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Jolly Comedy Hour brings stand-up comedy to campus

Jolly Comedy Hour brings stand-up comedy to campus

Aura Rossy, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2018


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

Jolly Comedy Hour, held on Saturday, Oct. 27, marked the first stand-up comedy event at the Jolly Scholar. The event featured headliner Vishnu Akella, Brett Thomas and Marcello Hernandez. Thomas, the recipient of 2018 Cleveland Comedy Awards for “Best Joke Short-form” and “Rookie of the Year...

Arts After Dark unites campus performers and arts supporters

Arts After Dark unites campus performers and arts supporters

Julia Knight, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Theatre & Dance, Top Stories

Arts enthusiasts were scattered around Harkness Chapel on Saturday evening, relaxed and ready to watch performances by a variety of their musical peers. Arts After Dark is a semesterly event organized by the Music Undergraduate Student Involvement Committee to showcase the outstanding talent on campu...

Rudoff: Complicity in mass shootings is a national burden

Rudoff: Complicity in mass shootings is a national burden

Jackson Rudoff, Opinion Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

It’s doubtful that anyone missed the news of the mass shooting that took place at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh this past Saturday. It was an attack that left 11 dead, six injured and, as with all American mass shootings, countless others traumatized. The mere fact that I can say: “as with all...

New board aims to improve on-campus housing experience

New board aims to improve on-campus housing experience

Jack Heneghan, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2018


Filed under Campus Insider, News, Student Clubs & Organizations, Top Stories

Everyone wants to love where they live. Luckily, Case Western Reserve University honors that notion through an organization of residents dedicated to improving the living conditions of the students: the Residence Hall Association (RHA). Now, the description also applies to the University Housing Resid...

Playlist of the Week

Playlist of the Week

Kyle Smith, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

With every day looking more or less like the last gray and rainy day, it is easy to fall into a monotonous routine: wake up, go to class, do homework, sleep and repeat. To break that routine, this week’s playlist features rap songs that break the mold. “Pray For Me” - Brother Ali While the funky, 1990s-insp...

CWRU student, poet Christopher Cannon on telling the stories of the dead

CWRU student, poet Christopher Cannon on telling the stories of the dead

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

November 2, 2018


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

Christopher Cannon’s first exposure to gang culture came at the age of 11 when he witnessed his brother’s gang initiation. “I grew up in violence,” said Cannon. “Just constant, constant violence.” Now, the 27-year-old fourth-year history and English major is working on a collection of poetry called ...

Drew Goddard’s homage to Tarantino a masterpiece itself

Drew Goddard’s homage to Tarantino a masterpiece itself

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2018


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

Writer and director Drew Goddard has quietly made a name for himself over the years, with his work on TV shows like “Alias” and “Lost” before heading into filmmaking with the screenplay to “Cloverfield.” Since then, he has brought originality to everything he writes and directs, especial...

Volleyball prepares for home stretch

Volleyball prepares for home stretch

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

The Case Western Reserve University volleyball team currently sits at 17-10 after a 2-2 performance at the final University Athletic Association (UAA) Round Robin and two wins at Ohio Wesleyan University. During the weekend of Oct. 13 and 14, the Spartans traveled to Carnegie Mellon University (C...

Founder of Me Too movement draws huge crowd to Maltz

Founder of Me Too movement draws huge crowd to Maltz

Maryam Iqbal, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2018


Filed under Campus Insider, Events & Talks, News, Top Stories

Last Tuesday, Case Western Reserve University boasted the opportunity to host Tarana Burke, founder of the Me Too movement and globally esteemed activist, at the Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center as part of its ongoing ThinkForum lecture series. Her talk was followed by an audience-led que...

Musician Nik Bartsch on Zen, music as a spiritual experience

Musician Nik Bartsch on Zen, music as a spiritual experience

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

October 26, 2018


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

Nik Bartsch’s Ronin is one of the most unique groups in jazz, mainly because it’s difficult to even call their genre jazz. Their music resembles a jam session between Steve Reich and Prince more than a traditional jazz ensemble. The pioneering Swiss group is performing live at the Bop Stop in...

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