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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

The new additions to the South Residential Village promise to increase the student capacity at CWRU, but also to modernize the facilities of the university.

New dorms in South Residential Village to house 600 more students by fall 2024

Shreyas Banerjee, Executive Editor April 22, 2022

  The population of Case Western Reserve University is growing due to President Eric Kaler’s push to increase enrollment over the next few years. With these plans, the need for new housing for...

President Eric Kaler sits down with The Observer to discuss his philosophy on higher education, and to address the practical concerns students have about the actions of CWRU administration.

A conversation with President Kaler

Shreyas Banerjee, Executive Editor April 22, 2022

Quotes have been lightly edited for clarity. Upon listening to President Eric W. Kaler’s schedule, one can’t help but be struck by just how many aspects of Case Western Reserve University—and...

Newly elected USG president Ananya Hari (pictured) and new VP of Finance Basil Yaseen discuss their objectives for USG in the upcoming academic year.

Ananya Hari elected USG President, shares thoughts on path forward

Shreyas Banerjee, Executive Editor April 22, 2022

On April 15-16, Case Western Reserve University students elected their peers to represent them in the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) for the upcoming 2022-2023 academic year. At the top of the...

Covert: How working off-campus can save us from ourselves

Alexander Covert, Contributing Writer April 22, 2022

Working is one of the many activities students at Case Western Reserve University often overlook in favor of academic pursuits. When I say “working,” I don’t mean studying, research or internships....

Feng-Bahns: I did right by my past self

Julia Feng-Bahns, Copy Editor April 22, 2022

There’s a blurb on the front of the face wash I’ve been using since my first year here. It reads, “Purity is natural. we come into this world with all the right instincts … our conscience is clear,...

Reyna: Last column and moving forward

Christian Reyna, Staff Writer April 22, 2022

Somehow, I’m almost there. In a few weeks, I will be graduating with a degree in biomedical engineering and a minor in Spanish. I will be the first in my family to receive an engineering degree and the...

Editorial: It’s time for CWRU students to vote

Editorial Board April 22, 2022

As the semester comes to an end and finals week begins, we’re all rightfully stressed by the overwhelming amount that needs to get done before summer break. However, while it may be easy to lose ourselves...

Studying for finals is a daunting task, but hopefully these study tips will help you break it down into manageable pieces.

Studying for finals: everything a CWRU student should know

Shivangi Nanda, Copy Editor April 22, 2022

We are in the home-stretch, folks. With two weeks left in the spring semester, it's time to frantically prepare for final projects, assignments and exams. Considering final exams are often a hefty part...

The Atlanta Hawks beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second game of the Play-Ins to clinch the eighth seed and face the No. 1 Miami Heat in the first round.

Play-In Tournament adds excitement to set up the NBA Playoffs

Ajeet Kalepu, Staff Writer April 22, 2022

With the NBA’s regular season ending April 10, the No. 7-10 seeds of each conference competed for the final two playoff spots in the Play-In Tournament for the second straight year. The No. 7 and No....

CWRUs acclaimed a capella group, Dhamakapella, crushed their competition season this year, obtaining seven placings and five first or second-place spots in national competitions.

CWRU’s Dhamakapella sings their way into second place at the All American Awaaz

Noah Henriques and Shivangi Nanda, Staff Writer and Copy Editor April 22, 2022

After a streak of stunning performances, Dhamakapella closed out their competitive season with a second-place win at the All American Awaaz (A3) this past weekend. A South-Asian a cappella group, Dhamakapella...

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