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What to do this Weekend – 1/18/2019

Matt Hooke, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, What to do this Week

Friday, Jan. 18 What: 44th Annual Sci-Fi Marathon Where: Strosacker Auditorium When: Friday 8 p.m.- 11:59 p.m. Saturday midnight- 11:20 p.m. The Case Western Reserve University Film Society presents the 44th annual Sci-Fi marathon. The festival features 18 different films from a variety of eras, inc...

Film Society prepares for 44th marathon

Film Society prepares for 44th marathon

Yvonne Pan, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television, Top Stories

The first week of spring semester, also known as “syllabus week”, is full of exciting activities from sorority and fraternity recruitment to new classes. Another beginning of spring semester staple is the CWRU Film Society’s annual science fiction marathon, which will begin at 8 p.m. on Jan. 18...

Cleveland Comedy Open features local comedians

Sunayana Jampanaboyana, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Comedy, Local Events

The Cleveland Comedy Open (CCO) featured a wide variety of jokes including a super-roach, a barely sane father and an unsuccessful athlete with far too many participation trophies. On Jan. 14, the festival featured 12 distinct comedians on the local Cleveland stand-up comedy scene in the first pr...

“On the Basis of Sex” portrays Supreme Court justice’s early career

“On the Basis of Sex” portrays Supreme Court justice’s early career

Ryan Yoo, Director of Design

January 18, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television, Top Stories

“On the Basis of Sex” is a biographical film that follows the early career of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The film, directed by Mimi Leder, features Felicity Jones as Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Armie Hammer as Ginsburg’s husband, Martin D. Ginsburg and Kathy Bates as civil rights attorney ...

The fifth birthday of Totorro’s “Home Alone”

The fifth birthday of Totorro’s “Home Alone”

Peter Wilson, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

Totorro’s “Home Alone” turns five years old this year, and if these five years have demonstrated anything, it’s that these eight tracks grew riper with age. This album is an explosion of melodies and harmonies which other bands wouldn’t be able to handle. Few modern bands would dare play th...

Discovery warps into season two

Discovery warps into season two

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

This week, Star Trek returns to the silver screen as its newest starship, the U.S.S. Discovery, returns for season two of the logically named “Star Trek: Discovery.” The Discovery, co-opted from its purpose as a scientific vessel to fight the a war waged between the United Federation of Planets an...

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, Theater & 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 ...

The 1975 fall dangerously in love with the internet

Julia Knight, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The 1975’s latest album “A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships” turns a critical eye to the manifestation of technology in everyday life. Released on Nov. 30, the record showcases the band’s diverse sound. The album goes from soft acoustic tracks to hard rock and from spoken word to indie p...

One-Act Festival provides bite-sized entertainment for CWRU

Yvonne Pan, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Local Events, Theater & Dance

Do you have the attention span of a squirrel? Do you often find yourself losing interest in plays only minutes in? Players’ Theatre Group (PTG) provided a solution to both problems through their hour and thirty minute long One-Act Festival, held in the Eldred Black Box Theater on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. ...

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...

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