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Take Back the Night celebrates rebirth

Take Back the Night celebrates rebirth

Rachel Hunt, A&E Editor

March 23, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Among the traditions at Case Western Reserve University, Take Back the Night is a relatively new annual celebration. This Tuesday, April 3 will be the second consecutive Take Back the Night event at CWRU after a hiatus of nearly a decade. Why do traditions like Welcome Back Days, Greek Week, or Springfest...

Sex and Dating: You get what you pay for

Miss Terri Reider

March 23, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

It is not uncommon for party hosts to charge men a few bucks to get in and let ladies in for free. This doesn’t just happen at CWRU; it is standard at a lot of bars, clubs, and other campuses as well. Personally, I find this phenomenon disgusting, and a bit sexist. If you want money for your alcohol...

Worst Case Scenario

Eileen Sabrina Herman, Editor-in-Chief

March 23, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Spring is in the air, and nothing can ruin a sunny day faster than a plume of smoke rising from the many, many students (and nurses, doctors, and faculty) that sit in front of the “No Smoking” signs in front of the Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital on Adelbert Rd. I have, for the record,...

Open your heart

Open your heart

Jason Walsh, Contributing Reporter

March 23, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Album: Open Your Heart Artist: The Men Label: Sacred Bones Release Date: March 6, 2012 4 / 5 Stars   I am not a rock 'n' roll aficionado. Sure, Exile on Main Street probably gets my vote for greatest album of all time, Bruce Springsteen is one of my favorite artists, and some of my favorite alb...

Abe Frajndlich returns to CWRU to repeat history

Abe Frajndlich returns to CWRU to repeat history

Joseph Sussi, Contributing Reporter

March 23, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

Abe Frajndlich, along with Henry Adams, professor of American art at Case Western Reserve University, held a unique artist’s talk this past Wednesday night concerning Abe’s newest book, “Penelope’s Hungry Eyes.” The book catalogues contemporary photographers and artists over the past 20 ...

The Buzz

The Buzz

March 23, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

23 Friday Kevin Nealon Stand-up You may recognize this comedian from his seven-year stint on the hit Showtime series “Weeds” or his nine-year career on SNL. Nealon has also made a name for himself as a stand-up comic, with some recorded performances aired on HBO and Comedy Central. He’ll b...

Spotlight on: Crookshanks

Spotlight on: Crookshanks

Molly Hudleson, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Named after Hermione's cat from the Harry Potter series, Crookshanks is a band based in nearby Parma, Ohio. It was originally formed as Second Time Around with Mike Kelley on bass, Brandon Ferenc on drums, and Yusef Idris filling in the lead vocals, and was soon joined by guitarists Adam Drown and Jo...

Gaming Extra: A love story: Eve Online

Gaming Extra: A love story: Eve Online

Sheehan Hannan, Assistant A&E Editor

March 23, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

This is a love story. As with any good relationship, it has lots of conflict, a difficult learning curve, and endless hours of enjoyment. This love story is about a video game. In particular, “Eve Online,” the MMORPG to rule them all. “Eve Online,” in a word (two words), is internet spaceships....

Oberhofer Review

Oberhofer Review

Ben Robertson, Contributing Reporter

March 9, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Album: Time Capsule II Artist: Oberhofer Release Date: 3/27/2012 4/5 Stars   As Time Capsule II begins, listeners are confronted with an emotionally driven track, “Heart,” which incorporates piano, xylophone, and stringed instruments and is reminiscent of Arcade Fire’s Funerals. But...

Worst Case Scenario

Eileen Sabrina Herman, Editor-in-Chief

March 9, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Midterms are over, and now it’s time for spring break. Some students wax poetic about their trip to an impoverished country to donate their time to a worldly cause, while others spend their break drunk on a beach. Both are typical standbys of this college holiday, and Case Western Reserve University...

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