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How to make a cosmopolitan: The grown-up vodka cran

Cocktails with Chris
Chris Markham, Director of Print April 9, 2021

The cosmopolitan, often known as just “the cosmo,” is truly a modern masterpiece of mixology. With its fruity flavors and pink hue, it’s both easy to drink and easy to recognize. If you like tasty...

Read classics like “Batman 244” by Denny O’Neil and Neal Adams right on your smart devices with services like DC Universe Infinite and Marvel Unlimited.

There’s never been a better time to get into comic books

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor April 9, 2021

I’ve been a comic book fan for as long as I can remember. I have a faint memory of being given a copy of “Batman: The Long Halloween” in a comic book shop when I was six, and the rest was history....

The giant lizard and giant monkey face off in the most ambitious crossover event of the century.

“Godzilla vs. Kong” is the big action distraction we needed

Streaming recommendation of the week 4/9/21
Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor April 9, 2021

The beautiful thing about movies is that it’s such a diverse medium. You can really tell a story about anything through the series of images spliced together that make up films. Sometimes, you want to...

TEDx comes back to CWRU to discuss how small actions can result in big changes.

TEDxCWRU 2021 sparks conversations on what we can all do for change

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor April 2, 2021

On March 27, TEDxCWRU held its fifth annual event. An independent, self-organized version of the famous TED conferences, which are committed to “ideas worth spreading,” TEDxCWRU allows students to...

After years of waiting, experience the Snyder Cut in all its messy glory.

“Zack Snyder’s Justice League” is an overdone, bloated mess. I still loved it.

Streaming recommendation of the week 4/2/21
Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor April 2, 2021

If there’s any one genre that’s defined the last decade of film, it’s been superhero movies. Best epitomized by films like “Avengers: Endgame,” the genre has been buoyed by safe, blockbuster...

Songs for the fools in us all

Playlist of the week 4/2/21
TJ Disabato, Staff Columnist April 2, 2021

Can you believe that we are already a quarter of the way through the calendar year…hooray? With April finally here, the first day of the month marks the nonsensical commemoration of April Fools’ Day....

Come down to Margaritaville: How to make a margarita

Cocktails with Chris
Chris Markham, Director of Print April 2, 2021

Any college student who drinks has probably had a margarita. This tequila-based cocktail is one of the tastiest and most famous alcoholic drinks out there. While there are many recipes, at its core,...

UPB Week, a weeklong series of events which ran from March 8-13, was the latest instance of student activities persevering through COVID.

The programs may be less visible, but UPB is still here

UPB Week’s new format shows the creativity digital events can have
Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor March 19, 2021

For many clubs on campus, the defining question for the past year has been how to properly transition campus life to a time when in-person interactions are not allowed? There have been many virtual attempts...

Experience the culmination of seven years of work in Jon Batiste's new album.

Jon Batiste discusses his new album and this crazy year of his

Yvonne Pan, Development Editor March 19, 2021

“We look around for the answer, for somebody to save us, to understand who we are. I look around at the time that we're in and that's the question and the answer. We are? We are,” musician Jon Batiste...

Music for mental health awareness

Playlist of the week 3/19/21
TJ Disabato, Staff Columnist March 19, 2021

Trigger warning: suicide, drug addiction This week’s edition of The Observer is dedicated to mental health awareness, so in recognition, I have gathered some pieces that allude to mental health struggles,...

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