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Bhangra conquering one dance move at a time

Bhangra conquering one dance move at a time

Jacqueline Moreno, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

The month of November was a great month for the Spartan Bhangra Team. The first competition of school year, Queen City Bhangra, was held in Cincinnati, Ohio in early November. The Spartan Bhangra Team was the only collegiate team at the competition and went against other individual teams from across th...

A disappointing season: What explains the Browns’ struggles?

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

This year was supposed to be the year. All offseason, Cleveland Browns fans were ecstatic, anticipating a competitive team and a playoff run. This optimism was also supported by many in the media. Last season showed what the team was capable of, especially as they finished with almost a winning reco...

Cavs vs. Nets: A firsthand experience

Cavs vs. Nets: A firsthand experience

Ishan Kulkarni, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

In a game that went down to the wire, the Cleveland Cavaliers fell to the Brooklyn Nets 108-106. The Cavaliers were coming off a close home upset six-point win against the Portland Trail Blazers. The Cavaliers were sitting in fourth place in the Central Division with a 5-11 record, while the Nets wer...

Spartan football falls in the first round of NCAAs, ending a strong season

Spartan football falls in the first round of NCAAs, ending a strong season

Shreya Ramani, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

On Saturday, Nov. 23, the Case Western Reserve University Spartan football team traveled to Schenectady, New York to face off against Union College in the first round of the NCAA Division III playoffs. The 25th-ranked Spartans went in with a 9-1 record against the 13th-ranked Dutchmen (10-0). Unfortunately,...

Men’s cross country finish 24th at NCAA Nationals

Men’s cross country finish 24th at NCAA Nationals

Chris Heermann, Photo Editor

December 6, 2019

The place? E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park in Louisville, Kentucky. The time? 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23. The conditions? Cold, wet and muddy. Standing at the starting line are seven runners, who, after thousands of miles of training, are ready to represent the Spartans at the national level.  The...

Women’s basketball team starts season with a young team

Women’s basketball team starts season with a young team

David Chang, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

A young Case Western Reserve University women’s basketball team has experienced an up-and-down start to their season. They beat Waynesburg University 96-79. The team split games at the M-Club Tournament in Alliance, Ohio, dropping the first game against 6th-ranked Hope College 80-43, then dominating ...

First-year runner appreciates the structure and discipline the track team provides

First-year runner appreciates the structure and discipline the track team provides

Medha Nayak, Sports Editor

December 6, 2019

Ellijah Fragnoli is a first-year member of Case Western Reserve University’s track team. He plans to major in biomedical engineering. What is your favorite part of being on the track team? Why?  My favorite part about being on the track team is the structure dynamic that it puts in my life....

Second-year swimmer excited for new season

Second-year swimmer excited for new season

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

November 22, 2019

Kate Ptashnik is a second-year distance free swimmer on the Case Western Reserve University swim team. With the season still young, she looks to improve on a stellar first year that featured an 18:21.88 in the 1,650 free. Swimming provides Ptashnik with countless memories, including getting punched in the f...

Women’s soccer team’s historic season ends

Women’s soccer team’s historic season ends

David Chang, Staff Reporter

November 22, 2019

The Case Western Reserve University women’s soccer team dropped their first round match of the NCAA Division III playoffs against College of Wooster in penalty kicks, 4-3, after a scoreless double overtime competition at Wheaton, Illinois. The Spartans finish their season ranked 21st on the NCAA website...

Browns brawl with the Steelers results in longest suspension in NFL history

Ishan Kulkarni, Staff Reporter

November 22, 2019

In one of the wildest games of the NFL season so far, the Cleveland Browns prevailed over the Pittsburgh Steelers 21-7 on Thursday night in their Week 11 matchup. The Steelers came into the game without their two leading contributors, running back James Conner and receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, and the Br...

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