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GlamGore: Roaring Hunties, where flapper fashion is still pushing gender norms

The Grog Shop's monthly GlamGore drag show featured a tribute to 1920's flapper culture.

Lydia Mandell, Contributing Reporter

January 30, 2020

All of Coventry could hear the audience in the Grog Shop scream last Thursday night when drag queen Sarah Tonin grabbed a ceiling banister, pulled herself up and dropped onto the floor in a split. The shrieking continued as the queen got up, brushed her bangs out of her face, unfazed, and collected he...

Chris Sabatino on succeeding as an independent musician

Chris Sabatino will be performing at Cosmic Dave's Rock Club this Friday at 9 p.m.

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

The Armor Court at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

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 ...

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

Spartan Bhangra performs at Andaaz x Naach di Jolly.

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...

Prismatica brings Clevelanders downtown to appreciate art

Prismatica ia a rotating exhibit featuring glass prisms that transmit every
color in the visual spectrum.

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...

UCCtoberfest pays tribute to German culture

Parv Sud

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

November 15, 2019

Oktoberfest, an annual beer festival held in Munich, Germany, is the largest festival celebrating beer in the world. The 16- to 18-day festival brings more than six million people to Munich for parades, food, music and of course, beer. In Cleveland, a city that Cleveland SCENE called “a town built...

Conan Gray takes on the House of Blues

Aimee Wiencek, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2019

This past Saturday, Nov. 9, Conan Gray took center stage at Cleveland’s famous House of Blues venue. Cleveland was lucky enough to be one of the stops on the 20-year-old singer’s “The Comfort Crowd” tour, which includes 26 stops across the United States and Canada. The doors opened at 7 p.m., ope...

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