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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...

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...

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