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Sex and Dating: Translating the dating and mating jargon

Prof. BuckNaked

April 13, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

It seems that every stage of the romantic game has a name. You're “just friends.” You're “seeing each other.” It's “friends with benefits – totally non-committal.” Now you're “boyfriend” or “girlfriend” (or other politically correct labels). But what do all of these terms mean?...

Spring showers bring new exhibitions to CIA

Spring showers bring new exhibitions to CIA

Rachel Hunt, A&E Editor

April 13, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

Like a scene from Swift’s classic “Gulliver’s Travels,” the Reinberger Galleries at the Cleveland Institute of Art this month may have you feeling dwarfed, or at the very least disoriented. “The Art of Scale + Form,” the most recent exhibition at CIA, opened on March 30. While many visi...

Heartbreaking Bravery

Heartbreaking Bravery

Jason Walsh, Contributing Reporter

April 13, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Album Title: Heartbreaking Bravery Artist: Moonface, with Siinai Record Label: Jagjaguwar Release Date: April 17 Rating: 3/5 stars   Spencer Krug is not an easy man to write about. Krug is half of the songwriting team behind the phenomenal Wolf Parade, the leader of the almost ...

The Shondes: Grrrl rock for the 21st century

The Shondes: Grrrl rock for the 21st century

Rachel Hunt, A&E Editor

April 13, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Ladies, ladies: you need a makeover. Vogue tells you to be more professional and sophisticated, yet still be a flirt in and out of the office. Your mother tells you all that nail polish and eyeshadow has gone to your head, and is making you act like a ditz. The Shondes would tell both of these...

Worst Case Scenario

Eileen Sabrina Herman, Editor-in-Chief

April 13, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Last week in the Worst Case Scenario, we discussed a few awesome professors. Now let’s go to the opposite end of the spectrum. Imagine if Harvey Dent were a professor at Case Western Reserve University. Sure, he looks nice some days. He interacts with students outside of class as if they are old...

The Buzz

The Buzz

April 13, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

13 Friday Modern Tango Party Ever wanted to learn to dance the Nuevo Tango just like you see on those celebrity dance competitions? Now is your chance to learn how to bust a move and excite your partner and the judges. TangoNovo will teach you how to perform, then give you an hour to practice with...

William Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost:” A comedy of errors

William Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost:” A comedy of errors

Joseph Verbovszky, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

The new production opening this week at Eldred Theatre is an adaptation of a very old play. Eldred is presenting a true classic, “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” by William Shakespeare, the godfather of English theatre. “Love’s Labour’s Lost” is one of Shakespeare’s earlier works. The comedy...

Gaming Extra: The boredom solution: Blacklight: Retribution

Sheehan Hannan, Assistant A&E Editor

April 13, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

When any self-respecting gamer hears the words “free to play” from a development studio they’ve never heard of, there is a distinct tendency to run the other way as fast as possible. In the gaming world, if it’s free, it should be approached with caution and a spam-catcher email address. But...

Creativity is encouraged — Players’ Theatre Group presents: New Playwrights’ Festival

Creativity is encouraged — Players’ Theatre Group presents: New Playwrights’ Festival

Joseph Verbovszky, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

Have you written a play or thought about writing one? Do you possess a literary flair which desperately seeks an audience? If so, this may be your next big chance to show some of that talent. Players Theater Group is looking for submissions for the New Playwrights Festival, to be held Friday and Saturday,...

Worst Case Scenario

Eileen Sabrina Herman, Editor-in-Chief

April 6, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Every now and then there are professors that make an impression on their students. These are not the professors who drone on and on in the front of the classroom, or send in their T.A.s to do all the work. These guys are eccentric and proud of it, and often have the most hilarious and informative cl...

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