Mather...

Browns fans wonder about contention

Browns fans wonder about contention

KJ Smith, Executive Editor

February 9, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

By defeating the New England Patriots 41-33 this past Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles claimed their first Super Bowl victory in franchise history. 12 of the NFL’s 32 teams still have yet to win a Super Bowl since it began in 1965. However, four teams have never even made it to the big stage: the...

Faccenda: Don’t shy away from physical challenges

Faccenda: Don’t shy away from physical challenges

Alexandra Faccenda, Opinion Editor

February 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

Growing up, I was surrounded by siblings who were always trying to push their bodies to the breaking point. A storm during the yearly beach vacation was an opportunity to see who was fearless enough to take the ocean kayaks out in 20-foot waves. During a family trip to Maine, we biked over 30 miles in...

IMPROVment: A unique organization for a fun experience

IMPROVment: A unique organization for a fun experience

Mary McPheeters, Staff Reporter

February 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

Jan. 20 marked the first of many IMPROVment shows that will be put on throughout this semester at Eldred Black Box. IMPROVment is the only short form improv comedy troupe on campus and its shows are free and open to the public. Although IMPROVment is a theater organization, auditions are open to anyone...

RTA riders rally against fare hike

RTA riders rally against fare hike

Nahee Kim, Staff Reporter

February 2, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Upon the announcement of an upcoming RTA fare increase, Clevelanders for Public Transit (CPT) volunteer Emily Needles distributed information to inform RTA users of the expected price change. CPT is a riders’ based organization advocating for better public transit. Reactions to Needles’ pamphlets...

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