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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...

Are we living in the golden era of comic book adaptations?

Are we living in the golden era of comic book adaptations?

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2019

While recent changes to the Disney-Netflix relationship have caused the cancellation of shows “Jessica Jones” and “Luke Cage,” the imminent arrival of a Disney-owned streaming service promises a replacement lineup in the near future. Meanwhile, films like “Captain Marvel” are doing exceedingly...

CWRU mourns with New Zealand

CWRU mourns with New Zealand

Nathan Lesch, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2019

Dozens of students and community members congregated along Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) Oval for a candlelight vigil this past Thursday to show solidarity and respect for the victims of the recent New Zealand mosque shootings. The vigil was organized by the Muslim Student Association (MSA) and included ...

Playlist of the Week – 29 March 2019

Playlist of the Week – 29 March 2019

Ryan Yoo, Director of Design

March 29, 2019

Even though spring break was only two weeks ago, it feels like it’s been a month since we’ve had a break. It’s hard being on campus when all you want is to be anywhere else. As we count down the days until the end of the semester—it’s 41 days, by the way—enjoy these songs about the lows (and...

Track and field opens outdoor season, thrower breaks school record

Track and field opens outdoor season, thrower breaks school record

David Chang, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2019

The Case Western Reserve University track and field team began its outdoor season last weekend at the Washington and Lee Track Carnival in Lexington, Virginia. The team combined to win five total events. Graduate student Cassandra Laios broke the school record with a hammer throw of 51.62 meters, fin...

Women’s tennis faces top competition in Florida

Women’s tennis faces top competition in Florida

Claire Nordt, Sports Editor

March 22, 2019

The women’s tennis team traveled to Florida for their spring break trip, where they competed against six opponents, securing four wins and suffering two losses. The Spartans kicked off the trip with a win against Aquinas College on March 10. The day started with doubles contests. The Spartans claim...

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry – Column 7

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry – Column 7

Dave Lucas, Poet

March 22, 2019

“Rhymes can make sense of the world in a way that regular speech can’t.” Hip hop mogul Jay-Z (Sean Carter) says it better than I can. It’s no coincidence that someone who built a career in rhymes argues so persuasively about the persuasive force of rhyme. “Think about it,” he wr...

Comedian Steven Wright discusses Twitter novel ahead of Cleveland show

Comedian Steven Wright discusses Twitter novel ahead of Cleveland show

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

March 22, 2019

“Everyone is a universe,” Steven Wright, an Oscar-winning and Emmy-nominated comedian said. Although he is a star in stand-up comedy known for his deadpan delivery and clever one-liners Wright’s talent extends far beyond a single metaphorical galaxy. In 2011, he started writing a novel,...

“Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice” and the power of stress projection

“Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice” and the power of stress projection

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2019

Out today is a video game meant not just for fun but for illuminating self-achievement. A video game that aims for you to tear your hair out but revel in your eventual successes against an imposing and deadly force. A video game that both de-stresses you from your academics, social interactions and more, w...

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