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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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Filed under Events & Talks, News, Outside the Circle, Top Stories

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Theater & Dance, Top Stories

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


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

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...

A trip into the Cult of the Monster Truck

A trip into the Cult of the Monster Truck

Michael Wu, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

The first thing I learned about monster trucks is that they are loud. They are the kind of loud that rips through your ear drums and leaves you temporarily deaf. They make you want to cover your ears and shut your eyes like a child because these monster trucks were so loud that frankly, they sort of...

Netflix gives a great “Sex Education”

Netflix gives a great “Sex Education”

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2019


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

Are you an undergraduate student at Case Western Reserve University? Yes   No If you circled yes, please stop reading this right now, pull up your roommate’s friend’s Netflix account, and watch all eight episodes of the first season of “Sex Education.” It’s a fantastically written and...

You won’t run away when you hear this band

You won’t run away when you hear this band

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

March 1, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

What started as a name for a fake band has transformed into a captivating alternative folk group. A friend of guitarist and lead vocalist Nick Davenport invented the band to deceive her carpool driver, a self-proclaimed music maven. Years later, Suitcase Runaway has performed in over half a dozen cities and...

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