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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 10, 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 12, 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 4, 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...

Screen Actors Guild Awards: a fashion review, best and worst

Rachel Rubenstein, Asst. A&E Editor
February 1, 2013
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Style

The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) award ceremony occurs between the Golden Globes and the Oscars, two award ceremonies that are considered more important in the world of film and television. As a result, stars take fewer fashion risks on the red carpet; with less press and less publicity they can’t expect...

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