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Senior outfielder Hope Yashnik was named UAA Hitter of the Week after going 9 of 13 in the doubleheaders against Denison University and Bluffton University.

CWRU softball sweeps Bluffton at home, while baseball dominates at Oberlin

Gaurav Hardikar, Staff Reporter April 16, 2021

Midway through April, the Case Western Reserve University baseball and softball teams are still going strong.  Following postponed home games against Franciscan University of Steubenville, CWRU softball...

Chintada: Is social media rewiring our brains?

Latavya Chintada, Staff Columnist April 16, 2021

With high speed internet, various streaming services and media platforms, it’s no wonder that most of us are finding ourselves more and more online, especially during a pandemic. it’s almost impossible...

McConico: Outside in to Inside Out

Confessions of a muzzled Black girl
Kendall McConico, Contributing Columnist April 16, 2021

In the midst of the grueling, pandemic-ridden summer of 2020, I set out on a journey to re-discover my inner child. Just before coronavirus took hold of the country, I found myself stuck in a cycle of...

In the first singles match of her CWRU tennis career, Chloe Ku defeated Hannah Keidan 8-1.

Women’s tennis stifles Oberlin with 9-0 victory

Puneet Bansal, Sports Editor April 16, 2021

Spring has set in. The sun is shining bright—more often than not—and people are enjoying the favorable weather.  The Case Western Reserve University women’s tennis team appears to be reflecting...

Betty Labs, the company behind the live sports audio app Locker Room, launched the app in October 2020, which soon became a popular spot for fans to converse and hold watch parties.

Spotify acquires Locker Room app

Akhil Medarametla, Staff Reporter April 16, 2021

Recently, Spotify acquired the company that is responsible for the live audio app Locker Room. What is Locker Room, you may ask? The app, created by Betty Labs, is an audio-based social network app meant...

Editorial: Grandfather us in

How to adjust CWRU tuition standards to be more equitable and transparent
Editorial Board April 16, 2021

Every year, around February or March, a dedicated Observer news columnist writes an article about tuition costs. Since at least 2012, these headlines have read something like, “Provost updates students...

Kinstler: What to do when words fail

Ethan Kinstler, Staff Columnist April 16, 2021

Picture this: Your friend comes to you in tears, her 16-year-old family dog has just passed away, and she is heartbroken. What do you do? What do you say? You’ve had pets your whole life so you know...

Schacter's great aunt, Pessi, whose life was cut short at 7 years old by the Holocaust.

Schachter: Have we forgotten the Holocaust?

Leah Schachter, Staff Columnist April 16, 2021

Imagine a 5-year-old girl. She loves to play dress-up and have tea with her teddy bear, Benji. She eats lots of cake and candy, sneaking licorice into her sleeves when no one's looking. She’s not a huge...

Radwan: Asian Americans are Americans, too

Aziz Radwan, Staff Columnist April 16, 2021

Some people might believe the current Asian hate dates back merely to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, because the virus was first reported in Wuhan, China. Well, this is not true. History demonstrates...

Banerjee: What Am I Listening To?

Playlist of the week 4/14/21
Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor April 16, 2021

It’s really strange how you can listen to a song a million times and still pick up new things about it. I recently got a new pair of headphones and, as such, have been listening to more music—just...

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