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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,...

Spotlight On: Les Cousins Dangereuxzz

Spotlight On: Les Cousins Dangereuxzz

Molly Hudleson, Staff Reporter

February 3, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Les Cousins Dangereux is the solo electronic side project of self-described record nerd Tim Thornton. Thornton got his start as a drummer in his high school band. After getting a four-track recorder, he began to learn other instruments and started recording songs entirely on his own. Thornton is a big...

Asian-Fusion Food Fun: Popular campus food truck slated to open restaurant in February

Asian-Fusion Food Fun: Popular campus food truck slated to open restaurant in February

Rachel Hunt, A&E Editor

January 27, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food

It’s not a big secret that college students are hungry. Factor in the freshman 15 and the crummy food served up by campus cafeterias such as our own Leutner and Fribley, and you’ve got a recipe to wrangle one of the best customer bases in the U.S. to do your bidding. Sell food and they will come,...

Sex and Dating: Warming Up the Winter

Miss Terri Reider

January 27, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

It’s well-known that an important way to keep a relationship going is keeping things hot in the bedroom, even during these Cleveland winters. Whether you met someone new over break, are in a happy long-term relationship, or perhaps even recently got involved with a professional athlete who has some...

Lighting up Cleveland: Third Annual Brite Winter Festival comes to Cleveland

Lighting up Cleveland: Third Annual Brite Winter Festival comes to Cleveland

Rachel Hunt, A&E Editor

January 27, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Winter traditions for the average Clevelander revolve around trying to sneak your suburban neighbor’s snow blower out of their garage, letting the kids make igloos on days off from school, and drinking perhaps a little too much Christmas Ale at the bar with friends. Only a month into 2012, many Cl...

The Buzz

The Buzz

January 27, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Fri. 27 Cleveland Critical Mass Grab your bike and head downtown for this month’s Cleveland Critical Mass ride. CCM is a group of Clevelanders who come together to ride around the city, usually ending up in the Tremont area. Votes for the end location are accepted on their Facebook page, and Major...

Gaming Extra: Want new games? Yes, you do.

Sheehan Hannan, Assistant A&E Editor

January 27, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

With the mayhem of holiday clearance sales over, the season of dull spring releases is upon us. For most Case Western Reserve University students, this means returning to the strategic slug-fests of "League of Legends" or "Starcraft 2." Personally, I prefer the incestuous cluster-cuss that is "Modern...

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