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Conor Bergin is Crowned the 2017 Mr. Cleveland

Conor Bergin is Crowned the 2017 Mr. Cleveland

May 7, 2017

Senior Conor Bergin was crowned the 2017 Mr. Cleveland on Friday, April 21. A show frequented by long awkward pauses also had the audience cheering for their favorite guy and laughing right out of their seats just as often. Mr. Cleveland is an annual fundraiser for the Cleveland Sundancers. After the cancellation of Mr. Cleveland in 2016, five 2017 seniors took the stage in an effort to win a prom package. On...

Groundlings Festival Premieres at CHS

Groundlings Festival Premieres at CHS

February 27, 2017

“We called it ‘The Groundlings Festival’ because there is an arts festival in Portland called the ...

Has Rock Music Been Lost in Time?

Has Rock Music Been Lost in Time?

By Ogden Basye, Reporter

February 13, 2017

Filed under Arts, Reviews

2016 was a watershed moment for hip-hop. After 2015 gave us Kendrick Lamar’s revolutionary jazz-ra...

Music and Movies to Look Forward to in 2017

Music and Movies to Look Forward to in 2017

January 26, 2017

The Music   The xx- I See You The Facts: Two singles have been released for The xx’s th...

Rogue One: Putting the War in Star Wars

Rogue One: Putting the War in Star Wars

By Ariel Harmon, Reporter

January 20, 2017

Filed under Arts, Reviews

"It is a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first vict...

‘Les Miserables’: Better than the movie

‘Les Miserables’: Better than the movie

November 30, 2016

The drama department took on a huge challenge producing “Les Miserables,” and I applaud all 100 members o...

Lady Gaga’s newest album: ‘Joanne’

Lady Gaga’s newest album: ‘Joanne’

November 11, 2016

“I might not be flawless but you know I’ve got a diamond heart.” The chorus to the opening track of...

‘Oh Dad, Poor Dad’ Starts off the Cleveland Drama Year

‘Oh Dad, Poor Dad’ Starts off the Cleveland Drama Year

October 3, 2016

“Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma’s Hung you in the Closet and I’m Feelin’ so Sad” is the first major p...

Frank Ocean’s Long-awaited Return to the Spotlight

By Hannah Madans, Reporter

September 29, 2016

Filed under Arts, Reviews

Before Frank Ocean disappeared off the face of the planet four years ago following the release of his monumental album, Channel Orange, the 28-year-old singer/songwriter had already made a name for himself. Ocean gained popularity through challenging dated binaries, contradicting prevailing expectations about sexuality, and...

New Podcast: “Harry Potter and the Sacred Text”

New Podcast: “Harry Potter and the Sacred Text”

By Lainie Pennington, Reporter

September 25, 2016

Filed under Arts, Reviews

The Harry Potter Phenomenon has books and movies and now, in a unique approach, the new podcast “Harry...

Battle of the Bands did not disappoint

Battle of the Bands did not disappoint

May 28, 2016

Music fans gathered May 17 in Cleveland’s newly-remodeled auditorium to support students and other local teen artists in this year's Battle of the Bands. It’s an annual fundraiser held by the junior Class Cabinet, and per usual, it did not disappoint! This...

Emily Diamond crown Cleveland Verselandia poet

By Anna Rollins, Reporter

May 9, 2016

Filed under Arts, Performing Arts, Reviews

This is loud poetry, fearless poetry, and defiant poetry. This was the Verselandia poetry slam, where 19 of Cleveland's bravest students took the stage April 13 to share their original poems for the fifth annual Verselandia competition. This is the poetry of spoken minds, not the kind you whisper in your head when the sky ...

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