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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...

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...

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

Places to go clothes shopping near CWRU

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...

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...

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

Student fashion designer finds success

Kelsey Holmberg, Staff Reporter April 7, 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...

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

Cleveland’s all-star designer

Kelsey Holmberg, Contributing Reporter March 31, 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...

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

Beating the winter blues

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,...

“Think Beyond Possible” shirts need re-thinking

Allison Duchin, Staff Reporter April 16, 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,...

At Cleveland Fashion Weeks runway shows, DeAndre Crenshaws pink dresses emphasized femininity, whereas Althea Harpers blue dress showed off free spiritedness.

Celebrating Cleveland’s finest fashions

Allison Duchin, Staff Reporter March 26, 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...

Style spotlight: Heather Hahn

Allison Duchin, Staff Reporter March 26, 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...

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