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Playlist of the Week–Bops and Bangers

Playlist of the Week–Bops and Bangers

Chris Heermann, Social Media Editor

April 12, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Playlist of the Week, Top Stories

This week’s playlist focuses on songs you might hear at a classic Friday or Saturday night party. Knowing all of these songs will make you the coolest person in your social group and will enhance your enjoyment of the loud social gatherings. Sicko Mode–Travis Scott Somehow this song is always playi...

“Captain Marvel” middling, still entertaining Marvel film

“Captain Marvel” middling, still entertaining Marvel film

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2019


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

Leading up to its release, there was much anticipation and scrutiny of “Captain Marvel,” Marvel’s first female-led superhero film in the current Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The commotion was fueled by Brie Larson’s commentary up until the release of the film regarding male critics, which r...

Music Industry rebounds after a period of decline but how are artists affected?

Matt Hooke

April 12, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

After a long period of decline, the music industry celebrated a return to pre-2007 revenues earlier this year with the release of the latest annual report from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). Worldwide music sales totaled 19.1 billion dollars in 2018, finally surpassing t...

Who are the Springfest headliners?

Who are the Springfest headliners?

Chris Heermann, Social Media Editor

April 12, 2019


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

Much like Butch Cassidy, my first thought when the Springfest committee released the headliners to this year’s concert was, “Who are those guys?” Coast Modern? Echosmith? MadeinTYO? As someone who rarely listens to the indie pop genre, I was lost. So naturally I opened up Spotify and searched u...

More than a club?

More than a club?

David Pietrow, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Theater & Dance, Top Stories

My first exposure to Indian culture came last year when I was a first-year student living in the Tyler House on the north side of campus. I vividly remember it: I was walking past Wade Commons when I noticed people doing a dance routine inside. As I watched and walked, a substantial number of people inside t...

Jordan Peele’s macabre brilliance

Jordan Peele’s macabre brilliance

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2019


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

Following the release of his film “Get Out” in 2017, Jordan Peele quickly established himself as an effective and highly proficient filmmaker in the realm of combining social commentary, horror, thriller elements and some underlying comedic aspects still simmering from his “Key & Peele” ...

Student band sticky to open Springfest

Student band sticky to open Springfest

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

April 12, 2019


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

University Program Board's (UPB) potato prank on April 1 was only the first of many events planned for this month. UPB recently announced the headliners for this year's Springfest: MadeinTYO, Echosmith and Coast Modern. Another familiar name on the list is sticky the band, the band that won Battle of the B...

IMPROVment hosts annual improv festival

IMPROVment hosts annual improv festival

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

April 5, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Local Events, Theater & Dance, Top Stories

This past weekend, IMPROVment hosted their eighth annual Lake Effect Improv Festival in the Tink Ballroom on Saturday, March 30. The festival’s name is inspired by our university’s proximity to Lake Erie and contributions to Cleveland’s weather by the lake effect. This year’s festival...

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