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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...

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...

The Asian Lantern Festival shines at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

The Asian Lantern Festival shines at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Alan Kronenberg, Staff Writer August 26, 2022

Early last week I had the chance to attend one of my favorite annual events in Cleveland. It brings together lights, colors and models in the shapes of animals and flowers, dazzling under the night sky....

The Alex Theater, located in downtown Cleveland, will be showcasing 150 short films in the annual Short. Sweet. Film Festival from Feb. 23-27

The Short. Sweet. Film Fest. is back

Christie Lanfear, Life Editor February 25, 2022

Short films are an art form that is often overlooked in today’s society. Whether we entertain ourselves with an unengaging Netflix show or go to an overcrowded movie theater, we often take for granted...

Too old for trick or treating? Enjoy the various activities that CWRU organizations have prepared to make your Halloweekend specially spooky!

Enjoy Halloween around CWRU

Shreyas Banerjee, Life Editor October 29, 2021

Halloween at the Farm by the Class Officer Collective When: Friday, Oct. 29, 6-8 p.m. Where: East Bell Commons A campus tradition, Halloween at the Farm is one of the defining events for the season,...

From Playhouse Square to Broadway: Theater is back!

Scout Carter, Staff Writer October 22, 2021

I think we can all remember where we were and what we were doing when the world seemed to stop on March 12, 2020. The 41 theaters of Broadway received the news that their shows would be shutting down while...

“Fellini 101” retrospective kicks off with “I vitelloni” at the Cinematheque

Dylan Jewell, Staff Writer September 17, 2021

“Fellini 101” has premiered at the Cinematheque, and its meaning is dual: It's a crash course of master filmmaker Federico Fellini’s greatest hits, as well as a commemoration of his 101st birthday....

Go to a drag show at The Grog Shop—they are far from a drag

TJ Disabato, Staff Writer September 10, 2021

On Saturday, Sept. 4, a couple friends and I had the pleasure of going to our first drag show, “Songbirds & Sirens” put on by GlamGore, at The Grog Shop in Coventry. Heading into the event, feelings...

Class of 2022 posing after their victory

Class of 2022 wins the Hudson Relays after a year like no other

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor April 30, 2021

The 111th annual Hudson Relays took place this past Saturday April 24, marking the latest iteration of Case Western Reserve University’s oldest campus tradition. Starting in 1910, the event commemorates...

TEDx comes back to CWRU to discuss how small actions can result in big changes.

TEDxCWRU 2021 sparks conversations on what we can all do for change

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor April 2, 2021

On March 27, TEDxCWRU held its fifth annual event. An independent, self-organized version of the famous TED conferences, which are committed to “ideas worth spreading,” TEDxCWRU allows students to...

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