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Latest J.K. Rowling movie entertaining but cluttered

Latest J.K. Rowling movie entertaining but cluttered

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2018


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

After establishing a new set of characters within the fictional world of Harry Potter in 2016’s “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” Warner Bros. returned to the universe earlier this month with “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.” Like its predecessor, “The Crimes of Grindelwald”...

A farewell to the Happy Dog at Euclid Tavern

A farewell to the Happy Dog at Euclid Tavern

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

The Euclid Tavern has been the reliable fixture of a constantly changing University Circle. The historic bar has been around in some form or another since 1909, with new owners taking over as the years went by. Now its latest owner, Happy Dog, is closing the location marking the fourth time in the new mill...

Fifth-year basketball player returns after season long injury

Fifth-year basketball player returns after season long injury

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2018


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

Kara Hageman is a graduate student and forward on the Case Western Reserve University women’s basketball team. She retained a year of athletic eligibility due to a year-long injury in her fourth year but is back with a passion to succeed. She graduated with a degree in biomedical engineering and is c...

Editorial: The limitations of free speech

Editorial: The limitations of free speech

Jackson Rudoff, Opinion Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Top Stories

It can often be difficult to quantify “violence.” Most often we think of blatant physical incidents, such as the riots in Charlottesville that broke out in response to the “Unite the Right” demonstration put on by white nationalists. We imagine scenes of fist fights, tear gas and police in riot gea...

Men’s basketball wins Bill Sudeck Tournament

Men’s basketball wins Bill Sudeck Tournament

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2018


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

The Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team dominated the competition at home to win the Bill Sudeck Tournament, defeating Franciscan University of Steubenville, 78-48, on Friday, Nov. 16 and Washington College, 70-66, the day after. However, the team recently faced its first setback of the season...

Chef duo from Edwins Restaurant visits campus

Chef duo from Edwins Restaurant visits campus

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food, Top Stories

Chris Terry is the chef de cuisine at Edwins Leadership and Restaurant, a restaurant that pairs fine dining with opportunities for the formerly incarcerated to make an experience designed to improve the lives of both customers and staff. On Nov. 27 Terry and one of his trainees visited the kitchen in...

Fink beyond the possible

Fink beyond the possible

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor

November 30, 2018


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

What do LeBron James and first-year goalkeeper Charlie Fink have in common? They are both from Akron, Ohio and are heroes for Cleveland sports teams. In the Case Western Reserve University men’s soccer team’s second-ever visit to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Championships, Fink made the game-...

A look at the research behind “Ralph Breaks the Internet”

A look at the research behind “Ralph Breaks the Internet”

Julia Knight, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2018


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

In place of buildings and signs are skyward-stacked computers that flash fluorescent lights. People embody blockheaded avatars and aimlessly wander the busy sidewalks. Instead of cars, data-packets zoom across miles of cables. In the upcoming animated Disney film “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” the int...

Parisian chef visits CWRU, teaches art of French cooking

Parisian chef visits CWRU, teaches art of French cooking

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2018


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

Nearly 10 years ago while on sabbatical, Cheryl Toman, who is a professor of French and chair of the Modern Languages and Literatures department at Case Western Reserve University and holds a doctorate in Interdisciplinary French Studies, discovered a restaurant in Paris called Le Preum’s. Toman be...

Men’s basketball looks to improve on last season

Men’s basketball looks to improve on last season

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2018


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

The Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team looks to build on its progress from last year. The team finished the 2017-2018 campaign with a 12-13 record. CWRU averaged 75 points per game and hit an average of 9.5 three pointers per game. The team will return nine of last year’s pl...

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