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Chris Sabatino on succeeding as an independent musician

Chris Sabatino on succeeding as an independent musician

Sunayana Jampanaboyana, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

In the reign of the signed pop artist, Chris Sabatino holds his persona as an independent musician close. The Ohio native is one of the many independent artists who aim to make a living off of their music. Recently, the pool of independent musicians has been increasing alongside an influx of simil...

“King Stag” prances into audience’s hearts

Chris Markham, Copy Editor

December 6, 2019

The beginning of "King Stag" was a little confusing. The pre-show music had stopped, the "please enjoy the show" announcement was over and there was nobody on stage. And yet, nothing was happening. The audience just sat there in silence. It felt like something had gone wrong, like the crew just was...

Semester in Review Art Exhibition takes place next week

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

December 6, 2019

We are fortunate to attend school in the cultural hub of Cleveland, surrounded by institutions like the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland Botanical Gardens and iconic works like Judy’s Hand, the Start sculpture (the Ugly Statue), Spitball, the Keith Haring stat...

Before you go: CMA edition

Before you go: CMA edition

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

As the semester winds down and the weather descends into the miserable grossness that is the Cleveland winter, there’s no better place to visit than the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA). For regular attendees or first-year students that haven’t quite made the trek an entire block west of campus to ...

What am I listening to? 12/6/19

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor

December 6, 2019

Saving Grace—Todd Rundgren Todd Rundgren made his name as one of the first auteurs in rock in the early 1970s. On his third studio album, “Something/Anything?” he produced and wrote every song and played all the instruments on 18 of the 25 songs. On “Something/Anything?” and its follow-up, ...

uISA and Naach di Cleveland team up for CWRU’s largest cultural event

uISA and Naach di Cleveland team up for CWRU’s largest cultural event

Shreyas Banerjee, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

After a semester jam packed with events, from a Navratri Garba to an Education Week fundraiser to a “Diwali” dinner, the Undergraduate Indian Students Association (uISA) capped off the year with their bombastic Andaaz event.  Held in the Cleveland Museum of Natural History on Nov. 23 from 7 to 10 p.m...

“Knight Before Christmas” is a predictable but fun Christmas movie

“Knight Before Christmas” is a predictable but fun Christmas movie

Chris Markham, Copy Editor

December 6, 2019

Netflix kicked off the holiday season with a new Christmas special, "The Knight Before Christmas," starring Vanessa Hudgens and Josh Whitehouse. In the film, Hudgens plays Brooke, a modern-day high school teacher who is disillusioned by love. Whitehouse plays Sir Cole, a medieval knight who is magica...

Markham: What am I listening to?

Markham: What am I listening to?

Chris Markham, Copy Editor

November 22, 2019

“What's Up Danger”—Blackway and Black Caviar from the "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" soundtrack Sony just confirmed a sequel to the animated movie "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" a couple of weeks ago, and I'm already hyped. So, I've been listening to the soundtrack to celebrate, and ...

Prismatica brings Clevelanders downtown to appreciate art

Prismatica brings Clevelanders downtown to appreciate art

Sunayana Jampanaboyana, Staff Reporter

November 22, 2019

“Prismatica is comprised of 25 pivoting prisms, each more than six feet tall, made of panels laminated with a diachronic film that transmits and reflects every color in the visible spectrum, varying with the position of the light source and the observer. The prisms are mounted on bases containing pro...

Sticky to showcase original music at Mahall’s on Saturday, Nov. 23

Sticky to showcase original music at Mahall’s on Saturday, Nov. 23

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor

November 22, 2019

Sticky began, like many Case Western Reserve University bands, as something created for the yearly Battle of the Bands contest. Four Phi Gamma Delta (Fiji) brothers and one former brother came together two weeks before the event at the Jolly Scholar in January 2018 to try to earn a bid at Springfest...

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