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A semester unlike any other is coming to a close—here’s some music to reflect

Playlist of the week 12/04/20
December 4, 2020

This is the final edition of The Observer of the semester, and boy has it been a difficult semester for everyone reading this—regardless of whether or not you were on campus. Unfortunately, I was at...

Mizuno: The dangerous implications of transferring presidential power

The current White House inhabitants are rushing to accomplish their full agenda in a matter of months before Biden takes office.
December 4, 2020

President Donald Trump recently stated concern about President-elect Joe Biden taking credit for the creation of the COVID-19 vaccines. While Trump has yet to concede, this statement shows that he is implicitly...

Workouts you can do from the comfort of your room

December 4, 2020

With the winter now in full swing, many of us can no longer go on early morning runs or casual bike rides. Furthermore, the recent surges in COVID-19 cases across the country have also forced local and...

Spotify Wrapped is the best thing about the internet, but it’s also indicative of the future of streaming audio

Spotify Wrapped 2020 is an amazing look at the year behind us, but a foreboding look at things to come.
December 4, 2020

I don’t know about you all, but my social media has been flooded with people posting their 2020 Spotify Wrapped, showcasing their top music from the last year––and it might be the distillation of...

Horwitz: Our generation delivered a climate mandate

It’s time for our country to deliver for us
December 4, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden won the 2020 election in spite of the Democratic Party and himself. We saw the failures of the Democratic National Committee as their centrist candidates lost with no message...

In this homage to radio, Oneohtrix Point Never produces his most consistent work yet

Turn off your mind, relax and flow downstream to the sounds of beeps and boops.
December 4, 2020

Oneohtrix Point Never is one of those artists everyone has probably heard but can’t recognize. Recent credits include work for The Weeknd and FKA twigs, who capitalized on his deft touch with splicing...

Giri: Why we shouldn’t dismiss modern art

Giri: Why we shouldn't dismiss modern art
December 4, 2020

The prevailing preconception of modern art is one of snide and confusion. The common art observer perceives there to be nothing special about modern art and some even ridicule it. Critics claim it has...

Sorority sisters start recruitment information podcast

December 4, 2020

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has made the college experience far from normal. In the wake of this challenge, Case Western Reserve University sororities have prepared to recruit new members virtually using...

“The Queen’s Gambit” proves the future of movies is TV, and I’m okay with it

Anya Taylor-Joy dominates as Beth Harmon, a fictionalized female version of chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer, in the new series
December 4, 2020

When you think of what differentiates a film from a TV show, the defining aspect of film is usually the singular cohesive story and stylings that TV shows usually lack. There is a limited nature to film,...

Cavs retooling for the new season

First round pick Isaac Okoro, an athletic wing, should help fill a position the Cavs are in desperate need of.
December 4, 2020

After the NBA season ended in mid-October, the front offices of all the teams went to work rebuilding and retooling their teams for the next season. With the league restarting on Dec. 22, this short offseason...

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