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MaDaCol creates memorable experience for audience, dancers alike

MaDaCol creates memorable experience for audience, dancers alike

Kyle Smith, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2018


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

Dance productions are not for everyone. The Mather Dance Collective (MaDaCol) wants to change that. MaDaCol is one of Case Western Reserve University's oldest student-run organizations, founded in 1984 with the goal of making dance productions accessible to students and members of the Cleveland ...

The 1975 fall dangerously in love with the internet

Julia Knight, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The 1975’s latest album “A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships” turns a critical eye to the manifestation of technology in everyday life. Released on Nov. 30, the record showcases the band’s diverse sound. The album goes from soft acoustic tracks to hard rock and from spoken word to indie p...

One-Act Festival provides bite-sized entertainment for CWRU

Yvonne Pan, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Local Events, Theatre & Dance

Do you have the attention span of a squirrel? Do you often find yourself losing interest in plays only minutes in? Players’ Theatre Group (PTG) provided a solution to both problems through their hour and thirty minute long One-Act Festival, held in the Eldred Black Box Theater on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. ...

Fluffy Duck Cafe brings homemade pastries to Cleveland

Fluffy Duck Cafe brings homemade pastries to Cleveland

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2018


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

Running a bakery is a long and exhausting process. For the Fluffy Duck Cafe, located across from the Cleveland Clinic, baking starts everyday at 2:30 a.m. The Fluffy Duck employs three people, including the owner, so it is an all hands on deck operation most of the time. This includes arriving a...

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry

Dave Lucas, Poet

December 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Poetry & Literature, Top Stories

This is the fourth monthly column by full-time lecturer and Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas. The column will appear in other publications. 1,182 words What makes poetry, poetry? Ask that question of a dozen poets, scholars or readers and you’ll get as many different answers, maybe more. Some won’t be muc...

Elephante transforms Jolly Scholar during final UPB fall concert

Elephante transforms Jolly Scholar during final UPB fall concert

Aura Rossy, Accounts Manager

December 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

Elephante is no stranger to switching tracks, whether that be with his music or in life. The Los Angeles-based DJ drew the semester to a close with a concert at the UPBeats EDM night at The Jolly Scholar on Saturday. The performance transformed the venue into a miniature nightclub resembling the typica...

Playlist of the Week

Kyle Smith, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

December has come and so have finals. With such pressing academic concerns before them, many students might find themselves slacking off and ignoring their extra-curricular activities and hobbies. Instead of slacker anthems, this week’s playlist is about songs, bands and albums that have the word ...

Latest J.K. Rowling movie entertaining but cluttered

Latest J.K. Rowling movie entertaining but cluttered

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2018


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

After establishing a new set of characters within the fictional world of Harry Potter in 2016’s “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” Warner Bros. returned to the universe earlier this month with “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.” Like its predecessor, “The Crimes of Grindelwald”...

A farewell to the Happy Dog at Euclid Tavern

A farewell to the Happy Dog at Euclid Tavern

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

The Euclid Tavern has been the reliable fixture of a constantly changing University Circle. The historic bar has been around in some form or another since 1909, with new owners taking over as the years went by. Now its latest owner, Happy Dog, is closing the location marking the fourth time in the new mill...

How “Call Her Daddy” is empowering women

Aura Rossy, Accounts Manager

November 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Games

When you first tune in to the Barstool Sports’ “Call Her Daddy” podcast, your mind may overflow with judgements and misconceptions. The voices of the two women that fill your ears are high-pitched and energized, as if they consumed five cups of coffee before showing up to record. They may remind y...

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