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Lessons from bread making in quarantine

Burnt bread is an acceptable reason to cry and drink before 11 a.m.

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

July 6, 2020

Bread. It’s a staple food, available at a wide range of prices and qualities, in various forms, across a variety of cuisines. It’s also a relatively simple food: just flour, water, salt and yeast. And for the many people stuck inside, bread baking has seen a serious revival. With amateur sourdough...

HBO Max is here: What that means for CWRU students

HBO Max’s content draws from a variety of sources, now all consolidated under AT&T.

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor

July 3, 2020

Another day, another streaming service. The media landscape was already slowly but surely shifting towards streaming as the main form of consumption. For years now, people have been cutting the cord to their cable TV subscriptions and stopped going to movie theaters, except to see the latest “Marve...

Prospect 100 launches their first global competition

Yvonne Pan, Development Editor

June 23, 2020

Adam Flanagan created Future Summits when he was 14 to address the need for technology events catered towards Generation Z. Now 18, he joined Harry Beard, 20, and Alex Daillance, 23, to co-found Future Labs, a company that “[bridges] the gap between leading brands and young people.” Well-establ...

CMA’s PROOF exhibit lacks diversity and inclusion

Tobili Hatcher, Staff Reporter

May 4, 2020

"A picture’s worth a thousand words, but what’s a proof worth?” you wonder, as you walk through the Cleveland Museum of Art’s (CMA) most recent exhibit, “PROOF: Photography in the Era of the Contact Sheet,” portions of which can now be found on CMA’s website.  When you first arrive ...

“Onward” and the future of the movie industry

“Onward” was released on the Disney+ streaming service one month after being released in theaters

Shreyas Banerjee, Staff Columnist

May 1, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has touched every part of American life, from the big, to the seemingly inconsequential, as we all try to maintain social distancing and stay at home. One aspect of the fallout has been the almost complete shutdown of the movie industry, with no films being released in theaters due ...

CWRU’s theater department takes a bow

Tobili Hatcher, Staff Reporter

April 28, 2020

The show must go on, as they say, and on it went. On April 24, members of the Case Western Reserve University Department of Theater came together via Zoom to put on their production of William Inge’s play “Bus Stop,” Eldred’s final show this season, that was originally scheduled to be performe...

Fashion industry promotes unethical practices every step of the way

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

April 24, 2020

“At this point, we look at clothes the same way we look at Billie Eilish songs,” Hasan Minhaj said in his comedy segment “The Ugly Truth of Fast Fashion.” “We're like, “Wow, I can't believe a kid made that.” Companies like Fashion Nova, Adidas, Nike, Abercrombie & Fitch, Forever 21, ...

Playlist of the week: Vibe check edition

Tobili Hatcher, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2020

This week, my extra free time, or rather, time that would have been better spent concentrating on class, led me to go down some old and new musical roads. Some of these songs were high school staples, others are  reminiscent of my working days. Nonetheless, all of these songs are perfect for doing a v...

The joys of “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” in a time of quarantine

Image courtesy of first-year student Ethan Deemer in his recreation of the Village at 115th House 5

Shreyas Banerjee, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2020

I won’t say I handled the shift to remote learning particularly well, at first. Like many, I was mad that the rest of the semester was taken away, and, as the pandemic worsened and social distancing and stay-at-home became enforced, every morning felt like a new barrage of bad news and frustration. ...

Playlist of the week: Songs from the big screen

Shreyas Banerjee, Staff Reporter

April 14, 2020

One of the most common ways for me to discover songs, besides if they’re being played on the radio or recommended to me by a streaming service, is through movies. Directors often place their favorite songs or songs—that fit the themes of the film—into their movies, leading to a whole new audience...

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