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Track and field lose to Tartans in close dual meet

Track and field lose to Tartans in close dual meet

Eddie Kerekes, Director of Web & Multimedia

February 2, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Track and Field

The whole track and field team surrounded the high jump mat, holding their collective breath as their teammate ran toward the bar. When he finally fell to the ground, the team exhaled. Unfortunately for Case Western Reserve University, their jumpers came up a bit short. Archrival Carnegie Mellon University...

Road warriors

Road warriors

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

February 2, 2018


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

The Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team grabbed attention this past weekend as they defeated Brandeis University 89-58 on Friday, Jan. 26 and defeated New York University (NYU) 77-75 on Sunday, Jan. 28. With the two victories, the team swept a University Athletic Association (UAA)...

CWRU shuts down Jolly Scholar event amid student protests

CWRU shuts down Jolly Scholar event amid student protests

Kushagra Gupta and Sophia Yakumithis

February 2, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

In a decision made by Case Western Reserve University, The Jolly Scholar’s “Make America Jolly Again” event was cancelled the afternoon before it was to be held. The decision was made earlier that day after bar and restaurant owner Matt Vann received a letter from a large number of diverse student...

Men’s basketball comeback win ends losing streak

Men’s basketball comeback win ends losing streak

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

January 26, 2018


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

After blowing a first half lead against the University of Chicago and a potential four-game losing streak on the line, the Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team didn’t stress. “We have been in this situation before. We didn't panic, stayed calm and focused on executing,” said...

Buddying up at the gym

Buddying up at the gym

Eddie Kerekes, Director of Web & Multimedia

January 26, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Walking into the gym for the first time can be overwhelming. Everyone inside looks athletic and seem to know exactly what they are doing. Plus, there are a bunch of machines that without the appropriate context look like medieval torture devices. The DiGeronimo Fitness Center inside the Wyant Athletic...

Jolly Scholar attracts unexpected crowd with butterbeer

Jolly Scholar attracts unexpected crowd with butterbeer

Yvonne Pan, Contributing Reporter

January 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

More than two decades after “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling was published, it is hard to name a more timeless novel published recently. Even today, tributes to the series are ubiquitous, from the upcoming release of a game called “Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery” to ...

Journalist speaks at MLK convocation

Journalist speaks at MLK convocation

Christopher Cannon, Contributing Reporter

January 25, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Nikole Hannah-Jones, an award-winning journalist for The New York Times Magazine, did not stray away from discussing Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “radical” rhetoric while speaking at Case Western Reserve University’s annual MLK convocation last Friday. Known for her prolific work on systematic...

Activists raise questions surrounding Thomas Yatsko’s fatal shooting

Activists raise questions surrounding Thomas Yatsko’s fatal shooting

Kevin Smith, Executive Editor

January 25, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Last weekend, Thomas Yatsko’s family held a vigil outside of Uptown Corner Alley, a week after being shot by Sergeant Dean Graziolli of Cleveland Police’s Fifth District. While honoring his memory, the crowd drew attention to the amount of cameras in the University Circle Neighborhood, suggesting...

Wrestling shows promise over break

Wrestling shows promise over break

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

January 19, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Wrestling

After over a month off of competition, the Spartan wrestling team returned in January to partake in three matches in the course of one week. On Jan. 6 the team traveled to Pennsylvania to wrestle in the Waynesburg Invitational. The tournament of 17 teams saw the Case Western Reserve University squad...

CMA celebrates MLK Day, legacy

CMA celebrates MLK Day, legacy

Yvonne Pan, Contributing Reporter

January 19, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemorates the life work of one of the most influential civil rights leaders in history. King’s legacy lives on through this holiday and the celebration held in his name. I stumbled upon the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA)’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration on Mond...

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