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“Roma” transcends film

“Roma” transcends film

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television, Top Stories

On Sunday, Feb. 24, the 91st Academy Awards celebrated the best films of 2018, although there were questionable choices for the lineup in certain categories.  While the ceremony went, for some areas, smoothly, I respectfully disagree with the final decision to award “Green Book” Best Picture. While...

A trip into the Cult of the Monster Truck

A trip into the Cult of the Monster Truck

Michael Wu, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

The first thing I learned about monster trucks is that they are loud. They are the kind of loud that rips through your ear drums and leaves you temporarily deaf. They make you want to cover your ears and shut your eyes like a child because these monster trucks were so loud that frankly, they sort of...

Netflix gives a great “Sex Education”

Netflix gives a great “Sex Education”

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television, Top Stories

Are you an undergraduate student at Case Western Reserve University? Yes   No If you circled yes, please stop reading this right now, pull up your roommate’s friend’s Netflix account, and watch all eight episodes of the first season of “Sex Education.” It’s a fantastically written and...

POTW: Indie spring break jams

Jackson Rudoff, Opinion Editor

March 1, 2019


Filed under Music, Playlist of the Week

Spring break is right around the corner, which means that instead of living on a constant homework grind, you’ll have time to live that idealized young adult life you always saw in movies. But one thing is still missing: the perfect mix to complement your shenanigans. How can you put this mix togeth...

You won’t run away when you hear this band

You won’t run away when you hear this band

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

March 1, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

What started as a name for a fake band has transformed into a captivating alternative folk group. A friend of guitarist and lead vocalist Nick Davenport invented the band to deceive her carpool driver, a self-proclaimed music maven. Years later, Suitcase Runaway has performed in over half a dozen cities and...

“The College Dropout,” 15 Years Later

Chris Heermann, Social Media Editor

February 22, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Fifteen years ago, Kanye West began his iconic discography with “The College Dropout,” (TCD) which came out on Feb. 10. West began as a producer and originally made a name for himself by selling beats on a local level. Eventually, he was able to get recognition from rappers such as Jay-Z and Nas thro...

“The Umbrella Academy” challenges superhero stories

“The Umbrella Academy” challenges superhero stories

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

February 22, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television, Top Stories

A little over a decade ago, My Chemical Romance (MCR) lead singer Gerald Way decided he wanted to tell stories using a different medium. So, in September 2007, he released his first limited series of graphic novels, illustrated by Gabriel Ba, that imagined an entirely new universe of superheroes ent...

Gravy train stops at the House of Blues

Christopher Heermann, Social Media Editor

February 22, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Last Tuesday night brought Yung Gravy to Cleveland’s House of Blues. The Minnesota-born rapper came as part of his “Experience the Sensation” tour with musical artist bbno$ and Tiiiiiiiiiip. The venue was a good fit for the sizable crowd—there was enough space to breathe, but it was tight en...

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