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Class of 2022 posing after their victory

Class of 2022 wins the Hudson Relays after a year like no other

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor April 30, 2021

The 111th annual Hudson Relays took place this past Saturday April 24, marking the latest iteration of Case Western Reserve University’s oldest campus tradition. Starting in 1910, the event commemorates...

TEDx comes back to CWRU to discuss how small actions can result in big changes.

TEDxCWRU 2021 sparks conversations on what we can all do for change

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor April 2, 2021

On March 27, TEDxCWRU held its fifth annual event. An independent, self-organized version of the famous TED conferences, which are committed to “ideas worth spreading,” TEDxCWRU allows students to...

UPB Week, a weeklong series of events which ran from March 8-13, was the latest instance of student activities persevering through COVID.

The programs may be less visible, but UPB is still here

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor March 19, 2021

For many clubs on campus, the defining question for the past year has been how to properly transition campus life to a time when in-person interactions are not allowed? There have been many virtual attempts...

Students turn Thwing Ballroom into a senior citizens' center with a night of bingo fun.

“Thwingo,” CWRU’s most successful pandemic event, returns for a second semester

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor March 12, 2021

When students returned to Case Western Reserve University in the fall of 2020, they went back to a campus very different from that of a typical semester. Gone were the student activity fairs, orientation...

A play through Zoom? Who’d have thought.

“2020 (hindsight)”: A virtual play about despair and hope in this year to remember

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor November 20, 2020

This year has been a rough one. While there have been glimmers of hope along the way, it is evident that our lives have changed for the worse over the past year as we have been deprived of some of the...

Dr. Srinivasan leads a cooking class for students celebrating Diwali.

Coronavirus cancels CWRU events again

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor November 20, 2020

The United States is currently in the throes of another spike in this seemingly never-ending pandemic, hitting record numbers of daily infections. This has started to have wide ramifications at Case Western...

No masks needed, comfy clothes encouraged: The resurgence of the drive-in movie

Kate Caforio, Contributing Reporter August 21, 2020

The drive-in movie is a classic characteristic of Americana. The bright neon signs, white projector screens and cars parked bumper to bumper all contribute to the image of the quintessential drive-in theater....

Proceeds from the Quintessence Combo concert went to Joyful Noise Neighborhood Music School, a nonprofit that was founded in 2004.

All that jazz

Tobili Hatcher, Staff Reporter April 7, 2020

It’s hard to imagine what life was like before COVID-19 filled our thoughts every second of everyday. With cases increasing exponentially, shelter-in-place orders going into effect and in-person instruction...

“El Astronauta,” (above) is one of the 150 films presented at the Short. Sweet. Film. Festival in downtown Cleveland.

Short. Sweet. Film Fest. expands to five days to celebrate ninth year

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor February 27, 2020

The Short. Sweet. Film Fest. started in the basement of Market Garden Brewery, spearheaded by Case Western Reserve University alumni and faculty member Michael Sugilo. That first show had 30 films. Now,...

The musical “The Scottsboro Boys,” uses real historical events to talk about racism.

Are we allowed to enjoy “The Scottsboro Boys” musical?

Chris Markham, Copy Editor February 27, 2020

Director Jon Martinez's production of “The Scottsboro Boys,” that ended its three-week run at the Beck Center for the Arts last Sunday, Feb. 23, challenges the (mostly white) audience to think about...

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