The Observer

How students beat the heat

Yugan Sakthi, Staff Reporter

September 7, 2018


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First- and second-year students around campus living without residential air conditioning are finding creative ways to beat the summer heat in a record-setting year for Cleveland. With Sept. 4 marking the 15th day of above 90 degree heat this summer, the city is well above the previous average o...

Wilson: Plastic straw ban is a textbook straw man

Wilson: Plastic straw ban is a textbook straw man

Peter Wilson, Staff Columnist

September 7, 2018


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It has happened every day this summer. You order a cold drink to escape the scorching heat, and it’s handed to you in a plastic cup, complete with a lid and straw. Not thinking twice, you guzzle it down and then throw the whole plastic cup out. Inadvertently, you’ve become part of the plastic tras...

Bees, Picasso and slam poetry

Bees, Picasso and slam poetry

Yvonne Pan, Staff Reporter

September 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories

Since 2002, Case Western Reserve University’s common reading book has served as a shared experience and catalyst for discussions among first-year students. Incoming students receive the book a few weeks prior to their arrival on campus and are given the remaining time to read and become familiar wit...

Professional development, career planning now available in student lab

Professional development, career planning now available in student lab

Jahci Perry-Richardson, Staff Reporter

September 7, 2018


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Students can now walk into a lab specifically geared toward professional development and career planning. The Offices of Post Graduate Planning and Experiential Education, formerly the Career Center, have opened a new spot on campus for students to provide and receive guidance on resumes, internships, ...

Fall Convocation celebrates spoken poetry, distinguished faculty

Yvonne Pan, Staff Reporter

September 7, 2018


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Sarah Kay gave her Fall Convocation speech peppered with her typical amusing remarks. She said, “Sometimes, when I make plans with a friend, they ask if I want chocolate chip cookies or ice cream after dinner, and I say, ‘Sometimes the question is “or,” but the answer is “and.”’ Sometim...

Playlist of the Week

Playlist of the Week

Kyle Smith, Staff Reporter

September 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories

Over the weekend, the world memorialized Aretha Franklin, one of the most influential artists in the history of popular music. The funeral service lasted eight hours and featured performances by artists both new and old. This week’s playlist eulogizes her legacy by containing songs from many of the performe...

Amine rocks Tink Ballroom at the first UPB concert of the semester

Amine rocks Tink Ballroom at the first UPB concert of the semester

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

September 7, 2018


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        Last Friday night’s Amine performance in the ballroom of the Tinkham Veale University Center kicked off the fall semester in style. The rapper from Portland, Oregon led the crowd through songs from his catalogue mixed with a few choice covers. A mashup of TLC’s “No Scrubs” an...

Kim: In support of the prison strike

Kim: In support of the prison strike

Won Hee Kim, Staff Columnist

September 7, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

Since Aug. 21, prisoners across the country have led a peaceful strike to advocate for their rights and protest prison slavery. Though slavery in the modern age seems anachronistic and unreal, the Thirteenth Amendment did not ban slavery for all people. The Amendment explicitly states that “punishment for c...

Second-year football player all about the team

Second-year football player all about the team

Niko Kamlet, Staff Reporter

September 7, 2018


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If you ask most athletes what their favorite part of playing sports is, their answer is likely the team. Second-year safety Nick Kadlecik is no different in this aspect, as he longs to be part of something truly special. His time with the team allowed him to enjoy his first year at Case Western Rese...

Cleveland Orchestra’s 101st season features both new and timeless pieces

Cleveland Orchestra’s 101st season features both new and timeless pieces

Derrick Liu, Staff Reporter

September 7, 2018


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The Cleveland Orchestra will launch their versatile 2018-2019 season on Sept. 20 after months of practice. The repertoire for the ensemble’s 101st season features tremendous variety, even compared to last year’s remarkable centennial season. The orchestra, widely considered one of the world’s finest ens...

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