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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...

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


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

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 my plans to arrive at the historic, haunted and infamous House of Wills 30 minutes before the seance i...

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


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

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, the 27-year-old fourth-year history and English major is working on a collection of poetry called ...

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


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

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 last Thursday, Waters laid out an ambitious plan to work with the incoming governor of California...

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


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

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 convention organized by Slow Food International, an organization designed around the idea that food should be healthy...

Taking advantage of every opportunity

Taking advantage of every opportunity

Julia Knight, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Stories

Fourth-year music education major Maddy Yankell takes advantage of every opportunity that comes her way. Whether it is voice-directing shows for the CWRU Footlighters, running half marathons or traveling to Italy, Yankell has made the most of her experience at both the Cleveland Institute of Music (C...

CWRU professor discusses Hip-Hop and the Holy

Issra Osman, Contributing Reporter

September 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features

Since its creation, hip-hop has continually paid homage to its spiritual, cultural and religious beginnings. In her talk on “‘God Complexes’ and ‘Complex Gods’: Emancipatory Practices in Religion and Hip Hop,” Joy Bostic, Ph.D. examined the connection between divinity and hip-hop. Like ...

CWRU Thoughts

CWRU Thoughts

Maria Fazal, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features

The Case Western Reserve University community is known for thinking beyond the possible. This column aims to capture a slice of campus life. This week, Science Olympiad participants on campus were interviewed during an event at CWRU. Q: What are you looking forward to the most today? A1: Lying here in th...

CWRU Thoughts

CWRU Thoughts

Maria Fazal, Staff Reporter

October 31, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features

The Case Western Reserve University community is known for thinking beyond the possible. Each week this column aims to capture a slice of campus life. Q: What is the most time-consuming part of your day? A: Probably filling out supplemental applications. I think the most stressful part is trying...

CWRU Thoughts

CWRU Thoughts

Maria Fazal, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features

The Case Western Reserve University community is known for thinking beyond the possible. Each week, this column aims to capture a slice of campus life. Q: What are you involved in outside of class? A: I’m on the swim team, I volunteer with Center for Civic Engagement & Learning (CCEL) and CCEL...

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