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Giggles galore

Claudia Jazowski, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2019

There are giggles galore on Saturday nights at the Eldred Theater Blackbox with Case Western Reserve University’s own improv comedy troupe, IMPROVment. With only two performances left, this comedy show is one you do not want to miss. The shows start at 11 p.m. on April 20 and 9 p.m. on April 27. Be s...

Aaron Lee Tasjan rocks Beachland Ballroom

Aaron Lee Tasjan rocks Beachland Ballroom

Sunayana Jampanaboyana, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2019

Aaron Lee Tasjan pulled out a blank page from his notebook and a black Sharpie, titling the page “Cleveland Rocks.” He then casually posed a question to bassist Tommy Scifres: “Hey Tommy, what do you think we should open the show with?” They decided that “The Rest is Yet to Come” was the ...

Who are the Springfest headliners?

Who are the Springfest headliners?

Chris Heermann, Social Media Editor

April 12, 2019

Much like Butch Cassidy, my first thought when the Springfest committee released the headliners to this year’s concert was, “Who are those guys?” Coast Modern? Echosmith? MadeinTYO? As someone who rarely listens to the indie pop genre, I was lost. So naturally I opened up Spotify and searched u...

More than a club?

More than a club?

David Pietrow, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2019

My first exposure to Indian culture came last year when I was a first-year student living in the Tyler House on the north side of campus. I vividly remember it: I was walking past Wade Commons when I noticed people doing a dance routine inside. As I watched and walked, a substantial number of people inside t...

Student band sticky to open Springfest

Student band sticky to open Springfest

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

April 12, 2019

University Program Board's (UPB) potato prank on April 1 was only the first of many events planned for this month. UPB recently announced the headliners for this year's Springfest: MadeinTYO, Echosmith and Coast Modern. Another familiar name on the list is sticky the band, the band that won Battle of the B...

IMPROVment hosts annual improv festival

IMPROVment hosts annual improv festival

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

April 5, 2019

This past weekend, IMPROVment hosted their eighth annual Lake Effect Improv Festival in the Tink Ballroom on Saturday, March 30. The festival’s name is inspired by our university’s proximity to Lake Erie and contributions to Cleveland’s weather by the lake effect. This year’s festival...

Tokyo Police Club visits Grog

Tokyo Police Club visits Grog

Yugan Sakthi, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2019

Tokyo Police Club (TPC) is a big enough name in music that most of the audience at their Grog Shop concert on Friday, March 22 knew at least a song or two. For those unfamiliar with the Canadian indie rock band, I can only imagine they assumed it was a Japanese electronic dance music duo or an undergrou...

Places to go clothes shopping near CWRU

Places to go clothes shopping near CWRU

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

March 29, 2019

Clothes shopping is rough when you’re short. While online shopping is convenient, returning packages because you didn’t read that the inseam on a pair of jeans is 30 inches, isn’t. If you’re looking for an excuse to get off campus, embrace your capitalist side and go shopping this weekend. ...

Comedian Steven Wright discusses Twitter novel ahead of Cleveland show

Comedian Steven Wright discusses Twitter novel ahead of Cleveland show

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

March 22, 2019

“Everyone is a universe,” Steven Wright, an Oscar-winning and Emmy-nominated comedian said. Although he is a star in stand-up comedy known for his deadpan delivery and clever one-liners Wright’s talent extends far beyond a single metaphorical galaxy. In 2011, he started writing a novel,...

Battle of the Bands rocks Jolly Scholar

Battle of the Bands rocks Jolly Scholar

Chris Heermann, Social Media Manager

March 1, 2019

If you walked through the Thwing Center last Saturday night, you may have wondered why The Jolly Scholar was louder than your roommate’s alarm at 8 a.m. If you had peeked your head in, you would have seen acts competing in the annual Battle of the Bands. The prize? The opportunity to perform at this ...

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