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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,”...

Nico Walker: The veteran who wrote his debut novel from a jail cell

Nico Walker: The veteran who wrote his debut novel from a jail cell

Collin Wong, Web Editor July 16, 2020

At 19, he was an Army medic in Iraq. Then, he was a serial bank robber. Now, he is an author armed with a story to tell.  This is the story of Iraq War veteran-turned-author, Nico Walker. George...

CWRUcio’s Yule Ball delivers a magical night

Chris Markham, Copy Editor February 6, 2020

What fan of “Harry Potter” didn’t pray that they would receive their letter to attend Hogwarts in the mail when they turned 11 years old? Unfortunately, the chances are high that those letters never...

A dream come true

David Pietrow, Staff Reporter August 30, 2019

Chances are you’ve seen at least one Disney movie. If you haven’t, you should probably do that after reading this article. Well, let nostalgia hit you after this: Disney and Target are teaming up....

Fourth-year student Matt Thompson (Orlando) is onstage with fellow actress Nailah Matthews (Rosalind) in his last CWRU production.

A tale of two talents

Julia Knight, Staff Reporter April 26, 2019

Graduating fourth-year student Matt Thompson not only excels in pre-medicine, but he also shines on the theater stage. Thompson is a double-major in biochemistry and theater. He has been involved in performing...

How “Call Her Daddy” is empowering women

Aura Rossy, Accounts Manager November 30, 2018

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...

House of Wills seance brings the dead back among the living

House of Wills seance brings the dead back among the living

Michael Wu, Staff Reporter November 9, 2018

This is a first person account of a seance at the House of Wills, an abandoned funeral home in Cleveland. The article features references to the occult and Satanism. I’m running late to the seance. Despite...

CWRU student, poet Christopher Cannon on telling the stories of the dead

CWRU student, poet Christopher Cannon on telling the stories of the dead

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor November 2, 2018

Christopher Cannon’s first exposure to gang culture came at the age of 11 when he witnessed his brother’s gang initiation. “I grew up in violence,” said Cannon. “Just constant, constant violence.” Now,...

News from Terra Madre: Alice Waters wants to feed California’s kids

News from Terra Madre: Alice Waters wants to feed California’s kids

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter September 28, 2018

Alice Waters is a James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef, a political activist and vice president of Slow Food International who wants to feed the students of California. At the U.S. delegates meeting...

Terra Madre Salone Del Gusto: a worldwide sustainable food event

Terra Madre Salone Del Gusto: a worldwide sustainable food event

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter September 28, 2018

Every two years, thousands of people descend on Turin, a small city nestled in the hills of northern Italy, to eat, talk, network and party at Terra Madre Salone Del Gusto. Terra Madre is a massive...

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