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Asia Town’s Mooncake Festival offers scant food and performances, far less than expected

Asia Town’s Mooncake Festival offers scant food and performances, far less than expected

Melanie Sayre, Staff Reporter
September 24, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food

Stretching across cultures, the sun and the moon are symbolically powerful. Many have turned them into deities and gods to pay their respects. For the moon, generally considered to be a female god for various reasons, there is Artemis of the Greeks and Khons of the Egyptians, Arma of the Hittites and...

Artists and other community members chalk up CMA

Artists and other community members chalk up CMA

Eileen Sabrina Herman, Staff Reporter
September 24, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

The twentieth anniversary of the annual Chalk Festival held outside of the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) kicked off to a good start last Saturday, Sept. 18. The weather was clear, the humidity low, and all of the attendees appeared to have a blast, especially the many children that were happily chalking...

Delta Gamma hosts entertaining, philanthropic Anchor Splash

Delta Gamma hosts entertaining, philanthropic Anchor Splash

Amanda Brown, Staff Reporter
September 24, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Delta Gamma made a splash when its annual Anchor Splash fundraiser took over Veale's Natatorium last Friday. All proceeds from ticket sales and raffles helped to benefit Delta Gamma’s national philanthropy project, Service for Sight, which offers aid to the blind and visually impaired. The sorority...

The Buzz

September 17, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Friday, September 17 It is time for CWRU Habitat for Humanity’s annual Let’s Shack Up event. Participants get into teams and use creativity and thrift to create a shack to live in for the night out in the elements. There will be free food, games, and entertainment with proceeds benefiting Habitat...

Independent biopic Mao’s Last Dancer fails to develop fascinating source material

Independent biopic Mao’s Last Dancer fails to develop fascinating source material

David Kent, Staff Reporter
September 17, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Mao’s Last Dancer is a wholly mediocre film devoid of any personality or artistry. It might even be pathetic, except it fails to inspire pathos – only ennui. The film is biopic of Li Cunxin, a master ballet dancer, and is based on his autobiography of the same name. Li was a born in 1961 to a...

Worst Case Scenario: The fine print

Ryan Shoup, Staff Reporter
September 17, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

(Note to readers: Due to unbelievable events, Ula, the turtle you voted for in order for its owner to win a trip to Cancun, actually won! I’m sure this is obviously due to the shameless plug in The Observer. Now, who do I invite to Cancun?) On another note unrelated to Facebook, I have risen to...

Sex and Dating: The little things

Brigit XX
September 17, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

I’ve noticed that for many college students, dating no longer involves many actual “dates.” Which is understandable: we don’t all have cars, our cash is limited, and we’re busy with classes, work-study, med school applications, juggling club... Of course, spending quality time together is far...

Local farmers make a stand at Biomedical Research Building

Local farmers make a stand at Biomedical Research Building

Rachel Craft, Staff Reporter
September 17, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Last Monday, several tables in the Biomedical Research Building were spread with a rainbow of seasonal produce, including corn, onions, broccoli, eggplant, zucchini, potatoes, and green beans. There were also three varieties of tomato, seven types of pepper, and a variety of festive miniature pumpkins...

Hitting the Spot: Donora

Hitting the Spot: Donora

Adam Wisniewski
September 17, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Next week’s featured UPB Spot Night band will be Donora, an indie/pop rock group hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Donora, named after a small town in their home state, rose to stardom after placing as semifinalists in Myspace music contest, “Calling All Bands” back in 2006. The band consists...

Going back to Those Gold Soundz: On the outside looking in

Going back to Those Gold Soundz: On the outside looking in

Adam Spektor, A&E Editor
September 17, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Are you tired of predictable, four-minute long pop songs? Have you grown ill of knowing exactly when we’ll be coming to the chorus now? Do you occasionally cringe when you know exactly when you’ll hear the same chorus, cut and pasted at the end of the song for the umpteenth time? Yes? Then, move...

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