The Observer

More than a club?

More than a club?

David Pietrow, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Theater & Dance, Top Stories

My first exposure to Indian culture came last year when I was a first-year student living in the Tyler House on the north side of campus. I vividly remember it: I was walking past Wade Commons when I noticed people doing a dance routine inside. As I watched and walked, a substantial number of people inside t...

Jordan Peele’s macabre brilliance

Jordan Peele’s macabre brilliance

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television, Top Stories

Following the release of his film “Get Out” in 2017, Jordan Peele quickly established himself as an effective and highly proficient filmmaker in the realm of combining social commentary, horror, thriller elements and some underlying comedic aspects still simmering from his “Key & Peele” ...

Student band sticky to open Springfest

Student band sticky to open Springfest

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

April 12, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music, Top Stories

University Program Board's (UPB) potato prank on April 1 was only the first of many events planned for this month. UPB recently announced the headliners for this year's Springfest: MadeinTYO, Echosmith and Coast Modern. Another familiar name on the list is sticky the band, the band that won Battle of the B...

Reif: Healthcare: We do not get what we pay for

Reif: Healthcare: We do not get what we pay for

Jordan Reif, Staff Columnist

April 5, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

The U.S. has some of the best health care specialists in the world and has undoubtedly made remarkable advances in treating chronic diseases. The 21st century has ushered in the use of stem cells to replace or repair damaged organs, developed highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) to treat AIDS a...

Breaking new ground

Breaking new ground

April 5, 2019


Filed under Events & Talks, Faculty Insight, Inside the Circle, News, Research, Top Stories

Case Western Reserve University professor Darin Croft has a new exhibit at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH). The exhibit, titled “Mammal Mysteries of South America,'' highlights Croft’s work in the Quebrada Honda region in Bolivia. Several fossils found at the site were displayed at the exhibit,...

Track and field teams continue to break records

Track and field teams continue to break records

David Chang, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2019


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports, Top Stories, Track and Field

As the snow begins to melt and the weather begins to warm, the Spartans continue their blazing record breaking streak. The Case Western Reserve University track and field teams split and attended two seperate meets last week. The throwers travelled to Pittsburgh to compete in the Carnegie Mellon...

Kerby: Spitball belongs to the students

Kerby: Spitball belongs to the students

Steve Kerby, Staff Columnist

April 5, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

Years ago, there was a beacon of spontaneity smack in the center of the Case Quad: Spitball. The iconic metal monolith in the center of the Case Quad creates some strange gravity around which our studies orbit. While I admire it for the art itself, I also marvelled at what the campus added. Spit...

Men’s tennis beats ranked teams, extends winning streak

Men’s tennis beats ranked teams, extends winning streak

Claire Nordt, Sports Editor

April 5, 2019


Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports, Tennis, Top Stories

The Case Western Reserve University men’s tennis team faced two opponents last Saturday, resulting in a pair of wins for the Spartans. The team, currently ranked 14th in Division III, bested the No. 33 University of Rochester and No. 36 Hobart College. The wins increased the Spartans winning streak to ...

Women’s tennis faces mid-season slump

Women’s tennis faces mid-season slump

Claire Nordt, Sports Editor

April 5, 2019


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports, Tennis, Top Stories, Women's Tennis

The Case Western Reserve University women’s tennis team had a difficult weekend, suffering three losses against three opponents. The team started the weekend with a match against No. 11 Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. Despite an early lead, the Spartans were not able to conquer Kenyon. Second-ye...

IMPROVment hosts annual improv festival

IMPROVment hosts annual improv festival

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

April 5, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Local Events, Theater & Dance, Top Stories

This past weekend, IMPROVment hosted their eighth annual Lake Effect Improv Festival in the Tink Ballroom on Saturday, March 30. The festival’s name is inspired by our university’s proximity to Lake Erie and contributions to Cleveland’s weather by the lake effect. This year’s festival...

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