The Observer

Kolison: Depression is silent

Kolison: Depression is silent

Stephen Kolison, Columnist

September 23, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

Many people like to pretend that if they cannot see something, then said thing does not exist. For instance, if I don’t look at my bank account, then I can make it rain like a Romney. I’m still a healthy 150 lbs if I can’t see my scale. I have a 4.0 if I don’t look at Blackboard Learn. Unack...

Bitter loss fuels Spartans for weekend

Bitter loss fuels Spartans for weekend

Noah Crowley, Staff Reporter

September 23, 2016


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

A nail-biting match brought the bitter taste of defeat into the Spartans’ mouths, and they responded with unmatched ferocity. The Case Western Reserve University volleyball team fought through a tough match against the Mount Union University Purple Raiders on Sept. 14, and they came away with their f...

Spartans split at home

Spartans split at home

Kevin Smith, Social Media Editor

September 16, 2016


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

Spartan men’s soccer took both a win and a loss this week, succeeding in shutting out Baldwin Wallace University, 4-0, but failing to do the same for  DePauw University, 2-1. They’ll stay at .500 with a record of 2-2-0. In their handy defeat of the ailing Baldwin Wallace University Yellow Jac...

Parr: The perks of being a non-STEM major

Parr: The perks of being a non-STEM major

Sarah Parr, Columnist

September 16, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

“I’m majoring in biomedical engineering.” “I’m biology, possibly pre-med.” “I’m mech-E, pre-law.” If you haven’t heard these phrases at least a few (hundred) times in the last couple of weeks you might wanna book the next flight to Cleveland, because you probably aren’t at Ca...

Studio-A-Rama rocks through the rain

Studio-A-Rama rocks through the rain

JP. O’Hagan, Staff Reporter

September 16, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

In the normally quiet courtyard behind the Mather Memorial Building, music broke through the silence last Saturday night, Sept. 10. The 35th annual Studio-A-Rama brought hundreds of people to a hidden corner of the Case Western Reserve University to enjoy performances from 11 bands throughout the da...

A City With No Future

Anmol Nigam, Photography Editor

September 16, 2016


Filed under Cleveland Catch Up, News, Top Stories

On the border of University Circle was once was a thriving city. Now, the City of East Cleveland is struggling to breathe. A drive down what was formerly known as “Millionaires’ Row” once brought images of elegance and wealth. Today, it is a portrait of decay and neglect. Right by the East Clev...

New faces going faster

New faces going faster

Veijay Raj, Web Editor

September 2, 2016


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Coming off top 10 finishes in the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Region, the women’s and men’s cross country teams have high expectations entering this season. Last season both teams were loaded with fourth-year students at the top. Head Coach Kathy Lanese will need strong improvement from the you...

Kicking into overdrive

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

August 20, 2016


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Women's Soccer

Even though the Spartans are losing both their top offensive weapon and starting goalkeeper from last year, there is hope that this year’s team will outperform the previous year’s squad. After facing one of the toughest schedules in the country, the Case Western Reserve University women’s soccer tea...

Kicking it to the next level

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

August 20, 2016


Filed under Men's Soccer, Soccer, Sports

The Spartans are going to have to deal with a few tough losses, and losing isn’t something the squad has dealt with much in the past few seasons. A successful 2015 season saw the Case Western Reserve University men’s soccer team post a 13-4-1 record—their most wins since 2011—and finish second ...

Jawhari: Floss, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs

Sarah Jawhari, Columnist

August 20, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Patients lie. Some more than others. In 2008 a survey found that four in 10 patients stretched the truth when in the dental chair. Patients lie because they do not want to be judged, lectured or perceived as unhealthy—a reprehensible sin in our magazine world of sleek models with perfect teeth. I ge...

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