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Studying for finals is a daunting task, but hopefully these study tips will help you break it down into manageable pieces.

Studying for finals: everything a CWRU student should know

Shivangi Nanda, Copy Editor April 22, 2022

We are in the home-stretch, folks. With two weeks left in the spring semester, it's time to frantically prepare for final projects, assignments and exams. Considering final exams are often a hefty part...

Crank up the air-conditioning and the music

April 22, 2022

​After taking a break from writing for The Observer for most of the semester, I am back in the final issue of the year for some music to get you through the summer months. It has been a long, tumultuous...

The CMAs new exhibit, Currents and Constellations: Black Art in Focus, highlights Black artistic production, including Sanford Biggers Cumulo (above), which alludes to enslaved people using quilts with embroidered instructions to get to freedom.

“Currents and Constellations: Black Art in Focus” sets new standard for narrative art exhibits

Elie Stenson, Staff Writer April 22, 2022

The Cleveland Museum of Art has become the setting for an exhibition that defies the norms of institutional displays. “Currents and Constellations: Black Art in Focus” takes the idea of an art show...

The talents of Jimmy O. Yang, Nate Nagvajara and Peet Guercio (left to right) made UPBs Spring Comedian event a success.

Jimmy O. Yang kills it as UPB’s Spring Comedian

Christie Lanfear, Life Editor April 15, 2022

Stand-up comedy is a tricky art form. It requires bravery, practice, hard work and, most importantly, a good sense of humor. Even if you tick all those boxes, different audiences appreciate different jokes,...

Turning Red is Disney-Pixars latest release, and the beautifully crafted sountrack makes this coming-of-age movie shine.

The soundtrack to “Turning Red” is just as good as the movie

Alan Kronenberg, Staff Writer April 8, 2022

A couple of weeks ago, I finally sat down to watch Disney-Pixar’s newest movie "Turning Red." With all the hype surrounding it and my enjoyment of Disney’s recent “Encanto,” my expectations going...

The second season of Bridgerton receives mixed opinions, and main characters Anthony Bridgerton and Kate Sharma (pictured) are at the center of the turmoil.

“Bridgerton” Season 2 splits critics

Kate Gordon, Staff Writer April 8, 2022

“Bridgerton” is back and popular as ever, but it’s not clear whether the second season is a “diamond of the first water” or a glass of champagne gone flat. While the first season was full of...

Alberto Giacometti portrayed the human form like no other, in sketch and in sculpture, such as in the Walking Man (pictured above). A visit to his exhibit at the CMA may give you a greater appreciation for the elegance and mystique that we all embody.

Alberto Giacometti’s artistry reenters the limelight in “Towards the Ultimate Figure”

Elie Stenson, Staff Writer April 1, 2022

Alberto Giacometti’s haunting sculptures of gnarled human forms, as thin and twisted as branches stripped bare by cold autumn winds, have earned him a significant standing in the canon of mid-20th century...

Spring is here and that means its a perfect time to sit by Wade Lagoon and read a good book. Little Fires Everywhere is a particurlarly relevant due to its Cleveland-based setting, so you might just recognize some sights.

Books to binge this spring

Shivangi Nanda, Copy Editor April 1, 2022

As we say our goodbyes to another Cleveland winter, we are welcomed by the signs of spring—birds chirping, the sun shining and the stress of impending finals looming in the air. Nevertheless, I can think...

The Footlighters latest production, Death Takes A Holiday, marks the groups second live production since the start of the pandemic, telling the tale of human emotions and death in Italy.

“Death Takes a Holiday”: The Footlighters’ latest hit

Scout Carter, Staff Writer April 1, 2022

Thwingo, the student-favorite weekly bingo game, had just ended in the atrium of Thwing Center on March 24, and students were preparing to leave when one of the event organizers announced that in the center’s...

WHO CARES? attempts to answer its titular question, but becomes repetitive.

Rex Orange County’s new album “WHO CARES?” is simple but amazing

Shejuti Wahed, Staff Writer March 25, 2022

These days, it’s difficult to run into a Case Western Reserve University student who isn’t going through an existential crisis. It appears that having a cynical perspective on modern romance and questioning...

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