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Playlist of the Week Sep 8 – 14

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter

September 8, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

“Crybaby” by Paloma Faith Released last week as Paloma Faith’s first single in three years, this song is retro and fun with Faith’s characteristically touchy lyrics. It is rhythmic and reminiscent of 70s and 80s pop and is a nice change from the electro pop and trap rap that pervade the...

“Little Evil” is skillfully playful

Smruthi Maganti, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 8, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Released on Sept. 1, “Little Evil” is a horror-comedy film written and directed by Eli Craig. The movie takes the traditional horror staple of an evil child—as seen in movies like “Orphan” (2009) and “The Ring” (2002)—and gives it a hilarious makeover with the help of its stellar cast, l...

Head back to UPBeats this weekend

Sarah Parr, Social Media Editor

September 8, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, Sept. 8   What: Cleveland Bazaar Where: G.E. Chandelier at Playhouse Square Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Notes: Free admission; local handmade vendors.   What: Study Abroad Fair Where: Tomlinson Hall Time: 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Notes: Get all your questions about stu...

Slight Revision of “The Script”

Alex Clarke, Staff Reporter

September 8, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

From their very first single, “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved,” released in 2008, to their now fifth album “Freedom Child,” The Script hasn’t strayed much from the formula. The Irish band’s self-entitled first album had hits we can probably all remember, like “Breakeven” and “Live Lik...

Renovated Thwing contains more student spaces

Renovated Thwing contains more student spaces

Kushagra Gupta, Director of Print

September 8, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories

Until recently, students were not allowed to dance in the Thwing Center’s ballroom floor, lest it collapse and they fall through it into the Jolly Scholar. Those rules changed after a thorough renovation of the room over this summer, ranging from new reinforced beams—structurally sound ones—...

Tropical barbecue promotes free concert at Fiji

Chloe Mieras, Contributing Reporter

September 8, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Phi Delta Gamma (Fiji) made Bellflower Road a little more tropical on Friday, Sept. 1. The Fiji brothers hosted a barbecue to welcome students and provide a relaxing event after the first week of classes, while also promoting their upcoming, rescheduled event, Owl Fest. Member of the fraternities,...

“Harmony” has few high notes

“Harmony” has few high notes

Alex Clarke, Staff Reporter

September 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Instead of trying to be individual dynamic personalities like the Spice Girls, Fifth Harmony is a blended group that makes sure everyone gets equal singing time. However, as they rose to fame, Camila Cabello became the center of attention, and left the group in December of 2016 to go solo—leaving fa...

Block Party kicks off classes on Magnolia Drive

Chloe Mieras, Contributing Reporter

September 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

The second annual Welcome Back Block Party was a fun and festive event to not only welcome returning students but also introduce first-year students to campus. On Sunday, Aug. 27, members of Delta Tau Delta, Theta Chi, Zeta Beta Tau (ZBT) and Alpha Phi had open arms and open lawns, entertaining studen...

Unwind from the first week with free food and fun

Sarah Parr, Social Media Editor

September 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, Sept. 1   What: Day of Dialogue Where: Mandel School Room 115; Kelvin Smith Library Room  215; Sears Building Room 450; Tinkham Veale University Center(TVUC) Suite 248; Crawford Hall Room A13; LGBT Center, TVUC Suite 179 Time: 12:30-2 p.m. Notes: Free admission and food; ...

Playlist of the Week: Sep 1 – 7

Smruthi Maganti, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

“Nemesis” - Benjamin Clementine “Nemesis” is one of the singles off of Benjamin Clementine’s 2015 album, “At Least for Now,” which won the Mercury Prize in England. The song showcases Clementine’s strong vocals and soulful lyrics, as well as his taste for instrumentals. With a new albu...

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