The Observer

A trip to…Tremont

A trip to…Tremont

Noah Swartz, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

For most case students, weekends resemble a collage of cram sessions and all-nighters more than the whirlwind of socially lubricated parties that the mainstream media would have me believe college life to comprise of. As such, when there does happen to be that elusive window in one’s calendar, we find...

CIM president Joel Smirnoff leads CIM orchestra through exquisite performances of Mozart, Bartók, Beethoven

CIM president Joel Smirnoff leads CIM orchestra through exquisite performances of Mozart, Bartók, Beethoven

Zsolt Bognar, Contributing Reporter

November 12, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The Cleveland Institute of Music student orchestra took center stage two Wednesdays ago in a special collaboration with CIM’s new president Joel Smirnoff in a lively and dynamic program of works by Mozart, Bartók, and Beethoven. The level of playing from the orchestra, violin soloist, and conductor...

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...

Medical students band together for ShowCASE of campus musical talent

Medical students band together for ShowCASE of campus musical talent

Melanie Sayre, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Among music’s many transformative qualities it is pronounced capability to call people to action in order to help others. ShowCASE is attempting to do just that with the events they host, the most recent being the show that they co-hosted with the American Medical Student Association’s Sex and Gender...

Conviction high on melodrama, low on actual conviction

Conviction high on melodrama, low on actual conviction

Paul Brinnel, Contributing Reporter

November 4, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Conviction is the real life story of how Betty Anne Waters (Hilary Swank) earned a law degree to get her brother, Kenny (Sam Rockwell), out of prison for a crime he didn’t commit. What could have easily been an uninteresting magazine article has been stretched out into a painfully boring feature film. ...

Sanity Restored

Meredith Collier, Editor-in-Chief

November 4, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

“When we amplify everything, we hear nothing.” I’ve had a week to recover from my 30 hour road trip to D.C. and even now when I look at my pictures, I’m not really sure what everyone was rallying for or what, if anything, we accomplished that day. Sure, we saw a lot of great musical performances...

WRUW’s Stella Salamone, co-host of “Domestic Decay,” passes away

WRUW’s Stella Salamone, co-host of “Domestic Decay,” passes away

Jacob Martin, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

On October 27, The Case community learned of another tragic death in the WRUW 91.1 FM family. Longtime on air programmer Stella Salamone passed away unexpectedly. Determined to be from a terrible reaction to a pain medication, she was 44 years old. Salamone was with WRUW for over 20 years, many in...

Halloween at Home packs Freiberger with festive activities

Halloween at Home packs Freiberger with festive activities

Kate Clancy, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Last year, when the Class Officer Collective decided to bring festivities “home” instead of at the farm for Halloween weekend, they didn’t get the results or turnout they had wanted, and quickly began trying to improve the event for the future. Improvements were made and the 2010 Halloween at Home...

Worst Case Scenario: Department of complaints

Ryan Shoup, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

This week, instead of my normal rant about ridiculous things on campus, I would like to sarcastically present to you, the humble readers of this illustrious newspaper, a list of the top ten Case Western essentials. Without further ado, the things we could not live without: Ten: Kelvin Smith. No, not...

PTG produces experimental 30 in 60 play; audience to determine outcome

PTG produces experimental 30 in 60 play; audience to determine outcome

Melanie Sayre, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theater & Dance

30 in 60, performed by the Players Theater Group (PTG), is the newest addition to the circle of productions on campus. As the name implies, the performance is created with a core of 30 short plays that are performed within the time span of an hour. It is based on the original idea from Chicago’s Neo-Futu...

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