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A formulaic, yet odd marvel

A formulaic, yet odd marvel

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018


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

The release of “Venom” has been plagued by immense scrutiny from many and cautious optimism from some. Such doubts stemmed from its lack of a connection to Spider-Man or the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) due to it being from Sony Picture’s barebones Marvel Universe with a questionable wr...

Author Ben Fountain visits Cleveland

Author Ben Fountain visits Cleveland

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

As a reporter covering the 2016 presidential election for The Guardian, author Ben Fountain found himself up close and personal with the the most confusing and controversial presidential race in recent memory. On Monday night his tour supporting his new book “Beautiful Country Burn Again: Democracy, ...

Playlist of the week

Playlist of the week

Kyle Smith, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

As the first round of tests, projects and presentations winds to a close, many students may be tempted to turn off their brains and spend the next few weeks doing nothing more mentally stimulating than binge-watching Netflix. Well, binge away: this week’s playlist has all the mental stimulation you ...

Football suffers heartbreaking defeat

Football suffers heartbreaking defeat

Riley Simko, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

The Case Western Reserve University men’s football team lost to undefeated No. 12 Washington & Jefferson College on Saturday, Oct. 6. The final score was 44-36. Despite the loss, the Spartans had an impressive outing. First-year quarterback Drew Saxton threw for a career-high 414 yards during the g...

Cross country teams both take second in Ohio Championships

Cross country teams both take second in Ohio Championships

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor

October 12, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Sports, Top Stories

  At the All-Ohio Championships on Sept. 29, the Case Western Reserve University men’s and women’s cross country teams both earned second place among Division III teams in the state.  For the men, it was a repeat performance from last year, when they also finished second. This time arou...

CWRU student group 4upz set to release full length project

CWRU student group 4upz set to release full length project

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

October 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

Oct. 9 marks two important events for fourth-year student Arik Stewart. It marks his birthday and the release of “Son of October,” the first official project from his eight member art collective 4upz. “It’s a musical project focusing on some of my expression and some of my story,” said Stewart. ...

Best selling authors Judy Blume and Daniel Handler meet at Maltz

Best selling authors Judy Blume and Daniel Handler meet at Maltz

Yvonne Pan, Staff Reporter

October 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Poetry & Literature, Top Stories

Two giants of children's literature, Judy Blume and Daniel Handler, the latter who uses the pseudonym Lemony Snicket, met at Maltz Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, Sept. 26. The two came to Cleveland as part of the William N. Skirball Writers Center Stage Series. Their conversation was the hi...

Facing the giants

Facing the giants

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor

October 5, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

The first two conference games were as tough as a team could get. The Case Western Reserve University volleyball team had to open University Athletic Association (UAA) play against No. 8 Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) and No. 14 University of Chicago but won against weaker conference foe...

Second-year swimmer finds his poker face

Second-year swimmer finds his poker face

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

October 5, 2018


Filed under Men's Swimming, Sports, Top Stories

Jonathan Liu is a second-year swimmer who swims the breast and butterfly strokes. He loves swimming for the friendships he has formed through the sport and the time management it requires, which keeps him more organized. Although he was an avid video game player in high school, he has found a new ho...

Misterwives plays Veale for UPBeats Fall Concert

Misterwives plays Veale for UPBeats Fall Concert

Aura Rossy, Account Manager

October 5, 2018


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

As the lights in the Veale Convocation, Recreation and Athletic Center faded out on Saturday, Sept. 29 in anticipation of Misterwives, it became impossible to see over the heads in the crowd. Smoke drifted out from behind a UPBeats sign on stage and gave way to Misterwives as they took in the cheers from...

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