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Dug, voiced by Bob Peterson, explores suburban life in the new Disney+ show, Dug Days

Disney+’s “Dug Days” is paws-itively charming

Alan Kronenberg, Contributing Writer September 24, 2021

After more than a decade’s long absence, the beloved characters from Disney Pixar’s 2009 film “Up” return to the screen in their own series of shorts called “Dug Days.” Released on Sept. 1,...

The Met Gala: a night of high fashion or performative activism?

The 2021 Met Gala: Is the backlash warranted?

Kate Gordon, Contributing Writer September 24, 2021

The criticisms of the 2021 Met Gala were somehow both predictable and wide-ranging, just like the outfits themselves. While some were disappointed by the actual fashion and the inability of celebrities...

The beloved hosts and judges as well as the new contestants are back on television with a new highly anticipated season.

Cheer and good bakes to return with upcoming 12th season of “The Great British Baking Show”

Elie Stenson, Contributing Writer September 24, 2021

Every September, we can depend on three things: Target being wiped clean by a flurry of college students, a deceptive cold spell and—most importantly of course—the triumphant return of “The Great...

First Month at CWRU: A playlist from first-years

Edie Barlin, Contributing Writer September 24, 2021

Essays are due. Exams are piling up. The Leutner Ketchup Vat has an Instagram.  The first-year class is trying their best. When I decided to interview my fellow first-years about their first...

Billie Eilishs new album shines light on the artists metamorphosis of her own mental health and self-imagery.

“Happier Than Ever” is Billie Eilish’s celebration of an escape from darkness

Christie Lanfear, Contributing Writer September 24, 2021

On July 30, Billie Eilish dropped “Happier Than Ever,” her second studio album. In addition to the preliminary excitement over a new collection of songs, fans such as myself were stunned by her new...

Sandra Oh stars as Professor Ji-Yoon Kim in Netflixs The Chair

Netflix’s “The Chair” is hard to call satire

Kethan Srinivasan, Contributing Writer September 24, 2021

In the first few minutes of “The Chair,” we witness Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim (Sandra Oh) striding gleefully across the stone paths of the fictional Pembroke University towards her new office. If the office’s...

Mike Richards had a very short-lived and controversy-filled tenure as the new host of Jeopardy!

Who is ‘Mike Richards’? The $1000 question everyone is asking

Scout Carter, Contributing Writer September 17, 2021

“And here is the host of ‘Jeopardy!,’ Alex Trebek!”  For years of my life, I would get incredibly excited to hear these words, eager to test my trivia skills with my family. We always came...

Marriage Pact has come to CWRU for all us lonely singles out there, along with those just looking for a friend.

Marriage Pact comes to CWRU. What is it all about?

Shreyas Banerjee, Life Editor September 17, 2021

Students at Case Western Reserve University may have seen a strange advertisement in the Undergraduate Student Government newsletter this week. Or perhaps a barrage of Instagram stories promoting a certain...

“Fellini 101” retrospective kicks off with “I vitelloni” at the Cinematheque

Dylan Jewell, Staff Writer September 17, 2021

“Fellini 101” has premiered at the Cinematheque, and its meaning is dual: It's a crash course of master filmmaker Federico Fellini’s greatest hits, as well as a commemoration of his 101st birthday....

The new iPhone lineup is very similar to the last. Is that a bad thing?

The iPhone 13 is here. Does anyone care?

Shreyas Banerjee, Life Editor September 17, 2021

It’s September again and like clockwork, Apple Inc. has unveiled their latest lineup of products, including a refreshed iPad, a new Apple Watch and, of course, the new iPhones. Since the introduction...

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