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Severance offers orchestra discounts to CWRU students.

Severance offers orchestra discounts to CWRU students.

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter

November 1, 2012


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

Walking into Severance Hall is a different and sometimes new experience for most college students. Opposite the loud, grungy, and often smelly venues like Peabody's and the Grog Shop, a regal atmosphere instantly hits you when you enter the timeless lobby. As you work your way through the direction...

Link-State and ACM: a conference and an organization with big plans for CWRU Computer Science

Link-State and ACM: a conference and an organization with big plans for CWRU Computer Science

Owen Bell, Games and Tech Reporter

November 1, 2012


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

It’s cold and raining at 9 a.m. on Oct. 27. Despite the weather, people are gathering at Nord Hall. They are here for the first Link-State, an annual conference held by the Case Western Reserve University chapter of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), a computer science society. All of...

“Get Your Head Into Trivia” at the Happy Dog

Katy Witkowski, Music Reporter

October 19, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Local Events

As groups of people wearing winter coats and beanies walk through the door, they stop at the table at the front which holds two piles of papers – one is the answer sheet to the trivia game, the other a set of 10 pictures which constitutes the first round. “Usually we get around 15 to 20 teams,” ...

MOCA Opens in University Circle

MOCA Opens in University Circle

Joseph Sussi, Fine Arts Reporter

October 13, 2012


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

For those that have been here for a few years, you will remember what the corner of Euclid and Mayfield looked like – littered with bland architecture, hard to recognize and beyond any semblance of utilizable space. Slowly, Uptown began to be dismantled as we stood and watched a functionless propert...

West Side Market Celebrates Centennial

Grace Francisco, Food Reporter

October 13, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Food, Local Events

“Wake up to life!” a vendor snaps. The pace inside the West Side Market on the intersection of Lorain Road and West 25thStreet does not slow for anyone. Packed wall-to-wall are over 100 vendors in this historical space. A continuous stream of bustling customers eagerly wait to purchase the gleaming...

A Saturday for Sobota

A Saturday for Sobota

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter

October 13, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

On Saturday October 20th, the Kelvin Smith Library and the Rowfant Club will launch a bookbinding exhibit to honor and praise the works of Jan Bohuslav Sobota, Master of Bookbinding. The exhibit hosts numerous examples of Sobota’s art, including a tiny version of “Hamlet”hidden underneath a sculptured skull, an...

Upcoming Local Concerts

Katy Witkowski, Music Reporter

October 5, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

Midterms are quickly approaching. With that in mind, it is important to remember we are in the city of rock and roll.  This is a city where live music can be found on virtually every corner on any given night.  In years to come, students will not remember the hours spent studying fruitlessly for th...

B.o.B Versus Berloiz

B.o.B Versus Berloiz

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter

October 5, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

While many Case Western Reserve University students were donning their school colors for the Homecoming football game, I wore my best dress for my first Cleveland Orchestra concert. Severance Hall was as busy as any part of CWRU this past weekend. Fancily-clad people of all ages bustled around the buildi...

Grog Shop turns 20

Grog Shop turns 20

Shadi Ahmadmehrabi, Special Interest Reporter

September 20, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

“You have to push every show, cross your fingers, and hope everyone shows up,” said Kathy Simkoff, who runs The Grog Shop on Coventry Rd. This weekend, The Grog Shop is celebrating its 20 year anniversary. The Grog Shop opened in 1992 as what Simkoff refers to as a “dive bar that had bands.” ...

Rainclouds can’t stop Studio-A-Rama: Lineup runs late

Rainclouds can’t stop Studio-A-Rama: Lineup runs late

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter

September 13, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

This year’s Studio-A-Rama brought an impressive lineup to Case Western Reserve University, despite the day’s not-so-impressive weather. I arrived just in time to see Library Time, a strange alternative local band. The weather started out beautiful; it was sunny, just a little windy, and the grass...

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