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"Get your feathers out of my nose"

March 14, 2009

Zoe McLaughlin

Papageno, essentially a humanized bird and bird catcher, sang about how he wanted to catch chicks. And when he said "chicks," he didn't mean those little yellow baby chickens.

The Post post

March 14, 2009

Joe Dawson

I love warm weather. Everything feels better when you can walk out the front door and realize you're wearing too many layers.

Live to Laugh, Laugh to Live (in Cleveland!)

March 13, 2009

Yitka Winn

Several weeks ago, I found myself on a top floor balcony suite at a ski resort 300 miles away, talking and sharing laughs with a couple of the freshest talents out of Cleveland. How did I wind up there?

A Congress of Art at the Congressional Art Show

March 11, 2009

Ma'ayan Plaut

For three weeks of the year, the walls of the Bent corridor (which I totally thought was just a descriptor, not the name of two illustrious alumni, up until last week) are graced with beautiful local artwork from students from the 9th Congressional District. I was ever so lucky to be there photographing it.

Of What Use is a Newborn Child?

March 11, 2009

John West

In this post: Mad Max , our inevitable doom, The Communist Manifesto , superempirical virtues in theory choice, Stanley Fish, those problematic humanities, and a way-too-long post.

Teaching English as a Second Language

March 10, 2009

Daniel Tam-Claiborne

The challenge over the month came in donning both roles--as both a teacher and a student--all while being reassured along the way that we were likely to catch dengue fever, get taken hostage at a Jakarta airport, and be heaved out of a moving train on our way to Moscow.

The Beginning of the End

March 10, 2009

Elizabeth Houston

I am still here. Though I entered Oberlin with an expected graduation date of May 2016, my taking a semester off has delayed that until this upcoming semester. This reality took me a long time to accept and I have a lot of feelings about what "not graduating on time" means for me.

Graphically Notated Scores and You

March 8, 2009

Will Mason

There were, of course, pages of specific instructions and a symbol key, but that doesn't change the fact that for my friend's recital I was required to look at a photo of a rabbit man in a suit running away from artillery fire and translate it into a part for drum set/percussion.

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