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Dancing on a Zoom call? Welcome to uISA’s digital Garba event!

uISA’s Garba returns as clubs navigate digital events

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor October 23, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the U.S. and incessantly dominated our lives since March, social interaction and events have become rare. This is news to no one, but as college campuses have adapted...

CWRU’s theater department takes a bow

Tobili Hatcher, Staff Reporter April 28, 2020

The show must go on, as they say, and on it went. On April 24, members of the Case Western Reserve University Department of Theater came together via Zoom to put on their production of William Inge’s...

The musical “The Scottsboro Boys,” uses real historical events to talk about racism.

Are we allowed to enjoy “The Scottsboro Boys” musical?

Chris Markham, Copy Editor February 27, 2020

Director Jon Martinez's production of “The Scottsboro Boys,” that ended its three-week run at the Beck Center for the Arts last Sunday, Feb. 23, challenges the (mostly white) audience to think about...

The executive board of Samāsana at a mixer with all competing teams the night before the competition.

Samāsana brings Indian dance competition to Cleveland

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor February 6, 2020

On Saturday, Feb. 1, Samāsana debuted as Cleveland’s first national, intercollegiate Indian classical dance competition.  Third-year student Sunayana Jampanaboyana and fourth-year student Janani...

“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...

Spartan Bhangra performs at Andaaz x Naach di Jolly.

uISA and Naach di Cleveland team up for CWRU’s largest cultural event

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...

Natalie Perry and Richard Pannullo in a scene of

Players’ Theatre Group performs “Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.” at the Eldred Black Box

Lewis Nelken, Staff Reporter November 15, 2019

Light and shadow cascaded over six college thespians in a struggle to change the perception of women in the new age last weekend, Nov. 8 and 9, at the Eldred Black Box Theater. “Revolt. She Said....

CWRU Nritya Performing at the Performance Showcase

CWRU Performance Showcase dazzles prospective students

Emily Young, Development Editor November 15, 2019

For hopeful students dreaming of going to Case Western Reserve University, there is no greater experience than the Diversity Overnight program. A chance to meet real students and live life as a college...

“She Loves Me” gives a charming take on relationships and first impressions

Chris Markham, Copy Editor November 8, 2019

I consider myself to be a Footlighters regular. I’ve now seen four of the five shows Footlighters has put on in my time here at Case Western Reserve University. I didn’t get to see their production...

Costumes and comedy at IMPROVment’s Halloween Spooktacular

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor November 1, 2019

Pennywise, Ms. Frizzle and Guy Fieri stand in a line, eyeing each other up. “Letty, I think you’ve got it!” second-year student Camille Witt said. Fifth-year student Leticia “Letty” Dornfeld...

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