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Cleveland Catch Up

Sophia Yakumithis, Director of Print

April 20, 2018

Largest rubber duck takes Ohio This July, the World’s Largest Rubber Duck will make its debut in Ohio after exploring waterfronts across the world since 2014, according to The record-breaking waterbird is visiting Sandusky in celebration of the Festival of Sail Sandusky. The 61-foot, 15-ton duck is owned by C...

Enjoy the calm before the storm

Aura Rossy, Contributing Reporter

April 20, 2018

Friday, April 20 What: Crave It: Food Trucks When: noon-2 p.m. Where: Bellflower Road Notes: UPB will be bringing food trucks to campus near Mather Quad with food from Manna Truck, Jones Bones BBQ and Fortune Cafe. Entertainment will include giant board games, a caricature artist, airbrush tatt...

What to do this weekend

Alex Clarke, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 2, 2016

Friday, Sept. 2 (7:10 p.m.), Saturday, Sept. 3 (7:10 p.m.), and Sunday, Sept. 4 (4:10 p.m.): Indians vs. Marlins at home Friday, Sept. 2 to Saturday, Sept. 3: Stupid F**cking Bird,  Eldred Theater, 7 p.m. both nights Saturday, Sept. 3: CWRU vs. Chicago, Noon, DiSanto Field Saturday, Sept 3: Rock ...

Uptown warms up at outdoor festival event

Fire and Ice, Uptown Cleveland's latest event, had many different events to keep Clevelanders outside even in the snow.

Sanjana Krishnakumar, Contributing Reporter

January 30, 2015

Clevelanders gathered together to celebrate the winter season at the Fire & Ice event last Thursday, Jan. 22. This winter festival, presented by Toby’s Plaza, is a continuation of summer’s activities series that incorporates local businesses and attracts more people to the Uptown area. While everyone...

CWRU docs rock

Anne Nickoloff, Arts & Entertainment Editor

December 11, 2014

Case Western Reserve University has a nerdy sense of humor, and on Friday December 12th, the medical students will get to perform every medical spoof they can think of. This will be at, of course, the annual Doc Opera, held this year in the Cleveland Masonic Auditorium. This year’s theme, “A...

K.Flay on a Tuesday


Anne Nickoloff, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 17, 2014

Tucked in the dark back room of Mahall's 20 Lanes, a group of over 50 hipsters gathered on the evening of Oct. 14, waiting for indie rapper K.Flay to take the tiny stage. Leather jackets, piercings, skinny jeans and flannel shirts were in abundance. Many of the hipsters sipped cheap beer out of mason...

Steven Wright, king of the one-liners, coming to Cleveland on Oct. 26

Julia Bianco, News Editor

October 17, 2014

“You can’t have everything. Where would you put it?” Steven Wright is a master of this type of one-liner. Bizarre, carefully put together jokes that crack an audience up with just a few words. He paces the stage as he delivers his jokes, deadpan and understated, flipping quickly from one joke...

The Lucas Bros. heading to Cleveland on Oct. 13

Lucas Brothers

Julia Bianco, News Editor

October 10, 2014

Keith and Kenny Lucas have mastered speaking in harmony. In their five years performing stand-up comedy together under the name The Lucas Bros., the identical twin brothers have become experts in the delicate art of playing off of each other, using the rare instance of having two comics on stage to navigate...

IBM’s Watson Supercomputer Coming to Lerner College of Medicine

Owen Bell, Games and Tech Reporter

November 16, 2012

IBM’s Watson, the computer that won Jeopardy in 2011, will be going to school at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. Unlike its time on national television, though, this time, Watson will be working with a purpose. In three years, the programmers, IB...

From Bollywood to Hollywood

From Bollywood to Hollywood

Elaina Lin, Theatre and Dance Reporter

November 16, 2012

What's that? Justin Timberlake? No wait. Party rock is in the house? Hold on. Instead, it’s the sound of Indian-fused musical elements. A unique a cappella group on campus, Dhamakapella is dedicated to bringing this combination of contemporary American music with popular Bollywood hits. "It's the...

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