The Observer

Lucius, Alpenglow celebrate Halloween at Spot Night

Anne Nickoloff, Staff Reporter

November 3, 2013

The Spot’s last show displayed an audience filled with sailors, ghouls, celebrity look-a-likes and (as with all college Halloween celebrations) plenty of cats. However, opener Alpenglow had the best costumes of the night, hands down. The five members of Alpenglow appeared on stage, with singers a...

A funny, funky, folky Spot Night

Anne Nickoloff, Staff Reporter

October 23, 2013

Lucky Spider and St. Lucia were two very different flavors of music. While the two members of Lucky Spider (Case Western Reserve University students and siblings Nick and Alex Pilla) touched on some folk, rap and electronic music, St. Lucia brought groovy alternative with their bigger group. Lucky...

Spot’s Crowd Adores X Ambassadors

Anne Nickoloff, Staff Reporter

September 27, 2013

Drastically different but equally likable, opener The Midnight Slander and headliner X Ambassadors both killed it at this past Spot Night. The opener's popular sound attracted many friends of Case Western Reserve University student Al Rodriguez. At first, The Midnight Slander was pretty reminiscent...

The Mowgli’s: Spot On

Anne Nickoloff, Staff Reporter

September 27, 2013

A line of excited students wrapped from L4 (Lower Level Leutner Lounge) all the way upstairs to the front doors  this past Thursday around 8:45 p.m. Question: Why would students be waiting by the dining hall so late at night? Answer: The Mowgli's. This Sept. 5 Spot Night concert brought in...

“Old” Technologies Deliver Current News

Katy Witkowski

July 15, 2013

Considering the number of news organizations in the United States, it's hard to believe that many people today cannot receive reliable news from their radio or television sets. In fact, fewer than 14 percent of the world's population lives in a country with a free press according to Freedom House's 2013 assessment. Critiques harm an autocratic leader's image, and...

“To Inform, Engage and Connect People Around the World in Support of Freedom and Democracy.”

June 21, 2013

I walk past these words twice when I enter the Voice of America building. Once upon passing through security and again just before entering the Public Affairs office. Before working here, they didn't mean much to me; I've never lived anywhere without freedom or democracy. But to millions of people around...

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