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DJ Hydra goes from making Coldplay remixes to releasing a new single, “Want Your Love”

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

January 17, 2020

What do a fourth-year computer science student and a nine-headed water snake have in common? “The name Hydra came from a Greek mythology phase I went through as a kid,” Jeremy Novak, also known as DJ Hydra, said. “And when I started DJing, it stuck.” Novak started producing music his sop...

What do we want from “Star Wars”?

Shreyas Banerjee, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2020

Star Wars. Star. Wars. Wars among the stars. Aside from the blaring yellow logo that announces the title at the beginning, the original movie sets up this premise very quickly. It opens suddenly with a small rebel ship flying through the stars, running from an overwhelming Imperial ship that soon overtak...

Looking back on “Joker”

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Chris Markham, Copy Editor

January 17, 2020

After the last couple of weeks, Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix are undoubtedly very happy men. On Jan. 5, Phillips’ film “Joker,” which stars Phoenix as the titular character, won two of the four Golden Globe awards it was nominated for. Following that, on Jan. 13, the film also received 11 O...

Bluebiird’s commentary on love is perfect for the new year

Adam Benjamin, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2020

The advent of the new year seems to almost wear a coat of desires; resolutions are materializing, nagging for healthier lifestyles. Decades are being analyzed, each person recognizing the revolving door that is mortality: transparent, quick, fleeting, and hard to avoid being brutalized by the wretche...

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 ...

What am I listening to? 12/6/19

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor

December 6, 2019

Saving Grace—Todd Rundgren Todd Rundgren made his name as one of the first auteurs in rock in the early 1970s. On his third studio album, “Something/Anything?” he produced and wrote every song and played all the instruments on 18 of the 25 songs. On “Something/Anything?” and its follow-up, ...

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...

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