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Film Society premieres “Game Night”

Smruthi, Maganti

February 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

On Wednesday, Feb. 14, Case Western Reserve University Film Society screened “Game Night” nine days ahead of its Feb. 23 release. Despite publicizing the event all across campus, with posters hanging up in the Thwing Center and on message boards everywhere, the screening attracted a total of 17 people....

UPB hosts “Black Panther” advanced premiere

UPB hosts “Black Panther” advanced premiere

Smruthi Maganti, Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television, Local Events

Marvel’s “Black Panther” is one of the season’s most highly awaited films, and Case Western Reserve University’s University Program Board (UPB) organized an advanced screening exclusively for students the night before the premiere, on Feb. 15. UPB’s Off-Campus committee began planning ...

Out with the Old West, into the new

Out with the Old West, into the new

Harrison Bloom, Staff Reporter

February 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Scott Cooper’s “Hostiles” is a Western film which had its limited release last December and was released worldwide on Jan. 26. It tells the story of Captain Joseph Blocker (Christian Bale), an American Army officer whose final orders before he retires are to escort a Cheyenne war chief, Yellow...

“The Cloverfield Paradox:” A wobbly, but fun step in the franchise

“The Cloverfield Paradox:” A wobbly, but fun step in the franchise

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

February 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

The Cloverfield series has been an interesting cinematic universe. It originally began with “Cloverfield,” a standalone monster movie, which came out to rave reviews. In 2016, another surprise came in the form of “10 Cloverfield Lane,” a thriller that had loose connections to the first film, ...

Celebrate Lunar New Year

Smruthi Maganti, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, Feb. 16 What: Cleveland Orchid Society Show & Vendor Sale Where: Cleveland Botanical Garden Time: Noon-5 p.m. Notes: Featuring orchid exhibits, lectures and tours, this event will feature hundreds of plants for sale from six different orchid vendors as well as carnivorous plant...

Playlist of the Week Feb 16 – 22

Smruthi Maganti, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Editor’s Note: This Olympic Games mark the first that figure skaters can use music with lyrics outside of ice dance. Here are a few of their choices. “El Tango de Roxanne” - Moulin Rouge! Released in 2001 as part of the “Moulin Rouge!” soundtrack, “El Tango de Roxanne” is a combinatio...

Country Night starts off spring UPBeats events strong

Yvonne Pan, Contributing Reporter

February 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

As somebody who grew up in New York City, I am more accustomed to trap and hip-hop music than country music. However, the lures of free food, a mechanical bull and of course Dylan Scott were more than tempting and I found myself at Jolly Scholar last Thursday night. Restless Road was the opening act...

Rachael Yamagata comes to Cleveland

Abigail Bickel, Contributing Reporter

February 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rachael Yamagata will be playing at Cleveland’s Music Box Supper Club Friday, Feb. 9, and she is bringing minimal accompaniment to the stage with her. Titled “Songs. Stories. Solo.,” Yamagata’s tour will involve her sitting down for a performance with...

“Winchester” is an Epic Misfire

Harrison Bloom, Staff Reporter

February 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

I’m not very impressed by Michael and Peter Spierig’s new film, “Winchester.” First released in the U.S. on Feb. 2, it’s a supernatural horror film inspired by the mystery surrounding the Winchester mansion, one of the most famous real-life haunted houses in America. The film tells the story...

Yule Ball: A magical night at the wizarding world of CWRU

Yule Ball: A magical night at the wizarding world of CWRU

Chloe Mieras, Staff Reporter

February 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

Case Western Reserve University was changed from a school of muggles to a school of wizards for one magical night. The wizarding world of Harry Potter was transported to CWRU thanks to our very own CWRUcio. On Saturday, Feb. 3, the Yule Ball graced the Tinkham Veale University Center (TVUC) ballrooms...

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