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Footlighters bring West Side to south side with challenging production

Footlighters bring West Side to south side with challenging production

For the past two weeks, Carlton Commons has been claimed by the Footlighters and rapidly transformed into an ingenious set for West Side Story. The scale of this production is beyond anything Footlighters has ever attempted before, involving over eighty students and the construction of their most impressive set yet.

Frankenstein is let loose in Cleveland's Playhouse Square, but the only thing to fear is mediocrity

Frankenstein is let loose in Cleveland's Playhouse Square, but the only thing to fear is mediocrity

When Mel Brooks released the astronomically successful The Producers in 2001, critics and audiences wondered which of his lucrative properties would be the focus of the inevitable follow-up. A lyric in The New Mel Brooks Musical: Young Frankenstein makes it abundantly clear that they'll "be back with Blazing Saddles.

Hitting the Spot: Hot Cha Cha

Hitting the Spot: Hot Cha Cha

UPB is bringing a stellar Cleveland-based band to The Spot next Wednesday night. Hot Cha Cha is everything that the perfect "girl band" should be: sexy, flirtatious, and crazy. With the stage presence of Karen O., vocalist Jovana Batkovic is infamous for swinging from ceiling rafters and encouraging fans to take off their clothes.

Making the most of your weekends

Case by case

Fall break has come and gone and chances are that you did nothing productive.

Scientist provides insight for those entering fields of research

Scientist provides insight for those entering fields of research

If you're a confused college student, still grasping for some direction in your life, you may have considered a career in research at some point. It's a little daunting to think about, being such a broad field, but Philip Schwartzkroin's helpful book, So You Want to be a Scientist? makes it surprisingly navigable.

Eight student dance groups prep for Case's Best Dance CWRU competition

Eight student dance groups prep for Case's Best Dance CWRU competition

First there was You Got Served, then came shows like Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance? Now, brace yourselves for the most intense dance competition yet: Case's Best Dance CWRU. Organized by the Indian dance organization EKTA, this competition will showcase the skills of various dance groups on campus.

The ultimate accessible luxury: handbags

Case Runway

Mary Poppins had one, Aggie from Halloweentown had one, and I don't leave home without one. Yes ladies, I am talking about a magic handbag. So maybe I can't fit an umbrella and a lamp in my purse, but I still carry around most of my life in my personal portable world.

The Buzz

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The morning after

We have noticed that Case students have a very self-deprecating sense of humor, and without fail, the number one point of this humor is their own awkwardness. Sex however, is not something to joke about. It is serious business. You want it, we want it, everyone wants it.

Trick or treat

Halloween is hands-down the best holiday in the school year. I have yet to meet someone who can't enjoy an arbitrary excuse to dress like an idiot, watch really bad movies, and eat a lot of candy - among other things.

In This Issue

News

  • A conversation with Brad Hughes
  • Can you name this place?
  • Click it or Kick it event explores the potential price of pornography use
  • CWRU alumni and students' new website CorkShare ready to run on Nov. 2
  • CWRU nominated for PETA's most vegetarian-friendly college contest
  • CWRU, CIM, and CIA students rock out thanks to John Lennon bus tour
  • Homecoming at a glance
  • Swine flu 2009: Vaccine update
  • USG Briefs

Sports

  • A winning strategy
  • Class of 2010 wins second straight
  • Football Gameday: Case vs. University of Chicago
  • For one hockey player, lots of adjustments
  • Homecoming theme for Spartans: lots of scoring
  • Spartan Spotlight: Mike Pelyak
  • Top teams come to CWRU for UAAs

Fun Page

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

Opinion

  • A potential roadblock to heaven
  • Editorial: Alumni weekend and Homecoming continue to improve, but school spirit skill lacking
  • Global warming talk cools down
  • Health care reform should not be brushed aside
  • It's time for the percolator
  • Leutner focus groups represented student opinion
  • State your case: What are you going to be for Halloween?

Focus

  • Eight student dance groups prep for Case's Best Dance CWRU competition
  • Footlighters bring West Side to south side with challenging production
  • Frankenstein is let loose in Cleveland's Playhouse Square, but the only thing to fear is mediocrity
  • Hitting the Spot: Hot Cha Cha
  • Making the most of your weekends
  • Scientist provides insight for those entering fields of research
  • The Buzz
  • The ultimate accessible luxury: handbags

Cross Country

  • 2009 UAA championship preview capsules

Sex and Dating

  • The morning after

Soccer

  • Spartans one win away from winning season

Worst Case Scenario

  • Trick or treat
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