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Summer restaurant round-up arrivals and departures

Summer restaurant round-up arrivals and departures

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor

August 23, 2019

Since the spring semester ended, University Circle has experienced a large amount of change. With rents rapidly rising—increasing by over 44 percent in the last year alone—and several new modern apartment buildings, the restaurant scene has seen changes as well with three new restaurants opening a...

Little Italy celebrates the Feast of the Assumption for the 121st time

Ryan Yoo & Sarah Parr, Director of Design & Director of Business Operations, respectively

August 23, 2019

As the clock struck 11:15 a.m. on a breezy Thursday afternoon, church bells began ringing. All around, people looked with anticipation—the annual summer festival that graces Little Italies all over the country was about to begin. Everywhere, people greeted each other like old friends, asking ab...

Midsommar succeeds in unsettling audiences

Aura Rossy, Copy Editor

August 23, 2019

With horror enthusiasts on the edge of their seats in anticipation, director Ari Aster satiates fans of his popular feature film debut “Hereditary.” His new film, “Midsommar,” follows a group of students who venture to Sweden to experience a ritualistic midsummer festival that occurs every 90 y...

Indie rock heroes raise money for a good cause at WonderBus festival

Ryan Yoo & Yvonne Pan, Director of Design & A&E Editor, respectively

August 23, 2019

Last Saturday marked the first annual WonderBus festival held at The Lawn at CAS, a 30-minute walk from The Ohio State University. WonderBus was organized by The Elevation Group, the same group that organizes the annual LaureLive festival at Laurel School in Shaker Heights, Ohio. LaureLive celebrate...

Bon Iver makes a solid return, but gets stuck in the middle

Jackson Rudoff, Director of Web and Multimedia

August 23, 2019

Justin Vernon, or Bon Iver as he’s known when leading his main band of the same name, is a tough artist to pin down. Since releasing his first album in 2008, his style has metamorphosed considerably along with his portfolio. He is no longer just an indie-folk singer, having worked with everyone fro...

University Circle coffee houses reviewed

University Circle coffee houses reviewed

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

August 23, 2019

Dear incoming first-years, Whether it be for recreational, romantic or educational adventures, there’s no discounting the importance of a coffee shop.  With a number of java joints available nearby, picking the right place can be hard. So, we present you with our definitive guide to the Case West...

Tech N9ne celebrates new album N9NA at the Agora

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

June 18, 2019

Rapper Tech N9ne has had quite a year, after briefly being mistaken for dead when battle rapper Tech 9 committed suicide on March 24. Just weeks later, Tech N9ne released “N9NA,” his fourth album in five years, on April 19. Few artists, if any, share the extent of his legacy. Tech N9ne, born Aaron...

Beachweek makes a debut

Beachweek makes a debut

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

May 17, 2019

With a name like Beachweek, this band, formerly known as The Sublets, evokes a lively, yet unfamiliar scene in often overcast Cleveland, with music to match. Lead singer and guitarist George Chase explains the original band name belonged in the pop punk genre that the band felt they had grown out of...

Laurelive 2019

Ryan Yoo, Director of Design

May 16, 2019

LaureLive is an annual music, arts, and culinary festival hosted from June 8-9 2019 at Laurel School’s Butler campus, located about 35 mins away from campus in Russell and Chester Townships. Through the festival, the Laurel School, an all-girls K-12 college private independent preparatory school, aims...

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