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Matt Hooke
Matt Hooke, The Observer’s executive editor, is a fourth-year student studying English. This is his first year as executive editor after spending time as arts and entertainment editor and development editor. Matt worked with the WKYC investigative team last spring, and worked on producing video and audio content for WKSU Exploradio Origins over the summer. When he worked for Maryland newspaper the Montgomery County Sentinel, his reporting broke the Sentinel’s views record twice and won tri-state awards for feature writing, arts and entertainment reporting and investigative reporting. He writes a column “Jazzmatazz” for the All About Jazz website. When not at The Observer, Matt can be found playing guitar or bass, cooking,  interviewing people on WRUW and developing a taste for free form jazz. He does all of this because he is a modern guy with a lust for life. If you have story ideas or just want to share useless Steely Dan trivia email him at mgh57@case.edu

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor

Nov 15, 2019
SPR asks for clear publicly available Safe Ride Policy (Story)
Nov 08, 2019
Japanese rapper Ryo Muranaka leaves everything to come to Cleveland (Story)
Nov 01, 2019
SAGES faculty and Sigma Tau Delta help incarcerated people gain access to books (Story)
Nov 01, 2019
The Buckland Museum of Witchcraft, home to trapped demons and Wiccan history (Story)
Nov 01, 2019
Editor’s note: Halloween, drag shows and Wilde, freeing costumes (Story)
Oct 25, 2019
Does EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler dream of coal-powered sheep? (Story)
Oct 11, 2019
Editor’s Note: Learning from the past (Story)
Oct 04, 2019
CWRU English professor Vinter discusses death in the Elizabethan era (Story)
Sep 27, 2019
2019 Inamori Ethics Prize winner LeVar Burton speaks and listens (Story)
Sep 20, 2019
MOCA opens fall exhibits “The Sunday Paintings” and “Invisible Cities” (Story)
Sep 20, 2019
Ric Ocasek, lead singer-songwriter in New Wave band The Cars dies (Story)
Sep 13, 2019
After 37 years, Night of the Living Dread goes off the air (Story)
Sep 13, 2019
Studio-A-Rama excites University Circle for the 37th time (Story/Media)
Sep 13, 2019
Fire breaks out at Commodore Place Apartments (Story)
Sep 13, 2019
Editor’s Note: My Hispanic heritage (Story)
Sep 13, 2019
English Colloquium discusses the evolution of Genre (Story)
Sep 13, 2019
The Last Editor (Story)
Sep 06, 2019
Editor’s Note: CWRU professor Michael Clune on a pixelated childhood (Story)
Sep 06, 2019
Barnhouse Journal offers poetry for everyone (Story)
Aug 30, 2019
Miso opens in Tinkham Veale University Center (Story)
Aug 30, 2019
Fire Erupts at Veale Natatorium (Story)
Aug 23, 2019
Summer restaurant round-up arrivals and departures (Story)
Aug 23, 2019
Jolly Scholar to take over Rough Rider Room (Story)
Aug 23, 2019
Editor’s Note: Ch-ch-changes (Story)
Jun 06, 2019
Hessler Street Fair celebrates fifty years of “Peace, Love and Lemonade” (Story)
Apr 26, 2019
Editor’s Note: Writing with passion about our community (Story)
Apr 26, 2019
Chasing a line through mediums (Story)
Apr 12, 2019
Music Industry rebounds after a period of decline but how are artists affected? (Story)
Mar 29, 2019
Pop legend Scott Walker dies at the age of 76 (Story)
Feb 08, 2019
We deserved Maroon 5’s bland Super Bowl halftime show (Story)
Jan 25, 2019
James Blake pens a love letter in “Assume Form” (Story)
Jan 18, 2019
What to do this Weekend – 1/18/2019 (Story)
Dec 07, 2018
Radical Student Union protests gentrification of University Circle (Story)
Dec 07, 2018
What to do this weekend (Story)
Nov 30, 2018
A farewell to the Happy Dog at Euclid Tavern (Story)
Nov 30, 2018
What to do this Weekend (Story)
Nov 16, 2018
Cleveland journalist Nikki Delamotte murdered in Wood County (Story)
Nov 16, 2018
Neil Breen’s “Twisted Pair:” How I learned to stop worrying and love AI (Story)
Nov 16, 2018
Falafel Cafe forced to relocate (Story)
Nov 09, 2018
What To Do This Weekend (Story)
Nov 02, 2018
Catch art, music this weekend (Story)
Nov 02, 2018
CWRU student, poet Christopher Cannon on telling the stories of the dead (Story)
Oct 26, 2018
Genre barriers disappear at the Grog Shop (Story)
Oct 26, 2018
Chateau Hough makes wine, helps former prisoners in the center of Cleveland (Story)
Oct 26, 2018
Musician Nik Bartsch on Zen, music as a spiritual experience (Story)
Oct 05, 2018
CWRU student group 4upz set to release full length project (Story)
Oct 05, 2018
Ingenuity Fest showcases the innovative spirit of Cleveland (Story)
Sep 21, 2018
University’s shortcomings addressed in final CUE report (Story)
Sep 21, 2018
On Willie Nelson’s “My Way” one icon pays tribute to another. (Story)
Sep 14, 2018
Omar Sosa on the meaning of jazz, his upcoming album (Story)
Sep 14, 2018
What to do This Weekend (Story)
Sep 07, 2018
Interpol’s Marauder is a tour de force (Story)
Sep 07, 2018
What to do this weekend (Story)
Aug 31, 2018
The Day the Music Died (Story)
Aug 24, 2018
Freedom reigns supreme at the Bop Stop (Story)
Aug 24, 2018
Travis Scott’s “Astroworld”: A masterful rollercoaster ride (Story)
Jul 25, 2018
Album reviews: “Beyond Our Dreams” and “August 1791” (Story)
Apr 27, 2018
Fun’s over (Story)
Apr 27, 2018
Gospel choir brings passion to Harkness Chapel (Story)
Apr 27, 2018
J. Cole: the King of Disappointment (Story)
Apr 27, 2018
Why Kendrick’s Pulitzer win matters (Story)
Apr 20, 2018
Recycling carnival saves earth (Story)
Apr 20, 2018
“Judy’s Hand” artist shares inspiration (Story)
Apr 06, 2018
Legacy Week to look back on federation, university development (Story)
Mar 30, 2018
New club walks through Cleveland (Story)
Mar 30, 2018
Cleveland celebrates art scene (Story)
Mar 23, 2018
Farmers’ market offers fresh produce, cooking classes (Story)
Mar 02, 2018
Cleveland neighborhood celebrates historic murals (Story)
Feb 23, 2018
Period at CWRU aids menstruators (Story)
Feb 16, 2018
SSC initiates compost project (Story)
Feb 09, 2018
Researcher presents Genealogical Workshop at Western Reserve Historical Society (Story)
Dec 07, 2017
African American Society honors deceased high school athlete with scholarship (Story)
Nov 30, 2017
Thrice comes to Cleveland for first album in three years (Story)
Nov 09, 2017
“Refuse Fascism” holds protest downtown (Story)
Oct 27, 2017
Unfulfilled potential in “Masseduction” (Story)
Oct 13, 2017
USG resolution requests changes to security alerts (Story)
Oct 13, 2017
East Cleveland residents fight against illegal construction dumping ground (Story)
Oct 06, 2017
A solid comeback for the queen of country pop (Story)
Oct 06, 2017
Annual security report released (Story)
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