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Oscar wrap-up: Get your fix of the golden gnomes!

Sheehan Hannan, Assistant A&E Editor

March 2, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

On Sunday night, Feb. 26, the awards season continued with the ever-flashy Academy Awards. The 84th Oscar ceremony was in sharp contention with the Grammys, with the latter squeaking out 39.9 million viewers to the former’s 39.3. While CBS hardly managed to propel their music show past ABC’s presentation...

Symbiosis of Sight + Sound

Symbiosis of Sight + Sound

Lisa Viers, Features Editor

March 2, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

For those of us living in cloudy locales like Cleveland, planetariums are meant to show us the beauty of the night sky we rarely get to see. On Feb. 23, the planetarium at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History projected a deep-sea explorer, ancient Eastern paintings, and two young lovers up onto...

The post-graduation blues: How to be an entrepreneur straight out of undergrad

The post-graduation blues: How to be an entrepreneur straight out of undergrad

Rachel Hunt, A&E Editor

March 2, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features

Students all over the country will walk across auditorium stages in early May to receive their undergraduate diplomas. Ranging in degree from B.A. to B.S. to B.F.A., scholars from a variety of backgrounds will look to their parents, smile for the cameras, and take a giant breath. They will quietly ask...

Celebrity, consumerism, & anxiety: 66th Student Independent Exhibition shows off CIA’s finest

Celebrity, consumerism, & anxiety: 66th Student Independent Exhibition shows off CIA’s finest

Joseph Sussi, Contributing Reporter

February 24, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

The themes of celebrity, consumerism, and the anxiety caused by our post-industrial culture-hungry society are some of the most commonly speculated topics in the art community today. However, students at the Cleveland Institute of Art have explored these topics independently of the press, and individually...

The Buzz

The Buzz

February 24, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

24 Friday Mardi Gras… Again! The Jolly Scholar is throwing a special edition of Jolly Friday Nights this week. Wear your beads and dress in purple, green, and gold. They will have masks, king cake, music, and hurricanes to make your Mardi Gras bright in case you missed the celebration last Tuesday. Dr...

Gaming Extra: Mass Effect 3 preview

Sheehan Hannan, Assistant A&E Editor

February 24, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

With an inspirational speech, a flashy explosion, and squid-esque Reaper spaceships descending to the earth’s surface, the “Mass Effect 3” demo is finally upon us. The demo, exhibited at last year’s E3, is now available to the public on all three major platforms. “Mass Effect 3,” developed...

Worst Case Scenario: Don’t cry wolf

Eileen Sabrina Herman, Editor-in-Chief

February 24, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Every now and then, we students get the dreaded “security alert” in our inboxes which describes to us some variation of the following perp: male, 20-25 years old, 5’7” to 6’ tall, wearing a hoodie and sweatpants. He will have, at some point, attempted to rob a Case Western Reserve Universit...

Spotlight On: Skies of December

Spotlight On: Skies of December

Molly Hudleson, Staff Reporter

February 24, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

If there's one thing that makes local metal-core vets Skies of December stand out, it's their longevity. They've been a band since 2005, when longtime band-mates and friends Tom Vath (guitar/vocals) and Matt Nowakowski (keyboards/synthesizer) started a new band with Tom's brother Tim (guitar). Rounding...

Sex and Dating: Muted by Minecraft: How to get your sexy someone’s attention

Prof. BuckNaked

February 24, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

February can be very boring post-Valentine's Day. Your pants partner may have moved on from you and is now enjoying somebody else's denims, or they may find staring at the glow of a computer screen far more intriguing than that dragon-teeth-emblazoned cone bra you just bought. Have no fear, Prof. Naked...

Worst Case Scenario

Eileen Sabrina Herman, Editor-in-Chief

February 17, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Who would have thought that Thinking Beyond the Possible could be so hard? These past few weeks as I traverse to the main quad, I’ve seen a lot of random signs. As a fan of Wile E. Coyote, Genius, I love a good sign. But these…are not so interesting. What do these things have in common: donuts,...

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