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Aqua: More than just the maker of “Barbie Girl”

Aambar Agarwal, Social Media Editor January 19, 2024

Everyone has heard of “Barbie Girl.” Created in the ’90s by Danish-Norwegian Europop band Aqua, the song’s bubbly beat, catchy lyrics and iconic music video have cemented it as one of the best-selling...

(Left to right) Director of Print Elie Aoun and Laila Ramadan (team The Iliad) defeat Elies roommates Jared Hausman and Ari Avalos (team The Rs) after both gaining a massive lead on Delfino Square.

UPBarrio Kart brings students together for a thrilling “Mario Kart Wii” tournament

Elie Aoun, Director of Print November 10, 2023

On Saturday, Nov. 4, University Program Board (UPB) hosted Barrio Kart, a “Mario Kart Wii” tournament that pitted two-person teams of students against each other in a single-elimination bracket. Throughout...

What to do this Halloweek(end)

Kate Gordon, Life Editor October 27, 2023

With Halloween next Tuesday, Case Western Reserve University student organizations are hosting a plethora of events over the weekend to celebrate. From movie and play showings to an actual rave to the...

The Case Western Reserve Observer’s Editorial Board explores The Big Bounce America’s two-weekend stop in the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds last Friday.

The Editorial Board takes on The Big Bounce America

Sara Khorshidi, Copy Editor October 13, 2023

For the last two weekends, Northeast Ohio was blessed with the presence of The Big Bounce America stopping at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds as part of their national tour. The Big Bounce America...

What to do this week(end) (10/6/23)

Kate Gordon, Life Editor October 6, 2023

With Halloween right around the corner, there’s no shortage of fun, festive events going on around Cleveland—and right here on campus. Here are five of my favorites, from drag shows to cult classic...

Subverting traditional western expectations, the Cleveland Museum of Art exhibit, “Chinas Southern Paradise: Treasures from the Lower Yangzi Delta,” immerses viewers in authentic Chinese art.

“Treasures from the Lower Yangzi Delta” takes viewers on a journey through time

Megan Abel, Staff Writer September 29, 2023

Walking into “China's Southern Paradise: Treasures from the Lower Yangzi Delta” at the Cleveland Museum of Art, you first encounter a small explanation of the area and the contributors to the exhibit....

A Cleveland Ballet spectacular: The first timers’ review of Carmen

A Cleveland Ballet spectacular: The first timers’ review of “Carmen”

Zachary Treseler and Amanda Wu September 29, 2023

This past weekend, the Cleveland Ballet performed its most recent show including “Pas de Dix,” “Nocturne” and “Carmen” at the Connor Palace in Playhouse Square. As it was our first time attending...

Fun things to do in Cleveland this fall

Kate Gordon, Life Editor September 22, 2023

Fall is arguably Cleveland’s best season. The city and its surrounding suburbs contain an underrated network of parks perfect for taking in fall colors, including Cuyahoga Valley National Park, as well...

Nicky Youre, singer-songwriter most famous for his song Sunroof on TikTok, performed at the UPBack to School Bash.

UPBack to School Bash unites students over free food and tote bags

Shejuti Wahed, Social Media Content Creator September 8, 2023

Nothing excites college students more than the promise of free food, and the University Program Board (UPB) planned accordingly. The UPBack to School Bash—held on Friday, Sept. 1 at East Bell Commons—was...

The Cleveland Guardians have six home games from this weekend through the middle of next week, with many seats still available for purchase.

What to do this week(end) (9/1/23)

Kate Gordon, Life Editor September 1, 2023

Now that classes have officially started and homework is beginning to pile up, it can be hard for Case Western Reserve University students to tear themselves away from academics—even if it’s a long...

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