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Natalie Portman (left) and Julianne Moore (right) star in May December, which is based on the real-life predatory relationship of Mary Kay Letourneau and Vili Fualaau.

Now streaming on Netflix, “May December” is a hard watch, but one well worth it

Kate Gordon, Gordon December 8, 2023

“May December” is not a movie for the faint of heart. More a character study than anything else, the film hones in on the inner lives and relationships of its three leading characters: actress Elizabeth...

MaDaCol performance dazzles and inspires students

Zachary Treseler, News Editor December 8, 2023

Last week, the Mather Dance Collective—abbreviated MaDaCol—held its annual performance show at the Mather Dance center, performing an engaging series of three dance numbers. This completely student-run...

Breaking down the umbrella organization headache

Megan Abel, Staff Writer December 1, 2023

A large part of the college experience is joining clubs and other organizations. At Case Western Reserve University, the breakdown of extracurriculars can be more than just a little headache. Despite being...

The prequel to the hit film franchise—serving as the backstory behind antagonist President Snow—was poorly paced and focused on fan service rather than character and plot development.

“The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” is easily the worst of the film franchise

Kate Gordon, Life Editor December 1, 2023

I initially had high hopes for the latest installment of “The Hunger Games” film franchise, “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.” Set 64 years before the first “Hunger Games” movie, the prequel...

A look into the Student Presidents’ Roundtable’s impact on the campus community

Shivangi Nanda, Executive Editor December 1, 2023

On Nov. 12, the Student Presidents’ Roundtable (SPR) hosted its first town hall meeting in Eldred Hall, hoping to educate Case Western Reserve University students about SPR’s mission and discuss each...

In the center of the stage, Electra (Emily Kuntz) confronts members of the Chorus as she explains that she wants to kill her mother, Clytemnestra, to avenge the murder of her father, Agamemnon.

“Electra” brings an ancient tale of vengeance to CWRU with a modern twist

Elie Aoun, Director of Print November 17, 2023

The Department of Theater at Case Western Reserve University is staging a quintessential ancient Greek tragedy with modern elements. “Electra” by Sophocles is a tale of sacrifice, adultery, grief and...

The sixth and final wave of the Booster Course Pass includes some characters beloved by fans of old Mario Kart games. From left to right: Pauline, Funky Kong, Peachette and Diddy Kong.

Nintendo releases a sixth and final wave of new tracks for “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe” with four returning characters

Elie Aoun, Director of Print November 17, 2023

On Nov. 8, Nintendo released the sixth and final wave of new tracks to “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe” as part of the “Booster Course Pass DLC.” This update also added four new characters and included a...

A playlist for late fall

Kate Gordon, Life Editor November 17, 2023

The end of the semester can be downright depressing. The deadlines for final exams and papers, which seemed so far in the distance at the beginning of August, are now only weeks away. Plus, the weather’s...

The TASA Night Market was intended to be a celebration of Taiwanese culture, but the event was mismanaged, leaving many students unsatisfied with their experience.

Flavors of frustration: TASA Night Market fails to satisfy

Shivangi Nanda and Zachary Treseler November 17, 2023

Case Western Reserve University brings together students from all kinds of backgrounds, and our student groups reflect that. With dozens of cultural and diversity organizations on campus, students can...

(Left to right) Director of Print Elie Aoun and Laila Ramadan (team The Iliad) defeat Elies roommates Jared Hausman and Ari Avalos (team The Rs) after both gaining a massive lead on Delfino Square.

UPBarrio Kart brings students together for a thrilling “Mario Kart Wii” tournament

Elie Aoun, Director of Print November 10, 2023

On Saturday, Nov. 4, University Program Board (UPB) hosted Barrio Kart, a “Mario Kart Wii” tournament that pitted two-person teams of students against each other in a single-elimination bracket. Throughout...

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