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NuJoy ready to serve baos, kebabs and milk tea in Uptown

Tracy Wang, Contributing Reporter
September 14, 2018
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food, Local Events

Ninja City, the Asian fusion bistro on Euclid Avenue, closed on Feb. 24. After months of preparation, the restaurant that would be replacing it, NuJoy, opened in August. NuJoy is co-owned by two Case Western Reserve University alumni from the Class of 2012. The owners, Bowen Sun and Xiwen Kang, n...

Worst Case Scenario: An ode to Babs

Ryan Shoup, Staff Reporter
October 14, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Every week, I realize how creepy it is that I know someone really well, yet the other person doesn’t know me at all. Although you may be thinking I’m talking about a constant Facebook stalking fetish, I’m actually talking about a student’s relationship with Case Western Reserve University President...

Mukhi: You know what I meme

Zubair Mukhi, Columnist
November 17, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

If you’re like me, you probably frequent the Facebook group “Case Memes for Academically Challenged [B]eans.” You’ve probably seen posts that reference emails sent about business that directly concerns curriculum, class officer elections and other issues a bit too serious for a meme page. I...

Welcome to the campus we all secretly love

Heather O’Keeffe
August 20, 2015
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Freshman, welcome to Case Western Reserve University! Home of the Spartans, crippling homework loads, nerds galore, mediocre nightlife (at best), horrible weather and a poorly planned university center! You see, us Spartans like to complain. It’s what we do. We gripe and moan about this and that:...

Freshmen, wear clear safety goggles when entering your nightmare

Zak Khan
August 20, 2015
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

To incoming freshmen, by now your orientation leaders and other folks you’ve met at Case Western Reserve University have probably told you how great it is here. They may have waxed eloquent on how “accepting” and “diverse” CWRU is. How we’re all in this together. The dining halls seem to...

The threads of your diploma

Zak Khan
May 26, 2015
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), according to Case Western Reserve University and almost everyone, is the be-all end-all of degrees. After many tears, late nights and much blood, I received a STEM degree. The experience was less than fulfilling. Somehow, it was not the magical ticket...

Why I complain

Zak Khan
May 12, 2015
Filed under Columns, Opinion

All I do is complain. At least, that’s the accusation levied at nearly the entire Observer opinion staff. And, in some ways, it’s true. It’s a part of my job to angry bark about something for around 300 to 500 words. I find it cathartic. But beyond this, it’s an accusation that has deeper implications...

Intelligence: theories, routines and other concerns

Abby Armato
September 27, 2013
Filed under Columns, Opinion

I sit in Cognitive Science 101 and focus on not crying. Not because of a grade-determining test or the possessed stuffed squirrel our professor uses to draw our attention back to her. No. I am fighting back tears because she has just taught us about three different cognitive scientists’ approaches...

Editorial: President Snyder moves up the rankings

February 3, 2012
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

This year, IB Mag’s Power 100 – a list of the most influential “movers and shakers” in Northeast Ohio – features Case Western Reserve University’s beloved president Barbara “Babs” Snyder. This achievement is just one of many during Snyder’s five-year tenure here, and reflects well on ...

Worst Case Scenario: Happiness is a warm campus

Ryan Shoup, Staff Reporter
November 12, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

It’s the time of year again where the world seems to be crashing in around college students: we have ten papers to write before the end of classes, there are weird midterms that happen near the end of the semester (which should be called late terms), and we are cramming everything we didn’t do during...

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