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Women’s basketball on a four-game winning streak as conference play heats up

Alicia Marie Gonzales, dribbles the ball up the court against Juanita College, who CWRU beat 70-46 after a rough first quarter

David Chang, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2020

Over winter break, the Case Western Reserve University split games in the M-Club Tournament, which was highlighted by a 70-46 win against Juniata College. After dropping a game to John Carroll University, the Spartans have since gone on a four-game win-streak, which has included a triple-overtime vict...

Spartan wrestling rallies to beat Thiel

Brandon Barton sizes up his opponent as the Spartans gain revenge for last year’s loss against Thiel College

Gaurav Hardikar, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2020

Last Wednesday, Jan. 8, the Case Western Reserve University wrestling team snapped their 5-meet losing streak in a thrilling 27-24 home win against the Thiel College Tomcats.  The Spartans opened their season on Nov. 1 to two disappointing losses in the Cleveland Clash against Cleveland State Un...

Women’s soccer performed well under new guidance and earned bid to NCAA playoffs

 The CWRU Women’s soccer team had a historic season culminating with the program’s second NCAA Championship berth

Shreya Ramani, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2020

Case Western Reserve University’s women’s soccer ended their strong 2019-2020 season in December after reaching the NCAA Division III Championship tournament under the guidance of new coach Jen Simonetti. The Spartans earned a bid to travel to Wheaton, Illinois to face off against The College o...

After a strong holiday season showing, men’s basketball enters conference play

Michael Volkening drives the ball up the court during the 2019 HoopMIA Holiday Shootout in Miami

Nathan Lesch, Director of Print

January 17, 2020

While most students were finishing their exams or heading home, during winter break, members of the Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team were hustling for loose balls, setting screens and driving to the basket. The team secured three wins and one loss since the end of finals in mid-...

NFL playoffs divisional weekend roundup

Ishan Kulkarni, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2020

In an entertaining weekend of divisional round playoff football, four teams were eliminated, leaving four remaining teams vying for a spot in the Super Bowl. In the American Football Conference (AFC), the first game saw the top-seeded Ravens and the bottom-seeded Titans battling it out. In a stunning ...

Bhangra conquering one dance move at a time

Bhangra displays their full range of skills at the Andaaz Indian cultural dance show.

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...

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

Wide-reciever Colt Morgan powers the ball up the field.

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

David Hall, above, and the other men’s cross country runners decreased their points by 136 points together between their first kilometer and the last.

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...

Cavs vs. Nets: A firsthand experience

Matthew Dellavedova drives the ball up the court during the Cavaliers game.

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...

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