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After 37 years, Night of the Living Dread goes off the air

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor

September 13, 2019

For 37 years, 31 of them on WRUW, Rich Lowe has been playing obscure 45 records and gushing about reggae artists who often never left the island nation that birthed the genre. On Friday, Sept. 6, Lowe signed on for the last time at 7 p.m. for a special two-hour broadcast of “Night of the Living Dread...

Studio-A-Rama excites University Circle for the 37th time

Studio-A-Rama excites University Circle for the 37th time

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor

September 13, 2019

For 10 hours on Saturday, Sept. 7, the outside of Mather Memorial Building transformed from a staid lawn for study sessions into an all-day music festival as WRUW launched its annual Studio-A-Rama. If the Hessler Street Fair, with its tie-dye shirts and Grateful Dead cover bands, is as a reflection o...

Mosh pits and madness

Mosh pits and madness

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

September 6, 2019

University Program Board (UPB)’s announcement last week that Desiigner would perform at the Tinkham Veale University Center on Saturday, Aug. 31 surprised most. However, more surprising was the artist’s performance. The Brooklyn-born rapper, most known for his 2015 song “Panda” and 2016 song “Tiim...

Desiigner? I hardly know her!

Desiigner? I hardly know her!

Chris Heermann, Photo Editor

August 30, 2019

When I first heard Desiigner was coming to campus, I was really excited but also a little confused. As far as I knew, he had dropped “Panda” and “Tiimmy Turner” then ghosted. Sure, those two songs are absolute bangers, but until now I hadn’t bothered to check out his past discography or new...

A dream come true

David Pietrow, Staff Reporter

August 30, 2019

Chances are you’ve seen at least one Disney movie. If you haven’t, you should probably do that after reading this article. Well, let nostalgia hit you after this: Disney and Target are teaming up. Starting on Oct. 4 of this year, there will be Disney shops within Target retail stores in 25 different l...

What to do this weekend

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

August 30, 2019

Friday, Aug. 30 What: Big Bounce America Where: Victory Park Ohio When: Friday 1-7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Jump into the Guinness World Record holder for World's Biggest Bounce House this weekend. Thirsting for a challenge? Victory Park will also be hostin...

Ethiopian Cultural Garden phase one dedication and unveiling

Ethiopian Cultural Garden phase one dedication and unveiling

Sunayana Jampanaboyana, Staff Reporter

August 30, 2019

Without immigrants, there would be no Cleveland. Since the 1870s, a diverse influx of immigrants flowed into Cleveland from over 25 different nations. This inflow significantly defined and catalyzed much of Cleveland’s early development and shaped the ethnic communities that continue to exist in the c...

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...

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...

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...

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