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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...

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...

Tokyo Police Club visits Grog

Tokyo Police Club visits Grog

Yugan Sakthi, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2019


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

Tokyo Police Club (TPC) is a big enough name in music that most of the audience at their Grog Shop concert on Friday, March 22 knew at least a song or two. For those unfamiliar with the Canadian indie rock band, I can only imagine they assumed it was a Japanese electronic dance music duo or an undergrou...

Places to go clothes shopping near CWRU

Places to go clothes shopping near CWRU

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

March 29, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Style

Clothes shopping is rough when you’re short. While online shopping is convenient, returning packages because you didn’t read that the inseam on a pair of jeans is 30 inches, isn’t. If you’re looking for an excuse to get off campus, embrace your capitalist side and go shopping this weekend. ...

Comedian Steven Wright discusses Twitter novel ahead of Cleveland show

Comedian Steven Wright discusses Twitter novel ahead of Cleveland show

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

March 22, 2019


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

“Everyone is a universe,” Steven Wright, an Oscar-winning and Emmy-nominated comedian said. Although he is a star in stand-up comedy known for his deadpan delivery and clever one-liners Wright’s talent extends far beyond a single metaphorical galaxy. In 2011, he started writing a novel,...

Battle of the Bands rocks Jolly Scholar

Battle of the Bands rocks Jolly Scholar

Chris Heermann, Social Media Manager

March 1, 2019


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

If you walked through the Thwing Center last Saturday night, you may have wondered why The Jolly Scholar was louder than your roommate’s alarm at 8 a.m. If you had peeked your head in, you would have seen acts competing in the annual Battle of the Bands. The prize? The opportunity to perform at this ...

A trip into the Cult of the Monster Truck

A trip into the Cult of the Monster Truck

Michael Wu, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

The first thing I learned about monster trucks is that they are loud. They are the kind of loud that rips through your ear drums and leaves you temporarily deaf. They make you want to cover your ears and shut your eyes like a child because these monster trucks were so loud that frankly, they sort of...

Jay Sean performs at the first UPB concert of the semester

Jay Sean performs at the first UPB concert of the semester

Sunayana Jampanaboyana, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019


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

This past Friday, University Program Board (UPB) hosted Jay Sean in the first UPBeats concert of the semester. Best known for throwback hits including “Down” and “Ride It,” English singer and songwriter Jay Sean, born Kamaljit Singh Jhooti, entertained students in Tinkham Veale University Center....

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