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Theater debuts musical, “Urinetown”

Weiwei Kong, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

On April 13, the Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) Theater Department unveiled the musical “Urinetown,” its final production of the season. Directed by Jerrold Scott and Brad Wyner, “Urinetown” is set in a future where, due to a water shortage, Urine Good Company owns all the towns’ toilets, forcing ...

Playlist of the Week April 20 – April 26

Shivalika Keni, Copy Editor

April 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

“Nice For What” - Drake With his third single of 2018, Drake became one of a handful of artists to replace themselves at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. On “Nice For What,” Drake raps about women empowerment in the digital age. He points out that girls and women portray themselves in a ...

Come for the gameplay, leave for the story

Paul Palumbo, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

“Far Cry 5” is an open-world, first-person shooter game that will have you sneaking and firing through fictional Hope County, Montana in attempt to wrestle control away from The Project at Eden’s Gate cult. In the game, you’ll arm a resistance of locals to stop Joseph Seed and his family from...

A round of “appaws” for “Isle of Dogs”

A round of “appaws” for “Isle of Dogs”

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Wes Anderson is the master of symmetry. Not only that, he is also a magician of quirky and inventive storytelling and world-building, from the dizzying, wondrous splendor of a hotel in “The Grand Budapest Hotel” to the scenic vistas and eye-popping woods of “Moonrise Kingdom.” Anderson is ca...

“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...

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