Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

Sunset Kitchen brings a new kind of dining experience to University Circle

Shivangi Nanda and Zachary Treseler April 26, 2024

For many Case Western Reserve University students, Euclid Avenue is the prime destination for quick and easy meals. Home to our very own Panera Bread and Chipotle, and local favorites such as Chopstick...

Folk and pop sensation Taylor Swift disappoints fans with underwhelming and juvenile lyricism in her 11th studio album “The Tortured Poets Department.”

“The Tortured Poets Department” is blighted by torturous poetry

Kethan Srinivasan, Social Media Content Creator April 26, 2024

It seems that Taylor Swift is the most famous woman of our time. In the months leading up to April 19, expectations were high among critics and sycophants alike after the singer-songwriter’s announcement...

Antichrist Siege Machine returned with a fiery vengeance this past Friday with their latest studio album. Vengeance of Eternal Fire doubles down on the bands brutality, a move likely to catch fire with both seasoned fans and general audiences.

Antichrist Siege Machine’s “Vengeance of Eternal Fire”: Superb, blistering war metal for the masses

Cason Willman, Staff Writer April 26, 2024

Richmond, Virginia’s Antichrist Siege Machine (ASM) just released their third studio album “Vengeance of Eternal Fire” on Friday, April 19, the subsequent album after 2021’s “Purifying Blade.”...

Mount Granita, a local Italian ice shop, is re-opening its doors this summer, offering $1 junior scoops on opening day. The business was started during COVID-19 by two spontaneous college students eager to share their love for the frozen dessert.

Beloved Italian ice shop Mount Granita returning for the summer on May 1

Shejuti Wahed, Social Media Content Creator April 26, 2024

As summer rapidly approaches, Case Western Reserve University’s favorite treat is coming back with the warmer weather. Follow the floating bubbles in the streets of Little Italy towards Mount Granita,...

CWRUs Department of Theater puts on an impressive performance in their production of Cabaret in Maltz Performing Arts Center, highlighting the achievements of both the cast and crew.

Willkommen to CWRU Department of Theater’s production of “Cabaret”

Madeline Golya, Staff Writer April 19, 2024

Willkommen, bienvenue and welcome! Running from April 12-21, the Case Western Reserve University Department of Theater is welcoming audiences to experience their hauntingly enthralling production of “Cabaret.”...

UPBeige: A comprehensive review of the annual UPB Spring Giveaway

Gloria Liu and Zachary Treseler April 19, 2024

As the rainy spring weather makes way for sunshine, the recurring University Program Board (UPB) Spring Giveaway is once again in season. Established UPB-goers are no strangers to these annual occurrences,...

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...

Load More Stories