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Playlist of the Week – 3/22/2019

Playlist of the Week – 3/22/2019

Jackson Rudoff, Opinion Editor

March 22, 2019

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

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

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...

Hozier’s sophomore album worth the five year wait

Hozier’s sophomore album worth the five year wait

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2019

Every Tuesday night at 8:45 p.m., people start lining up for a show at Doyle’s of College Street in Dublin. They wait, packed in a stairwell drinking beers, until whenever Doyle’s considers 9 p.m. to be (usually around 9:15 p.m.) to pay seven euros that will eventually be donated to charity and sit i...

Laios sweeps throwing events at UAA Championships

Laios sweeps throwing events at UAA Championships

Claire Nordt, Sports Editor

March 1, 2019

The Spartan track and field team competed at the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship over the weekend. The event was hosted by Brandeis University. The Spartan women finished fifth, scoring 66 points, and the Spartan men tied for fifth, scoring 50 points. The Spartan women weight throwers stood out ...

Battle of the Bands rocks Jolly Scholar

Battle of the Bands rocks Jolly Scholar

Chris Heermann, Social Media Manager

March 1, 2019

If you walked through the Thwing Center last Saturday night, you may have wondered why The Jolly Scholar was louder than your roommate’s alarm at 8 a.m. If you had peeked your head in, you would have seen acts competing in the annual Battle of the Bands. The prize? The opportunity to perform at this ...

Two women’s basketball legends celebrated on Senior Day

Two women’s basketball legends celebrated on Senior Day

David Chang, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2019

The Case Western Reserve University women’s basketball team played their final game of the season on Saturday, Feb. 23, topping Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) 69-52. The game also served as the team’s Senior Day, where graduating students were recognized for their contributions to the team. Stud...

Cleveland Eats festival canceled

Cleveland Eats festival canceled

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2019

A beloved Cleveland festival is no longer. The widely attended Cleveland Eats Tri-C Culinary Festival has been canceled after only two years. Michael Huff, the dean of the Hospitality Management Center at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), helped launch the festival in 2017. “Cleveland Eats bega...

Balancing between silliness, seriousness

Balancing between silliness, seriousness

Eddie Kerekes, Executive Editor

March 1, 2019

As a high school student, perhaps the two worst words to hear from an English teacher are “William Shakespeare.” The name itself strikes dread and fear into the hearts of teenagers, leading to groans when it is time for an annual reading of one of the playwright’s many scripts. Hearing that the ...

“Roma” transcends film

“Roma” transcends film

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2019

On Sunday, Feb. 24, the 91st Academy Awards celebrated the best films of 2018, although there were questionable choices for the lineup in certain categories.  While the ceremony went, for some areas, smoothly, I respectfully disagree with the final decision to award “Green Book” Best Picture. While...

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