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A sit down with The International and Multicultural Exchange (TIME)

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter
February 10
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

On Feb. 4 The International Multicultural Exchange (TIME) took over The Spot in Leutner Commons to celebrate “Tet,” the Vietnamese New Year, with traditional Vietnamese food and activities. TIME looked to promote diversity and unity while shedding some light on lesser represented cultures that some ...

Quick hands lead to four game streak

Quick hands lead to four game streak

Noah Crowley, Staff Reporter
December 9
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Top Stories, Women's Basketball

The Spartans now have a four-game win streak and are looking to continue it. The Case Western Reserve University women’s basketball team continues to dominate its competition in the regular season and now sits at an impressive 6-2 thus far in the season, a record which includes being undefeated on th...

Barrett: Self-care in the midst of political tension

Barrett: Self-care in the midst of political tension

Eva Barrett, Columnist
November 11
Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

Bio: Eva is a third year student, black queer poet and teacher who wants to make the load a little lighter for the next generation of students of color. Election Night is over. All of our strange election watch parties have died down— many of us may have fallen asleep during the CNN coverage on...

Chabad, Radical Student Union holds events at odds

Chabad, Radical Student Union holds events at odds

Kushagra Gupta, Staff Reporter
November 11
Filed under Campus Insider, News, Top Stories

Differing opinions between campus groups over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is now well-established at Case Western Reserve University. This past Sunday, Nov. 6, the Radical Student Union (RSU) at CWRU hosted a screening of the Israeli documentary “The Law in These Parts” that clashed with...

Swim and dive kicks past competition

Swim and dive kicks past competition

Ben Resnick, Staff Reporter
November 11
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving, Top Stories

With wins over the College of Wooster and Oberlin College, the Spartans’ men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams both went undefeated in their two meets this past weekend. The men’s team’s two wins brought their record to 3-2 on the season while the women’s team’s two wins brought them ...

Saint Motel performs at House of Blues

F.E Abouelsoud, Contributing Reporter
November 4
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The Cleveland music scene hosted Saint Motel, an indie pop band, on Oct. 17. The show at the House of Blues was a mix of pop and jazz, with Hippocampus and Weathers accompanying the main act. The two smaller bands had two distinct sets, providing a good mix of classic 90s hip hop and rock. The star ...

Barrett: The case for a Cleveland Studies program at CWRU

Eva Barrett, Columnist
November 4
Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s high time that Case Western Reserve University thinks seriously about instituting a comprehensive, academically rigorous Cleveland Studies program. Much like University of Chicago’s Chicago Studies program, the function of Cleveland Studies would be to educate our students on the complexity ...

Philosophy of Undergraduate Experience drafted, open to suggestions

Srivatsan Uchani, Staff Reporter
October 28
Filed under News

One of the most important ways in which universities around the country maintain their competitiveness and quality is by constantly reevaluating the needs and experiences of their students. In line with this goal, Case Western Reserve University is currently in the midst of an in-depth, two-year invest...

Women’s soccer faces tough competition

Women’s soccer faces tough competition

Jacob Rayyan, Staff Reporter
October 14
Filed under Soccer, Sports, Top Stories, Women's Soccer

The Case Western Reserve University Women’s Soccer team played two tough games last week, defeating Ohio Wesleyan University 2-0 and then dropping a match against eigth-ranked Brandeis University 4-0. With their split performance, the Spartans are now 5-4-3 overall on the season, including an 0-1-1 ...

Menon: Freedom to choose

Ari Menon, Columnist
October 14
Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

My attention was first brought to this issue roughly a month or so ago, when France passed the burkini ban, permanently barring women from wearing more modest swimwear. This ban is sort of an addition to the already existing ban on the burqa, which was passed in 2011. Prior to this, in 2004, any “...

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