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CWRU mourns with New Zealand

CWRU mourns with New Zealand

Nathan Lesch, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, Events & Talks, News, Top Stories

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Playlist of the Week, Top Stories

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


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports, Top Stories, Track and Field

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


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports, Tennis, Top Stories, Women's Tennis

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


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

“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


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

“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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fun & Games, Tech, Top Stories

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...

Playlist of the Week – 3/22/2019

Playlist of the Week – 3/22/2019

Jackson Rudoff, Opinion Editor

March 22, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Playlist of the Week, Top Stories

Are you someone with obscure music tastes? Do you enjoy flexing how underground the bands you listen to are? For this week, we’ve created a playlist just for you appreciators of the underappreciated. Enjoy a selection of five songs mined from the depths of Spotify, each of which have not been streamed...

Baseball’s offense doesn’t take a spring break

Baseball’s offense doesn’t take a spring break

Claire Nordt, Sports Editor

March 22, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports, Spring Sports, Top Stories

The Spartan baseball team opened their spring break trip in Atlanta with a two-game series against Oglethorpe University. CWRU defeated the Stormy Petrels 9-0, which was the third straight win for the Spartans. The game had several highlight moments, including second-year pitcher Matt Levine pitching se...

Wilson: Keep the killer nameless

Wilson: Keep the killer nameless

Peter Wilson, Staff Columnist

March 22, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

Last week, the world was rocked by the news that two mosques had been attacked by a white nationalist. Mass shootings are, unfortunately, a common problem in America, but this past Friday’s attack occurred in New Zealand. Leaving at least 50 dead, the shooter used an semi-automatic rifle to perpetr...

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