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Daniel Kaluuya has garnered critical acclaim in his performance as Fred Hampton, chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party.

“Judas and the Black Messiah” reframes the legacy of the Black Panthers

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Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor February 19, 2021

Much of Black history has been hidden or distorted in America; the story of the Black Panther Party is a prime example. Black radicals have never been accepted as the standard-bearers of the civil rights...

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“Light of the Jedi” launches Star Wars towards a bright future via the past

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor February 12, 2021

“For over a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic.” When Obi-Wan Kenobi spoke that line in the original 1977 film “Star Wars,” it...

New CIM fellowship to support the future of Black and Latinx music educators.

CIM’s new “Future of Music Faculty Fellowship” aims to prepare Black and Latinx prospective educators

Hoai Phuong Nguyen, News Editor February 12, 2021

“Intelligence plus character, that is the true goal of education” were among the most important words from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to educators. To serve and to teach are among the most revered...

Frank Robinson won the National League MVP award during his time with the Cincinnati Reds and won the American League MVP award as a Baltimore Oriole.

Frank Robinson, baseball icon and civil rights activist

Gaurav Hardikar, Staff Reporter February 12, 2021

Major League Baseball Hall-of-Famer Frank Robinson was known for many things. The Ohio sports legend made history as the only player to be named MVP in both the American League (AL) and National League...

Bianca Smith attended CWRU to earn her MBA and JD, degrees she feels will help her become a general manager one day.

Bianca Smith: From the Spartans to the Red Sox

Puneet Bansal and Nathan Lesch, Sports Editor and Executive Editor February 5, 2021

Most college baseball coaches were hesitant to give Bianca Smith—now the first Black female coach in MLB history—an immediate role in their team’s operations. Case Western Reserve University’s...

TheHxliday explains what makes his music his

Yvonne Pan, Development Editor February 5, 2021

“I didn’t want to be a ‘Lil’ something,” TheHxliday (Noah Malik Lee) said, when asked about his rapper name. “Of my brothers, I’ve always been the festive one and my nickname was just Holiday,”...

The Robinhood app transformed online investing, but has recently come under criticism for preventing people from interacting with GameStop's stock.

Mizuno: Reddit commoners declare a populist war on wall street: Why Robinhood is a traitor to us retail investors

Dane Mizuno, Staff Columnist February 5, 2021

A hedge fund financially dead. A brokerage firm facing litigation. Blood has been shed, and that is not the end of it. The ravages of this blitzkrieg war, which was initiated by the commoners against the...

Ohio's capital now has its own unique variant of COVID-19.

New variant of COVID-19 found in Columbus by OSU researchers

Healthcare facilities have begun to administer vaccine doses across the country. Could mutations in the virus affect vaccine effectiveness rates?  
Kevin Pataroque, Staff Reporter February 5, 2021

On Jan. 21, scientists from The Ohio State University discovered two new strains of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that is responsible for COVID-19, in Columbus, Ohio. The mutated strains were found to be similar...

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“Soul” tries to find out what makes life worth living

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor February 5, 2021

There are some things we all wonder about when we’re young. Do my toys come to life when I’m not there? Is there a monster in my closet? Are the fish in my fish tank missing their families and the...

President Biden speaks at his inauguration last week after winning more than 81 million votes in the 2020 election.

Unprecedented 2021 presidential inauguration with informative events from CCEL office

Hoai Phuong Nguyen, News Editor January 29, 2021

For the longest time, the end of 2020 was all that everybody looked forward to. However, the early events of 2021, along with the continuation of COVID-19 contagiousness, prove that a rotation around the...

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