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Students celebrate Holi at CWRU

Smruthi Maganti, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games, Local Events

Once again, early April at Case Western Reserve University saw students and community members of all ages and cultures gathering in Freiberger Field to celebrate Holi, the Hindu festival of color. Holi commemorates the beginning of spring with traditional food and drink, as well as throwing colored pow...

Blackbear brings crowds despite delay

Blackbear brings crowds despite delay

Yvonne Pan, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2018


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

I grew up listening to hip-hop and R&B music in its birthplace of New York City. When the University Program Board (UPB) sent out a survey to choose an artist for a spring concert last November, blackbear was highly requested; I eagerly anticipated his arrival last Friday night, April 6. I arr...

Italian Film Festival opens on campus

Italian Film Festival opens on campus

Smruthi Maganti, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

On the evening of April 2, 150 members of the Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland community walked into Strosacker Auditorium to experience the opening night of the Italian Film Festival USA - Cleveland, featuring Antonio Padovan’s “The Last Prosecco.” The Italian Film Festival - USA...

The Mowgli’s concert boasts impressive turnout

The Mowgli’s concert boasts impressive turnout

Julia Knight, Contributing Reporter

April 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

The Jolly Scholar was electric on Friday night as students lined up to take part in the good vibes brought to Cleveland by the Los Angeles band, The Mowgli’s. The excitement of the concert-goers was evident: While they waited for entry, multi-colored lights emanated from the Jolly’s windows and upbeat...

Food, fun and film on campus

Aura Rossy, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, April 6   What: UPBeats: blackbear When: 9:30-11:30 p.m. Where: Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom Notes: Join hip-hop artist blackbear for a night of R&B hosted by UPBeats. Free fanny packs will be distributed.   What: Cleveland International Film Festival Wh...

Hasan Minhaj, Chris D’Elia announced as spring comedians

Smruthi Maganti, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Comedy, Local Events

On Saturday, March 24, University Programming Board (UPB) announced this year’s spring comedians, Hasan Minhaj and Chris D’Elia, during their Spring Giveaway event. As usual, the comedians this year have easily recognizable names. Minhaj is best known for his work on “The Daily Show,” where...

Art, music in the lead-up to Easter

Smruthi Maganti, Arts & Entertainment Editor

March 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, March 30   What: SpARTan Showcase Where: The Spot When: 5-8 p.m. Notes: Student Activities and Leadership Ambassadors host a free talent show featuring performance organizations like Case Kismat, Spartan Tappers and IMPROVment.   What: Lighthouse Reading Series: Renee Gladman and...

Student-run Food Symposium features acclaimed short film

Student-run Food Symposium features acclaimed short film

Smruthi Maganti, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 30, 2018


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

This past week, students have been able to attend documentary screenings, panel discussions and more, all centering around food. This year’s Food Symposium, themed “Food, Health, and Politics,” began on March 23 and ran through March 30. It took place all over and around campus, from the T...

“Iron Bison” performs locally in build-up to debut album

Abigail Bickel, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

Not many can say their music is outdated by the conception of their band by five years, but if your hobbies include creating the fictitious, “most brutal sludge band in the world,” you might be the creator of the “beer-fueled, basement punk metal” band, Iron Bison. Native to Cleveland, the “real”...

Check out performances, dinners in Thwing

Aura Rossy, Contributing Reporter

March 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, March 23   What: MECA’s Spring Hafleh When: 6-9 p.m. Where: Thwing Center Notes: The Middle Eastern Cultural Association hosts its semi annual Hafleh, featuring performances by the Al Salam Dabke Group and a belly dancer. The event will also have a DJ and a henna booth.  ...

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