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Fourth-year student releases poetry collection following the success of her Instagram account

Yvonne Pan, Development Editor March 5, 2021

“We have calcium in our bones, iron in our veins, carbon in our souls, and nitrogen in our brains. 93 percent stardust, with souls made of flames, we are all just stars that have people names.” This...

After saying goodbye to Trump, revisit Obamas presidency in his new memoir.

Obama’s “A Promised Land” reflects a decent man who just happens to be president

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor February 5, 2021

I remember when Barack Obama was elected president of the United States. I was only seven years old at the time, but I could feel the excitement in the air, from my parents, my teachers and from the general...

Challenging post-colonialist complacency: a colloquium on dub poetry

Masha Goykhberg, Contributing Reporter September 20, 2019

We’re seeing it everywhere: an emphasis on diversity in media. Whether it be TV shows, movies or books, there’s a big push to focus on people outside of cis, straight white men. But how can you show...

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Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry – Column 7

Dave Lucas, Poet March 22, 2019

“Rhymes can make sense of the world in a way that regular speech can’t.” Hip hop mogul Jay-Z (Sean Carter) says it better than I can. It’s no coincidence that someone who built a career in...

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry

Dave Lucas, Poet December 7, 2018

This is the fourth monthly column by full-time lecturer and Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas. The column will appear in other publications. 1,182 words What makes poetry, poetry? Ask that question...

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry – Column 3

David Lucas, Poet November 2, 2018

This the third monthly column by full-time Case Western Reserve University lecturer and Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas. The column will appear in other publications. “I never got poetry,” someone...

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Best selling authors Judy Blume and Daniel Handler meet at Maltz

Yvonne Pan, Staff Reporter October 5, 2018

Two giants of children's literature, Judy Blume and Daniel Handler, the latter who uses the pseudonym Lemony Snicket, met at Maltz Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, Sept. 26. The two came to Cleveland...

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry

Dave Lucas, Poet Laurete October 5, 2018

This the second monthly column by full-time Case Western Reserve University lecturer and Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas. The column will appear in other publications. This is a love story. This...

“Artemis” fails to meet stellar expectations

Mariah Sickler, Staff Reporter December 7, 2017

Published in 2011, Andy Weir’s first novel, “The Martian,” went viral, enjoying a level of success rarely experienced by books that were first self-published. Last month, he followed it up with his...

Political action you never knew you wanted

Mariah Sickler, Staff Reporter November 10, 2017

Editor’s Note: The Observer’s November book recommendation is Daniel O’Malley’s “The Rook,” a supernatural action novel that combines a British bureaucracy with mystery and comedy. Pick it...

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