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Could line dancing bring down Thwing?

Could line dancing bring down Thwing?

Students reserving the Thwing ballroom for events will find themselves faced with a surprising question: "Do you plan to do any line dancing?" Even more surprising is that if they answer "yes," they will need to schedule their event elsewhere. The rule comes down from Casey Medley, the director for administration and operation at Thwing, based on a structural engineer's recommendation. (0) comments

Unreliable Case network troubled by several issues

Unreliable Case network troubled by several issues

While much is often made about the degree to which Case is a technological leader, those depending on some of its network services lately may feel that this is anything but true. In the last few weeks, the Case network has seen its share of issues. Whether it has involved Blackboard, e-mail, or Internet access, the network has been spotty at some times and nearly nonexistent at others. (0) comments

Cross Country finishes well in championships

For the first time in school history, both the men's and women's cross country teams qualified for the NCAA Championships. Both teams acquitted themselves well, with the women finishing in 16th and the men finishing in 29th. The women's team, ranked 10th heading into the meet in the U. (0) comments

Students travel to Georgia to protest at former SOA

Students travel to Georgia to protest at former SOA

On Friday, Nov. 21, nine students drove to Fort Benning, Ga. where more than 25,000 people were gathering for the annual protest outside of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHISC), formerly known as the School of the Americas (SOA). (0) comments

Understanding current financial times

Last issue, I tried to relate how we got to the current financial crisis and the dilemmas that we face ahead. This week, we will focus on the act passed by the government to help handle this problem and prevent, as much as possible, any disruptions to the economy and financial system. (0) comments

Synthetic ice rink opens on Wade Oval this weekend

Outdoor ice skating has returned to University Circle. University Circle Inc. (UCI) will open a temporary ice skating rink at Wade Oval, between the Botanical Garden and the Natural History Museum, this Sunday, Dec. 7. Instead of everyday ice, however, it is constructed out of synthetic material. (0) comments

USG � BRIEF

President Myles Nickolich began the final Undergraduate Student Government General Assembly of the year Dec. 2 by thanking all the representatives for their hard work during the semester. Nickolich went on to specially mention all the representatives who would no longer be with the General Assembly next semester due to early graduation, travel, or transfer. (0) comments

In This Issue

News

  • Could line dancing bring down Thwing?
  • Cross Country finishes well in championships
  • Students travel to Georgia to protest at former SOA
  • Synthetic ice rink opens on Wade Oval this weekend
  • Understanding current financial times
  • Unreliable Case network troubled by several issues
  • USG ? BRIEF

Sports

  • Comeback Win
  • Football Playoffs: Lead slips away in final minutes of game
  • Henry, Tondo cook Kalamazoo
  • Men's Basketball: Another close race, and Spartans finish second
  • Pro Sports: LT's not-so-little helper
  • Spartan Spotlight: Alex Hostoffer

Fun Page

  • Crossword Answers
  • Jumble Answers
  • Sudoku Answers

Opinion

  • Accusation of racism was "thoughtless"
  • Ample sleep is best exam preparation
  • Art for art's sake
  • Editorial: Semester grades
  • Formal recruitment may be path to better college experience
  • Incentives and interventions
  • Jewish students respond to letters
  • Rational discourse is only path to peace
  • The very last column
  • There's no place like home
  • University should save energy this winter
  • Zionism does not equal colonialism

Focus

  • GLTF reimagines a holiday classic, while still remaining true to form
  • Just in Case: Don't let finals take you down
  • PTG's New Playwright Fest offers students a chance to showcase acting, writing skills
  • Sex and Dating: What's your type?
  • Student Profile: Keith Lupton
  • The Buzz
  • The Observer's picks for best of 2008: Books
  • The Observer's picks for best of 2008: Movies
  • The Observer's picks for best of 2008: Music
  • The Observer's picks for best of 2008: Video Games
  • The Worst Case Scenario: Finagling your way out of finals
  • Will Smith takes on another tough role in Seven Pounds
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