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Canceled: Check out Caroline Kuntzman on “The Week with Joshua Johnson” tonight at 9:45 p.m. EST

Joshua Johnson speaking on MSNBC

Preston Willis, Director of Web and Multimedia

September 27, 2020

Update: Caroline's interview was canceled due to coverage of Trump's tax returns. Staff Columnist Caroline Kuntzman will be live on "The Week with Joshua Johnson" tonight at 9:45 p.m. EST on MSNBC to talk about her August opinion piece that calls for CWRU to not host the presidential debate....

Editor’s Note: (Re)introducing The Observer

Nathan Lesch, Executive Editor

August 21, 2020

Needless to say, the logistical difficulties and uncertainty facing Case Western Reserve University as a whole due to COVID-19 will also challenge The Observer this coming semester. Half of our staff will be off-campus, including myself. We will be doing all our production work remotely. And, journalism,...

Q&A about new economics concentration

Nathan Lesch, Executive Editor

August 21, 2020

Starting this semester, Case Western Reserve University’s Economics Department will offer a new concentration, Quantitative Methods, in its undergraduate degree program. The concentration is unique because of its STEM-designation; meaning that it teaches skills the U.S. government deems relevant to th...

“Know Your Neighbors” campaign seeks to address division between students and community

Jothsna Sabbasani, Contributing Reporter

August 21, 2020

Case Western Reserve University's students have always been focused on their engagement within the campus-community. However, some students now feel that it is time for change.  Recent alums and undergraduate students at CWRU came together this summer to develop a community-wide effort called ...

Art in the age of ‘Rona in Cleveland: An art scene update

Tobili Hatcher, Alumni Reporter

August 21, 2020

No museums. No concerts. The Met Gala has been canceled for the year. Broadway has shuttered its doors until next year. Live, in-person dance recitals and operas seem reminiscent of another time.  In many ways, it seems as if the art world has taken a collective timeout as everyone tries to come...

Playlist of the week 8/21/2020

Playlist of the week 8/21/2020

TJ Disabato, Staff Reporter

August 21, 2020

“Burning Down the House” – The Talking Heads (Trigger warning) It was a jarring summer, full of eye-opening accounts of sexual misconduct made by our fellow students on our campus, with many of these stories originating from a select few Greek Life organizations. Many have recommended that Greek Li...

Streaming recommendation of the week 8/21/20: The relevance of “Daria” twenty years later

Yvonne Pan, Copy Editor

August 21, 2020

Seven years ago this month, YouTube channel CollegeHumor created a trailer spoof depicting a 10-year high school reunion of characters from the ‘90s animated sitcom “Daria,” featuring Aubrey Plaza as the titular character in the spoof.  The five-season show ended in 2002 but its legacy endures. In 20...

No masks needed, comfy clothes encouraged: The resurgence of the drive-in movie

Kate Caforio, Contributing Reporter

August 21, 2020

The drive-in movie is a classic characteristic of Americana. The bright neon signs, white projector screens and cars parked bumper to bumper all contribute to the image of the quintessential drive-in theater. Over the past 50 years or so, drive-in movies have been slowly replaced by the exceedingly pre...

What will clubs and events look like this semester?

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor

August 21, 2020

This semester will be an odd one for many reasons, but the thing that may stand out the most is the change in campus life. With half of Case Western Reserve University students not living on campus anymore and everyone theoretically following socially distant guidelines, interactions will be different....

One shot, one film

One shot, one film

Richard Pannullo, Contributing Reporter

May 15, 2020

Holy mackerel, Slim Shady is right! Cinema is already a ridiculously complex art form, but somehow there are directors insane enough to ask, “what if we did this whole thing in one go?” Like a masterfully crafted album with songs that bridge together seamlessly, one-shot films are compelling u...

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