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Semester grades


Lisa Viers and Tyler Hoffman
April 26, 2013
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

A: Accomplishment on the horizon: The Tinkham Veale University Center is one step closer to completion with an event being held today to celebrate the final construction of the steel-beam frame. Progress on the new center has been steady since the digging began in 2012, and it looks like this Cleveland…

The original drone strike debate

Andrew Breland
April 26, 2013
Filed under Headlines, Opinion

The Elephant in the Room As one of very few conservative Republican columnists in academia, most will expect this column to function as a review of a verifiably bad year for conservatives. We failed to retake the presidency, failed to retake the Senate, lost part of the majority in the House of Representatives,….

Twitter and news: a bad romance

Ashley Yarus
April 26, 2013
Filed under Headlines, Opinion

Keeping Perspective This Tuesday, the Associated Press’ official Twitter account was hacked. Hackers tweeted that there had been two explosions at the White House and that President Obama was hurt in the attack. Within minutes this claim was retweeted more than three thousand times. The AP promptly…

Spot Night changes, but in a good way

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter
April 26, 2013
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features

After another successful year, Spot Night may face some future changes to promote its weekly presence on Case Western Reserve University’s campus.
“We’re looking to book artists that will be getting big within the next few years, as well as moving Spot Night back to a later time,” said University Program Board (UPB) concert committee co-chair Brianna Thompson.

Sometimes Spot Night is thought of as a lame series of local, unknown bands, but recognizable names began building a fan base at venues like the Spot.
MGMT, Gym Class Heroes, Jack’s Mannequin, Phantom Planet, and Big Boi performed at Spot Nights before becoming more popular (and out of UPB’s price range). This year’s concerts, especially Lighthouse & the Whaler, Action Item, and William Beckett, were all “reasonably successful,” according to Thompson.

By moving Spot Night’s time to later in the evening, it may allow students who are participating in Wednesday club meetings or other extracurricular activities to attend the shows, thus consistently increasing the audience size.
UPB’s concert committee is also in charge of running the Fall Concert, which featured B.o.B. this past year. Thompson said both the Fall Concert and upcoming Spot Nights of next semester “should bring a bright new music scene to the Case campus.”