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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...

Annual Yule Ball combines dancing and magic

Annual Yule Ball combines dancing and magic

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter
January 29, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

Jan. 30, a magical event lifted from the pages of the “Harry Potter” books will come to campus, courtesy of CWRUcio Quidditch: the Yule Ball. The Yule Ball, in the series, is traditionally held following the first task of the Triwizard Tournament as described in “Harry Potter and the Goblet...

By Light We Loom releasing new EP at Beachland Tavern Show

By Light We Loom releasing new EP at Beachland Tavern Show

Anne Nickoloff, Director of Print
January 5, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music, Top Stories

“We’re learning a whole new way to write music,” said Shanna Delaney. Delaney is one half of the duo that makes up Cleveland indie pop band By Light We Loom, and you can hear her energetic, moving vocals through their bouncy tunes. The other half is Delaney’s husband, Eric Ling, the guitarist...

Winterfest disappoints with coolly attended event

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter
December 12, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

When I showed up at the doors of Tinkham Veale Ballroom at 8:55 and next to no one was waiting to get in, I had a bad feeling in my gut. This feeling only intensified when the event started late at 9:15, and still no one was there. Walking into the doors of the ballroom, I could tell this event was goi...

Jurassic beasts take over history museum in temporary exhibit “The World’s Largest Dinosaurs”

Maria Fazal, Staff Reporter
November 20, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH) has gone big with its current temporary exhibit “The World’s Largest Dinosaurs.” The exhibition, which was organized by the American Museum of Natural History in New York, opened at the CMNH with fortuitous timing—less than a week before the premier...

uISA to host annual cultural event, Andaaz

uISA to host annual cultural event, Andaaz

Adithi Iyengar, Copy Editor
November 13, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

It’s time for Case Western Reserve University’s largest annual cultural show, Andaaz. The show is hosted by the Undergraduate Indian Students Association and includes a variety of dance and singing groups. These include Dhamakapella, Spartan Bhangra, Case Western Nritya, CWRU Rasa, a South Indian...

Get scared for a good cause

Samantha Chrin, Contributing Reporter
October 30, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Students who love haunted houses and supporting a good cause should mark their calendars: on Friday, Oct. 30, Circle K International (CKI) is hosting a haunted house in Thwing Center. Admission to the event is $5, and $12 gets you admission and a Jolly package, which includes a t-shirt and discounts...

Haunted Cleveland

Haunted Cleveland

Maria Fazal, Staff Reporter
October 30, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

Halloween only comes once a year, so it’s important to make the most of it. These are the best festive events happening this weekend in Cleveland, from the family-friendly to the downright frightening. So pull out your costume, get some friends together and hit those sinister streets. Haunted Houses:...

MOCA hosts Halloween silent disco

Rachel Payne, Staff Reporter
October 30, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

The Museum of Contemporary Art’s (MOCA) sold-out silent disco was turning people away as I waltzed into to the museum, receiving a pair headphones from the lady at the front desk. The headphones were definitely not of the highest quality, but I slid them over my ears and started bobbing away to the...

Get spooky at a silent disco

Get spooky at a silent disco

Rachel Payne, Staff Reporter
October 23, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

If you are too excited to wait for Halloween to roll around or you just want to test out a sick new costume you should check out the Museum of Contemporary Art’s (MOCA) Silent Disco: Halloween Edition. A silent disco is exactly what it sounds like: an event where guests are given a pair of headphones...

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