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Case Western ranked 24 in Lumosity’s smartest college list

Case Western ranked 24 in Lumosity’s smartest college list

Tanvi Parmar, Special Assignments Reporter

December 1, 2012


Filed under Headlines, News, Top Stories

Case Western Reserve University was recently ranked number 24 in Lumosity’s “Smartest Colleges in America.” Lumosity is a San Francisco-based company that creates brain-training exercises. “Case Western’s ranking just proves that this college is one the best in providing top-notch education...

PTG Presents “Chaika,” an adaption of Chekhov’s “Seagull”

PTG Presents “Chaika,” an adaption of Chekhov’s “Seagull”

Joseph Verbovszky, Theatre and Dance Reporter

December 1, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Theatre & Dance, This Week, Top Stories

 “Sometimes people choose what’s bad for them;” says director Kelly McCready about the characters in Chekhov’s famous play. This seems to be their tragedy. Konstantin loves Nina and hopes to impress his actress mother, Arkadna, with his magnum opus. Nina, however, would sacrifice everything for ...

The Nutcracker at Playhouse Theater, A Holiday Necessity

The Nutcracker at Playhouse Theater, A Holiday Necessity

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter

December 1, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Theatre & Dance, This Week, Top Stories

This weekend, the Cleveland Orchestra accompanies the Joffrey Ballet in a magical performance of Tchaikovsky's “The Nutcracker.” This year's show has been performed only once so far, yesterday, in Cleveland, but four more performances are still lined up for the next couple of days. The perform...

Women drop two in UAA/NCAC Challenge

Women drop two in UAA/NCAC Challenge

Peter Cooke, Sports Editor

December 1, 2012


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

Spartans fall to Kenyon late 55-52, Denison 72-59  A late second half run pushed the ladies of Kenyon College past the Case Western Reserve University women’s basketball team in the first game of the University Athletic Association/North Coast Athletic Conference Challenge. Kenyon rallied with 13 st...

Spartans top Lords 73-63, improve to 3-1 on Fowler’s 18 points

Spartans top Lords 73-63, improve to 3-1 on Fowler’s 18 points

Peter Cooke, Sports Editor

December 1, 2012


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

Senior forward Austin Fowler scored a team-high 18 points, and the Case Western Reserve University men's basketball team led for all but the first 4:34 of action in a 73-63 victory at Kenyon College on Sunday evening inside Tomsich Arena. The Spartans won their second straight and improve to 3-1 overall,...

From Bollywood to Hollywood

From Bollywood to Hollywood

Elaina Lin, Theatre and Dance Reporter

November 16, 2012


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

What's that? Justin Timberlake? No wait. Party rock is in the house? Hold on. Instead, it’s the sound of Indian-fused musical elements. A unique a cappella group on campus, Dhamakapella is dedicated to bringing this combination of contemporary American music with popular Bollywood hits. "It's the...

Disney Buys Rights to Star Wars as Whitney Continues Downward Spiral

Disney Buys Rights to Star Wars as Whitney Continues Downward Spiral

Drew Scheeler, Film and Television Reporter

November 16, 2012


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

The holiday season is fast approaching. The Cleveland weather has turned miserable overnight. Pretty soon, lethal-sized icicles will form on the eaves of the Peter B. Lewis building, a festive joke from that wily trickster Frank Gehry. And next weekend is Thanksgiving, the traditional start to the winter...

Spartans win inaugural Cleveland City Tournament

Spartans win inaugural Cleveland City Tournament

Peter Cooke, Sports Editor

November 16, 2012


Filed under Men's Swimming, Sports, Swimming & Diving, Top Stories, Women's Swimming

Swimmers knock out Yeomen 379-212 with 22 first places  The Case Western Reserve University swimming and diving teams won the inaugural Cleveland City Tournament by defeating Oberlin College by a combined score of 379-212. The Spartans won 22 of the meet’s 32 events, including seven 1-2...

CWRU community participates in campus-wide Saturday of Service

CWRU community participates in campus-wide Saturday of Service

Suneil Kamath, Civic Engagement Reporter

November 16, 2012


Filed under Headlines, News, Top Stories

Case Western Reserve University has a strong reputation for implementing and supporting community service events on campus and throughout Cleveland. CWRU exemplified this tradition during last week’s Fall Saturday of Service. On Saturday, Nov. 10th, CWRU students participated in the Fall Saturday...

A look into…Campus Canines for a Cure

A look into…Campus Canines for a Cure

Jenna Millemaci, Assistant News Editor

November 16, 2012


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Rachel Giesey, a third-year undergraduate at Case Western Reserve University, is passionate about two things: finding a cure for cancer and dogs. Giesey is the president of Campus Canines for a Cure (CCC), which was established in October of 2011. CCC is an undergraduate student organization that...

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