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IMPROVment hosts annual improv festival

IMPROVment hosts annual improv festival

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

April 5, 2019

This past weekend, IMPROVment hosted their eighth annual Lake Effect Improv Festival in the Tink Ballroom on Saturday, March 30. The festival’s name is inspired by our university’s proximity to Lake Erie and contributions to Cleveland’s weather by the lake effect. This year’s festival...

Tokyo Police Club visits Grog

Tokyo Police Club visits Grog

Yugan Sakthi, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2019

Tokyo Police Club (TPC) is a big enough name in music that most of the audience at their Grog Shop concert on Friday, March 22 knew at least a song or two. For those unfamiliar with the Canadian indie rock band, I can only imagine they assumed it was a Japanese electronic dance music duo or an undergrou...

Billie Eilish smashes charts with captivating album

Billie Eilish smashes charts with captivating album

Julia Knight, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2019

Seventeen year old Billie Eilish shot to the top of the charts with her debut album “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?” on March 29. The record is forecasted to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. The 14-song album includes past hits like “you should see me in a crown...

Ohio man has perfect bracket through first two rounds

Ohio man has perfect bracket through first two rounds

Emily Young, Copy Editor

March 29, 2019

Every year, March Madness rocks the nation with torrents of busted brackets, crushing dreams and ruining sports enthusiasts’ chances of winning their office betting pool. This year was particularly brutal, with only top-seeded teams making it to the Sweet 16. The lowest seeded team to make it to the S...

Third-year rower finds support in teammates

Third-year rower finds support in teammates

Claire Nordt, Sports Editor

March 29, 2019

Madison Piccirillo is a third-year chemistry and finance student who has dedicated much of her time at CWRU to the CWRU rowing team. When she’s not in the water, she enjoys spending time with her Delta Gamma sisters and sleeping. What is your favorite part of being on the crew team? Why? The peop...

Owning Northeast Ohio

Owning Northeast Ohio

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2019

Cleveland-area schools have proven to be no match for the Case Western Reserve University softball team. In the past week and a half, the Spartans have gone 7-1 against four teams from Northeast Ohio. To begin regional play, CWRU went 1-1 against Baldwin Wallace University. They lost the first game 5-4 ...

Elton John’s greatest hits, 45 years later

Elton John’s greatest hits, 45 years later

Yugan Sakthi, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2019

Monday, March 25 marked Sir Elton John’s 72nd birthday. In those years he has, by some measures, become the fifth best-selling artist of all time. He never truly left the spotlight, but with his biopic “Rocketman” in the making, the light shines anew on his life and music; to mark the occasion...

Toledo: Stop institutionalizing ableism

Toledo: Stop institutionalizing ableism

Katharine Toledo, Staff Columnist

March 29, 2019

There’s this simulation called the Spoon Theory Demonstration. It’s used to help people who aren’t disabled to better understand that tasks that may seem simple to them are significantly more difficult to those of us with chronic illnesses and other disabilities. You’re given 20 spoons at...

Baseball extends winning streak to six with two sweeps

Baseball extends winning streak to six with two sweeps

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2019

The Case Western Reserve University baseball team continued their home dominance by defeating State University of New York at Fredonia in a doubleheader 19-0 and 5-3 on Saturday, March 23 and St. John Fisher College in a doubleheader 5-4 and 7-2 on Sunday, March 24. Against SUNY Fredonia, the Spartans kept the...

“Old Town Road” sparks debate over genres

“Old Town Road” sparks debate over genres

Chris Heermann, Social Media Editor

March 29, 2019

On Dec. 2, musician Lil Nas X released his single “Old Town Road,” and the music game changed forever. Lil Nas X (born Montero Hill) is an up-and-coming musician from Atlanta. He dropped out of college in the spring of 2018 to follow his passion for creating music. He is at the forefront of th...

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