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Lizzy McAlpine bares her soul in her third studio album Older, which released earlier this month. It is a return to form for the 24-year-old as the tortured artist returns to her folk-pop roots, poetically tackling grief, guilt and love gone astray.

Lizzy McAlpine breaks through her personal ceilings with “Older”

Kethan Srinivasan, Social Media Content Creator April 12, 2024

Lizzy McAlpine has been lost on the path to finding her perfect sound for a long time. Despite the remarkable success of her previous album, “five seconds flat,” and the sudden breakthrough of her...

“Funny Girl” delivers showstopping performances at Playhouse Square

Zachary Treseler and Shivangi Nanda April 12, 2024

The classic 1964 musical “Funny Girl” hit Playhouse Square at the start of spring break, bringing with it Fanny Brice’s story of ambition, love and the price of fame. While this rendition was not...

The Footlighters joyously feminine production of 9 to 5 was directed by Milana Sacco, a fourth-year theater and business major. The cast dazzled with their dance numbers and harmonies, exhibiting strong voices that radiated emotion.

Dolly in the CLE: CWRU’s Footlighters’ production of 9 to 5

Madeline Golya, Staff Writer April 5, 2024

Seemingly coordinated with both Pitbull and Beyonce’s recent music releases featuring Dolly Parton, last weekend Case Western Reserve University’s on-campus musical group Footlighters presented four...

UPBroadway: A night to remember with “Annie” at Playhouse Square

Gloria Liu and Tiffany Tsai April 5, 2024

Spoilers ahead for “Annie” on Broadway. Courtesy of the University Program Board UPBroadway lottery, we embarked on a trip to the beloved Playhouse Square on March 21, hitching a ride on a yellow...

The Observer reviews Matteo Lane

On March 29, University Program Board’s (UPB) annual Spring Comedian returned to Severance Hall. This year, the Case Western Reserve University community welcomed Matteo Lane, who lit up the stage with...

Thousands of Fall Out Boy fans light up Schottenstein Center during a soft cover of Queens Dont Stop Me Now for an intimate moment during the otherwise energetic rock concert.

Falling in love with Fall Out Boy

Beau Bilinovich, Opinion Editor April 5, 2024

Growing up, I was always a huge fan of rock music; whether classic rock, the grunge rock of the ’90s or the alternative rock of today, rock bands have always had a place in my heart. So when my friends...

Netflixs newest international thriller, Three-Body Problem, inspired by the critically aclaimed novels by Liu Cixin, falls short in its screen adaptation. With a lack of Asian representation and excessive use profane imagery, the series highlights Hollywoods obsession with westernizing media.

Chaos theory on screen: Random, unnecessary changes to Netflix’s “3 Body Problem” are its downfall

Darcy Chew, Copy Editor April 5, 2024

On March 21, Netflix released all eight episodes of its highly anticipated show “3 Body Problem,” based on the Nebula Award-nominated and Hugo Award-winning book of the same name and its subsequent...

Battle of the Bands

Battle of the Bands

Shejuti Wahed, Social Media Content Creator March 29, 2024

As anticipation for the annual Springfest celebration crescendos, students across Case Western Reserve University’s campus gathered on Saturday, March 23 for a night of groovy tunes and        musical...

Left to right: Madeline Pollock, Tabitha Raithel, Luke Adelman and Ave Tallarida play a group of sassy cows and Taylor Bruno plays the shop owner at the “Sustainability Sip in the skit “Got Milk?” by Maanyav Gangaraj.

Live from Cleveland, it’s “PTG Live”

Gloria Liu, Staff Writer March 29, 2024

Players' Theatre Group (PTG), an entirely student-run organization at Case Western Reserve University, has been executing consistently remarkable productions this semester. Last Friday, PTG held a double...

In her newest album eternal sunshine, Ariana Grande reflects on the thoughts and feelings that have been plaguing her, including those caused by her recent divorce.

Ariana Grande’s “eternal sunshine” gives a rather unique glow

Kethan Srinivasan, Social Media Content Creator March 29, 2024

Ariana Grande once stated that she would not begin recording until after the completion of filming for her role as Glinda in the acclaimed musical “Wicked.” For many of her most committed acolytes,...

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