The Observer

Worst Case Scenario: Don’t cry wolf

Eileen Sabrina Herman, Editor-in-Chief

February 24, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Every now and then, we students get the dreaded “security alert” in our inboxes which describes to us some variation of the following perp: male, 20-25 years old, 5’7” to 6’ tall, wearing a hoodie and sweatpants. He will have, at some point, attempted to rob a Case Western Reserve Universit...

Spotlight On: Skies of December

Spotlight On: Skies of December

Molly Hudleson, Staff Reporter

February 24, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

If there's one thing that makes local metal-core vets Skies of December stand out, it's their longevity. They've been a band since 2005, when longtime band-mates and friends Tom Vath (guitar/vocals) and Matt Nowakowski (keyboards/synthesizer) started a new band with Tom's brother Tim (guitar). Rounding...

Sex and Dating: Muted by Minecraft: How to get your sexy someone’s attention

Prof. BuckNaked

February 24, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

February can be very boring post-Valentine's Day. Your pants partner may have moved on from you and is now enjoying somebody else's denims, or they may find staring at the glow of a computer screen far more intriguing than that dragon-teeth-emblazoned cone bra you just bought. Have no fear, Prof. Naked...

Worst Case Scenario

Eileen Sabrina Herman, Editor-in-Chief

February 17, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Who would have thought that Thinking Beyond the Possible could be so hard? These past few weeks as I traverse to the main quad, I’ve seen a lot of random signs. As a fan of Wile E. Coyote, Genius, I love a good sign. But these…are not so interesting. What do these things have in common: donuts,...

Women Come Out On Top!

Women Come Out On Top!

Joseph Verbovszky, Theatre Reporter

February 17, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theater & Dance

Coming this week to Eldred Theater: Top Girls Can a woman have it all? Or, as a recent New York Times article asked, what are women willing to give up for success? Should a woman’s advancement in the workplace even be structured in such a way? With a mixture of laughter and tears, this is the qu...

Those are some foxy shazams!

Those are some foxy shazams!

Lisa Viers, Features Editor

February 17, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

With a name as catchy as their tunes, Foxy Shazam is finally gaining some of the attention they deserve. The six-piece from Cincinnati, Ohio has been touring with British rockers The Darkness since November 2011. The Darkness is a true rock and roll band, and Foxy Shazam follows their example well. The...

Comics, Horror, and Creating New Worlds

Sheehan Hannan, Assistant A&E Editor

February 17, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

English Dept. hosts panel to discuss “alternate” worlds The novel as an art form has experienced countless changes over time. One constant factor, however, has been the creation of alternate worlds envisioned by an author who relates them to the reader. An upcoming forum, organized by the Case West...

The Buzz

The Buzz

February 17, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

17 Friday CIA’s 66th Student Independent Exhibition Every year CIA hosts this juried exhibition of work by the next generation of professional artists. Be one of the first to purchase fine art from blossoming artists and designers at low prices. What’s more, even if you don’t have a penny, t...

Gaming Extra: Things that (don’t) matter: No MW3 on this year’s pro circuit

Sheehan Hannan, Assistant A&E Editor

February 17, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

As a young person in Middle America, I’m obviously super into sports. Things like football, baseball, and hockey consume every spare second of my free time. Those last two sentences are a blatant lie. Just because I play video games, rather than doing things that involve movement, doesn’t mean...

PechaKucha, NOT Pikachu

PechaKucha, NOT Pikachu

Rachel Hunt, A&E Editor

February 17, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

When was the last time a fortune cookie translated a Chinese phrase worth knowing? The single catchphrase that has been on many tongues as of late in Cleveland is PechaKucha. What does it mean? In Japanese it means “chit chat” or “the sound of conversation.” In the American pop-cultural...

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