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“So Social” tour brings Smallpools back to Cleveland

“So Social” tour brings Smallpools back to Cleveland

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

Remember fall? So many great things happened: you could go outside without freezing your eyebrows off, the Patriots weren’t going back to the Super Bowl and University Program Board (UPB) brought in Smallpools as one of their fall concert artists. While there have been unfortunate developments on two...

New Health Education Campus boasts world class learning facility

New Health Education Campus boasts world class learning facility

Justin Hu, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, News, Top Stories

In summer 2019, Case Western Reserve University in collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic will be opening the Health Education Campus. Located on 93rd Street between Euclid and Chester Avenues, it will feature 11 acres of land and two new buildings. The 485,000 square-foot Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion was desi...

Men’s basketball suffers setback against UAA opponents

Men’s basketball suffers setback against UAA opponents

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team suffered two tough defeats on the road against University Athletic Association (UAA) opponents, losing to Emory University, 91-74, on Friday, Jan. 18 and to No. 22 University of Rochester, 81-68, on Monday, Jan. 21.   CWRU played a close f...

Spartan swimming sinks in New York

Spartan swimming sinks in New York

Riley Simko, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2019


Filed under Men's Swimming, Sports, Swimming & Diving, Top Stories, Winter Sports, Women's Swimming

The Case Western Reserve University swimming and diving teams both lost to State University of New York at Geneseo (SUNY-Geneseo) on Martin Luther King Jr. Day this past weekend. The meet was pushed back from Saturday, Jan. 19 due to the dangerous winter weather’s effect on travel time. Both the men...

EDITORIAL: CMA makes major expansion to Open Access media

EDITORIAL: CMA makes major expansion to Open Access media

Editorial Board

January 25, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Top Stories

For a small student paper like The Observer, there are some hurdles we encounter that larger, professionalized publications do not. Often times, getting the perfect photo to complement an article is one of those challenges. While we’ve built up a nice stock library for articles related to Case Western...

Don’t hug me, I’m Trump

Don’t hug me, I’m Trump

Ryan Yoo, Director of Design

January 25, 2019


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

Your favorite surreal horror comedy series is back for a second season. On Sep. 13, Blink Industries released a 30-second trailer for the new season of “Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared,” titled “Wakey Wakey.” The psychedelic horror-comedy series first gained popularity in 2011 through its sh...

James Blake pens a love letter in “Assume Form”

James Blake pens a love letter in “Assume Form”

Matt Hooke, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

James Blake is an artist who has always fluctuated between two modes. One part of him is piano balladeer who covers Joni Mitchell; the other is an electronic producer whose songs blend dubstep-inspired bass drops with atmospheric synths. “Assume Form,” marks a change for Blake. The album is a love...

The subversive, effective conclusion to the Glass trilogy

The subversive, effective conclusion to the Glass trilogy

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2019


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

Nineteen years ago, M. Night Shyamalan directed a radical film known as “Unbreakable,” a film that looked to be a conventional mystery and psychological thriller but was in fact a slow-burning and grounded take on the superhero genre. The film revolves around a security guard, David Dunn (Bruce Wi...

Smith: Shutdown woe

Smith: Shutdown woe

Josiah Smith, Staff Columnist

January 25, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

There’s something seriously awry when around 800,000 people aren’t able to go to work despite their eagerness to do so. It is impossible to frame this occurrence as ethical or even a means to an end. Before delving into why our government has been shut down, we should recognize and agree that ...

Activities abound in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.

Activities abound in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.

Katharine Toledo, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, Events & Talks, News, Top Stories

Despite closing campus this past Monday in celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Case Western Reserve University and University Circle blossomed last weekend with various activities in celebration of King. Each year, CWRU hosts a special convocation ceremony in honor of King. On F...

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