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New LGBTQA+ group started for graduate and professional school students

Ellie Rambo, Staff Reporter

September 4, 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 4, 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 24, 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 24, 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...

Platform Beer Co. to open this summer

Mike Suglio, Staff Reporter

April 24, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features

Ohio City is the hub for breweries in Cleveland and the rest of Ohio. In this urban area lies Great Lakes Brewing Company, Market Garden Brewery and Nano Brew. Soon these breweries will welcome the Hansa Import Haus, a Slovenian restaurant that will brew Slovenian beer. Unsurprisingly, a fifth brewery...

Spring is here!

Allison Duchin, Staff Reporter

April 24, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features

It may not feel like it, but spring arrived a while ago, even though Cleveland’s still getting the message. The rest of the world however, is breaking out its closet to reveal this season’s trending styles, including hemlines that have gotten longer and colors that have gotten brighter. Meanwhile,...

Playlist of the Week: April 24, 2014

Teddy Eisenberg, Staff Reporter

April 24, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features

“You Can’t Judge A Book By The Cover” — The Strypes A sloppy guitar riff starts off “You Can’t Judge A Book By The Cover”, stumbling over the one-two punch of a rolling bass line and simple drumbeat. Clocking in at a punk-ish 2 minutes and 16 seconds, this tune embodies The Strypes’ a...

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