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Students blur gender lines in eighth annual Drag Ball

Students blur gender lines in eighth annual Drag Ball

Melanie Sayre, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Closing a weekend of LGBT awareness, the annual Drag Ball took place on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010 in the Thwing Ballroom. People came in wearing all sorts of drag – from the modest to the outrageous. The origin of drag, as many don’t know, was actually from Athens, Greece in the fourth century B.C....

Worst Case Scenario: Who’s wearing the pants?

Ryan Shoup, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

As the seasons change, it is time for us to start donning our parkas to fight the miserably cold Cleveland weather and trudge through the seven inches of overnight snow or the mile high pile of leaves left near the sidewalk. There really is nothing as great as waking up to the sounds of continuous noise...

Dance Marathoners to stay on feet for 12 hour benefit

Dance Marathoners to stay on feet for 12 hour benefit

Rachel Craft, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 13, Case Western Reserve University’s Dance Marathon (DM) team will host its greatest undertaking yet: a 12-hour dance marathon to benefit the pediatric patients at University Hospitals. The event will run from noon to midnight in the Veale fieldhouse and is open to the entire...

Hitting the Spot: Gold Motel

Hitting the Spot: Gold Motel

Adam Wisniewski, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

UPB is bringing the essence of summer back next Wednesday with the Southern California-inspired indie pop of Gold Motel for this week’s Spot Night. Based in Chicago, Gold Motel is the recently implemented side project of The Hush Sound’s singer and keyboardist Greta Morgan, who spent some time living...

Sex and Dating: You’re trying to seduce me

James Love, Ph.D.

November 12, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

According to a probably reliable internet dictionary, the fourth definition of the verb “seduce” means to win over; attract; entice. As in, “the baker seduced customers with her delicious pie.” This example shows the two primary aspects of seduction—interaction and subtlety. It is true that...

“Hunk, Hustler, Hard-Ass” seminar an eyeopening look at masculinity

“Hunk, Hustler, Hard-Ass” seminar an eyeopening look at masculinity

Jacob Martin, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2010


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What does it mean to talk about a rape culture? What do men and women do to avoid being violated? These are just two of the many questions answered during the presentation “Hunk, Hustler, and Hard-Ass: Masculinity in the Media,” sponsored by the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women November 4. The...

The Buzz

November 12, 2010


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Friday, November 12   Eurydice is the second play brought to Case by the Theater Department this season. The play is a modern interpretation of a classic Greek fable rewritten by Sarah Ruhl. Take a trip to the underworld and come support classmates and friends in this new play. The play runs...

Rock Hall and CWRU team up to honor New Orleans legends

Rock Hall and CWRU team up to honor New Orleans legends

Rachel Hunt, Assistant A&E Editor

November 12, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

There is something about the jive of New Orleans’ music that you can’t quite put your finger on… you have to put your toes, hips, and hands all over it and shake them to the beat instead. Many of the musical greats from the region completely pre-dated rock and roll and instead made the genre...

A trip to…Tremont

A trip to…Tremont

Noah Swartz, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

For most case students, weekends resemble a collage of cram sessions and all-nighters more than the whirlwind of socially lubricated parties that the mainstream media would have me believe college life to comprise of. As such, when there does happen to be that elusive window in one’s calendar, we find...

CIM president Joel Smirnoff leads CIM orchestra through exquisite performances of Mozart, Bartók, Beethoven

CIM president Joel Smirnoff leads CIM orchestra through exquisite performances of Mozart, Bartók, Beethoven

Zsolt Bognar, Contributing Reporter

November 12, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The Cleveland Institute of Music student orchestra took center stage two Wednesdays ago in a special collaboration with CIM’s new president Joel Smirnoff in a lively and dynamic program of works by Mozart, Bartók, and Beethoven. The level of playing from the orchestra, violin soloist, and conductor...

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