The Observer

A Night to Remember

Chloe Mieras, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

With the cold air breaking and midterms on their way, Case Western Reserve University was in need of an exciting event and the Class Officer Collective (COC) was ready to provide. On Saturday, Feb. 17, Snowball added mystery and fun to the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) Ames Family Atrium as students...

A student perspective on Lunar New Year at CWRU

Yvonne Pan, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

As a first-generation Chinese-American, I grew up with the Lunar New Year being the most important time of year. My family and I would scramble to organize every inch of our apartment to get rid of bad luck. The first day of the new year would be the only time I’d let my mom choose my outfit, which...

Rachael Yamagata shines at Music Box

Abigail Bickel, Contributing Reporter

February 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

Making Cleveland an intentional stop on her tour, Feb. 9 saw Rachael Yamagata take the stage at Music Box Supper Club. The venue seemed strangely formal for the laid-back persona she puts on. I easily could have imagined this act hitting a local coffee shop, but the “dinner and a show” vibe lent itself ...

Playlist of the Week Feb 23 – Mar 1

Tracy Yang, Contributing Reporter

February 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

“Sauce” - Justin Timberlake “Sauce” is a song off of Justin Timberlake’s new album, “Man of the Woods.” When I first saw the album cover, I thought it was another album by Bon Iver. The word “limp” comes to mind after listening to the whole album. Sexually suggestive lyrics in ...

“Game Night” is surprisingly fun

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Comedies have, over time, resorted to going beyond the nine yards by always trying to over- deliver on all kinds of zaniness and over-the-top situations, with it either working, like in “The Hangover,” or not working at all like in “Daddy’s Home.”  With “Game Night,” the escalating madcap...

Film Society premieres “Game Night”

Smruthi Maganti, Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

On Wednesday, Feb. 14, Case Western Reserve University Film Society screened “Game Night” nine days ahead of its Feb. 23 release. Despite publicizing the event all across campus, with posters hanging up in the Thwing Center and on message boards everywhere, the screening attracted a total of 17 people....

UPB hosts “Black Panther” advanced premiere

UPB hosts “Black Panther” advanced premiere

Smruthi Maganti, Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television, Local Events

Marvel’s “Black Panther” is one of the season’s most highly awaited films, and Case Western Reserve University’s University Program Board (UPB) organized an advanced screening exclusively for students the night before the premiere, on Feb. 15. UPB’s Off-Campus committee began planning ...

Out with the Old West, into the new

Out with the Old West, into the new

Harrison Bloom, Staff Reporter

February 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Scott Cooper’s “Hostiles” is a Western film which had its limited release last December and was released worldwide on Jan. 26. It tells the story of Captain Joseph Blocker (Christian Bale), an American Army officer whose final orders before he retires are to escort a Cheyenne war chief, Yellow...

“The Cloverfield Paradox:” A wobbly, but fun step in the franchise

“The Cloverfield Paradox:” A wobbly, but fun step in the franchise

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

February 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

The Cloverfield series has been an interesting cinematic universe. It originally began with “Cloverfield,” a standalone monster movie, which came out to rave reviews. In 2016, another surprise came in the form of “10 Cloverfield Lane,” a thriller that had loose connections to the first film, ...

Celebrate Lunar New Year

Smruthi Maganti, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, Feb. 16 What: Cleveland Orchid Society Show & Vendor Sale Where: Cleveland Botanical Garden Time: Noon-5 p.m. Notes: Featuring orchid exhibits, lectures and tours, this event will feature hundreds of plants for sale from six different orchid vendors as well as carnivorous plant...

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