Closing a weekend of LGBT awareness, the annual Drag Ball took place on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010 in the Thwing Ballroom. People came dressed inall sorts of drag - from the modest to the outrageous. In Athens, Greece, in the fourth century B.C., people were often dragged through the streets as a punishment for dressing as the opposite sex.
Tonight, Friday, Nov. 19, the sisters of Sigma Psi sorority will proudly present the 32nd annual Mr. CWRU pageant. It will be held in Schmitt Auditorium beginning at 7:30 p.m. Held every fall, the event helps raise funds for the East Cleveland Neighborhood Center (ECNC).
"I've [thought] about this before� about how there is so much material in the world. How it's almost impossible to choose what you want to sound like. Kind of like someone who's never sung before can just choose. 'Well, what style of singer do I want to be?' I can just start out of nothing; I can create whatever I want�," says Gold Motel front-woman, Greta Morgan.
The line at the fourth annual Pizzalympics was impressive, stretching down the stairs and nearly out the door of Thwing. This year the event was opened to everyone at Case Western Reserve University: undergraduates, graduates, law school, medical school, faculty, and staff alike.
As the seasons change, it is time for us to start donning our parkas to fight the miserably cold Cleveland weather and trudge through the seven inches of overnight snow or the mile-high pile of leaves left near the sidewalk. There really is nothing as great as waking up to the sounds of the maintenance leaf blowers.
Last Friday, Nov. 12, the Case Animal Rights and Ethics Society (CARES) held its biggest event of the semester, Compassion Feast and Ask-a-Vegan Panel. About 75 students and community members attended to share an entirely plant-based dinner, after which the panel was opened for discussion.
This week, UPB's Spot Night presents Atlantic/Pacific, two musicians from Brooklyn whose intertwined fates brought them together in a living room to lay down some ambient indie folk tunes. The duo, comprised of John Herguth and Garrett Klahn, dropped their first full-length album, Meet Your New Love, on No Sleep Records, at the end of October, approximately one year after self-releasing their first EP, Some Weary Valentine.
We've all heard the story of the good girl who falls for the guy from the other side of the tracks. Sure it's cliché, but there's some truth to the "opposites attract" theory - the girl has been sheltered her whole life, and she's intrigued by the boy's recklessness, by his entirely different attitude.
Director Charles Ferguson has possibly made the scariest film of the year. It has no monsters, no twists, an incredibly linear narrative, and a PG-13 rating. This withstanding, Ferguson's new documentary, Inside Job, is truly terrifying. Its simple tagline attempts to prepare its viewers: "The global economic crisis of 2008 cost tens of millions of people their savings, their jobs, and their homes.
The Case Western Reserve University music department is in the midst of a wealth of concerts that its ensembles and musicians have been working on throughout the semester. The season began with CWRU's two jazz ensembles under the direction of Paul Ferguson.