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Powerful impressions

Allison Duchin, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Style

While fashion may not be the most important aspect of making a good impression on professors, several Case Western Reserve faculty members noted that appearance can play at least a minor role in how they perceive students. On self-marketing and presenting oneself best, most professors said that...

The science behind winter clothing

The science behind winter clothing

Janet Lanman, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Style

Cleveland winters can be brutal, but not if you bundle up strategically. Here are some proven tips to keep you warm on your way to class. The basics The essential rule to stay warm is to stay dry. As moisture evaporates, it leaves you feeling colder (the reason why you still feel cold getting out...

CWRU formal recruitment

CWRU formal recruitment

Allison Duchin, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Style

There are many things associated with the initial return to school for a second semester. Some students hopefully anticipate the start of their classes, but they’re often already thinking about the workload that awaits them. Plus, it is also the beginning of a new recruitment season for Greek Life...

What’s the CWRU study style?

Allison Duchin, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Style

With finals coming up within the next week, everyone is stressed about studying and cramming for their exams. However, second to knowing the information and actually showing up, it’s important to understand how you study best. There are two study styles at Case Western Reserve University that have...

Winter accessories keep us warm and fashionable

Tiffany Cheung, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Style

It’s getting cold outside and Case Western Reserve University students are bundling up in their warmest hats, gloves, scarves and boots. The weather is only going to get colder but that won’t stop us from being fashionable. Who said that you can’t look good and be warm at the same time? Most...

When Cleveland was the king of fashion

When Cleveland was the king of fashion

Allison Duchin, Staff Reporter

November 21, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Style

On Nov. 8, 2014 the Western Reserve Historical Society opened its new exhibit, “In Grand Style.” This exhibit features elaborate clothing from a range of nearly six decades. Danielle Peck, the senior registrar at the museum, believes this period of time was a highly important one for Cleveland. “Cleveland...

New trends to warm up to before the polar vortex hits

New trends to warm up to before the polar vortex hits

Allison Duchin, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Style

Have no fear that the polar vortex is almost here, because so are the newest trends for this coming late fall-winter fashions. To help with the approaching frosty weather, many trends are embracing layering techniques, especially with different kinds of material. Pairing an oversized cardigan with...

Blood in the Water, Or at Least the Dye

Blood in the Water, Or at Least the Dye

Allison Duchin, Staff Reporter

September 25, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Style, Top Stories

Earlier this season the clothing store Urban Outfitters displayed an apparently bloody sweatshirt with the words “Kent State University” written along it with the school’s logo. To say this shirt resulted in a major backlash from the university’s community is an understatement. As many...

Style Spotlight

Style Spotlight

Allison Duchin, Contributing Reporter

September 11, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Style

Oksana Pelts, a current MBA student at the Weatherhead School of Management, is bringing a new voice to fashion in Cleveland and to Case Western Reserve University by association. Approximately six months ago Pelts started her blog “Style Moment” as a creative outlet, but since its creation Pelts...

Fashioning for Formals

Allison Duchin, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Style

Did you think the days of worrying about getting the right dress, doing your hair just right, spending hours on makeup or trying to find shoes that are comfortable but also look great ended with senior prom? Sorority girls continue to face many, if not all, of these problems now that formal season has...

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