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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...

Killers of the Flower Moon tells the story of the Osage murders that took place in the 1900s and explores the impact of these tragedies, all with a star-studded cast including (left to right) Lily Gladstone, Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio.

“Killers of the Flower Moon” is not your grandparents’ Western

Anthony Wiles, Contributing Writer November 10, 2023

Set in the bustling yet tense climate of 1920s Oklahoma oil country, Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon” is based on a nonfiction book of the same title, which tells the stories of the...

Nine local Cleveland coffee shops to support instead of Starbucks or Dunkin’

Kate Gordon, Life Editor November 10, 2023

It should come as no surprise that there are countless reasons not to support large coffee chains like Starbucks and Dunkin’. Starbucks has appeared in the news numerous times in the second half of this...

From Oct. 24-29, the popular comedic muscial The Book of Mormon was performed at the KeyBank State Theatre, drawing in large crowds of Cleveland theatregoers.

Raunchy and witty: A review of “The Book of Mormon”

Zachary Treseler, News Editor November 3, 2023

“The Book of Mormon” is perhaps the most funny, yet raunchy, musical that I have ever seen. Its absurdity means that everyone can find something or someone to laugh at while watching, which is all...

1989 (Taylors Version) has already taken the world with Swifts matured vocals and new From The Vault tracks successfully revitalizing the former Album of The Year.

Has Taylor Swift’s re-recording project started to falter?

Kethan Srinivasan, Staff Writer November 3, 2023

Some will know it as Album of The Year. Others might recognize it as the biggest musical reset of the 2010s. I remember it as the album with the incessantly-played lead single, “Shake It Off.” But...

Frontman of The Happy Fits, Calvin Langman, dazzles Cleveland with his spectacular cello and vocal skills.

In concert, The Happy Fits showcase the beauty of positive and negative emotions alike

Amanda Wu, Staff Writer November 3, 2023

On Sunday, Oct. 22, the indie rock band The Happy Fits performed at the House of Blues in downtown Cleveland. Blasting off with “Do Your Worst” from their newest album, “Under the Shade of Green,”...

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