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The Observer

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

Taylor Swifts newest album, Midnights, has topped the charts and crashed Spotify but isnt receiving as much acclaim as her previous works.

Is Taylor Swift going to become unpopular again?

Kate Gordon, Copy Editor November 18, 2022

Taylor Swift is an artist with a long, messy history. The early years were good, with Swift slowly phasing out her country roots for pop and becoming one of the most recognizable artists of the 2010s....

CWRU Students vs. U.S. Citizenship Test (ft. GELS)

Shejuti Wahed, Video Editor November 18, 2022

In a collaboration with the Global Ethical Leaders Society (GELS), Shejuti Wahed, Grace Lee, and Fred Lee ask CWRU students questions from the 2022 U.S. Citizenship test to find out how accurate their...

Queen Ramonda (center), played by Angela Bassett, successfully leads Wakanda in the newest Black Panther movie following the death of actor Chadwick Boseman in 2020.

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is a continuation of Chadwick Boseman’s groundbreaking work

Joey Gonzalez, Life Editor November 18, 2022

The recent release of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” has been a bittersweet one, continuing the beloved series without its leading actor. The film portrays the grief of a community following the...

Harry Styles, in his latest movie venture My Policeman, with a lackluster queer romance, proves once again that he should stick to his career in music.

“My Policeman”: Harry Styles’ latest attempt at acting

Joey Gonzalez, Life Editor November 11, 2022

Hollywood seems hellbent on casting Harry Styles as a leading role in films and unfortunately it's clear that his main career path has not been as an actor. Considering the widespread criticism of his...

The new location of Daves Market on the corner of Lee and East Overlook, a spot previously occupied by Zagaras Marketplace

Dave’s is dead. Long live Dave’s.

Shreyas Banerjee, Executive Editor November 11, 2022

I remember exactly where I was when I heard that Dave’s Market on Cedar Hill was closing. It was Friday, Oct. 7 and I was on a shuttle to the University Farm for my entomology class. It was a peaceful...

A journey through my latest rock anthems

Joey Gonzalez, Life Editor November 11, 2022

We all have those songs that get us just the right amount of hype on our walk to and from class, whether they’re classic rock, blues or sad indie. They get us skipping down the hallway or pumping our...

Halloween weekend was another triumph for CWRU RHA

Christie Lanfear, Staff Writer November 4, 2022

The stage was set for our favorite spooky holiday: decked out Halloweekenders, an eerie cold breeze, classic spooky-season candy and delicious mocktails. All the elements necessary for a perfect Halloween...

CWRU Spelling Bee

Shejuti Wahed, Video Editor November 4, 2022

As college students, we are constantly writing out words in research papers at 3am, emails begging for extensions, or strongly worded reviews on rate my professor. But would you be able to spell any of...

Riot Games worked with Lil Nas Xs to produce STAR WALKIN, an animated music video to be the anthem of the 2022 League of Legends World Championship.

Riot Games disappoints “League of Legends” fans again with another subpar Worlds anthem

Matthew Chang , Advertising Manager November 4, 2022

For those who aren’t aware of what’s going on in the “League of Legends” community, the 2022 World Championship—also known as Worlds—is nearly over. Worlds is the premier annual international...

The Western Reserve Historical Societys exhibit Dressed for the Job: Clevelanders in Uniform displays outfits from a variety of occupations that play an integral role in the prosperity of Cleveland

“Dressed for the Job”: The clothes that built Cleveland

Elie Stenson, Staff Writer November 4, 2022

The Western Reserve Historical Society’s (WRHS) “Dressed for the Job: Clevelanders in Uniform'' exhibition is as much a retrospective upon material culture as it is a celebration of the rich communities...

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