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Writer’s Center Stage hosts cartoonist Roz Chast

Ellie Rambo, Arts & Entertainment Editor
April 8, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

The William N. Skirball Writers Center Stage Series, a collaboration between the Cuyahoga County Public Library and Case Western Reserve University, has hosted unusual speakers this year. The schedule has included two journalists known for their true-crime podcast (Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder, of “Serial”),...

Discussing genocide a century later

Discussing genocide a century later

Anmol Nigam, Staff Reporter
April 8, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

The Cleveland Humanities Festival began April 1 with exhibits and events all based around this year’s theme: Remembering War. Lasting for about a month, this festival is first of its kind to take place in University Circle. Director of the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities Peter Knox stated...

World Expo showcases student groups

World Expo showcases student groups

Isabel Torres-Padin, Contributing Reporter
April 1, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

On March 26, as the sun shined outside, the University Diversity Collaborative’s (UDC) second annual World Expo was busy serving up diverse food and entertainment in the Thwing Atrium. With a carnival theme that President of UDC Brittany Chung described as “to better include diversity groups,”...

Punk band SWMRS dive into upcoming Cleveland show

Punk band SWMRS dive into upcoming Cleveland show

Anne Nickoloff, Director of Print
March 7, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music, Top Stories

SWMRS haven’t been around for long, but they’ve existed in other forms than just their current beachy-rock mode. Previously called Emily’s Army, singer Cole Becker said the change to SWMRS was mostly to get a new start stylistically. “When we changed the name, it was very much because we wanted Emily...

Pounds of cheese at the Gluttony Gauntlet

Pounds of cheese at the Gluttony Gauntlet

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter
February 26, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

Saturday, Feb. 20, an eating contest was sponsored by University Program Board (UPB) that showcased three distinct abilities that the various contestants had to put on display: food endurance, relay skills and accuracy abilities (tested by a Cheeto toss). There was a planned fourth skill test involving...

Snowball is a hit

Snowball is a hit

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter
February 26, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

On Friday, Feb. 19, the Class Officer Collective (COC) hosted the annual Snowball dance, which featured a James Bond theme this year. Although the theme was not in the least bit evident (except for the remixed theme song played at the beginning) the dance was a huge success, possibly the most successful...

Student performers shine at Drag Ball

Student performers shine at Drag Ball

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter
February 19, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Held on Friday, Feb. 12, the Case Western Reserve University Drag Ball promised to break transgender stereotypes and donate all its funds to the LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland. Without a doubt, the event delivered on this promise and provided extra sweet surprises. Having never seen a drag event...

Tap into theology

Chrismaly Vidal, Staff Reporter
February 12, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Tater tots and God, beer and theology—although these things might not seem connected at first, a weekly event at Happy Dog includes them all. To find out more about the event, we asked Reverend Melanie Marsh Baum about what to expect from the Thursday night event. Q: What is Theology on Tap? ...

Yule Ball soars to new heights

Yule Ball soars to new heights

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter
February 5, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

Late Saturday night, students showcased their bountiful love for Harry Potter at the Yule Ball, hosted by CWRUcio Quidditch. It took place in The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Ballroom C from 8 p.m.-11 p.m., and featured a wide variety of activities pertaining to the world of Harry Potter. The...

Drag Ball challenges misconceptions

Drag Ball challenges misconceptions

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter
February 5, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

When people think of a drag ball, they might imagine members of the transgender community getting dolled up and putting on a show. But the event is much more than that, and Spectrum’s CWRU Drag Ball plans to challenge this misconception. Taking place on Feb. 12 from 5 p.m.-11 p.m. in the The Kelvin...

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