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M.U.S.I.C. assembles talented group of musicians for 24-hour recital

M.U.S.I.C. assembles talented group of musicians for 24-hour recital

What happens when you tell a group of musicians that they can play anything they want within a 24 hour period if they lock themselves in one place?

Director Peter Jackson discusses film adaptation of The Lovely Bones

Director Peter Jackson discusses film adaptation of The Lovely Bones

No human being really understands death. While there are endless biological explanations for why a body may no longer function, not much can be said about the soul. What happens to us after we die? This question transcends the idea of science, judgment and religion.

The Observer's choices for the best music of 2009

The Observer's choices for the best music of 2009

Check out The Observer's choices for the best of 2009 in entertainment in music.

The Observer's choices for the best books of 2009

Check out The Observer's choices for the best of 2009 in entertainment in books.

The Observer's choices for the best video games of 2009

Check out The Observer's choices for the best of 2009 in entertainment in video games.

The Observer's choices for the best films of 2009

Check out The Observer's choices for the best of 2009 in entertainment in film.

The Spectrum Drag Ball

This year's Drag Ball was quite an event. Even before it started, students both dressed up and dressed down had fun dancing and eating delicious food. A number of people dressed up who weren't even involved in the acts.

Surviving the home stretch

Case by Case

News flash: today is the last day of classes, just in case you missed that fact when you woke up this morning. Whether you've been waiting for this day since the semester started, are in denial that finals week is almost or already here, or even if you've cruised through this week without a scratch, keep in mind that it is possible to keep your sanity and avoid burn outs during this high-stress time.

tUnE-yArDs' debut record merges folk music with noise

tUnE-yArDs' debut record merges folk music with noise

Let's be honest; the genre of folk has some pretty stringent elicitation attached to its name. Generally, folk music, and thus its typical listener, is thought of as earthy and free, with roots in deeply emotional and personal music containing a stripped down sound.

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Are you tired?

You must be tired, because you have been running through my mind all night!

Reading days and salad days

Senior year was supposed to be a massive power trip. Finally, after three years of grueling labor and complaining about our beloved Case Western Reserve University, this last year was supposed to be huge joke. Finally, the required classes, the weed-outs, and the pre-reqs were done.

In This Issue

Cross Country

  • Women finish 15th in nation; Simpson has best finish in university history

News

  • A conversation with Christina Mastrangelo
  • CWRU students among thousands at SOA protest
  • CWRU's Great Lakes Energy Institute honored as "Center of Excellence"
  • Relay for Life 2010 kicks off with recruitment fair
  • Smart holiday spending tips
  • USG Minutes

Spartan Spotlight

  • Spartan Spotlight: Reid Anderson

Sex and Dating

  • Are you tired?

Sports

  • All-American, UAA honorees back
  • Building starts on Mather Park
  • Dukes, Criss keep grapplers strong in the middle
  • For Spartans, Allegheny is splitsville
  • Revolving door is no good for the Browns
  • So far, it's been so good for women's basketball

Football

  • Early Ending: Spartans eliminated from playoffs by Trine University

Fun Page

  • Combo Scramble Solution
  • Crossword Solution
  • Sudoku Solutions

Worst Case Scenario

  • Reading days and salad days

Opinion

  • Column on smoking misinformed
  • Copenhagen summit may not be effective
  • Divisive politics dilute meaningful discourse
  • Editorial: Semester grades
  • Junior year abroad - wait, a whole year?
  • Take some time to earn your coal
  • What are your plans for winter break?

Focus

  • Director Peter Jackson discusses film adaptation of The Lovely Bones
  • M.U.S.I.C. assembles talented group of musicians for 24-hour recital
  • Surviving the home stretch
  • The Buzz
  • The Observer's choices for the best books of 2009
  • The Observer's choices for the best films of 2009
  • The Observer's choices for the best music of 2009
  • The Observer's choices for the best video games of 2009
  • The Spectrum Drag Ball
  • tUnE-yArDs' debut record merges folk music with noise
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