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Clarke After Dark brings games, fun

Yvonne Pan, Contributing Reporter

April 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

As a North Residential Village (NRV) resident, I try to attend as many events planned by the Residence Hall Association (RHA) as possible, in effort to meet co-NRV residents. I heard about Clarke After Dark, and although I rarely venture to that area of campus, I decided to go. The lures of free food, ...

Enjoy the calm before the storm

Aura Rossy, Contributing Reporter

April 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, April 20 What: Crave It: Food Trucks When: noon-2 p.m. Where: Bellflower Road Notes: UPB will be bringing food trucks to campus near Mather Quad with food from Manna Truck, Jones Bones BBQ and Fortune Cafe. Entertainment will include giant board games, a caricature artist, airbrush tatt...

Charismatic comedians entertain CWRU

Charismatic comedians entertain CWRU

Amy Yu, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Comedy, Local Events

Around 5:30 p.m. on April 13, passersby on Euclid Avenue could spot a line of students waiting to enter Severance Hall stretching outside the building. They were waiting in line for the University Program Board (UPB)’s annual comedy event, “Late Night with Hasan Minhaj and Special Guest Chris D’Elia,...

Speakeasy takes center stage at IMPROVment

Speakeasy takes center stage at IMPROVment

Julia Knight, Contributing Reporter

April 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Local Events

A quiet gasp escaped the crowd as the packed Eldred Black Box went completely dark. Rhythmic claps arose from audience members as a well-known theme song rang out in the almost claustrophobic space around us. The players took center stage; we all cheered in enthusiasm for the hilarity that was to co...

“A Quiet Place” keeps ears glued to screen

“A Quiet Place” keeps ears glued to screen

Harrison Bloom, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Since its release on April 6, “A Quiet Place” has been shocking and engrossing audiences. It is a passion project for John Krasinski, the director, co-writer and star of the film along with his wife, Emily Blunt. The film takes place in a post-apocalyptic near future, where most of the human popul...

Tinashe’s “Joyride,” more like “rollercoaster”

Shivalika Keni, Copy Editor

April 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

After three years’ worth of delays, Tinashe’s “Joyride” is finally here. Since her debut in 2014, Tinashe has released a steady stream of music, but nothing has really stuck. Unfortunately, I don’t think “Joyride” is about to do that, either. Clocking in at only 36 minutes, the album...

Video game builds tension, friendships

Paul Palumbo, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

“A Way Out” is a strange game which stands totally without peer, for better and for worse. It’s a third-person adventure game which, at first glance, is very simple—you do not do much aside from basic puzzle solving, quick-time events and some rare rudimentary third-person shooting. The main...

Theater debuts musical, “Urinetown”

Weiwei Kong, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

On April 13, the Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) Theater Department unveiled the musical “Urinetown,” its final production of the season. Directed by Jerrold Scott and Brad Wyner, “Urinetown” is set in a future where, due to a water shortage, Urine Good Company owns all the towns’ toilets, forcing ...

Playlist of the Week April 20 – April 26

Shivalika Keni, Copy Editor

April 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

“Nice For What” - Drake With his third single of 2018, Drake became one of a handful of artists to replace themselves at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. On “Nice For What,” Drake raps about women empowerment in the digital age. He points out that girls and women portray themselves in a ...

Come for the gameplay, leave for the story

Paul Palumbo, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

“Far Cry 5” is an open-world, first-person shooter game that will have you sneaking and firing through fictional Hope County, Montana in attempt to wrestle control away from The Project at Eden’s Gate cult. In the game, you’ll arm a resistance of locals to stop Joseph Seed and his family from...

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