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COIN comes to campus

COIN comes to campus

Aimee Wiencek

October 4, 2019

This past Saturday, COIN performed for the students of Case Western Reserve University. The concert was hosted by the CWRU University Programming Board (UPB) and held in the Tinkham Veale University Center ballroom. With tickets only being $2, the concert was a perfectly affordable event for a Saturday...

Night Market Cleveland

Night Market Cleveland

Sunayana Jampanaboyana, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2019

Night Market Cleveland ended their 2019 season with a bustling event on Friday, Sep. 27. Each Night Market Cleveland is a pan-Asian fusion event that features live performances, food trucks alongside a diverse street food market, retail booths of hand-made and local artisans/businesses, and plenty of community members...

Relying on social media helped make the Ohio City Street Festival successful

Relying on social media helped make the Ohio City Street Festival successful

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2019

For the past five years, the denizens of Ohio City have gathered together each fall for a street fair. The fair, put on by Ohio City Incorporated, shuts down West 25th Street for a few blocks right by the West Side Market and brings vendors, performers, musicians and everyday citizens  into the street to e...

A 30-minute drive, but a world away: Cuyahoga Valley National Park

A 30-minute drive, but a world away: Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2019

Saturday, Sept. 28, was officially a fall day. Unfortunately, no one bothered to tell whoever schedules the weather, and the air we stepped into exiting our car at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) was 81 degrees and humid—not exactly ideal for hiking.  It was, however, National Public Lands Day, ...

The Idiot Box makes improv more accessible to the campus

The Idiot Box makes improv more accessible to the campus

Shreyas Banerjee, Staff Reporter

September 27, 2019

Over the weekend, in the shadows of Nord Hall’s basement, a new club was born. The Idiot Box club, or “tHe iDiOt bOx” as they prefer to style it, which met for the first time on Sep. 21, is dedicated to building a new home for those who love improvisation, but want to participate in a more casual...

Matt and Kim bring “Grand” back to Cleveland: a conversation with Matt Johnson

Matt and Kim bring “Grand” back to Cleveland: a conversation with Matt Johnson

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

September 27, 2019

In 2009, the Brooklyn-based indie-dance duo Matt and Kim exploded into the musical mainstream with their album “Grand.” The album is the band’s second record, and while they had previously experienced underground success based on the intensity of their live shows, the album’s performance—i...

“American Circumcision” showing on Tuesday

Yvonne Pan, Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 27, 2019

Though Americans rarely give circumcision a second thought, some may be surprised to learn that it is actually far less common in many other regions of the world. The United States is the only country that routinely circumcises its infants for non-religious reasons.  In fact, outside the United St...

The Book of Mormon comes to Playhouse Square

The Book of Mormon comes to Playhouse Square

Fernando Rivera, Contributing Reporter

September 27, 2019

I had never seen “The Book of Mormon” prior to Connor Palace's show on Sunday, Sep. 15, in their recent welcome-back run at Playhouse Square, although I had listened to the soundtrack as a closeted high school senior.  The iconic song, "Turn It Off" satirizes the particularly Mormon experience (and ge...

My The Alchemy Tour experience

Claudia Jazowski, Staff Reporter

September 27, 2019

Cleveland doesn’t have too big of an electronic dance music (EDM) scene, but when quality artists come here to perform, the experience is incredible. On Sep. 15, The Alchemy Tour came to Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica and left Cleveland in awe.  Surrounded by the people I love, listening to the music I love, ...

Kendrick Lamar has a Pulitzer and you don’t Ben Shapiro

Jackson Rudoff, Director of Web and Multimedia

September 27, 2019

Let me begin by saying I generally try my best to avoid Ben Shapiro on all social media. For years, I followed him on Twitter to just to get a sense of what was going on in right-wing intellectualism, but the casual implied racism and mountain of conservative apologism eventually drove me to muting h...

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