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Datsik to drop the bass at House of Blues next week

Datsik to drop the bass at House of Blues next week

Anne Nickoloff, Director of Print

April 6, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

Datsik, aka Troy Beetles, was recovering from a night of partying when he answered the phone for an interview; for two days, he’d played back-to-back shows. On April 5, he and his tour mates celebrated with a rowdy bus party. On April 6, he was still recovering from said party. “You need to...

Comedian Bill Burr to perform at Playhouse Square on Oct. 23

Comedian Bill Burr to perform at Playhouse Square on Oct. 23

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia

September 25, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Comedy, Top Stories

With the 1970s animated family comedy “F is for Family” coming to Netflix in December and a trip to Playhouse Square on Oct. 23, you’re going to be hearing a lot about Bill Burr. The stand-up comic, who is known for his blunt attitude and daring jokes, is excited to bring his unique brand of comedy...

IFC president talks preventing sexual misconduct; diversity and inclusion; the Pytte Cup; and Greek Week

Miriam Ridge, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2015


Filed under Campus Insider, News

This week Campus Insider sat down with Ethan Pickering, the president of the Interfraternity Congress (IFC) at Case Western Reserve University. For those of you who don’t know, IFC is the unifying, governing and coordinating body of the fraternity system; it serves as the communication link between...

A conversation with Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart

Roy Chan, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

How would you prepare for prison? That’s the dilemma James King (Will Ferrell) finds himself in, in the new film, “Get Hard.” King feels absolutely unprepared to his coming 10-year sentence after being convicted of tax evasion. He hires his friend, Darnell Lewis (Kevin Hart)—whom James wrongly...

USG president talks progress, future goals

Julia Bianco, News Editor

March 27, 2015


Filed under Campus Insider, News

This week Campus Insider sat down with Taylor Gladys, president of the Undergraduate Student Government (USG). Gladys presented to the Board of Trustees on Feb. 20, outlining USG’s goals for the next year and their progress on the goals that they had set last year. Looking back A USG survey on th...

Singer Kat Edmonson talks third album, “The Big Picture”

Sierra Blanton, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Traveling through the cold, Kat Edmonson is bringing her warm music to many stops on her The Big Picture 2015 Tour. This past Saturday, Feb. 21, she stopped by the Touch Supper Club here in Cleveland. Though I was unable to attend the show, I was able to speak with Edmonson about her childhood inspirations,...

A conversation with Grammy-winning CIM professor Jason Vieaux

Zsolt Bognár, Contributing Reporter

February 20, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

On the night stars from every genre accepted one of the greatest honors available to musicians, Cleveland took home two of them. Feb. 8 netted the city two Grammy awards. One of them went to Cleveland Institute of Music Professor Jason Vieaux, who took home the award for Best Classical Instrumental...

Director of Greek Life discusses plans to improve, expand

Miriam Ridge, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2015


Filed under Campus Insider, News

This week, we sat down with Mark Starr, the director of the Greek Life Office. Community The Greek Life Office is aiming to be more proactive when it comes to the campus community. First off, Greek Life is sponsoring a Culture of Care Summit, which is a conference led by Kim Novak, CEO of Novak Tal...

A conversation with…

Winston Eng, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

A typical road trip weekend consists of partying, hooking up and going wild. However in 2010, four friends—Adam (John Cusack), Lou (Rob Corddry), Nick (Craig Robinson) and Jacob (Clark Duke—discovered a new level of awesome: a hot tub time machine. After violating the laws of space and time and...

Campus insider

Julia Bianco, News Editor

January 30, 2015


Filed under Headlines, News

Each week, The Observer will sit down with an important member of campus administration or a CWRU organization to get an inside look This week, we talked to the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) vice president of finance, Chippy Kennedy. On the new PDF reimbursement process A new update to th...

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