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Subverting traditional western expectations, the Cleveland Museum of Art exhibit, “Chinas Southern Paradise: Treasures from the Lower Yangzi Delta,” immerses viewers in authentic Chinese art.

“Treasures from the Lower Yangzi Delta” takes viewers on a journey through time

Megan Abel, Staff Writer September 29, 2023

Walking into “China's Southern Paradise: Treasures from the Lower Yangzi Delta” at the Cleveland Museum of Art, you first encounter a small explanation of the area and the contributors to the exhibit....

A Cleveland Ballet spectacular: The first timers’ review of Carmen

A Cleveland Ballet spectacular: The first timers’ review of “Carmen”

Zachary Treseler and Amanda Wu September 29, 2023

This past weekend, the Cleveland Ballet performed its most recent show including “Pas de Dix,” “Nocturne” and “Carmen” at the Connor Palace in Playhouse Square. As it was our first time attending...

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...

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...

The Cleveland Guardians have six home games from this weekend through the middle of next week, with many seats still available for purchase.

What to do this week(end) (9/1/23)

Kate Gordon, Life Editor September 1, 2023

Now that classes have officially started and homework is beginning to pile up, it can be hard for Case Western Reserve University students to tear themselves away from academics—even if it’s a long...

An instant success, University Program Boards Food Truck Festival encouraged CWRU students to get out, experience the warm weather and enjoy some delicious food truck foods.

UPB Food Truck Festival was a wonderland of free goodies and warm weather

Joey Gonzalez, Life Editor April 21, 2023

Cleveland finally got its first taste of summer last weekend, and the University Programming Board (UPB) certainly took advantage. Their first food truck-based event since 2018, the Food Truck Festival...

Pranav Nampoothiripad and Sohan Muppidi played and sang along to both Slide by the Goo Goo Dolls and Wonderwall by Oasis during their performance at PhiDEs first-ever talent show.

PhiDE’s Got Talent

Shivangi Nanda and Noah Henriques April 7, 2023

Phi Delta Epsilon (PhiDE), Case Western Reserve University’s co-ed medical fraternity, hosted their first ever Phi Phactor last Saturday, April 1. Taking a unique spin on the traditional talent show,...

Last Friday, Colin Jost, Marcello Hernandez and Molly Kearney from Saturday Night Live took the stage in Severance Hall for UPBs annual Spring Comedian show.

Colin Jost cracks up CWRU

Noah Henriques and Shivangi Nanda March 31, 2023

Classes, clubs, jobs and research—the stressors just seem to pile up at Case Western Reserve University, and sometimes we need some gut-busting laughs to help us forget about our endless responsibilities....

Over 500 cars, including both modern and retro models, were displayed for car aficianados and amateurs alike at the Cleveland Auto Show.

The Cleveland Auto Show is a thing of dreams

Shreyas Banerjee, Executive Editor March 3, 2023

I know next to nothing about cars. Scratch that. I know absolutely nothing about cars. I couldn’t tell you what horsepower means. I can’t identify most car brands by their logo. I wouldn’t be able...

Springfest’s Battle of the Bands bursts into Thwing Ballroom

Shejuti Wahed, Video Editor February 24, 2023

This past Friday, I felt as though I was an extra on the set of “Lemonade Mouth” or even a “Pitch Perfect” movie. While I was taking my time setting up interviews in a corner of Thwing 201 with...

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