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MaDaCol creates memorable experience for audience, dancers alike

MaDaCol creates memorable experience for audience, dancers alike

Kyle Smith, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Theatre & Dance, Top Stories

Dance productions are not for everyone. The Mather Dance Collective (MaDaCol) wants to change that. MaDaCol is one of Case Western Reserve University's oldest student-run organizations, founded in 1984 with the goal of making dance productions accessible to students and members of the Cleveland ...

Fourth-year wrestler driven by competitive nature

Fourth-year wrestler driven by competitive nature

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Wrestling

Gavin Dersh-Fisher is a fourth-year student and wrestler on the Case Western Reserve University wrestling team. Last season, he earned a 21-13 record along with National Wrestling Coaches Association Scholar All-American recognition. He decided during his second year of college to switch into polymer ...

Fluffy Duck Cafe brings homemade pastries to Cleveland

Fluffy Duck Cafe brings homemade pastries to Cleveland

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food, Local Events, Top Stories

Running a bakery is a long and exhausting process. For the Fluffy Duck Cafe, located across from the Cleveland Clinic, baking starts everyday at 2:30 a.m. The Fluffy Duck employs three people, including the owner, so it is an all hands on deck operation most of the time. This includes arriving a...

Student organization supports pre-medical students, provides key resources

Student organization supports pre-medical students, provides key resources

Justin Hu, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2018


Filed under Campus Insider, News, Student Clubs & Organizations, Top Stories

For premedical students, it can be a struggle sorting through the overwhelming amount of information they are presented with the moment they step foot on campus. The American Medical Student Association (AMSA), the largest and oldest group of physicians-in-training in the country, is an organization tha...

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry

Dave Lucas, Poet

December 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Poetry & Literature, Top Stories

This is the fourth monthly column by full-time lecturer and Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas. The column will appear in other publications. 1,182 words What makes poetry, poetry? Ask that question of a dozen poets, scholars or readers and you’ll get as many different answers, maybe more. Some won’t be muc...

Spartans four game win streak snapped

Spartans four game win streak snapped

David Chang, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Top Stories, Women's Basketball

After opening the season 4-0, the Case Western Reserve University women’s basketball team suffered their first loss of the season against Ohio Northern University, 71-57. Ohio Northern started hot in the first quarter, making four of seven threes while the Spartans failed to make any shots, miss...

Elephante transforms Jolly Scholar during final UPB fall concert

Elephante transforms Jolly Scholar during final UPB fall concert

Aura Rossy, Accounts Manager

December 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

Elephante is no stranger to switching tracks, whether that be with his music or in life. The Los Angeles-based DJ drew the semester to a close with a concert at the UPBeats EDM night at The Jolly Scholar on Saturday. The performance transformed the venue into a miniature nightclub resembling the typica...

Discussing possible names of the new Seattle hockey team

Discussing possible names of the new Seattle hockey team

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor

December 7, 2018


Filed under Hockey, Sports, Top Stories

On Tuesday Dec. 4, the NHL announced they will expand the league to 32 teams, with a new franchise beginning play for the 2021-2022 season in Seattle. This addition is a win for both Seattle and the NHL. Seattle is a sports town that boasts some of the best fans in the United States. For the NHL, t...

Kerby: The next battle in the war on Christmas

Kerby: The next battle in the war on Christmas

Steve Kerby, Staff Columnist

December 7, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

Happy holidays. This is my favorite time of year. Sure, I’m terrible at getting meaningful presents for others, and I’m downright bashful when presented with any present larger than a sock. Sure, the weather tends to be uncomfortable and cold. Still, the gingerbread cookies, long nights, vacation fro...

Sports briefs

Sports briefs

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor

December 7, 2018


Filed under Men's Swimming, Sports, Swimming & Diving, Top Stories, Track and Field, Women's Swimming

Indoor track and field The Case Western Reserve University men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams both took home first place finishes at the Sixth Annual CWRU Spartan Holiday Classic on Dec. 1. Third-year athlete Dominic Oddo paced the men’s team with a first place finish in the ...

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