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Menon: Freedom to choose

Ari Menon, Columnist

October 14, 2016


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 “...

Smith: It’s more than police shootings

Smith: It’s more than police shootings

Kevin Smith, Columnist

October 7, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

The Cleveland Division of Police (CDP) force has been under a microscope recently. They have worked and tried to establish a relationship with the community in spite of controversial events, but their efforts might come undone. While the Black Shield, the union that represents the city’s African-A...

No longer “Case” Medical Center

No longer “Case” Medical Center

Chris Nguyen, Staff Reporter

October 7, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories

University Hospitals (UH) and the Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine have always shared a strong bond. Its intimate partnership is apparent if you have ever walked down Euclid Avenue or Adelbert Road and saw the campus these two organizations shared. However the nature of this rela...

Wargo-lden

Wargo-lden

Kevin Smith, Social Media Editor

September 30, 2016


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

The Case Western Reserve University men’s soccer team recorded a win and a loss in the same week for the third time this year, losing on the road against Lycoming College, 1-0, but taking a win at home in close game against Kenyon College, 1-0. The Spartans came into Lycoming fresh off of a win against the J...

Now we’re stressed out

Srivatsan Uchani, Staff Reporter

September 30, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories

If there’s one thing that college students know about, it’s stress. It surrounds us constantly, hanging like a dark cloud over every facet of our lives, whether it be academics, professional relationships or career plans. Making things even worse is the fact that college is, for many students, the very...

Trashed Out Cashed Out: A Recap

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter

September 30, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

Last Saturday night over hundreds of people gathered in the transformed Veale Center to take in the sounds of well-known rappers Waka Flocka Flame and Lil Dicky. With heavy bass filling the strobe lit room and groups of people jumping in unison, Veale felt more like an immersive concert venue than th...

Student groups gear up for November elections

Student groups gear up for November elections

Aquene Kimmel, Staff Reporter

September 23, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories

Since the beginning of this semester, walking across campus during school hours supplies students with ample opportunities to register to vote, provided by various campus and nonprofit groups. Among registering voters and preparing in other ways for Nov. 8 are student political groups, which are now...

Kolison: Depression is silent

Kolison: Depression is silent

Stephen Kolison, Columnist

September 23, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

Many people like to pretend that if they cannot see something, then said thing does not exist. For instance, if I don’t look at my bank account, then I can make it rain like a Romney. I’m still a healthy 150 lbs if I can’t see my scale. I have a 4.0 if I don’t look at Blackboard Learn. Unack...

Bitter loss fuels Spartans for weekend

Bitter loss fuels Spartans for weekend

Noah Crowley, Staff Reporter

September 23, 2016


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

A nail-biting match brought the bitter taste of defeat into the Spartans’ mouths, and they responded with unmatched ferocity. The Case Western Reserve University volleyball team fought through a tough match against the Mount Union University Purple Raiders on Sept. 14, and they came away with their f...

Spartans split at home

Spartans split at home

Kevin Smith, Social Media Editor

September 16, 2016


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

Spartan men’s soccer took both a win and a loss this week, succeeding in shutting out Baldwin Wallace University, 4-0, but failing to do the same for  DePauw University, 2-1. They’ll stay at .500 with a record of 2-2-0. In their handy defeat of the ailing Baldwin Wallace University Yellow Jac...

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