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Zeta Beta Terror: The Freak Show

Aimee Wiencek, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2019

Nothing says October like spooky season and this Halloween, be prepared to feel a true scare. For many of us this fall, we have been so bogged down by homework, midterms and the stress of school and trying to get enough sleep that we have completely forgotten to experience the true meaning of “spooky s...

Uptown and Case Western Reserve University bring Halloween fun to University Circle with “Bash”

Uptown and Case Western Reserve University bring Halloween fun to University Circle with “Bash”

Shreyas Banerjee, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2019

Behind the backdrop of Judy’s Hand Pavilion, the Uptown "Upside Down" Halloween Bash truly was a graveyard smash. It's around Halloween, and that means pumpkins, candy, costumes, and scary movies. In an attempt to encapsulate that spirit of the spooky season, Uptown in the Circle, a community o...

Who is Toby?

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2019

It’s no surprise that there are a number of named spaces around campus—naming expensive projects after donors helps the University Circle community accomplish projects like the Tinkham Veale University Center and the Nord Family Greenway. There is one name, however, that sticks out a little when i...

Mike Watt and The Missingmen mix punk up and comers with elders at Grog Shop

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

October 17, 2019

Twenty-two-year-old Nick Aguilar played the drums at Grog Shop on Sunday, Oct. 6, sandwiched between 61-year-old bassist Mike Watt and guitarist Tom Watson.  “I think about thirteen people asked how old I was,” Aguilar said, referencing Mike Watt + The Missingmen’s Sacramento show, on Sept. 2...

Eldred Theater spooks with gory “Bethany”

Fernando Rivera, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2019

Last Friday, Oct. 4, Eldred Theatre opened a show that was both familiar and foreign. Much of this amounts to new theater department faculty member and director Kevin Inouye. He started teaching movement and stage combat classes last fall for undergraduates and Master of Fine Arts in Acting students...

uISA’s “Garba” brings Indian holiday spirit to CWRU

CWRU students gather at uISA's garba last Saturday.

Shreyas Banerjee, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2019

While most Americans will celebrate the holiday season later this winter, for Indians around the world, ‘tis the season. While most people are only familiar with Diwali—which is happening in the next few weeks, don’t worry—this whole month is jam packed with holidays and celebrations, with one of t...

Mitchell’s 20th birthday brings lines full of happy customers

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2019

Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream loves its birthday. The company opened its first store 20 years ago last Sunday, Oct. 6, and for the last couple of years it’s been rolling out both a birthday cake ice cream and birthday cake sundae—made with a piece of actual cake, produced in-house in their Ohio...

The top Northeast Ohio band you’ve probably never heard of

Yugan Sakthi, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2019

There is an anticipatory sort of joy that accompanies watching a band perform you have never heard of. In the charged milliseconds before they play their first chord, you are almost totally ignorant of what’s to come. The instruments and the setup and the musicians’ outfits might give you a sense of t...

Cleveland-based book award recognizes four authors for their work

Caroline Kuntzman, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2019

On Sept. 26, members of the Cleveland community attended the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards at the KeyBank State Theatre in Playhouse Square. The award was created in 1935 by poet and philanthropist Edith Anisfield Wolf to recognize authors who “challenge racism and celebrate diversity.”  The Anisfiel...

Ingenuity Festival celebrates the fusion of technology and art

Ingenuity Festival celebrates the fusion of technology and art

Katelyn Park, Contributing Reporter

October 4, 2019

If you ever want to immerse yourself in an former scrap metal recycling plant whose rooms are filled with art, technology, vendors and music, check out Ingenuity or IngenuityFest next year. This electric three-day festival showcases the artwork and ideas of Northeast Ohio creatives that’ll leave you f...

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