The Observer

Hessler Street Fair celebrates fifty years of “Peace, Love and Lemonade”

Hessler Street Fair celebrates fifty years of “Peace, Love and Lemonade”

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor

June 6, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, Events & Talks, Inside the Circle, Top Stories

Bubbles filled a cloudy sky on Saturday, June 1 as the sound of more than a dozen hand drums from an impromptu drum circle bludgeoned the air in celebration of the Hessler Street Fair. The lead singer of funk group Daddy Longleg’s Homegrown Revival, Davidione Pearl, burned incense and spread the s...

Taiwanese Parliament legalizes Gay Marriage

David Chang, Staff Reporter

May 31, 2019


Filed under News, Outside the Circle

The Democratic Progressive Party, the current ruling party of Taiwan, voted in favor of a bill that legalized same-sex marriage on May 17, making Taiwan the first country in Asia to do so. Tsai Ing-Wen, the president of Taiwan, celebrated in a tweet, saying “We took a big step towards true equalit...

Menstrual and contraceptive health panel comes to CWRU

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, Events & Talks, News

“Women want and need more information regarding vaginal health.” This is the main sentiment behind the “Breaking The Silence: A Menstrual and Contraceptive Health Panel” as shared by panelist Dr. Anthony Tizzano. The panel was hosted by Period. @CWRU, a relatively new student-run organization...

Collaboration formed between Cleveland science institutions

Collaboration formed between Cleveland science institutions

Jordan Reif, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, Events & Talks, Inside the Circle, News, Outside the Circle, Research, Top Stories

The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo (CMZ), Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH), Holden Arboretum and Case Western Reserve University’s department of biology have relied on informal collaborations for decades through research, resources and teaching. On July 1, 2018, CWRU signed an agreement to enter into a formal...

ShowCASE speaker describes effective data visualizations

Nathan Lesch, Director of Print

April 26, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, Events & Talks, News, Research

“The focus of data journalism shouldn’t be to wow, but to inform,” said Mona Chalabi, this year’s Case Western Reserve University ShowCASE guest speaker, in her noticeably British accent. Chalabi is The Guardian’s data editor, a data journalist at NPR and an important advocate for the responsible...

Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument Tunnel Tours

Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument Tunnel Tours

Abbey Wells, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2019


Filed under Events & Talks, News, Outside the Circle, Top Stories

For one day only the public will be able to tour the tunnels underneath the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument. This opportunity will take place on Saturday, April 23 and is only offered once a year. The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument was built in 1894 to commemorate the 9,000 Cuyahoga County...

Chabad and Hillel get Jewish students in the Passover spirit

Chabad and Hillel get Jewish students in the Passover spirit

Lev Pearlman, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, Clubs & Organizations, Events & Talks, News

On Friday, April 19, the Cleveland Hillel Foundation and Chabad at CWRU began their respective Passover celebrations. The Jewish holiday that commemorates the Jews’ mass exodus from Egypt to escape slavery over 2,000 years ago. On the first two nights of Passover, Hillel and Chabad hosted Seders....

New major student organization presidents discuss positions

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, Clubs & Organizations, Events & Talks, News

Spring elections have come and gone on Case Western Reserve University’s campus and the next generation of major student organization leaders have been announced. Next year, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) will be led by current third-year Marin Exler, a political science and Spanish double...

Cleveland Botanical Garden wins lawsuit over land use

Abigail Wells, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2019


Filed under News, Outside the Circle

The Cleveland Botanical Garden (CBG) recently won a lawsuit pertaining to the use of its Wade Park property. Jeptha Wade, one of Western Union Telegraph’s founders, gifted 63 acres of land—now known as Wade Park—to the city of Cleveland to use as a public park in 1882. Descendants and beneficia...

Show me the money

Nathan Lesch, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, Clubs & Organizations, Events & Talks, News

From April 17-30, Case Western Reserve University undergraduate students will have the opportunity to vote on a referendum that would allow club sports to join the Student Presidents’ Roundtable (SPR).  If 25 percent of all undergraduate students vote and a simple majority of that percentage votes in fav...

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