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“Lake Effect” hits Cleveland

“Lake Effect” hits Cleveland

Mary McPheeters, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Comedy, Theatre & Dance, Top Stories

This past weekend, IMPROVment held their seventh annual “Lake Effect” improv comedy festival. The April 7 event was free and open to the public like all of IMPROVment’s shows, and featured visiting improv troupes. One of these troupes was Rare Form, a professional improv comedy troupe from ...

Car Club hosts second annual Car Show

Car Club hosts second annual Car Show

Aura Rossy, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

Last Saturday, president Jingsen Huang and advisor Elizabeth Miller welcomed participants of Case Western Reserve University’s second annual Car Show, hosted by the university’s Car Club. Students were welcomed to come park their cars in Lot 84 for display during the event. The show benefited fr...

Playlist of the Week April 13 – 19

Tracy Wang, Contributing Reporter

April 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

“I Wish You Love” - Rosemary Clooney As George Clooney’s aunt, Rosemary Clooney was one of the first white women to sing jazz in the 1940s and 50s. This song, originally named “Que reste-t-il de nos amours” (What remains of our love), is a French song known from the movie “Baisers voles...

Cardi B makes “Money Moves” on debut album

Amy Yu, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

In a raw and unfiltered telling of her story, Cardi B’s “Invasion of Privacy” marks her arrival onto the hip-hop scene, making it clear that she’s here to stay. The debut album features 13 tracks, including Cardi’s breakout number one single “Bodak Yellow,” and a wide variety of collabora...

“Santa Clarita Diet”: results may vary

“Santa Clarita Diet”: results may vary

Ann Marie Smetona, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

On March 23, “Santa Clarita Diet” returned to Netflix with its second semester. While the show’s original storyline makes it stand out, its jokes and screenplay consist of tired and predictable lines which betray a lack of thought and effort on behalf of the writers. Starring Drew Barrymore, ...

Students celebrate Holi at CWRU

Smruthi Maganti, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games, Local Events

Once again, early April at Case Western Reserve University saw students and community members of all ages and cultures gathering in Freiberger Field to celebrate Holi, the Hindu festival of color. Holi commemorates the beginning of spring with traditional food and drink, as well as throwing colored pow...

Blackbear brings crowds despite delay

Blackbear brings crowds despite delay

Yvonne Pan, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music, Top Stories

I grew up listening to hip-hop and R&B music in its birthplace of New York City. When the University Program Board (UPB) sent out a survey to choose an artist for a spring concert last November, blackbear was highly requested; I eagerly anticipated his arrival last Friday night, April 6. I arr...

“Chill” out with the Footlighters

“Chill” out with the Footlighters

Mary McPheeters, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories

Last weekend the Case Western Reserve University Footlighters put on a production of “Be More Chill.” During its four-show and three-day run from March 29 to April 1 audiences were taken back to the days of high school, a place where popular kids run the show and everyone else wants to be cool. Directed...

Creative companions

Creative companions

Abigail Bickel, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

For a chance at a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to connect with a group of people on every possible level, one might be willing to make the trek evoked by Vanessa Carlton’s 2001 iconic one-hit wonder. Distance overcome is only one testament to this band’s dedication in their musical endeavours,...

“Love, Simon” is a universal love story

Tracy Wang, Contributing Reporter

April 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

LGBT movies are always connected with either emotional love and death, rationality with seriousness or intense pride. From “Brokeback Mountain” to “Moonlight,” LGBT films have been permeated with a sense of sadness or melancholy. “Love, Simon,” however, approaches the same sorts of issues...

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