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Current issues left to marinate after going through Coddett’s chopping block

Current issues left to marinate after going through Coddett’s chopping block

Aura Rossy, Copy Editor

September 6, 2019

Comedian Kerry Coddett (HBO, Comedy Central, MTV, BET, E! and truTV) recently launched new comedy podcast “On the Chopping Block,” addressing pop culture, political, social and racial issues in the company of friends such as Jordan Carlos (Comedy Central), Matthew Broussard (“The Tonight Show...

CIA Spring Show

CIA Spring Show

Ryan Yoo, Director of Design

April 26, 2019

On April 23, the Cleveland Institute of Art opened its doors to the public for the Spring Design Show. The showcase featured student work across all 15 majors offered at CIA, from graphic design to metals and jewelry to interior design. The annual spring show has long been a part of the curr...

Places to go clothes shopping near CWRU

Goodwill is one of the many options students have for buying clothes in the area.

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

March 29, 2019

Clothes shopping is rough when you’re short. While online shopping is convenient, returning packages because you didn’t read that the inseam on a pair of jeans is 30 inches, isn’t. If you’re looking for an excuse to get off campus, embrace your capitalist side and go shopping this weekend. ...

Makeup tips for students on a budget

Hanna Kadlec, Contributing Reporter

October 6, 2017

Essentially, you can do a lot without breaking the bank. You just need to get creative.The makeup artist (MUA) community has achieved a large following, meaning a lot more people are getting into using makeup themselves. Unfortunately, most beauty buffs use products that the average person can’t affo...

Student fashion designer finds success

“I like to design pieces that I know I would love to wear,” said Otasanya.

Kelsey Holmberg, Staff Reporter

April 8, 2016

“Do what you love” is a piece of advice young people hear often. We are each faced with the challenge of finding a passion to pursue—something that we enjoy and can make a career out of. But for some, it is no challenge at all. A friend and fellow first-year student, Esther Otasanya, recently sat...

Cleveland’s all-star designer

A Valerie Mayen look from Project Runway All Stars made from EMT supplies.

Kelsey Holmberg, Contributing Reporter

April 1, 2016

Most designers would be caught completely off guard by a task like making a garment entirely out of cotton swabs, bandages, safety towels and a thermometer wrapper. But for Valerie Mayen, it’s no problem. “I love working with unconventional material,” says Mayen. “If you have the same canvas...

Beating the winter blues

Esther Otasanya shows off her strategies to beat cold-weather melancholy.

Kelsey Holmberg, Contributing Reporter

February 12, 2016

We might have been fooled a few times this season, but the weather this week has confirmed that it’s still winter in Cleveland. When it seems like class work and exams are only adding to the gloom outside, it’s easy to get caught up in the winter blues. Sometimes the right outfit is just what...

“Think Beyond Possible” shirts need re-thinking

Allison Duchin, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2015

Many students fondly remember getting their acceptance letters from Case Western Reserve University around this time, and some of us even remember receiving a shirt in the mail a few weeks later. However, is it about time that this shirt, commonly referred to as the “brain shirt” be rethought. Most...

Celebrating Cleveland’s finest fashions

At Cleveland Fashion Week's runway shows, DeAndre Crenshaw's pink dresses emphasized femininity, whereas Althea Harper's blue dress showed off free spiritedness.

Allison Duchin, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2015

Fashion Week Cleveland closed out this past Saturday night, March 21, with its final event, the runway shows. It was a night of beautiful, glitzed-up gowns worn by both the models and the audience, as Cleveland’s fashion-minded pulled out all the stops. With eight talented designers showing collections...

Style spotlight: Heather Hahn

Allison Duchin, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2015

Before going to Los Angeles and becoming a celebrity stylist and renowned fashion blogger, Heather Hahn was a member of the Cleveland community. Growing up in Westlake, Ohio, Hahn felt her creative outlet was fostered through fashion by being surrounded by a community of people and friends that held...

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