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Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

Indie/alternative band The Backseat Lovers focus on feelings of growing up and moving on in their October album Waiting to Spill.

An album with range and raw emotion: “Waiting to Spill”

Alivia Cook, Contributing Writer February 3, 2023

Alternative and indie genres have become increasingly popular within the last five years or so, with artists getting significantly more air time on the radio and securing spots on several top hits playlists...

The strength of titular characters relationship is tested as secrets unfold in season two of Ginny and Georgia.

New season of a teen drama to watch: “Ginny and Georgia”

Alivia Cook, Contributing Writer February 3, 2023

In just five weeks, this year has been full of new releases and seasons already. Netflix has been under fire lately for the removal of several classic shows previously in their library, amongst many other...

Have you seen this man on campus? Hes DavidPatrick Ryan, host of the WRUW show “Jazz Night in Cleveland,” reclining in his studio where he introduces famous and unknown jazz artists alike.

The man in the radio booth

Shreyas Banerjee, Executive Editor February 3, 2023

“Tune in to WRUW for an absurdly eclectic mix of music. From roots music to metal. From polka to neo-classical onwards. From jazz to indie and alternative rock, and other sounds I still can’t quite...

In this adaptation of the horror video game The Last of Us, Bella Ramseys Ellie (left) and Pedro Pascals Joel (right) rely on each over to survive an apocalypse.

“The Last of Us” turns the PlayStation exclusive into a record-breaking TV hit

Joey Gonzalez, Life Editor January 27, 2023

Spoiler alert for the first episode of “The Last of Us”    The zombie apocalypse trope has, frankly, been overdone within media. From survival video games to television shows and movies,...

Featuring a diverse cast of young women, The Sex Lives of College Girls reminds audiences of the chaos and beauty of navigating college.

Mindy Kaling’s “The Sex Lives of College Girls” is a refreshing take on the college experience

Shivangi Nanda, Copy Editor January 27, 2023

Powerhouse screenwriter, producer and actress Mindy Kaling has quickly become an entertainment icon. She recently tapped into the realm of teen dramas, first launching the TV series “Never Have I Ever”...

The titular Puss in Boots returns alongside old and new friends including Kitty Softpaws, Goldi, the Three Bears and other fairytale-inspired characters.

DreamWorks exceeds expectations with their latest film “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish”

Shivangi Nanda, Copy Editor January 20, 2023

While many serious moviegoers flocked to theaters for the long-awaited release of “Avatar: The Way of Water,” children—and those still children at heart—enjoyed the latest installment in the “Shrek”...

Back to school tunes

Shejuti Wahed, Video Editor January 20, 2023

Every new year, I find it impossible to push aside the feelings of excitement and nervous energy that come with my return to Case Western Reserve University. Something in the air whispers to me that fresh...

The third wave of the Booster Course Pass released during the holiday season and fittingly includes Merry Mountain, a Christmas-themed track.

Ahead of holidays, Nintendo releases a third wave of new tracks for “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe”

Elie Aoun, Copy Editor January 20, 2023

On Dec. 7, Nintendo released a third wave of new tracks for “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe” as part of the “Booster Course Pass DLC,” just as it had done for the previous two waves. This wave includes eight...

Home for the holidays

TJ Disabato, Staff Writer December 9, 2022

Soon, most of us will depart from campus to head home to see loved ones for the holidays. This return for the holidays can bring mixed emotions for many people, with the joy of seeing loved ones countered...

Caribou living in the Talkeetna Mountains of Alaska are just one of the many wild species documented in National Geographics America the Beautiful.

National Geographic’s “America the Beautiful” reminds us about the good in America

Alan Kronenberg, Staff Writer December 9, 2022

If you’re anything like me, Thanksgiving break couldn’t have come soon enough. The combination of the typical second-half of the semester anxiety alongside the major midterm election created a stressful...

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