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Who is Toby?

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2019

It’s no surprise that there are a number of named spaces around campus—naming expensive projects after donors helps the University Circle community accomplish projects like the Tinkham Veale University Center and the Nord Family Greenway. There is one name, however, that sticks out a little when i...

Director Ruben Fleischer discusses “Zombieland: Double Tap”

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

October 25, 2019

Few sequels live up to the original. Ten years later, the Zombieland world returns to the big screen in “Zombieland: Double Tap,” with the original director Ruben Fleischer, writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick and cast Woody Harrelson (Tallahassee), Jesse Eisenberg (Columbus), Abigail Breslin (Li...

Mike Watt and The Missingmen mix punk up and comers with elders at Grog Shop

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

October 17, 2019

Twenty-two-year-old Nick Aguilar played the drums at Grog Shop on Sunday, Oct. 6, sandwiched between 61-year-old bassist Mike Watt and guitarist Tom Watson.  “I think about thirteen people asked how old I was,” Aguilar said, referencing Mike Watt + The Missingmen’s Sacramento show, on Sept. 2...

Eldred Theater spooks with gory “Bethany”

Fernando Rivera, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2019

Last Friday, Oct. 4, Eldred Theatre opened a show that was both familiar and foreign. Much of this amounts to new theater department faculty member and director Kevin Inouye. He started teaching movement and stage combat classes last fall for undergraduates and Master of Fine Arts in Acting students...

uISA’s “Garba” brings Indian holiday spirit to CWRU

uISA’s “Garba” brings Indian holiday spirit to CWRU

Shreyas Banerjee, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2019

While most Americans will celebrate the holiday season later this winter, for Indians around the world, ‘tis the season. While most people are only familiar with Diwali—which is happening in the next few weeks, don’t worry—this whole month is jam packed with holidays and celebrations, with one of t...

Mitchell’s 20th birthday brings lines full of happy customers

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2019

Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream loves its birthday. The company opened its first store 20 years ago last Sunday, Oct. 6, and for the last couple of years it’s been rolling out both a birthday cake ice cream and birthday cake sundae—made with a piece of actual cake, produced in-house in their Ohio...

It Happened on Campus: The Observer’s Scary Nonfiction Contest

Won Hee Kim, Director of Print

October 11, 2019

It’s 2 a.m. in the morning, and you’re walking to your dorm room from a wild party on Hessler Road. You first notice the sound—like an old piece of paper crinkled behind your ear. You turn around. Nothing. Then, suddenly, it appears. The guidelines for The Observer’s short story contest. The ...

The top Northeast Ohio band you’ve probably never heard of

Yugan Sakthi, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2019

There is an anticipatory sort of joy that accompanies watching a band perform you have never heard of. In the charged milliseconds before they play their first chord, you are almost totally ignorant of what’s to come. The instruments and the setup and the musicians’ outfits might give you a sense of t...

Cleveland-based book award recognizes four authors for their work

Caroline Kuntzman, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2019

On Sept. 26, members of the Cleveland community attended the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards at the KeyBank State Theatre in Playhouse Square. The award was created in 1935 by poet and philanthropist Edith Anisfield Wolf to recognize authors who “challenge racism and celebrate diversity.”  The Anisfiel...

Ingenuity Festival celebrates the fusion of technology and art

Ingenuity Festival celebrates the fusion of technology and art

Katelyn Park, Contributing Reporter

October 4, 2019

If you ever want to immerse yourself in an former scrap metal recycling plant whose rooms are filled with art, technology, vendors and music, check out Ingenuity or IngenuityFest next year. This electric three-day festival showcases the artwork and ideas of Northeast Ohio creatives that’ll leave you f...

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