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Athlete Spotlight Savannah Glimpse

Athlete Spotlight Savannah Glimpse

Medha Nayak, Sports Editor

January 30, 2020

Savannah Glimpse is a first-year engineering student and member of the women’s basketball team at Case Western Reserve University. Although Glimpse says it’s difficult to manage her academic commitments and her commitment to the team, she also believes that she has grown as a person and learned ...

Spartan track team squared up against CMU in the annual Battle for the Obelisk

Chris Heermann, Photo Editor

January 30, 2020

This past weekend was the annual “Battle for the Obelisk” track event against Carnegie Mellon University. “The Duel,” as it is commonly known, is hosted by Case Western Reserve University, and has been a fierce competition between the teams over the years. This year, the Spartans fell to the ...

Case Western Reserve University’s men’s basketball falls against the University of Rochester

Case Western Reserve University’s men’s basketball falls against the University of Rochester

Grace Despres, Contributing Reporter

January 30, 2020

Case Western Reserve University’s men’s basketball team faced a tough conference loss to the University of Rochester Yellowjackets after traveling to the State of New York last Friday. The exciting overtime game ended with a score of 88-86, moving the Spartans to a record of 8-7 overall and 1-3 i...

A tribute to Kobe Bryant

A tribute to Kobe Bryant

Ishan Kulkarni, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2020

On Jan. 26, the world lost an icon in Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. Bryant was among the nine people killed in the helicopter crash; his daughter Gianna Maria Onore Bryant, 13, was also there with him. Bryant and another family were en route to their daughters’ ...

Spartan wrestling team gains momentum at Si Ostrach Meet

Spartan wrestling team gains momentum at Si Ostrach Meet

Gaurav Hardikar, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2020

The Case Western Reserve University Spartans’ wrestling team hosted the Si Ostrach Meet this past Saturday, Jan. 25 and found moderate success, winning two of their four dual matches. The meet started off roughly for the Spartans, as they lost their opening dual match to Washington & Jefferson Co...

Recent matches prepare the Spartan wrestling team to host the Si Ostrach Meet

After starting out strong, the Spartans' meet on Jan. 15 turned into a mixed bag. Naji Saker

Gaurav Hardikar, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2020

This past week marked a somewhat difficult stretch for the Case Western Reserve University wrestling team. On Wednesday, Jan. 15, the Spartans held their Senior Night, where the team honored fourth-years Isaac Collier, Jacob Frisch, Alec Hoover and Andrew Hoover. The night featured dual matches against O...

First-year tennis player thanks the team for making her transition to college easier

First-year tennis player thanks the team for making her transition to college easier

Medha Nayak, Sports Editor

January 23, 2020

Cristina Hoog, who goes by Nina, is a first-year tennis player on the Case Western Reserve University tennis team. Academically, Hoog plans to major in biomedical engineering. While she says that playing on the tennis team is challenging in terms of time management, she also believes that it has been...

Men’s basketball teams falls in consecutive UAA matchups

The Spartans lost two home games for a dispiriting UAA start.

Shreya Ramani, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2020

This past Friday and Sunday, Case Western Reserve University hosted Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) and University of Chicago (UChicago), respectively, in Horsburgh Gymnasium for the start of the Spartans men’s basketball team’s UAA play.  Unfortunately, the Spartans lost to both opp...

NFL playoff championship weekend roundup

Ishan Kulkarni, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2020

With a ticket to the Super Bowl on the line, each of the top two teams in the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC) battled it out against each other in two exciting games. The first game of the day had the Tennessee Titans playing on the road against the Kansas ...

Women’s basketball extends winning streak with two strong wins

CWRU ended Chicago’s winning streak and extended their own.

David Chang, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2020

Although the snow hit late this winter season, the Spartans remain unfazed and ablaze on their six game winning streak, running through their UAA competition. With home court advantage on their side, the Case Western Reserve University women’s basketball team took down Washington University at St. Lo...

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