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Modern music dominates new season for Cleveland Orchestra

Modern music dominates new season for Cleveland Orchestra

John Eldridge, Staff Reporter

September 3, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

As we draw further into the 21st century, the musicians at Severance Hall continue to draw further into the 20th for this year’s concert schedule. The Cleveland Orchestra will open their 2010-2011 season at Severance Hall on Thursday, September 23 with a performance of Igor Stravinsky’s Le Sacre...

Sex and Dating: Gentlemen…

Brigit XX

September 3, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Living in a co-ed dorm, I’ve witnessed the blossoming of many close male-female friendships. I’ve also heard a lot of boys asking their female friends for advice, or simply for an explanation of why girls do the things they do. Men often seem perplexed by the women in their lives, probably because...

The Buzz

August 27, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Monday, August 30 Each and every Monday, Case hosts the Rainbow Farms Farmer’s Market in the atrium of the Biomedical Research Building. Catch them this Monday to eat your fruits and veggies like your Momma told ya! Support locally grown food and bring cash. Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Location:...

Scott Pilgrim epitomizes style over substance in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Scott Pilgrim epitomizes style over substance in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Adam Wisniewski, Staff Reporter

August 27, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television, Games

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is the story of the eponymous 23-year old veteran video gamer, amateur rocker, and Canadian slacker who encounters the seemingly-magical girl of his dreams, Ramona Flowers, and must secure their relationship the only way he could possibly comprehend - by defeating all seve...

Greek Carnival and RHA Casino Night return with enjoyable results

Rachel Craft, Staff Reporter

August 27, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Of all of this year’s Welcome Days activities, last Thursday’s Greek Festival may have been the most welcoming. The field behind Leutner was packed with incoming freshmen and friendly, enthusiastic representatives of over a dozen Greek chapters. The people, the sunshine, and the aroma of deep-fried...

Kate Voegele, Meagan McCormick charm crowd at Welcome Back Concert

Kate Voegele, Meagan McCormick charm crowd at Welcome Back Concert

Mandira Hegde, Contributing Reporter

August 27, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

UPB’s annual Welcome Back Concert on Friday, August 20 provided a fresh, rockin’ start to the highly anticipated “weekend before classes start.” Nashville rocker Meagan McCormick opened the show. Her blend of dusky vocals and contemplative guitar-playing can be classified as “roots rock,”...

Worst Case Scenario: SEC positively affecting campus

Ryan Shoup, Contributing Reporter

August 27, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

After sitting in many meetings, reading countless Observer articles, and chatting with fellow bitter students, I’ve realized we are closer than ever to campus civil war. Even though Barbara Snyder balanced the budget in a year, provided funding for a new student center, and fixed that annoying cobblestone...

Sex and Dating

Erika and Chelsea, The girls next door

August 27, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

It’s the end of the first week of college, or your return to college. You met new people in your classes and in your dorms, picked up a few phone numbers, and hoped your lack of dating experience in high school wasn’t completely apparent in the way you said hello. If this isn’t your first semester...

One student’s story: wielding Magic in foreign countries

One student’s story: wielding Magic in foreign countries

Noah Swartz, Staff Reporter

August 27, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The beginning of a new semester is a time of fresh faces, swapped stories, and most of all: introductions. As The Observer’s beautiful typesetting and talented layout designers have already made apparent (placing it right under the headline) my name is Noah Swartz. I’m a fifth year math major with...

Going back to Those Gold Soundz: I was a six-year-old Phish phan

Going back to Those Gold Soundz: I was a six-year-old Phish phan

Adam Spektor, Focus Editor

August 27, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

  In the same song which I pulled this column’s name from, Stephen Malkmus sings, “You can never quarantine the past.” This holds true to all the *NSYNC and Britney Spears you used to listen to and might currently pretend doesn’t exist. I learned that such notions were follies, and to...

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