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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, but despite some environmentalists’ concern about the trend, Ohio may just have a new energy boom on the horizon. Wendy Patton from Policy Matters Ohio will be speaking to students on the topic.

Location: Dampeer Room, Kelvin Smith Library

Time: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Price: FREE


Friday, Feb. 3

Waterloo Alley Cat Fundraiser

This not-for-profit group works to improve quality of life for stray, feral, and neglected kittens and cats in the North Collinwood area of Cleveland. They also know how to party like the crazy cat ladies they are to raise money for their furry friends. DJ Jake Kelly, The Very Knees, Shitbox Jimmy, and Volcano Fortress will provide musical enjoyment and a raffle will be held to raise money.

Location: The Beachland Ballroom, 15711 Waterloo Rd.

Time: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Price: $5 or FREE if you bring three cans of cat food or a bag of litter


Saturday, Feb. 4

SparX presented by CWRU Swing Club

Looking for a night on the town, 1920s style? Swing Club will host three of the best swing bands in the country as part of its annual event. The Boilermaker Jazz Band from Pittsburgh will play from 9 p.m. to midnight and the Solomon Douglas Quartet will play into the wee hours.

Location: Adelbert Gym & Carlton Commons

Time: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Price: FREE for students, $15 for non-students


Saturday, Feb. 4

Ohio Hip-Hop Tour

This group of state and local greats in the hip-hop and rap fields will be coming up to C-town this weekend to perform. The show features Tezo from Cleveland, No Limits and Ba Dom (Blimp City Records) from Akron, and B.Yonest from Columbus, with more locals TBA.

Location: The Grog Shop, 2785 Euclid Heights Blvd.

Time: 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Price: $8 adv/ $10 dos


Sunday, Feb. 5

Jolly Scholar Super Bowl Party

In case your television/VHS combo isn’t working for you in your dorm room or your 21” plasma is just too small, head over the Jolly Scholar to watch the Super Bowl, and shout at the screen with friends. They’ll have a big food spread including appetizers, wings, BBQ, and desserts. Drink specials and free giveaways will be in play all night.

Location: The Jolly Scholar, Thwing Center

Time: 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Price: $15 all you can eat


Tuesday, Feb. 7

Gluttony Gauntlet

University Program Board will be holding their annual eating contest at the Jolly Scholar again. There is really nothing more rewarding than watching friends fill their faces with food during five rounds of intense competition. Foods range from salad and quesadillas to a relay of chicken tenders, hot dogs, and sliders. Registration is already filled, but come to watch and see who wins glory and Qdoba and Jolly giftcards.

Location: The Jolly Scholar, Thwing Center

Time: 7 p.m.

Price: FREE


Wednesday, Feb. 8

Mortar Board & Greek Life present: The Dating Doctor

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, two CWRU organizations are here to help you out just in time to get laid this holiday. Dating Doctor David Coleman is coming to CWRU to talk dating, relationships, romance, sex, marriage, divorce, and even leadership. Mortar Board will also be hosting a fundraiser selling chocolate-covered strawberries, chocolate-covered pretzels, and roses during The Dating Doctor’s event.

Location: The Temple, 1855 Ansel Rd.

Time: 7:30 to 10 p.m.

Price: FREE to undergraduates

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