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Miley Cyrus’s Perfect “Week Without You”

Amy Yu, Contributing Reporter

September 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

“Week Without You”—the fourth single off of Miley Cyrus’s comeback album “Younger Now,” coming out Sept. 29—is a twangy tune about breakups. Released Sept. 21, the song returns Cyrus to her country-inspired pop roots, a theme that seems to be present throughout her upcoming album. In this new...

Is everything “Wonderful Wonderful” for The Killers?

Alex Clarke, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The Killers are known for their songs, “Mr. Brightside,” “Somebody Told Me” and “When You Were Young,” all of which have lyrical storytelling, catchy rock choruses and an air for the dramatic. “Wonderful Wonderful,” the American band’s fifth studio album released Sept. 22, feels like...

“Clockwork Futures” studies the history of steampunk

Mariah Sickler, Contributing Reporter

September 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Poetry & Literature

“Technology is at the intersection of what we fear and what we want to fight,” said author Brandy Schillace. On Sept. 22, Research Associate and Public Engagement Fellow for the Dittrick Museum of Medical History and Schillace gave an unforgettable lecture at the launch of her new book “Clock...

Ohio City Street Festival is a spotlight for the market

Ohio City Street Festival is a spotlight for the market

Chloe Mieras, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

Ohio City has a diverse group of people and businesses that just five years ago were in desperate need of a way to showcase their city and the great people, food and entertainment it holds. The fourth annual Ohio City Street Festival held on Sunday, Sept. 24, gave the city this opportunity once agai...

“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” is Kentucky-fried chaos

Daniel Mottern, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Let’s begin with this: As someone who absolutely loved the first “Kingsman” movie, it was in no way perfect. It had a lot of great aspects. The first movie subverted many of the James Bond-type tropes that have become more and more stale as years go on. The comedy in the first movie was consistent...

A reminder that vulnerability is not weakness

Mary McPheeters, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

The first Eldred Theater main stage show of this year is “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds” by Paul Zindel, and will run both this weekend and next weekend. The production is directed by Melissa Crum, a guest director from the Cleveland area, and focuses on a dysfunctional fami...

Begin fall with on-campus shows and the Farm Harvest Festival

Sarah Parr, Social Media Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, Sept. 29   What: Under the Sea Carnival Where: University Hospitals: Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital Time: 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Notes: Project Sunshine’s annual carnival; crafts, games, prizes and more.   What: 6th Annual Cleveland Circus Juggling Festival (thru O...

Taste of Shaker Square supports film festival

Hope Yashnik, Contributing Reporter

September 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Soothing saxophone music fills the room. Plates of mouth-watering, multi-ethnic food from several local restaurants are everywhere. Chatter about the film festival can be heard throughout the second annual Taste of Shaker Square. This fundraising event was held Sept. 23.  It raised money to help the Gre...

Our favorite sponge sings his way into our hearts

Victoria Radcliffe, Contributing Reporter

September 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

The cast recording of the world premiere of “SpongeBob Squarepants: The New Musical” was released on Sept. 22 and features songs written by beloved artists such as Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, Panic! At the Disco and John Legend. Although one would expect these musicians to provide quality tra...

Playlist of the Week Sep 29 – Oct 5

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

www.spotify.com “Heavy” - Anne Marie From Anne-Marie, the voice behind the massive hit “Rockabye,” comes a summery pop jam with strong vocals, an addicting beat and catchy lyrics. This single comes out after her collaborations with Snakehips and is a welcome return to the punchy pop she started with. The lyrics center on a...

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