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A brief interview with James Ehnes

A brief interview with James Ehnes

Jackson Rudoff, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2020

Canadian violinist James Ehnes is considered one of the most gifted violinists of his generation. On Jan. 14, Ehnes performed Beethoven Violin Sonatas numbers 5, 6 and 9 with pianist Andrew Armstrong at the Maltz Performing Arts Center. It was the second portion of a three-part cycle concert cycle through the...

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

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

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-...

Zhu: Cancelled culture is moral absolutism, and it’s unsustainable

Zhu: Cancelled culture is moral absolutism, and it’s unsustainable

Caroline Zhu, Staff Columnist

January 17, 2020

Although social media has introduced us to instant connection and a global community, it has also created a stage upon which everyone is a public figure and subject to a growing “cancel culture.” The term refers to “cancelling” public figures, or publicly denouncing them for their negative actions...

Greek Life struggles to reach a new generation of college students

Greek Life struggles to reach a new generation of college students

Veronica Madell, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2020

On Saturday, Jan. 18, around three hundred Case Western Reserve University students will wait for the doors to each of CWRU’s sorority’s room to open so they can be ushered into Greek life. With 36 percent of female students on campus participating in Greek life, the next two weekends of formal rec...

Tibetan monks come to CWRU

Tibetan monks come to CWRU

Surita Basu, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

The Mystical Arts of Tibet tour featuring the Tibetan Buddhist monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery visited Case Western Reserve University from Monday, Nov. 18 through Friday, Nov. 22. The tour is designed to emulate spiritual festivals celebrated by monasteries in Tibet, where people from surrounding v...

Chris Sabatino on succeeding as an independent musician

Chris Sabatino on succeeding as an independent musician

Sunayana Jampanaboyana, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

In the reign of the signed pop artist, Chris Sabatino holds his persona as an independent musician close. The Ohio native is one of the many independent artists who aim to make a living off of their music. Recently, the pool of independent musicians has been increasing alongside an influx of simil...

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...

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,...

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 ...

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