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Artwork for Acceptance: LGBT Center to host art contest

Artwork for Acceptance: LGBT Center to host art contest

Sheehan Hannan, Assistant A&E Editor

February 10, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

As an institute of higher education, Case Western Reserve University prides itself on accepting all students as they are and promoting a healthy environment in which they can grow. At the LGBT center, tucked away in the Thwing student center, such an attitude is graphically represented. The recently...

Someone call the Dating Doctor!

Someone call the Dating Doctor!

Kaitlyn Kooser, Contributing Reporter

February 10, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

“If beauty were measured in milk, you’d be a cow.” Advice: No. For goodness sake do not say this to a woman this Valentine’s Day. Do not say it before or after Valentine’s Day, either. Other notable no-no’s include “Hey, baby, I’m a pirate, now give me all of your booty” and “My...

Sex and Dating: Reject with Respect

Miss Terri Reider

February 10, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Sometimes the hardest part of a breakup isn’t losing the person you’ve loved dearly for months – it’s the onslaught of not-so-suitable-suitors afterwards. As any decent-looking college-aged female can tell you, guys come out of the woodwork (or your pile of Facebook friends) as soon as they...

Beyond the music: WRUW’s Public Affairs Broadcasting

Beyond the music: WRUW’s Public Affairs Broadcasting

Sheehan Hannan, Assistant A&E Editor

February 3, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Music

Anchored deep in the labyrinth beneath the Mather Quad, the subterranean headquarters of Case Western Reserve University’s radio station, WRUW-FM 91.1, are an embodiment of their reputation as proprietors of fantastic underground music. But lost in the shuffle of guitars, vinyl records, and voice boxes...

The Buzz

The Buzz

February 3, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Friday, Feb.3 Taxing Fracking: If Ohio Will Have a New Energy Boom, Shouldn’t it have New Energy Taxes? Even though this sounds like the newest trendy pairing of dirty words, fracking is a relatively new drilling technology. The technique has been critiqued for being a threat to the environment...

Ohio City Writers

Ohio City Writers

Lisa Viers, Features Editor

February 3, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

There comes a point at which everyone is forced (sometimes none too gently) to learn one of life’s fundamental truths: being able to write well is important. It’s better to realize this as early as possible, so you don’t find yourself wading through personal essays for graduate school applications...

Gaming Extra: Bolstering Your Call of Duty Addiction: New Maps for the New Year

Sheehan Hannan, Assistant A&E Editor

February 3, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

The first few weeks of school are a grind. Classes slide slowly downhill from the first day of syllabus reviews and seat choosing, into actual work, and the demoralizing stress of student life starts to erase any trace of sanity. But there is a light in the darkness: new maps for “Call of Duty.” After...

Worst Case Scenario

Eileen Sabrina Herman, Editor-in-Chief

February 3, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Last week signaled the start of Greek rush events and sorority recruitment at Case Western Reserve University. As a senior who is not in a social sorority, this is less important to me than ever, but it definitely deserves a mention. I have friends outside of CWRU who are in sororities, and they always...

Sex and Dating: Valentine’s Day: This Again?

Prof. BuckNaked

February 3, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

It's that time of year again. That's right, it's nearly time to vote in the primaries! Well, that and the little thing called Valentine's Day. Before you go rushing off in search of cheap flowers (there is that man on Euclid Avenue), and low-cacao percentage chocolates, stop and think what really ge...

TEDxCLE: TEDxCLE 2012 Moves Location

TEDxCLE: TEDxCLE 2012 Moves Location

Rachel Hunt, A&E Editor

February 3, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

With 335,246 subscribers and over 95,904,211 video views, TEDTalks have turned into a YouTube phenomenon promoting intelligent ideas and honest conversation - a rarity on the user-uploaded video sharing site specializing in sneezing pandas and talking dogs. TED, which stands for“Technology, Entertainment,...

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