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Quidditch: Bringing fictional game into reality

Quidditch: Bringing fictional game into reality

Riley Simko, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The Case Western Reserve University club Quidditch team, or CWRUcio, has enjoyed a magical fall season, and are looking forward to a clean sweep in the spring. The Quidditch team is inspired by J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series, which features the popular wizarding sport. The Chicago Tribun...

CWRUcio flying into new season

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

September 16, 2016


Filed under Sports

It was a cool late summer Sunday afternoon in Cleveland, the perfect time for a certain sport. It’s a sport that has thousands of participants from across the United States and is popular among college students. Out on Freiberger Field, there was a match already underway, the first of three to be played...

CWRUcio zooms to third place finish at College of Wooster tournament

CWRUcio zooms to third place finish at College of Wooster tournament

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia

February 26, 2016


Filed under Sports

Case Western Reserve University’s Quidditch team CWRUcio competed at the College of Wooster’s Buckets and Beats Bash on Saturday, Feb. 20, the school’s second annual spring tournament. One of 12 teams chosen to compete out of 27 applicants, CWRUcio placed third of four teams in the second tier...

Yule Ball soars to new heights

Yule Ball soars to new heights

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

Late Saturday night, students showcased their bountiful love for Harry Potter at the Yule Ball, hosted by CWRUcio Quidditch. It took place in The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Ballroom C from 8 p.m.-11 p.m., and featured a wide variety of activities pertaining to the world of Harry Potter. The...

Annual Yule Ball combines dancing and magic

Annual Yule Ball combines dancing and magic

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

Jan. 30, a magical event lifted from the pages of the “Harry Potter” books will come to campus, courtesy of CWRUcio Quidditch: the Yule Ball. The Yule Ball, in the series, is traditionally held following the first task of the Triwizard Tournament as described in “Harry Potter and the Goblet...

CWRUcio holds Quidditch tournament for good cause

CWRUcio holds Quidditch tournament for good cause

Shounak Bose, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2015


Filed under Sports

On an overcast but warm Saturday morning, three teams participated with the Case Western Reserve University Quidditch Club, CWRUcio, in their second annual philanthropy tournament. Whoever won out of the three teams, the CWRU Swing Club, Phi Kappa Tau/Sigma Psi and the Mad Mandrakes would be able to...

CWRUcio flying to new heights

CWRUcio flying to new heights

JP. O’Hagan, Sports Editor

October 1, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

The sport of Quidditch is full of excitement and plenty of strong competition. The Quidditch team here at Case Western Reserve University, CWRUcio has begun their play this season with a 2-3 start but have, with their losses, come against some of the top talent in the newly formed Great Lakes Region. For...

The Quidditch question

The Quidditch question

JP. O’Hagan, Sports Editor

September 3, 2015


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

With a saga as lengthy and exciting as the books that the activity is based on, the question of Quidditch’s place in the sports world has long been a topic of debate among the staff of this newspaper. The staff decided that the only way to bring the arguments to an end was for me, the sports editor,...

The Quaffle isn’t the only ball the Quidditch Team is throwing

The Quaffle isn’t the only ball the Quidditch Team is throwing

Sanjana Krishnakumar, Contributing Reporter

February 5, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

The “Harry Potter” theme song resonated throughout the room, as students entered the Tinkham Veale Ballroom in ball gowns and tuxes. Hogwarts-inspired decorations surrounded the tables and windows, while a mouthwatering appetizer station and dessert bar had the guests coming for seconds. You guessed...

3, 2, 1, Brooms Up

3, 2, 1, Brooms Up

Brittany Bishop, Contributing Reporter

October 16, 2014


Filed under Headlines, News, Top Stories

Dozens of students straddle their brooms, the wind flying through their hair as they race towards the coveted quaffle. But these Quidditch players aren’t at Hogwarts. They’re not wizards, and they’re not flying through the air on the latest Nimbus broomstick. They’re muggles, at the Van Horn...

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