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Childrens’ TV shows aren’t just for children: Here are some to take a chance on

Emerson McGinnis, Staff Columnist February 19, 2021

There are many interesting TV shows out there for seniors, adults, teenagers, children … not so many shows directed at infants, but that makes sense. As there is an average of 25 new TV shows that enter...

Daniel Kaluuya has garnered critical acclaim in his performance as Fred Hampton, chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party.

“Judas and the Black Messiah” reframes the legacy of the Black Panthers

Streaming recommendation of the week 2/19/21
Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor February 19, 2021

Much of Black history has been hidden or distorted in America; the story of the Black Panther Party is a prime example. Black radicals have never been accepted as the standard-bearers of the civil rights...

Alexander 23’s much anticipated new album was actually created almost on accident.

Alexander 23 speaks on his new album “Oh No, Not Again!”

Yvonne Pan, Development Editor February 19, 2021

With a title reminiscent of Britney Spears’ 2000 hit song "Oops! ... I Did It Again," Alexander 23’s new album “Oh No, Not Again!” was released on Friday, Feb. 19. “What was kind of exciting...

Palentine’s Day 2021 tries to solve the puzzle of loving

Kate Caforio, Staff Reporter February 19, 2021

Valentine’s Day is the one day a year where expressing love for others is required. The Feminist Collective at Case Western Reserve University wanted to communicate a different message in 2021. Their...

CWRU alum Michael Suglio's Short. Sweet. Film Fest. is experimenting with dual in-person and virtual viewing formats to comply with social distancing guidelines.

Short. Sweet. Film Fest. plans a tenth year like no other

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor February 19, 2021

When Case Western Reserve University alumni Michael Suglio first started the Short. Sweet. Film Fest. in 2012, he had no idea what it would become. “I came up with the idea while I was doing my MBA...

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“Light of the Jedi” launches Star Wars towards a bright future via the past

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor February 12, 2021

“For over a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic.” When Obi-Wan Kenobi spoke that line in the original 1977 film “Star Wars,” it...

“Love and Rock: Tunes for Valentine’s Day “

Playlist of the week 2/12/21
TJ Disabato, Staff Reporter February 12, 2021

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, I thought I would use my first playlist of the new semester to commemorate that special day. It would be the grandest of clichés to state that this past year...

Wrap yourself up in a flannel and get ready to enjoy Taylor Swift's new album.

Taylor Swift’s “evermore” is more than just another “folklore”

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor February 12, 2021

2020 was a crazy year for Taylor Swift. Coming straight off of the release of her 2019 album “Lover,” Swift seemed on track for a typical year, going on tour across the world with her new pop ballads....

The Sundance Film Festival arrives in digital form

Here are the best and worst movies
Margot Gordon, Contributing Reporter February 12, 2021

From Jan. 28 to Feb. 3, the 2021 Sundance Film Festival was held online for the first time ever. Usually held in Utah, the digital form meant that anyone in the U.S. could attend this festival with relative...

TheHxliday explains what makes his music his

Yvonne Pan, Development Editor February 5, 2021

“I didn’t want to be a ‘Lil’ something,” TheHxliday (Noah Malik Lee) said, when asked about his rapper name. “Of my brothers, I’ve always been the festive one and my nickname was just Holiday,”...

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