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The Observer

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

Tuition and fees have increased drastically up to the 2022-2023 school year, threatening CWRU students financial security

Case Western Reserve University raises tuition by 5% for 2022-2023

Matthew Chang, Staff Writer January 21, 2022

The tuition for returning undergraduate students to attend Case Western Reserve University in the 2022-2023 academic school year will increase by 5% from last year’s figure, an amount totaling to $56,720. This...

Kuntzman: CWRU’s vaccine mandate is undermined by current exemption policies

Caroline Kuntzman, Staff Writer January 21, 2022

On December 16th, I, like all undergraduate students, received an email informing me that Case Western Reserve University canceled all campus events. My initial response was disappointment, but I also...

Reyna: A year of Biden’s ups and downs

Christian Reyna, Staff Writer January 21, 2022

By the time this column is published, we will have lived through an entire year since President Joe Biden took the oath of office on January 20, 2021. Just before he took that oath, we witnessed a terrifying...

Forward Isaac Okoro (pictured) secured a Cavalier victory with a last-minute steal and game-winning dunk against the Brooklyn Nets.

Cavs ride five-game win streak at season midpoint

Akhil Medarametla, Staff Writer January 21, 2022

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been on quite a hot streak. On Friday, Jan. 14, the Cavs traveled to San Antonio where they faced the Spurs, eventually beating them in a close game, 114-109. Guard Darius...

Andrew Garfield (pictured above) shows the struggles of turning 30 in the ’90s as playwright Jonathan Larson in Netflixs “tick, tick… BOOM!”

“tick, tick… BOOM!” has Jonathan Larson’s life leap onto the screen

Scout Carter, Staff Writer January 21, 2022

Jonathan Larson isn’t a name that a lot of people have heard of. Unless they’re a major theater nerd or have fallen in love with the radical rock revolution that is “RENT,” a reference to Larson...

Second-year forward Kayla Characklis (center) lead the Spartans in their recent conference games, scoring 14 points against NYU and 15 points against Brandeis.

Women’s basketball splits weekend vs NYU, Brandeis

Puneet Bansal, Sports Editor January 21, 2022

The Case Western Reserve University women’s basketball team holds a 1-2 conference play record following a 62-86 loss to New York University and a 57-49 victory over Brandeis University last weekend....

Emmy Melis I AM WOMAN is one of the many songs that will get you through your study sessions.

Holding on to motivation

Christie Lanfear, Staff Writer January 21, 2022

Online school is tedious and emotionally challenging at the best of times. In the absence of quality music, though, it becomes much worse. Attempting to remain focused on your homework without the perfect...

Andrew Garfield has amassed a huge fanbase with his captivating roles in films such as The Social Network (pictured above), The Amazing Spider-Man and tick, tick... BOOM!

If you want more of Andrew Garfield, here’s what to watch next

Kate Gordon, Staff Writer January 21, 2022

After stealing the show in a certain Marvel movie this past December, the world (or at least the portion of it that lives online) cannot get enough of Andrew Garfield. The 38-year-old, British-American...

Miller: CWRU refuses to allow remote accommodations for disabled students during the pandemic

Linus Miller, Contributing Writer January 21, 2022

“The overwhelming number of deaths, over 75%, occurred in people who had at least four comorbidities. So really, these are people who were unwell to begin with. And yes, really encouraging news.” That’s...

Editorial: The add/drop deadline should have been extended

Editorial Board January 21, 2022

By the time this editorial is published, it will be the final day of the add/drop period for the spring 2022 semester at Case Western Reserve University. Most of us will already have our schedule set for...

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