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Ariana Grande surprises with new single

Ariana Grande surprises with new single

Sophia Yakumithis, News Editor

November 9, 2018


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

She’s done it again, folks. Ariana Grande has once more proven that this year might really be the “Year of the Woman.” This time, it is because of a surprise single which debuted Monday and broke Spotify’s global, single-day streaming record for a female artist. “Thank U, Next” dropped last Saturday ni...

What To Do This Weekend

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

November 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Local Events, Music, What to do this Week

Friday, Nov. 9 What: The Drowsy Chaperone When: Friday/Saturday 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday 3 to 4:30 p.m. Where: Eldred Theatre The Case Western Reserve University Department of Theater presents “The Drowsy Chaperone.” The musical comedy written by Bob Martin, Don McKellar, Lisa Lambert an...

House of Wills seance brings the dead back among the living

House of Wills seance brings the dead back among the living

Michael Wu, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2018


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

This is a first person account of a seance at the House of Wills, an abandoned funeral home in Cleveland. The article features references to the occult and Satanism. I’m running late to the seance. Despite my plans to arrive at the historic, haunted and infamous House of Wills 30 minutes before the seance i...

Tactile Carnival raises the awareness of sensory disabilities

Tactile Carnival raises the awareness of sensory disabilities

Tracy Wang, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

On November 4, the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA), gave visitors the chance to experience the life of deaf and blind people at their Tactile Carnival. The carnival was a collaboration with the Cleveland Sight Center, Community Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing, Cuyahoga County Board of De...

Acoustic guitar, karaoke and free drinks: This is ‘Sing Bro’

Acoustic guitar, karaoke and free drinks: This is ‘Sing Bro’

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2018


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

If you like free beer, watching your friends embarrass themselves and fun song covers, the Jolly Scholar has a new event for you. Each Monday night, the Jolly Scholar hosts “Sing Bro,” a new event hosted by third-year student Nick Charles and second-year students Conor Clark and Jared Jacknow, where ...

Catch art, music this weekend

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, Nov. 1 If/Then Where: Carlton Commons When: Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Saturday 11:59 p.m. The CWRU Footlighters present their performance of “If/Then,” a musical by Brian Yorkey, Tom Kitt and Michael Grief. The show follows Elizabeth, who must choose between going to a prote...

Jolly Comedy Hour brings stand-up comedy to campus

Jolly Comedy Hour brings stand-up comedy to campus

Aura Rossy, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Comedy, Local Events, Top Stories

Jolly Comedy Hour, held on Saturday, Oct. 27, marked the first stand-up comedy event at the Jolly Scholar. The event featured headliner Vishnu Akella, Brett Thomas and Marcello Hernandez. Thomas, the recipient of 2018 Cleveland Comedy Awards for “Best Joke Short-form” and “Rookie of the Year...

CWRU student, poet Christopher Cannon on telling the stories of the dead

CWRU student, poet Christopher Cannon on telling the stories of the dead

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

November 2, 2018


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

Christopher Cannon’s first exposure to gang culture came at the age of 11 when he witnessed his brother’s gang initiation. “I grew up in violence,” said Cannon. “Just constant, constant violence.” Now, the 27-year-old fourth-year history and English major is working on a collection of poetry called ...

Prepare for Halloween with fun festivities

Aura Rossy, Accounts Manager

October 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Pizza, Pies & Alpha Chis When: Oct. 26, 5 - 8 p.m. Where: Alpha Chi Omega, ZY at Case Western Reserve University Join Alpha Chi Omega to support the Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center in Cleveland by consuming an unlimited amount of pizza and pie. Other activities will include ...

Genre barriers disappear at the Grog Shop

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

The worlds of R&B, rock and hip-hop melded together Oct. 11 at The Grog Shop in Cleveland Heights, as local artists Uptowne Buddha and Jul Big Green opened for Melbourne-based funk band Jakubi. The three groups kept the energy high the entire night, and their complementary styles worked well toge...

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