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          Welcome Back Comedy Night a real laugh

          Welcome Back Comedy Night a real laugh

          "Have you ever heard of the power of suggestion?" hypnotist Greg Steele asked the students at Welcome Days Comedy Night. It seems that no one had ever heard of the power of suggestion, not even UPB to whom many would have "suggested" that Comedy Night be postponed in order to find a more appropriate act.

          Welcome Days

          2010-11 school year initiated with successful series of events

          Of all of this year's Welcome Days activities, last Thursday's Greek Carnival may have been the most welcoming. The field behind Leutner was packed with incoming freshmen and friendly, enthusiastic representatives of over a dozen Greek chapters. The people, the sunshine, and the aroma of deep-fried Oreos (courtesy Phi Kappa Theta) made the atmosphere more than inviting.

          SEC positively affecting campus

          After sitting in many meetings, reading countless Observer articles, and chatting with fellow bitter students, I've realized we are closer than ever to campus civil war. Even though Barbara Snyder balanced the budget in a year, provided funding for a new student center, and fixed that annoying cobblestone sidewalk outside of Yost, she has no power compared to the Student Executive Council (SEC).

          Going back to Those Gold Soundz: I was a six-year-old Phish phan

          Going back to Those Gold Soundz: I was a six-year-old Phish phan

          In the same song from which I pulled this column's name, Stephen Malkmus sings, "You can never quarantine the past." This holds true for all the *NSYNC and Britney Spears you used to listen to and might currently pretend don't exist. I learned that such notions were follies, and to explain how I got there, it may be best to explain the awkward things I grew up listening to.

          One student's story: wielding Magic in foreign countries.

          One student's story: wielding Magic in foreign countries.

          The beginning of a new semester is a time of fresh faces, swapped stories, and most of all: introductions. As The Observer's beautiful typesetting and talented layout designers have already made apparent (placing it right under the headline) my name is Noah Swartz.

          Scott Pilgrim epitomizes style over substance in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

          Scott Pilgrim epitomizes style over substance in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

          Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is the story of a 23-year-old veteran video gamer, amateur rocker, and Canadian slacker who encounters the seemingly perfect girl of his dreams, Ramona Flowers, and must secure their relationship by defeating all seven of her ex-boyfriends in epic battles.

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          Kate Voegele, Meagan McCormick charm crowd at Welcome Back Concert

          Kate Voegele, Meagan McCormick charm crowd at Welcome Back Concert

          UPB's annual Welcome Back Concert on Friday, Aug. 20 provided an excellent start to the highly anticipated "weekend before classes start." Nashville rocker Meagan Mc- Cormick opened the show. Her blend of dusky vocals and contemplative guitar can be classified as "roots rock," a sub-genre of rock with origins in folk and blues music.

          In This Issue

          News

          • Major work on LGBT Center completed
          • Meet your USG Executive Board
          • More to coffee than its morning punch
          • New international student orientation session debuts
          • Optimizing your credit cards
          • University names new controller
          • USG Briefs: Filer to be taken offline

          Sports

          • A conversation with Otto Penicka, voice of Spartan athletics
          • Another year, another slap in the face
          • Conference Previews
          • Men's XC team to avenge snub
          • Spartan Spotlight: Cindy Spahn
          • Spartan women have their eye on return trip to Nationals
          • Women's Soccer looks to build on surprising season

          Opinion

          • Flouting the system, 101
          • Letter to the Editor: Commutes Students Association offers home to all CWRU students
          • Sex and Dating
          • Spreading the wealth
          • Student body, SEC ready to move on

          Focus

          • Going back to Those Gold Soundz: I was a six-year-old Phish phan
          • Kate Voegele, Meagan McCormick charm crowd at Welcome Back Concert
          • One student's story: wielding Magic in foreign countries.
          • Scott Pilgrim epitomizes style over substance in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
          • SEC positively affecting campus
          • The Buzz
          • Welcome Back Comedy Night a real laugh
          • Welcome Days
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