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Kappa Alpha Theta's KATWalk event stylishly raises funds for CASA

Thwing Ballroom became a venue for the latest fashion trends at Case Western Reserve University last Friday during Kappa Alpha Theta's 3rd annual KATWalk event.

Case Western symphonic ensembles play Shostakovich, Holst classics at engaging, virtuosic Cleveland Institute of Music concert

Case Western symphonic ensembles play Shostakovich, Holst classics at engaging, virtuosic Cleveland Institute of Music concert

The excellent musicians of Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and the University Circle area treated listeners to a free concert on October 11th at 3 p.m. in the Cleveland Institute of Music's Kulas Performance Hall.

Flaming Lips create darkest record of their career

Flaming Lips create darkest record of their career

Over the last twenty-five years, Oklahoma City prodigal sons The Flaming Lips have developed a completely symbiotic relationship with alternative rock music. They've had an uncanny ability to both adapt to whatever modern styles were being popularized and in turn, set trends themselves.

Cooking in bulk: learning to befriend your freezer

Cooking in bulk: learning to befriend your freezer

Between extracurricular activities, library sleepovers, running from class to class, and weekly Spot Nights, enjoying a hearty meal may fall to the bottom of the priority list. Even if you don't have time for frivolities like food, do not let this happen to you.

Kansas-based Old Canes move out from the basement and over to the Beachland Ballroom

Kansas-based Old Canes move out from the basement and over to the Beachland Ballroom

Chris Crisci started performing acoustic music while on tour with Appleseed Cast at the beginning of the decade. After his first several shows garnered a positive response, Crisci formed the folk side project Old Canes and released his debut album Early Morning Hymns in 2004.

Hitting the Spot: Southeast Engine and The Very Best

Hitting the Spot: Southeast Engine and The Very Best

Anyone who has been to the town of Athens, Ohio knows that it perfectly embodies small town Appalachia. A small university town near the Ohio River: it's what local band Southeast Engine is made of.

Fashion for the fellas, getting the men up to style

Case Runway

Here at CWRU, it is a running joke that the women are not very aesthetically pleasing, but have you taken a look at the males lately? That's right, boys, I am talking about you.

Overheard at Case

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The art of lying

Many of the skills I've acquired over the years have become obsolete, but there is one notable skill that has remained useful despite the passage of time. I find it applicable to many aspects of my life, especially romantic relationships. This skill that I speak of is "lying.

Results of last year's predictions

Congratulations! If you're reading today's copy of The Observer, it means that you've made it all the way to fall break! You have survived through one more half semester at Case Western Reserve University in (hopefully) one piece. Therefore, I'd like to take a moment to look back on the semester so far.

In This Issue

News

  • A conversation with Chris Butler
  • Can you name this place?
  • Extreme makeover, CWRU edition: Leutner remodeling project slated to begin construction during fall break
  • Have you heard about Habitat for Humanity
  • Nine easy ways to save money in college
  • SPEAK: How to Talk to Classmates and Others wins national awards
  • USG Briefs

Sports

  • A cappella group to sing anthem at Cavs game
  • Football Gameday: No. 12 Case vs. Ohio Wesleyan
  • Men's soccer ties NYU
  • New coaches and bigger roster, but same result against Carnegie Mellon: a victory
  • Spartan Spotlight: Ashley Gan
  • The Browns' future is bright...at least compared to the Rams'
  • Volleyball moves to 17-3 with Wooster win

Fun Page

  • Combo Scramble Solution
  • Crossword Solution
  • Maze Solution
  • Sudoku Solutions

Opinion

  • Drastic healthcare reform vital for broken system
  • Editorial: Focus groups need to involve more students
  • Getting lost in translation
  • Habitat's Let's Shack Up event needs an overhaul
  • Media frequently in need of second-guessing
  • More to Moore's Capitalism than stated?
  • State your case: What are you doing for fall break?
  • The back-up plan
  • UHS will not provide class excuses per se

Focus

  • Case Western symphonic ensembles play Shostakovich, Holst classics at engaging, virtuosic Cleveland Institute of Music concert
  • Cooking in bulk: learning to befriend your freezer
  • Fashion for the fellas, getting the men up to style
  • Flaming Lips create darkest record of their career
  • Hitting the Spot: Southeast Engine and The Very Best
  • Kansas-based Old Canes move out from the basement and over to the Beachland Ballroom
  • Kappa Alpha Theta's KATWalk event stylishly raises funds for CASA
  • Overheard at Case
  • The Buzz

Football

  • Big plays spoil Scot's party

Sex and Dating

  • The art of lying

Soccer

  • Spartans win second-straight UAA match

Worst Case Scenario

  • Results of last year's predictions
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