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Keithley Symposium presents the story behind art at CMA

Morgan McCommon, Contributing Reporter

October 5, 2018

On Sept. 28, the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) hosted The Keithley Symposium: “Life as an Object: The Thinker as a Prism.” The symposium consisted of three panels of scholars, artists, conservators, and curators as well as a series of concurrent gallery workshops. Case Western Reserve University...

Ingenuity Fest showcases the innovative spirit of Cleveland

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

October 5, 2018

The IngenuityFest, an annual three-day celebration of some of the Cleveland’s most creative minds, offered a view of the city’s future while surrounded by remnants of its industrial past. Ingenuity Cleveland and other partners of the Hamilton Collaborative worked together to create the festival. ...

News from Terra Madre: Alice Waters wants to feed California’s kids

News from Terra Madre: Alice Waters wants to feed California’s kids

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018

Alice Waters is a James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef, a political activist and vice president of Slow Food International who wants to feed the students of California. At the U.S. delegates meeting last Thursday, Waters laid out an ambitious plan to work with the incoming governor of California...

Terra Madre Salone Del Gusto: a worldwide sustainable food event

Terra Madre Salone Del Gusto: a worldwide sustainable food event

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018

Every two years, thousands of people descend on Turin, a small city nestled in the hills of northern Italy, to eat, talk, network and party at Terra Madre Salone Del Gusto. Terra Madre is a massive convention organized by Slow Food International, an organization designed around the idea that food should be healthy...

Farm Harvest Festival encourages students to live sustainably

Farm Harvest Festival encourages students to live sustainably

Tracy Wang, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018

On Saturday, Sept. 22, Case Western Reserve University Student Sustainability Council (SCC) and the Farm Administration celebrated the ninth annual Farm Harvest Festival at Squire Valleevue and Valley Ridge Farms which aimed to increase CWRU’s environmental responsibility by informing the campus comm...

Concert Across America raises gun violence awareness

Concert Across America raises gun violence awareness

Aura Rossy, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018

Last Sunday, Sept. 23 the Cleveland edition of The Concert Across America To End Gun Violence took place in the University Circle United Methodist Church, with performances by local arts organizations including The Karamu House, DuffyLit, Twelve Literary Arts, Cleveland School of the Arts (CSA) and th...

Local musicians highlight intimate Heights Music Hop

Matt Hooke and Aura Rossy, Staff Reporters

September 21, 2018

On the first day of the three-day Heights Music Hop Festival, Madeline Finn performed poetic songs at Mac’s Backs-Books. Mac’s Backs, a three-story Coventry institution since 1984, feels more like a living room than a concert venue with wood panels and pictures of Cleveland literary legends cove...

Noche Latina makes strong comeback

Noche Latina makes strong comeback

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

September 21, 2018

Last Saturday, the door to the Jolly Scholar served a double purpose—it let people in and out of the bar and marked the dividing line between the calm, mostly empty courtyard of the Thwing Center and the exuberant bass-filled space of La Alianza’s Noche Latina. A line stretched out the door of Thwing and ...

Support a good cause this weekend

Mary McPheeters, Copy Editor

September 21, 2018

Friday, Sept. 21 What: Super Nachos When: 8-11 p.m. Where: Sigma Nu House Notes: Enjoy nachos and support Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity at this event hosted by Sigma Nu and Case Western Reserve University Habitat for Humanity. Tickets are $6 in advance, $8 at the door and $4 pe...

NuJoy ready to serve baos, kebabs and milk tea in Uptown

Tracy Wang, Contributing Reporter

September 14, 2018

Ninja City, the Asian fusion bistro on Euclid Avenue, closed on Feb. 24. After months of preparation, the restaurant that would be replacing it, NuJoy, opened in August. NuJoy is co-owned by two Case Western Reserve University alumni from the Class of 2012. The owners, Bowen Sun and Xiwen Kang, n...

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