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CWRU Thoughts

CWRU Thoughts

Maria Fazal, Staff Reporter

September 19, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features

The Case Western Reserve University community is known for thinking beyond the possible. Each week, this column aims to capture a slice of campus life. Q: What do you think is the biggest change from high school to college? A: I went to a boarding school, so the dorm life isn't really all that different....

Squashing the Mantis

Squashing the Mantis

Alex Clarke, Contributing Reporter

September 12, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Stories

Early last week, amusement park Cedar Point released a cryptic, overdramatic video featuring a lot fake crying and the sounds of an old film reel, with lines that read “Goodbye is never easy / But in this case, it is.” Then after a grim reaper (scythe and all) makes it way up the stairs to the...

CWRU Thoughts

CWRU Thoughts

Maria Fazal, Staff Reporter

September 12, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features

The Case Western Reserve University community is known for thinking beyond the possible. Each week, this column aims to capture a slice of campus life. Q: What do you think of the choice of Neon Trees for the fall concert? A: I think they’re going to be exciting. I think they’re going to be very...

New LGBTQA+ group started for graduate and professional school students

Ellie Rambo, Staff Reporter

September 5, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features

This week five students launched QGrad, a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally (LGBTQA+) group for graduate and professional school students. Although Case Western Reserve University is a welcoming community to anyone regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity, some students...

CWRU Thoughts

CWRU Thoughts

Maria Fazal, Staff Reporter

September 5, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features

The Case Western community is known for thinking beyond the possible. Each week, this column aims to capture a slice of campus life. Q: How has your time been at Case Western Reserve University? What do you think is something unique CWRU has to offer? A1: I love it here, and I think they offer...

The lessons of Warped Tour

The lessons of Warped Tour

Anne Nickoloff, Arts & Entertainment Editor

July 24, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Local Events, Music, Top Stories

Only 30 minutes. Each band had only 30 minutes to showcase what it stood for. Each song was chosen wisely, each joke cracked quickly, each conversation clipped short, as the bands carefully used their handful of time onstage to make a mark. And it forced the audiences to pay attention. With...

How to turn a frat-ridden street into hippy central for a weekend

Katy Witkowski, Staff Reporter

May 22, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Local Events

The crooked, grimy red bricks on Hessler Rd. lead all who wander down its path to lead-paint porches and duplexes that have wasted away into shells of the grandiose homes they once were. It’s the perfect place for rowdy college kids to find a home for their natural beer-soaked shenanigans. Usually,...

Neko Case’s mellow concert proves an early summer treat

Teddy Eisenberg, Staff Reporter

May 13, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Music

“It’s so nice to be back at the Beachland,” said Neko Case, who headlined a sold out show at the Beachland Ballroom and Tavern on May 11. On tour in support of her new, lengthy-titled album, “The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You,” Case not only sang...

Pass the suds… from Little Mountain Brewing Company

Mike Suglio, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features

Last November the first brewery in my hometown of Mentor, Ohio, opened. Little Mountain Brewing Company is a small three-barrel brewery with a lot of heart and a lot of potential to grow. Brewmaster, Bob Weber, started home brewing in the early 1990’s before eventually becoming the main brewer at...

Holi Moley!

Holi Moley!

April 25, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Stories

Over the weekend, the Undergraduate Indian Students Association held a Holi event on Leutner commons. Holi, also known as the festival of colors and festival of love, celebrates the coming of spring as well as the legend of Holika, a demoness in Hindu mythology whose death signifies the triumph of good...

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