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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

CWRU students gather at East Bell Commons in preparation for headliner Paris Texas and special guest Forrest Nolan.

UPBack to School Bash returns to ring in the academic year

Shreyas Banerjee, Executive Editor September 23, 2022

There’s nothing like the beginning of the academic year at Case Western Reserve University. The days are warm and bright, classes haven’t gotten too overwhelming yet, new people are everywhere and...

Camila Mendes Drea (left) and Maya Hawkes Eleanor (right) stumble upon more than one dark secret over the course of Netflixs new teen comedy Do Revenge.

“Do Revenge” is a dark love letter to its own genre

Sophia Popkin and Karuna Lakhiani, Social Media Editor and Opinion Editor September 23, 2022

Netflix recently released “Do Revenge,” a dark teen comedy that follows two teenage protagonists, Drea (Camila Mendes) and Eleanor (Maya Hawke) as they team up and plot to “do each other’s revenge.”...

The annual Cleveland Pickle Fest draws a large enthusiastic crowd of casual pickle enjoyers and pickle aficionados alike.

The Cleveland Pickle Fest: A pickle-lover’s dream

Joey Gonzalez, Life Editor September 23, 2022

On Saturday, Sept. 17, pickle lovers across Cleveland gathered for the fourth annual Cleveland Pickle Fest, with music, pickles and so much more. This event had a little something for everyone—even those...

Harry Styles (left) and Florence Pugh (right) play Jack and Alice Chambers, a husband and wife living in a 1950s utopian experimental community thats hiding a dark secret.

Should We Be Worried, Darling?

Sophia Popkin, Social Media Editor September 16, 2022

If you’ve been on Twitter at all within the past week, you’re likely to have seen some sort of meme related to the drama surrounding the cast of director Olivia Wilde’s new film, “Don’t Worry...

The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion at the CMA displayed the work of budding Black artists like Namsa Leuba, whose work is pictured here.

CMA’s “The New Black Vanguard” envisions the future of fashion photography

Elie Stenson, Staff Writer September 16, 2022

Modern artists do more than just capture a moment. They ride the line between the present and the future, creating works that are infused with emotional revelation as well as visual appeal. This balance...

The series finale of Better Call Saul, the prequel to Breaking Bad, was released on Aug. 15, providing fans of the 15-year saga the conclusion that theyve been waiting for.

Saul-utations: Vince Gilligan Signals the End of an Era

TJ Disabato, Staff Writer September 9, 2022

On Aug. 15, fans of the hit television series “Breaking Bad” immersed themselves in the harrowingly realistic and deeply poignant universe that Vince Gilligan constructed nearly 15 years ago for one...

Combining the order of a restaurant kitchen and the chaos of human relationships, FXs The Bear follows chef Carmy Berzatto as he returns to his family restaurant after the tragic death of his brother.

FX’s “The Bear” dishes out the heat and drama of restaurant life

Alan Kronenberg, Staff Writer September 9, 2022

In the volatile, fast-paced world of a chef, even chaos needs to be orderly. Whether you’re broiling a beef shoulder, sautéing a medley of vegetables or emulsifying a variety of sauces, every move you...

K-pop girl group TWICE has won over 100 awards since they first debuted in 2015.

TWICE’s New Comeback: “Between 1&2”

Matthew Chang, Staff Writer September 9, 2022

Two weeks ago, TWICE made their comeback with “Between 1&2.” It has finally caught on for me and has been a mini-album that I have been playing on repeat since its release. After listening to each...

A medley of comedy, sci-fi and family drama, Everything Everywhere All at Once leads its own legacy as a movie about a vast multiverse.

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” did not live up to its potential

Shivangi Nanda, Copy Editor September 9, 2022

The Case Western Reserve University Film Society showings at Strosacker Auditorium have become a time-honored tradition for CWRU students interested in a more relaxed Friday or Saturday night. In the spirit...

In Three Thousand Years of Longing, Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba capture their audience with stories of the love and loss of human existence.

“Three Thousand Years of Longing”: Is it worth the watch?

Joey Gonzalez, Life Editor September 2, 2022

Over the summer, movies—especially those viewed in a theater—became an ever-increasing pastime for my friends and I. Whether it was an early morning showing or an after-hours trip to the local mall,...

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