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The Observer

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

An instant success, University Program Boards Food Truck Festival encouraged CWRU students to get out, experience the warm weather and enjoy some delicious food truck foods.

UPB Food Truck Festival was a wonderland of free goodies and warm weather

Joey Gonzalez, Life Editor April 21, 2023

Cleveland finally got its first taste of summer last weekend, and the University Programming Board (UPB) certainly took advantage. Their first food truck-based event since 2018, the Food Truck Festival...

Pranav Nampoothiripad and Sohan Muppidi played and sang along to both Slide by the Goo Goo Dolls and Wonderwall by Oasis during their performance at PhiDEs first-ever talent show.

PhiDE’s Got Talent

Shivangi Nanda and Noah Henriques April 7, 2023

Phi Delta Epsilon (PhiDE), Case Western Reserve University’s co-ed medical fraternity, hosted their first ever Phi Phactor last Saturday, April 1. Taking a unique spin on the traditional talent show,...

Last Friday, Colin Jost, Marcello Hernandez and Molly Kearney from Saturday Night Live took the stage in Severance Hall for UPBs annual Spring Comedian show.

Colin Jost cracks up CWRU

Noah Henriques and Shivangi Nanda March 31, 2023

Classes, clubs, jobs and research—the stressors just seem to pile up at Case Western Reserve University, and sometimes we need some gut-busting laughs to help us forget about our endless responsibilities....

Over 500 cars, including both modern and retro models, were displayed for car aficianados and amateurs alike at the Cleveland Auto Show.

The Cleveland Auto Show is a thing of dreams

Shreyas Banerjee, Executive Editor March 3, 2023

I know next to nothing about cars. Scratch that. I know absolutely nothing about cars. I couldn’t tell you what horsepower means. I can’t identify most car brands by their logo. I wouldn’t be able...

Springfest’s Battle of the Bands bursts into Thwing Ballroom

Shejuti Wahed, Video Editor February 24, 2023

This past Friday, I felt as though I was an extra on the set of “Lemonade Mouth” or even a “Pitch Perfect” movie. While I was taking my time setting up interviews in a corner of Thwing 201 with...

CWRU students flock towards the University Farm for a day of autum-themed activities including hayrides, smores and apple bobbing.

Farm Harvest Festival: A weekend filled with food, activities, and scenery

TJ Disabato, Staff Writer October 7, 2022

On Sept. 24, the Farm Harvest Festival returned to the Case Western Reserve University Farm. The annual event, which has been held since 2010, is a day filled with games, free food and, most importantly,...

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...

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