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Sweet, savory and sexy: Foods for the college couple

Shivangi Nanda and Noah Henriques September 22, 2023

Keeping the title of a Case Western Reserve University couple is a rare feat—it’s hard to manage the demanding CWRU lifestyle while still making time for each other. Even with moments to spare, planning...

Fun things to do in Cleveland this fall

Kate Gordon, Life Editor September 22, 2023

Fall is arguably Cleveland’s best season. The city and its surrounding suburbs contain an underrated network of parks perfect for taking in fall colors, including Cuyahoga Valley National Park, as well...

The musical SIX reinvents the women behind Henry VIIIs six failed marriages, painting them in new, brightly-colored lights.

SIX: The Musical: Feminist Think Piece or Surface-Level Fun?

Srilakshiya Sudhakar, Contributing Writer September 15, 2023

I was somewhat familiar with the story of the infamous King Henry VIII prior to hearing about “SIX: The Musical,” whether it was from a passing mention of the Protestant Reformation in history class...

Laufeys new album features songs that pay tribute to her musical influences while also maintaining a sense of intrigue for younger music lovers.

Can Laufey’s “Bewitched” truly beguile its listeners?

Kethan Srinivasan, Staff Writer September 15, 2023

There’s a certain quality in Laufey Lín Jónsdóttir’s voice that sounds almost supernatural. Taking the musical stage under her first name—pronounced “lay-vay”—the 24 year-old singer, songwriter,...

A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur is a collection of paintings from northwest India curated by the Smithsonian and the City Palace Museum, with incredibly detailed and atmospheric pieces dating all the way back to the 17th century.

“A Splendid Land” immerses viewers in sights and sounds of Royal Udaipur

Elie Stenson, Staff Writer September 15, 2023

A visit to “A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur” is not a passive experience.  Although many of the works in the exhibit are older than the United States itself, there is an active stream...

Olivia Rodrigo releases her highly anticipated second album, GUTS (2023), two years after her debuting critically acclaimed album SOUR.

Olivia Rodrigo plateaus with “GUTS”

Kate Gordon, Life Editor September 15, 2023

Expectations were high for Olivia Rodrigo’s sophomore album. “SOUR,” her 2021 debut album, won Best Pop Vocal Album at the 2022 Grammys and landed Rodrigo a whopping seven nominations. Its lead single,...

CWRU IMPROVment returns to the stage, IMPROVed and better than ever

Shejuti Wahed, Social Media Content Creator September 15, 2023

Every seat was occupied in the Maltz Black Box. The anticipation in the room was palpable as it approached 9 p.m., and the blinding stage lights in the otherwise dark black box only added to the excitement....

Nicky Youre, singer-songwriter most famous for his song Sunroof on TikTok, performed at the UPBack to School Bash.

UPBack to School Bash unites students over free food and tote bags

Shejuti Wahed, Social Media Content Creator September 8, 2023

Nothing excites college students more than the promise of free food, and the University Program Board (UPB) planned accordingly. The UPBack to School Bash—held on Friday, Sept. 1 at East Bell Commons—was...

Reneé Rapp releases bold new songs about love and trauma in her debut album, Snow Angel (2023).

Reneé Rapp’s “Snow Angel”: a self-assured, standout LP

Kethan Srinivasan, Staff Writer September 8, 2023

Reneé Rapp has slowly but surely made a name for herself in multiple ways. There are more than a handful of Vines and TikToks out there of her singing riffs like it’s child’s play, or belting high...

Bottoms (2023) is a rambunctious high school comedy starring Rachel Sennott (left) and Ayo Edebiri (right) as the ringleaders of an all-female fight club.

“Bottoms” comes out on top

Kate Gordon, Life Editor September 8, 2023

From even the first few minutes of “Bottoms,” Emma Seligman’s raunchy high school comedy, it’s clear that we are in a universe slightly different than our own. In Seligman’s world, a parody of...

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