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A Talk with Ryan Hamilton before Saturday Show

Yugan Sakthi, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2019

This Saturday, Nov. 16, comedian Ryan Hamilton will be performing an original one-hour set at the Ohio Theater. Fresh off of the release of his first ever Netflix special “Happy Face,” which Decider called “highly contagious,” Hamilton’s comedy is wholesome, outrageously hilarious and acce...

Queer aesthetics in “costumes,” Cleveland LGBTQ+ performers and safe spaces

Queer aesthetics in “costumes,” Cleveland LGBTQ+ performers and safe spaces

Adam Benjamin, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2019

In a season where LGBTQ+ youths are inundated with images of dominant groups donning queer aesthetics as costumes, the visibility of the drag community is ever more essential and magnitudinous.  Local performer and Queen Anhedonia Delight organizes GlamGore, a recurring monthly drag show series that ...

“She Loves Me” gives a charming take on relationships and first impressions

“She Loves Me” gives a charming take on relationships and first impressions

Chris Markham, Copy Editor

November 8, 2019

I consider myself to be a Footlighters regular. I’ve now seen four of the five shows Footlighters has put on in my time here at Case Western Reserve University. I didn’t get to see their production of “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” last semester, so I was eager to see this semester’s show, “...

KYLE ranks CWRU second most turnt campus at UPB’s Fall Concert

KYLE ranks CWRU second most turnt campus at UPB’s Fall Concert

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

November 8, 2019

Fresh from releasing the deluxe version of his debut album “Light of Mine” earlier this year, rapper KYLE (born Kyle Harvey) performed at University Program Board (UPB)’s Fall Concert on Nov. 2. DJ Denvver (third-year student Devon Garrett) and DJ Hydra (fourth-year student Jeremy Novak) opened ...

Robert Eggers delves into madness in “The Lighthouse”

Aura Rossy, Copy Editor

November 8, 2019

Film director Robert Eggers eases the eagerness of fans of “The Witch,” his 2015 horror crossed with historical drama, to see more of his work, as “The Lighthouse” reached theaters on Oct. 18. Despite his reputation for slow-moving works, “The Lighthouse” is difficult to place into any one...

Zeta Beta Tau and Theta Chi’s Freak Show capped off the Halloween season

Aimee Wiencek, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2019

As the end of spooky season quickly came and went, Zeta Beta Tau (ZBT) and Theta Chi offered a final Halloween goodbye for the students of Case Western Reserve University. For the fifth year in a row, the fraternities hosted their annual haunted house, with this year’s theme being “Freak Show.”...

“JESUS IS KING” establishes a new phase of Kanye West

Chris Heermann, Photo Editor

November 8, 2019

“JESUS IS KING” was finally released on Oct. 25. After weeks of delays and anticipation, Kanye West’s ninth official studio album shocked the world with its new style, a big change from his previous work.  As you can tell by the title, “JESUS IS KING” is a gospel-style album. West has al...

Robert Eggers submerges us into madness in The Lighthouse

Robert Eggers submerges us into madness in The Lighthouse

Aura Rossy, Copy Editor

November 1, 2019

Film director Robert Eggers eases the eagerness of fans of “The Witch,” his 2015 horror crossed with historical drama, as “The Lighthouse” reached theaters on Oct. 16. Despite his reputation for slow-moving works, “The Lighthouse” is difficult to place into any one category. Presented in ...

Costumes and comedy at IMPROVment’s Halloween Spooktacular

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

November 1, 2019

Pennywise, Ms. Frizzle and Guy Fieri stand in a line, eyeing each other up. “Letty, I think you’ve got it!” second-year student Camille Witt said. Fifth-year student Leticia “Letty” Dornfeld smiled under her orange wig and straightened her solar system dress, as Pennywise and Guy Fieri ba...

Candy corn is garbage, and other Halloween candy facts

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2019

Halloween. It’s got everything—costumes, parties, drinking and candy. So much candy. According to Statista, Americans spent 491 million dollars on candy in 2016.  One of the most difficult parts of the Halloween season is deciding which of the widely available candy options are worth taking ...

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