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New music for your daily commute: From Frank Ocean to the Japandroids, it’s all in your ear

Jason Walsh, Staff Reporter

August 24, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

A lot of great albums have been released since the last issue of The Observer, and 2012 has been a good year for music so far. Here are six albums that have been sound-tracking the summer.   Bloom by Beach House In short: Baltimore dream-poppers/indie-rockers return with their fourth album. Wi...

First Year Guide: Alphabet Soup: Your handy guide to translating Case Western Reserve University speak

compiled from staff reports]

August 24, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Having been exposed to Case Western Reserve University students for almost a week now, you may have noticed that many speak in an almost foreign dialect. This dialect is rife with so many acronyms and nicknames that it is almost unintelligible to the average person. So if your jaw hit the floor the first...

Hungry for so me real food? Ditch the dining hall and go get something worth eating

Katy Witkowski and Grace Francisco

August 24, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food

Little Italy   Right up Mayfield Road (an easy walk from North Residential Village) is Little Italy, a hub of pasta and pizza. Many of the restaurants offer favorites like ravioli and manicotti, but each puts a unique spin on the traditional Italian cuisine. Be it Mama Santa’s pizza or P...

Stories From Inside the Blockade: CWRU in Cuba

Katy Witkowski, Staff Reporter

August 24, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features

“This is a place without time,” said artist Rolando Estévez Jordán.  A place where vintage American cars are used daily as taxis; where college students have never accessed the Internet; where pay phones are common, and cell phones do not have data plans.  This is where the students of SPAN 306:...

Going rogue: the art of residence hall cooking

Tyler Hoffman, Editor-in-Chief

August 24, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food

While the opening of the dining hall may come as a welcome reprieve to the food fare of orientation, sooner or later the magic will fade. Menus will become repetitive, forks will become short in supply, and the winter months will make the walk for food a chilly excursion. However, the dining hall...

First Year Guide: Top 5 campus study spots

First Year Guide: Top 5 campus study spots

Lisa Viers, Training Manager

August 24, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories

Even if you were lucky enough to get through high school with minimal studying, let me tell you from first-hand experience, you will need to study at CWRU. It doesn’t matter if you’re here for Aerospace or English – you will be studying. Often. Is this a bad thing? Of course not! Studying isn’t...

Break It Yourself

Break It Yourself

Jason Walsh, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

There is clearly nothing broken about Andrew Bird. Despite the title of his latest album, Break It Yourself, Bird is in fine shape. He has released six solo albums in the last fifteen years, along with plenty of compilations, collaborations, EPs, and singles. Bird is a mature musician who is in his element...

Sex and Dating: Three month hiatus: What to do with all that free time

Prof. BuckNaked

April 27, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

So it appears it’s that time of life again. The sun is shining, the temperatures are up and so is your libido. Just in time for...finals! So there’s probably not much in the way of fun times with your sexy someone coming your way in the next few weeks. Then, unless your certain pants partner happens to...

The 99 superheroes come to Cleveland

The 99 superheroes come to Cleveland

Adam Luhta, Assistant A&E Editor

April 27, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

On Wednesday, May 2, the Northeast Ohio Consortium for Middle East Studies (NOCMES) will host two events featuring Doctor Naif Al-Mutawa, creator of Islamic superheroes, The 99, as part of their New Perspectives on Muslim and Middle Eastern Societies series. Al-Mutawa, a clinical psychologist, is CEO...

All The Lonely People

All The Lonely People

Ben Robertson, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Album: All The Lonely People Artist: Spencer McGillicutty Release Date: 5/15/2012 3/5 Stars It is no secret that Minneapolis quartet Spencer McGillicutty’s music is heavily influenced by the Beatles, and because of this overt influence, All the Happy People! resonated like a Sgt. Pepper’s...

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