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SKATERS roll back into Cleveland

SKATERS roll back into Cleveland

Anne Nickoloff, Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 5, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

Singer Michael Cummings hopes for bigger crowds After this past April’s SKATERS show, expectations might be mixed for their return to the Grog Shop this coming Tuesday, Sept. 9. “That was a really weird show for us,” SKATERS singer Michael Cummings said. “All the rest of the shows [on ou...

No restraints at Zetepaint

No restraints at Zetepaint

Anne Nickoloff, Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 5, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

Students donned their bright white shirts for Zeta Psi’s annual paint party, Zetepaint, held in the Leutner Pavilion on Saturday, Aug. 30. With headlining No Limits and opening PSTRCHLD, the thumping rhythm was met with laser lights and, of course, endless splashes of paint. The crowd got rowdy...

We’re all nerds here

We’re all nerds here

Anne Nickoloff, Arts & Entertainment Editor

August 29, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

The Tink’s grand opening brings out CWRU’s inner geekiness Case Western Reserve University president Barbara Snyder walked on stage to thunderous applause and a Spartan drumline. Then, she started talking into the wrong microphone (oops), was corrected with a different mic stand and gave h...

Neon Trees beats out M.I.A and Juicy J for this year’s fall concert

Sunny Kalidindi, Contributing Reporter

August 29, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

Recently, University Program Board announced its highly anticipated fall concert headliner, Neon Trees. They beat out other popular acts, such as M.I.A and Juicy J, as well as underground artists, such as A$AP Rocky. To select the band, UPB went through a process involving a campuswide vote, figuring...

Ok Go participates in ice bucket challenge

Anne Nickoloff, Arts & Entertainment Editor

August 25, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

Last night at the opening of the Tinkham Veale University Center, drummer Dan Konopka and crew member Darrell participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge near the main stage. Though Case Western President Barbara Snyder seemed to be a popular choice for their nominees, Ok Go decided to nominate...

Little Italy’s food-filled street party brings huge crowds

Little Italy’s food-filled street party brings huge crowds

Anne Nickoloff, Arts & Entertainment Editor

August 17, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food, Local Events

The Feast of the Assumption means three things: Delicious food Traffic confusion Crowds This year was no different, and as the smell of garlic wafted down Mayfield and the sounds of DJ'd music continued until 1 a.m., The Feast is not missed by many Clevelanders. Here is an inside look at Day 2 of ...

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...

Brace yourselves… Warped Tour is coming

Brace yourselves… Warped Tour is coming

Anne Nickoloff, Arts & Entertainment Editor

July 9, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

Strap on a helmet, grab some shin guards and get ready for Vans Warped Tour at Blossom Music Center next Thursday, July 17. On this day of mosh pits, heat and music, just remember that Warped Tour is known for being a little more rowdy than other festivals. Google "Warped Tour Crowd"—you'll see...

Spend a day with CWRU’s best writers

Jessica Yang, Staff Reporter

May 24, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Poetry & Literature

Writers in the Cleveland area can convene and learn from the area’s most renowned authors and poets on May 31st during the Breaking Genres Writer’s Conference event on Mather Quad hosted by Case Western Reserve’s English department. The daylong event features various presentations and workshops...

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,...

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