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Celebrated organist performs at CMA to standing ovation

Celebrated organist performs at CMA to standing ovation

Ann Marie Smetona, Staff Reporter

January 19, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

The organ is not the first instrument that comes to mind for a crowd-pleasing act, but distinguished Italian organist Davide Mariano received a standing ovation after his solo performance at the Cleveland Museum of Art on Sunday, Jan. 14. Only 30 years old, Mariano has already garnered a series of pres...

Fatal shooting of Thomas Yatsko at Corner Alley unnerves some

Fatal shooting of Thomas Yatsko at  Corner Alley unnerves some

Kevin Smith, Executive Editor

January 19, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

The Corner Alley Uptown is a popular spot for students, but the shooting on Jan. 13 of a 21-year old African-American man by Cleveland police has rattled feelings of safety on the area surrounding campus for some. “There’s always other ways to solve a problem than with a gun, cop or civilian,”...

Richards: Transportation deprivation

Richards: Transportation deprivation

Jason Richards, Columnist

December 8, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

If you haven’t heard through recent Observer articles, the new transportation app “TransLoc Rider” is available for riders of the Circle Link transportation system here at Case Western Reserve University. It allows users to track shuttles by their GPS location in real-time. As the temperature...

Seeing progress

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

December 8, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Wrestling

Success is best judged when you can compare your team from one year to the next with similar competition. In other words, success is partly relative. In their final contest of the 2017 calendar year, the Case Western Reserve University wrestling team competed in the Rochester Institute of Technology...

Spartans capitalize with win over Wooster

Spartans capitalize with win over Wooster

David Chang, Staff Reporter

December 8, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Top Stories, Women's Basketball

The Case Western Reserve University’s women’s basketball team travelled to Ada, Ohio to play against No. 15 Ohio Northern University. The team dropped the game 88-49 but returned home to put up a dominant fight over the College of Wooster Fighting Scots, boasting a 86-54 win. Entering the cave...

Expanding festival delivers spirit of the season

Expanding festival delivers spirit of the season

Ann Marie Smetona, Staff Reporter

December 8, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

Marking the continued development of the University Circle neighborhood, the upgraded 24th Annual Holiday CircleFest took place at Wade Oval on Dec. 2 and 3. This year, the Holiday CircleFest expanded, lasting for two days rather one, and included a market venue for any interested party to sell its products. Attracting...

Rodents, bare hands and improper cooling

Rodents, bare hands and improper cooling

Kevin Smith, Executive Editor

December 7, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

Little Italy is a popular location for Case Western Reserve University students. Restaurants in the area are often expensive because of the draw of Italian food. Unbeknownst to some customers, they are also some of Cleveland’s most frequent health code violators. Mama Santa’s, Maxi’s Bistro, La Dolce Vita and Nido Italia are among the top critical violators in Cleveland between 2016-2017. C...

Kim: Competition and the tiering system

Kim: Competition and the tiering system

Won Hee Kim, Columnist

December 1, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

The administration of club sports is changing nationwide, and Case Western Reserve University is following the trend. In the bowels of monthly club sports meetings, there have been proposals for a tiering system for the 2018-2019 academic year. A tiering system is a way to classify clubs and place...

Duck-ett, Duck-ett, Goose

Duck-ett, Duck-ett, Goose

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

December 1, 2017


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

With fourth-year veteran forward T.J. Duckett’s career high 34 points and 12 rebounds, the Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team defeated Mount St. Joseph University in the Tip-Off Classic on Saturday, Nov. 25, winning by a final score of 74-67. Duckett and second-year guard Sam...

Vibrators may cause hysterical laughter

Vibrators may cause hysterical laughter

Mary McPheeters, Staff Reporter

December 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance, Top Stories

For two weekends during November, the Case Western Reserve University Department of Theater put on the Tony-nominated show “In The Next Room (Or The Vibrator Play)” by Sarah Ruhl. The play ran from from Nov. 10-12 and Nov. 17-19, giving audiences six opportunities to see how there was no concept...

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