The Observer

Cultural collaboration on the Quad: UPB’s International Food and Games Festival

Cultural collaboration on the Quad: UPB’s International Food and Games Festival

Kate Clancy, Staff Reporter

October 14, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

There is no better way to celebrate the last days of sunshine than to sit on the quad during Community Hour enjoying tasty food and playing interesting games from around the world. Last Friday, the Committee of Cultural Development of UPB held a free event that promoted cultural diversity: students were...

Musicians and other performers camp out at Harkness for M.U.S.I.C.’s 24-Hour Perform-A-Palooza

Musicians and other performers camp out at Harkness for M.U.S.I.C.’s 24-Hour Perform-A-Palooza

Melanie Sayre, Staff Reporter

October 14, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Every once in a while, an organization will take on the daunting task of hosting a 24-hour long event. There was a 24-hour raising awareness event somewhere a while ago, and 24-hour walkathons pop up on occasion. Everyone has heard of the fraternities that swear they’ll do a 24-hour party. Thankfully,...

Sex and Dating: Making a move

Bridgit XX

October 14, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

There are many stages of singledom. There’s the stage where you’re having fun and taking advantage of your freedom, spending your extra time on friends and hobbies. There’s the stage where you’re hiding in your room watching movies, eating Oreos by the dozen, or whatever it is you do to recover...

Sex and Dating: Sacred or scandalous?

James Love, Ph.D.

October 7, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Sex, also known as “doing the nasty” or “making sweet, sweet love,” is an ever-present component of the human condition, particularly in college. To deny that people have sex on college campuses is to deny that fish swim in water. Sex, like love, is a many-splendored thing. It is important to...

Worst Case Scenario: Website woes

Ryan Shoup, Staff Reporter

October 7, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

This is a public service announcement to the community: If you want ample and accurate information about our University, try every possible resource available other than www.case.edu. It’s a proven fact that smoke signals and carrier pigeons can provide more information than the incomplete Case...

Even without magic, Quidditch comes to campus

Even without magic, Quidditch comes to campus

Melanie Sayre, Staff Reporter

October 7, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Ever since its rapid jump to popularity in 1997, Harry Potter has become just as recognizable as Ronald McDonald. We now have, thanks to Harry’s bewitching charm, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at Universal Orlando, another reason to dress up as a witch or wizard for Halloween, and seven...

UPB presents the fall concert: K’naan

UPB presents the fall concert: K’naan

Adam Spektor, A&E Editor

October 7, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Oftentimes, a musician’s history is just as interesting as his work, and Somali hip-hop star K’naan easily fits that bill. On October 22, University Program Board will feature K’naan as the headliner for its annual Fall Concert, where the artist’s socially and politically driven voice will be...

Going back to Those Gold Soundz: Sufjan’s “impossible” song

Adam Spektor, A&E Editor

October 7, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Uh oh, he’s at it again. Sufjan Stevens, arguably the most contentious figure in today’s indie realm, is nothing if not ambitious. That’s something we all should be able to agree on. Still, people seem pretty split on whether he’s a creative visionary, or if he’s a pretentious douchebag, and as us...

The Buzz

October 7, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Friday, October 8   They’re in power at the White House and in Congress, and tonight, they’ll be in the Thwing Ballroom. The Case Democrats are hosting Dinner With the Democrats, and hope to provide a satisfying evening in both political discourse and delicious food. The evening’s theme...

Baker-Nord Center sponsors picturesque poetry readings

Baker-Nord Center sponsors picturesque poetry readings

Noah Swartz, Staff Reporter

October 7, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Last Sunday, Oct. 3, the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities hosted their annual Poetry in the Garden event. Although originally planned to be outside in the midst of the Garden’s namesake, the grey thunderclouds looming on the horizon caused it to be relocated to two of the Botanical Garden’s beautiful...

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