The Observer

Worst Case Scenario

Eileen Sabrina Herman, Editor-in-Chief

March 29, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

This past Monday, the emergency alert system was finally utilized by the University, and I must say I was impressed. I usually don’t like getting random phone calls from computerized female voices and texts from unknown sources, but I did like to know why I had to use a lightsaber to go to the pi...

The OF Tape Vol. 2

The OF Tape Vol. 2

Nick Jordan, Contributing Reporter

March 29, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Artist: Odd Future Album: The OF Tape Vol. 2 Label: Odd Future Records Release Date: March 16, 2012 3/5 Stars   Over the past year or so, you’ve probably heard at least something of the most distinctive collective in hip-hop, Odd Future. This is one of the first rap groups to rise to fame a...

The Buzz

The Buzz

March 29, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

30 Friday Come Back Tomorrow Night & Try it Again! This talk looks at the phenomenon of cover songs in the early rock and roll era. Through cover songs, musicians exchanged ideas across boundaries of genre, race, geography, gender, era, and style. Rock musicians repurposed, mimicked, borrowed, r...

Hidden in the golden plaza: Ha Ahn

Hidden in the golden plaza: Ha Ahn

Grace Francisco, Contributing Reporter

March 22, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food

Upon entering the Golden Plaza on Superior Rd., dim lighting and russet-colored tiles lead to a glass pane wall where little hanging holiday lights illuminate enticing close-up photos of fare offered by Ha Ahn, an eatery specializing in Korean cuisine. Unable to resist the vibrant images, one can...

Visions

Visions

Nick Jordan, Contributing Reporter

March 22, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Album: Visions Artist: Grimes Label: 4AD Release Date: February 21, 2012 4 ½ / 5 Stars   Grimes, a.k.a. Claire Boucher, is a singer and producer out of Montreal. She is becoming increasingly well known for her unique brand of synth-pop. She just released her third full-length ...

Breaking a sweat: Dancing with the CWRU Stars

Breaking a sweat: Dancing with the CWRU Stars

Rachel Hunt, A&E Editor

March 22, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

While ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” returns for a 14th season on ABC, inviting celebrities such as Maria Menounos, Gavin DeGraw, and Gladys Knight the perfect platform to reinvigorate their flabby careers, Case Western Reserve University faculty and staff are putting their feet to better use this...

Take Back the Night celebrates rebirth

Take Back the Night celebrates rebirth

Rachel Hunt, A&E Editor

March 22, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Among the traditions at Case Western Reserve University, Take Back the Night is a relatively new annual celebration. This Tuesday, April 3 will be the second consecutive Take Back the Night event at CWRU after a hiatus of nearly a decade. Why do traditions like Welcome Back Days, Greek Week, or Springfest...

Sex and Dating: You get what you pay for

Miss Terri Reider

March 22, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

It is not uncommon for party hosts to charge men a few bucks to get in and let ladies in for free. This doesn’t just happen at CWRU; it is standard at a lot of bars, clubs, and other campuses as well. Personally, I find this phenomenon disgusting, and a bit sexist. If you want money for your alcohol...

Worst Case Scenario

Eileen Sabrina Herman, Editor-in-Chief

March 22, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Spring is in the air, and nothing can ruin a sunny day faster than a plume of smoke rising from the many, many students (and nurses, doctors, and faculty) that sit in front of the “No Smoking” signs in front of the Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital on Adelbert Rd. I have, for the record,...

Open your heart

Open your heart

Jason Walsh, Contributing Reporter

March 22, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Album: Open Your Heart Artist: The Men Label: Sacred Bones Release Date: March 6, 2012 4 / 5 Stars   I am not a rock 'n' roll aficionado. Sure, Exile on Main Street probably gets my vote for greatest album of all time, Bruce Springsteen is one of my favorite artists, and some of my favorite alb...

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