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CWRU Performance Showcase dazzles prospective students

CWRU Nritya Performing at the Performance Showcase

Emily Young, Development Editor

November 15, 2019

For hopeful students dreaming of going to Case Western Reserve University, there is no greater experience than the Diversity Overnight program. A chance to meet real students and live life as a college student for a day is one of the best ways to discover all that CWRU has to offer. The Office of ...

Review: uISA’s Diwali Dinner is a monument to one-dimensional ethnic campus events

To some students, uISA’s Diwali Dinner sold out in more ways than one.

Shreyas Banerjee, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2019

Before arriving at the Thwing ballroom for the undergraduate Indian Student Association (uISA)’s “Diwali Dinner,” I had high expectations. With uISA being one of the largest cultural clubs, and clubs period, on campus, they had a reputation for fun events filled with flavor and culture. In ...

A Talk with Ryan Hamilton before Saturday Show

Yugan Sakthi, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2019

This Saturday, Nov. 16, comedian Ryan Hamilton will be performing an original one-hour set at the Ohio Theater. Fresh off of the release of his first ever Netflix special “Happy Face,” which Decider called “highly contagious,” Hamilton’s comedy is wholesome, outrageously hilarious and acce...

Queer aesthetics in “costumes,” Cleveland LGBTQ+ performers and safe spaces

Aurora Thunder at Dragoween, hosted by the Beachland Ballroom.

Adam Benjamin, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2019

In a season where LGBTQ+ youths are inundated with images of dominant groups donning queer aesthetics as costumes, the visibility of the drag community is ever more essential and magnitudinous.  Local performer and Queen Anhedonia Delight organizes GlamGore, a recurring monthly drag show series that ...

“She Loves Me” gives a charming take on relationships and first impressions

Chris Markham, Copy Editor

November 8, 2019

I consider myself to be a Footlighters regular. I’ve now seen four of the five shows Footlighters has put on in my time here at Case Western Reserve University. I didn’t get to see their production of “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” last semester, so I was eager to see this semester’s show, “...

KYLE ranks CWRU second most turnt campus at UPB’s Fall Concert

KYLE, best known for his hit

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

November 8, 2019

Fresh from releasing the deluxe version of his debut album “Light of Mine” earlier this year, rapper KYLE (born Kyle Harvey) performed at University Program Board (UPB)’s Fall Concert on Nov. 2. DJ Denvver (third-year student Devon Garrett) and DJ Hydra (fourth-year student Jeremy Novak) opened ...

Zeta Beta Tau and Theta Chi’s Freak Show capped off the Halloween season

Aimee Wiencek, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2019

As the end of spooky season quickly came and went, Zeta Beta Tau (ZBT) and Theta Chi offered a final Halloween goodbye for the students of Case Western Reserve University. For the fifth year in a row, the fraternities hosted their annual haunted house, with this year’s theme being “Freak Show.”...

Costumes and comedy at IMPROVment’s Halloween Spooktacular

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

November 1, 2019

Pennywise, Ms. Frizzle and Guy Fieri stand in a line, eyeing each other up. “Letty, I think you’ve got it!” second-year student Camille Witt said. Fifth-year student Leticia “Letty” Dornfeld smiled under her orange wig and straightened her solar system dress, as Pennywise and Guy Fieri ba...

Candy corn is garbage, and other Halloween candy facts

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2019

Halloween. It’s got everything—costumes, parties, drinking and candy. So much candy. According to Statista, Americans spent 491 million dollars on candy in 2016.  One of the most difficult parts of the Halloween season is deciding which of the widely available candy options are worth taking ...

Fiji Howl Fest unites community through music and good cause

Fiji Howl Fest raised $1,500 for pancreatic cancer with its musical appeal.

Lewis Nelken, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2019

There was one important person missing from this year’s annual Howl Fest at Phi Gamma Delta (Fiji) fraternity. Still, Hugh Marshall’s impact loomed large.  The rave-goers, eager to get into the shelter of the booming “Outpost,” were happy to pay the cover when they learned that the admissions were...

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