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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

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...

NRVs Coffee House is one of many places to settle in with a cup of coffee on campus.

A coffee lover’s guide to the CWRU coffee scene

Shivangi Nanda, Copy Editor August 26, 2022

For many college students, coffee is both a wake-up call in the morning and a study buddy on those late nights. This is no different for the students at Case Western Reserve University. So, in an effort...

Sittoos is among the many great dining options available to CWRU students.

Cleveland cuisine for CWRU students: A guide to your new favorite restaurants

Joey Gonzalez, Life Editor August 26, 2022

When it comes to our diets, students at Case Western Reserve University, like most college students, tend to stick to our staples—whether it’s our favorite instant noodles, crappy dining hall food...

Birria Tacos from Cilantro Taqueria are always a good option on a cold winters day.

Where to order out from this winter

Shivangi Nanda, Copy Editor February 11, 2022

Snow-filled streets and sidewalks make for cumbersome walks to classes and even worse trips to dining halls and other food locations on campus. For this reason, students feel more inclined than ever to...

Several students reported experiencing symptoms of food poisoning after dining at Leutner Commons.

Did Bon Appetit give me food poisoning? How to avoid a norovirus outbreak

Kate Gordon, Staff Writer February 4, 2022

I was not surprised when last Thursday, Jan. 27, University Health and Counseling Services finally sent out an email notifying students of a recent norovirus outbreak. Although their email communicated...

Eating pizza while walking on 4th St. is one of the true joys you can have in Cleveland, and with Cleveland Pizza Week, all sorts of slices are available at a discounted rate.

Cleveland Pizza Week is here: These places are my favorite so far

Shreyas Banerjee, Life Editor November 12, 2021

Despite being only a mid-sized city, Cleveland has a significant number of food options—and nowhere can this be seen more than in the local pizza scene. Though Cleveland doesn’t necessarily have a...

A latte from Six Shooter Coffee can be the perfect companion in a study session.

Stop and smell the coffee beans at some of the best coffee shops in Cleveland

Shreyas Banerjee, Life Editor November 5, 2021

I have a secret to reveal. I never had coffee before turning 20 years old earlier this year. As such, I could hardly call myself a coffee connoisseur—I’m still dabbling, to be honest—but I believe...

Take a break from campus dining and explore the diverse cuisine that surrounds CWRU

Where to find the best places to eat around CWRU

Christie Lanfear, Staff Writer November 5, 2021

Despite the ease of grabbing lunch or dinner at one of the many dining options on campus—Leutner, Fribley, The Jolly Scholar, The Den, Tink, etc.—the novelty of these restaurants soon wears off and...

Making champagne cocktails to celebrate the end of the semester

Chris Markham, Director of Print May 7, 2021

To celebrate the end of classes, the upcoming end of the school year and the imminent commencement for my fellow graduates, I thought it would be appropriate to share some recipes for champagne cocktails....

How to make the holy trinity of coffee cocktails

Chris Markham, Director of Print April 30, 2021

What two liquids are more symbolic of the college experience than coffee and alcohol? We college students drink coffee at seemingly all hours of the day to help us tackle the endless amount of work and...

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