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Ingenuity Fest showcases the innovative spirit of Cleveland

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

October 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

The IngenuityFest, an annual three-day celebration of some of the Cleveland’s most creative minds, offered a view of the city’s future while surrounded by remnants of its industrial past. Ingenuity Cleveland and other partners of the Hamilton Collaborative worked together to create the festival. ...

Noname’s “Room 25” brings the best of old and new

Noname’s “Room 25” brings the best of old and new

Kyle Smith, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

Noname has a question for you: “And y'all still thought a (explicitive) couldn't rap huh?” In her first studio album “Room 25,” Chicago rapper Noname establishes herself as a force to be reckoned with. “Room 25,” which was released on Sept. 14, sees Noname pushing the creative boundaries ...

News from Terra Madre: Alice Waters wants to feed California’s kids

News from Terra Madre: Alice Waters wants to feed California’s kids

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Local Events, Top Stories

Alice Waters is a James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef, a political activist and vice president of Slow Food International who wants to feed the students of California. At the U.S. delegates meeting last Thursday, Waters laid out an ambitious plan to work with the incoming governor of California...

Playlist of the Week – 9/28/2018

Playlist of the Week – 9/28/2018

Kyle Smith, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

On Sept. 22, the campus bid summer farewell and welcomed fall with the Farm Harvest Festival and sweatshirts as the weather turned wet and cold. This week’s playlist is a few melancholy songs to get you in the mood for the changing seasons. “Never Meant” - American Football Nothing says fall like ...

The final episode of Lara Croft’s journey

Tracy Wang, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

The charming archeologist, scholar, adventurer and warrior Lara Croft is back. “Shadow of the Tomb Raider” is the third and final game in the reboot trilogy that follows the origin story of Lara Croft. In “Shadow of the Tomb Raider,” Croft explores the lush environments of South America. Thanks to th...

Terra Madre Salone Del Gusto: a worldwide sustainable food event

Terra Madre Salone Del Gusto: a worldwide sustainable food event

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Local Events, Top Stories

Every two years, thousands of people descend on Turin, a small city nestled in the hills of northern Italy, to eat, talk, network and party at Terra Madre Salone Del Gusto. Terra Madre is a massive convention organized by Slow Food International, an organization designed around the idea that food should be healthy...

Farm Harvest Festival encourages students to live sustainably

Farm Harvest Festival encourages students to live sustainably

Tracy Wang, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

On Saturday, Sept. 22, Case Western Reserve University Student Sustainability Council (SCC) and the Farm Administration celebrated the ninth annual Farm Harvest Festival at Squire Valleevue and Valley Ridge Farms which aimed to increase CWRU’s environmental responsibility by informing the campus comm...

Taking advantage of every opportunity

Taking advantage of every opportunity

Julia Knight, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Stories

Fourth-year music education major Maddy Yankell takes advantage of every opportunity that comes her way. Whether it is voice-directing shows for the CWRU Footlighters, running half marathons or traveling to Italy, Yankell has made the most of her experience at both the Cleveland Institute of Music (C...

Concert Across America raises gun violence awareness

Concert Across America raises gun violence awareness

Aura Rossy, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

Last Sunday, Sept. 23 the Cleveland edition of The Concert Across America To End Gun Violence took place in the University Circle United Methodist Church, with performances by local arts organizations including The Karamu House, DuffyLit, Twelve Literary Arts, Cleveland School of the Arts (CSA) and th...

BoJack Horseman offers a fresh twist on a tired trope

BoJack Horseman offers a fresh twist on a tired trope

Michael Wu, Staff Reporter

September 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television, Top Stories

There are a million shows on television, and a good chunk of them are boring. At some point in recent television history, airwaves became plagued by shows with male protagonists defined by being sad and troubled. With every show scrambling to become the next “Mad Men” or “Breaking Bad,” a once-r...

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