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Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

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The Observer

Indie/alternative band The Backseat Lovers focus on feelings of growing up and moving on in their October album Waiting to Spill.

An album with range and raw emotion: “Waiting to Spill”

Alivia Cook, Contributing Writer February 3, 2023

Alternative and indie genres have become increasingly popular within the last five years or so, with artists getting significantly more air time on the radio and securing spots on several top hits playlists...

Back to school tunes

Shejuti Wahed, Video Editor January 20, 2023

Every new year, I find it impossible to push aside the feelings of excitement and nervous energy that come with my return to Case Western Reserve University. Something in the air whispers to me that fresh...

Home for the holidays

TJ Disabato, Staff Writer December 9, 2022

Soon, most of us will depart from campus to head home to see loved ones for the holidays. This return for the holidays can bring mixed emotions for many people, with the joy of seeing loved ones countered...

Taylor Swifts newest album, Midnights, has topped the charts and crashed Spotify but isnt receiving as much acclaim as her previous works.

Is Taylor Swift going to become unpopular again?

Kate Gordon, Copy Editor November 18, 2022

Taylor Swift is an artist with a long, messy history. The early years were good, with Swift slowly phasing out her country roots for pop and becoming one of the most recognizable artists of the 2010s....

A journey through my latest rock anthems

Joey Gonzalez, Life Editor November 11, 2022

We all have those songs that get us just the right amount of hype on our walk to and from class, whether they’re classic rock, blues or sad indie. They get us skipping down the hallway or pumping our...

Riot Games worked with Lil Nas Xs to produce STAR WALKIN, an animated music video to be the anthem of the 2022 League of Legends World Championship.

Riot Games disappoints “League of Legends” fans again with another subpar Worlds anthem

Matthew Chang , Advertising Manager November 4, 2022

For those who aren’t aware of what’s going on in the “League of Legends” community, the 2022 World Championship—also known as Worlds—is nearly over. Worlds is the premier annual international...

Steely Dan at 50 – From burroughs to bard, and the baby boomers who brought it back

TJ Disabato, Staff Writer November 4, 2022

In November 1972, Watergate was still fresh in the minds of Americans, Norman Lear’s seminal satire “All in the Family” topped the ratings and two young men who met at Bard College during the height...

You can catch many entertaining acts at Mahalls in Lakewood, such as the indie soul artist Ginger Root (above).

What to do in Lakewood

Shreyas Banerjee, Executive Editor October 28, 2022

Sometimes the outings that you least expect are the ones that you enjoy the most. A few weeks ago, I got a text out of the blue from a friend who said he was visiting the Cleveland area for the day. Within...

Alt-rock band DYLYN takes over Clevelands Grog Shop with their 60s and 90s inspired music.

A deepdive with DYLYN: Discussing inspiration,The Sixty90s and the future

Joey Gonzalez, Life Editor October 28, 2022

On Oct. 12, Canadian alt-rock band DYLYN performed at Cleveland’s Grog Shop, along with their tourmates, the Rare Americans. Their first full-length album, “The Sixty90s,” a fusion of ‘60s music...

Denzel Curry, who has been participating in rap battles since he was a teen, has released five studio albums throughout his career and now has nearly 7 million monthly listeners on Spotify.

Denzel Curry electrifies at the Agora on the “MELT MY EYEZ TOUR”

Sara Khorshidi & Mulan Ma, Director of Print, Engagement Editor October 14, 2022

On Sept. 30, Denzel Curry blessed the citizens of northeast Ohio with a stop in Cleveland, part of his world tour promoting the release of his fifth and most recent studio album, “Melt My Eyez See Your...

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