The Observer

CWRUcio’s Yule Ball delivers a magical night

Chris Markham, Copy Editor

February 6, 2020

What fan of “Harry Potter” didn’t pray that they would receive their letter to attend Hogwarts in the mail when they turned 11 years old? Unfortunately, the chances are high that those letters never came. But, for $8, CWRUcio, Case Western Reserve University’s (CWRU) Quidditch club, offered ...

Samāsana brings Indian dance competition to Cleveland

The executive board of Samāsana at a mixer with all competing teams the night before the competition.

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

February 6, 2020

On Saturday, Feb. 1, Samāsana debuted as Cleveland’s first national, intercollegiate Indian classical dance competition.  Third-year student Sunayana Jampanaboyana and fourth-year student Janani Kanagasundaram, who are members of Case Western Reserve University Nritya, founded Samāsana. Kanagasundaram had su...

Playing bingo with Cleveland’s drag queens

Playing bingo with Cleveland’s drag queens

Lydia Mandell, Contributing Reporter

February 6, 2020

“If you must drink and drive, drive someone else’s car,” Drag Queen Veranda L’Ni announced to a hall jam-packed with bingo players. Laughter filled the dimmed hall as the 18+ crowd sat at the edges of their seats, waiting to hear the number they needed to win prizes that justified the age minimum....

Brewnuts and Mitchell’s celebrate National Ice Cream For Breakfast Day

The donut-ice cream assembly line at Brewnuts on Saturday, Feb 1

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2020

“On Facebook they said this line would be fun,” said a defeated donut-seeker, heading for the door after deciding the double wrapped line inside of Brewnuts, a West Side donut and beer establishment, was too long to handle. And, in his defense, it was a very long line.  It took about 40 minutes to go from the fron...

“IGOR” wins best rap album, despite not being a rap album

Despite Tyler, The Creator's assertion that

Chris Heermann, Photo Editor

January 30, 2020

At the 62nd GRAMMY Awards, Tyler the Creator won his very first GRAMMY for “IGOR,” his latest studio album. This was shocking for many reasons. First of all, because of the incredible competition; YBN Cordae’s “The Lost Boy” was also nominated, as was the Dreamville collective album “Revenge of ...

“Marriage Story” poignantly highlights human fallibility

“Marriage Story” poignantly highlights human fallibility

Shreyas Banerjee, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2020

This movie destroyed me.  Closing the Netflix tab on my laptop as the credits rolled, I was left emotionally drained and exhausted.  The only thoughts running through my head were those about the futility of love, the nature of heartbreak and how I would likely never watch the film again. Not b...

Algebra Teahouse feels like home

Algebra Teahouse has been a mainstay on Murray Hill Road, serving tremendous food with a stellar selection of teas.

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor

January 30, 2020

Algebra Tea House feels like home. Behind the carved wooden door in Little Italy is a welcoming restaurant with the atmosphere of a friend's home art studio. Paintings line the wall, while homemade cabinets full of wholesale teas greet you on your right-hand side.  Algebra is the child of Ayman Alkayali, a fo...

Film Society showing “Knives Out” Jan. 31

On Friday, Jan 31, CWRU Film Society will show the Rian Johnson mystery

Chris Markham, Copy Editor

January 30, 2020

It's Friday, Jan. 31. You walk into Strosacker. Popcorn? Bought. Soda? Already half empty. Knives? Out. Tonight, Case Western Reserve University's Film Society is screening writer-director Rian Johnson's Oscar-nominated movie, "Knives Out." Nominated for Best Original Screenplay, Johnson's film i...

Chelsea Cutler’s debut album “How To Be Human” is what everyone needs to hear

Chelsea Cutler's debut offers an introspective look at the EDM genre.

Aimee Wiencek, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2020

On Jan. 17, Chelsea Cutler released her highly anticipated debut album “How To Be Human.” Cutler, only 22, has quickly been on the rise throughout the years. She began releasing original music in 2015 while she was a first-year soccer player at Amherst College. Her first few original songs, “Wa...

Great Lakes Science Center offers students a respite to rekindle their love of science

The Great Lakes Science center offers dozens of interactive programs that showcase the fun in science.

Nathan Lesch, Director of Print

January 30, 2020

Thwump. The muffled thud of the baseball hitting the backstop, a routine, almost constant noise on the Great Lakes Science Center’s (GLSC) top floor, was quickly swallowed up by the sounds of laughing, talking and learning about science. With innocent glee, adults and children alike lined up to have...

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