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Cleveland community gathers for 8th annual Kurentovanje festival

Cleveland community gathers for 8th annual Kurentovanje festival

Caroline Kuntzman, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2020

Mardi Gras is often thought of as a tradition exclusive to New Orleans; however, it is one of many carnival celebrations throughout the world. One of them, Kurentovanje, was celebrated in Cleveland from Feb. 16 to 22.  Kurentovanje, described by Cleveland Kurentovanje as “Slovenian Mardi Gras,” has...

StAAAry Night: A night to remember

Tobili Hatcher, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2020

Although this was my fourth year in a row going to the Asian American Alliance’s (AAA) flagship event, AAA Night, this year felt more special and elevated than years past. Maybe it was the nostalgia kicking in that this was my last chance to attend the event as an undergraduate, or the fact that this year’s ...

Amazing, every word of what you just said was wrong

Masha Goykhberg, Staff Reporter

February 21, 2020

The following series is designed to entertain and inform—not provide medical advice,” the Netflix docuseries “the goop lab with Gwyneth Paltrow” warns before every episode. It would be a good sentiment, had actress Gwenyth Paltrow not referred to all of her pseudoscientific claims as “medicine,” a ter...

Putting the gal in Galentine’s Day

Putting the gal in Galentine's Day

Lydia Mandell, Staff Reporter

February 21, 2020

Cleveland is home to one of the most diverse drag scenes in the Midwest and, arguably, in the country.  It is not unusual to see queens from different types of drag—pageant, alternative, camp, androgynous, etc.—in the same show, as shown by Brewnuts’ Galentine’s Drag Show on Feb. 13. For th...

African American Art alumni exhibit explores the past and present

CWRU faculty Sandra Noble's quilts in the CWRU Art Gallery.

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor

February 21, 2020

When entering the African American Alumni Art Exhibition at the Case Western Reserve University Art Studio Gallery, you see West African traditional fabrics and masks, then modern quilts and photographs of LeBron James. It tells the story of West African culture, what they went through and what thei...

“To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You” was highly anticipated, and it delivered

“To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You

Aimee Wiencek, Staff Reporter

February 21, 2020

On Feb. 12, Netflix released its highly anticipated movie “To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You,” the sequel of the hit movie “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.” The movie series is based off of the best-selling book series of the same name by Jenny Han, which was first released in 2014 and ...

Art lends a helping hand in finding the true meaning in a fake holiday

CMA takes a minimalist approach to Valentine's Day.

Tobili Hatcher, Staff Reporter

February 21, 2020

If you were hoping to be bombarded with hordes of pink and red balloons, red roses galore and tons of gushy “I love you” texts to show that the event was taking place, then the Cleveland Museum of Art’s (CMA) Valentine’s Day event is probably not what you were looking for.  This year, CM...

Springing into new experiences

Models take the runway at the NYFW.

Tobili Hatcher, Staff Reporter

February 21, 2020

The fashion tents were pitched and taken down quicker than the sandal straps tucked into jeans trend became a real thing. Another spring fashion week has come and gone again, taking the Big Apple by storm and leaving us with the blueprint of what we will all be wearing this upcoming fall/winter seaso...

“Sonic the Hedgehog” is just fine, but that’s enough

Despite blacklash, “Sonic” is a decent movie.

Shreyas Banerjee, Staff Reporter

February 21, 2020

The thing about “Sonic the Hedgehog” is that it is entirely aware of what type of movie it is.  Movies based on video games are notoriously hard to pull off, with almost every one ending in disaster, most notably 1993’s atrocious “Super Mario Bros.” with Bob Hoskins, and this movie see...

Celebrating 15 years of “Avatar: The Last Airbender”

Aang, Katara and Sokka face off against evil.

Shreyas Banerjee, Staff Reporter

February 21, 2020

“Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then, everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked.” Friday, Feb. 21, marks 15 years since the first episode of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” debuted on Nickelodeon, and the world of animated cartoons has not bee...

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