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Terra Madre Salone Del Gusto: a worldwide sustainable food event

Terra Madre Salone Del Gusto: a worldwide sustainable food event

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018


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

Every two years, thousands of people descend on Turin, a small city nestled in the hills of northern Italy, to eat, talk, network and party at Terra Madre Salone Del Gusto. Terra Madre is a massive convention organized by Slow Food International, an organization designed around the idea that food should be healthy...

Farm Harvest Festival encourages students to live sustainably

Farm Harvest Festival encourages students to live sustainably

Tracy Wang, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

On Saturday, Sept. 22, Case Western Reserve University Student Sustainability Council (SCC) and the Farm Administration celebrated the ninth annual Farm Harvest Festival at Squire Valleevue and Valley Ridge Farms which aimed to increase CWRU’s environmental responsibility by informing the campus comm...

Taking advantage of every opportunity

Taking advantage of every opportunity

Julia Knight, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Stories

Fourth-year music education major Maddy Yankell takes advantage of every opportunity that comes her way. Whether it is voice-directing shows for the CWRU Footlighters, running half marathons or traveling to Italy, Yankell has made the most of her experience at both the Cleveland Institute of Music (C...

Concert Across America raises gun violence awareness

Concert Across America raises gun violence awareness

Aura Rossy, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

Last Sunday, Sept. 23 the Cleveland edition of The Concert Across America To End Gun Violence took place in the University Circle United Methodist Church, with performances by local arts organizations including The Karamu House, DuffyLit, Twelve Literary Arts, Cleveland School of the Arts (CSA) and th...

BoJack Horseman offers a fresh twist on a tired trope

BoJack Horseman offers a fresh twist on a tired trope

Michael Wu, Staff Reporter

September 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television, Top Stories

There are a million shows on television, and a good chunk of them are boring. At some point in recent television history, airwaves became plagued by shows with male protagonists defined by being sad and troubled. With every show scrambling to become the next “Mad Men” or “Breaking Bad,” a once-r...

Panic! At The Disco inspires fans in “High Hopes” video

Julia Knight, Staff Reporter

September 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Panic! at The Disco (P!ATD) frontman Brendon Urie’s encouraging message reaches beyond his music. Along with a new album, “Pray for the Wicked,” and an upcoming tour, Urie recently announced the launch of the Highest Hopes Foundation. The organization is dedicated to assisting nonprofit organiza...

Latino Art Show honors children held in detention centers

Latino Art Show honors children held in detention centers

Kyle Smith, Staff Reporter

September 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Top Stories

Students studying in Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) on Friday, Sept. 14 may have noticed the four foot tall walls of faces around the library. The faces belong to black and white portraits by artist Mark Krieger. The pieces are part of “For the Children,” a Latino art show hosted by the Latino stude...

Local musicians highlight intimate Heights Music Hop

Matt Hooke and Aura Rossy, Staff Reporters

September 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

On the first day of the three-day Heights Music Hop Festival, Madeline Finn performed poetic songs at Mac’s Backs-Books. Mac’s Backs, a three-story Coventry institution since 1984, feels more like a living room than a concert venue with wood panels and pictures of Cleveland literary legends cove...

Noche Latina makes strong comeback

Noche Latina makes strong comeback

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

September 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

Last Saturday, the door to the Jolly Scholar served a double purpose—it let people in and out of the bar and marked the dividing line between the calm, mostly empty courtyard of the Thwing Center and the exuberant bass-filled space of La Alianza’s Noche Latina. A line stretched out the door of Thwing and ...

Support a good cause this weekend

Mary McPheeters, Copy Editor

September 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, This Week

Friday, Sept. 21 What: Super Nachos When: 8-11 p.m. Where: Sigma Nu House Notes: Enjoy nachos and support Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity at this event hosted by Sigma Nu and Case Western Reserve University Habitat for Humanity. Tickets are $6 in advance, $8 at the door and $4 pe...

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