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Students blur gender lines in eighth annual Drag Ball

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.

Sigma Psi to create "magic" with 32nd Mr. CWRU

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).

Gold Motel speaks on album, artistic processes

Gold Motel speaks on album, artistic processes

"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.

Pizza! Pizza!

USG's Pizzalympics draws mass of guests, 12 vendors run out over 250 pizzas

Pizza! Pizza!

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.

Who's wearing the pants?

Worst Case Scenario

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.

CARES hosts vegan feast, panel in hopes of debunking myths, addressing concerns

CARES hosts vegan feast, panel in hopes of debunking myths, addressing concerns

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.

Atlantic/Pacific

Hitting the Spot

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.

The rules of attraction

Sex and Dating

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.

Documentary Inside Job a frightening account of current financial crisis

Documentary Inside Job a frightening account of current financial crisis

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.

Music department caps semester with variety of concerts

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Music department caps semester with variety of concerts

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.

Issue Summary

News

  • A conversation with Divya Aggarwal
  • Adiós, Four Loko
  • Faculty Forum addresses questions surrounding core curriculum
  • International student programs make strides, issues remain
  • USG Brief

Sports

  • Football thumps Tartans on senior day, win Academic Bowl
  • Men drown competition, win Veale classic; women split
  • Men seeded second in UAA, eye historic season
  • Spartan women third, men seventh at NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional
  • Spartans drop first dual meet against Baldwin-Wallace
  • Volleyball returns home from their first NCAA Championship satisfied and yearning for more
  • Women to improve winning season, sixth-place finish

Opinion

  • Editorial: Unwilling to think beyond the possible
  • Leading by examples: bullying starts - and ends - with parents
  • Letter to the Editor
  • Whores no more: the case for legalizing prostitution

Focus

  • Atlantic/Pacific
  • CARES hosts vegan feast, panel in hopes of debunking myths, addressing concerns
  • Documentary Inside Job a frightening account of current financial crisis
  • Gold Motel speaks on album, artistic processes
  • Music department caps semester with variety of concerts
  • Pizza! Pizza!
  • Sigma Psi to create "magic" with 32nd Mr. CWRU
  • Students blur gender lines in eighth annual Drag Ball
  • The rules of attraction
  • Who's wearing the pants?
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