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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...

K-pop girl group TWICE has won over 100 awards since they first debuted in 2015.

TWICE’s New Comeback: “Between 1&2”

Matthew Chang, Staff Writer September 9, 2022

Two weeks ago, TWICE made their comeback with “Between 1&2.” It has finally caught on for me and has been a mini-album that I have been playing on repeat since its release. After listening to each...

Crank up the air-conditioning and the music

April 22, 2022

​After taking a break from writing for The Observer for most of the semester, I am back in the final issue of the year for some music to get you through the summer months. It has been a long, tumultuous...

WHO CARES? attempts to answer its titular question, but becomes repetitive.

Rex Orange County’s new album “WHO CARES?” is simple but amazing

Shejuti Wahed, Staff Writer March 25, 2022

These days, it’s difficult to run into a Case Western Reserve University student who isn’t going through an existential crisis. It appears that having a cynical perspective on modern romance and questioning...

The ultimate karaoke playlist

Christie Lanfear, Life Editor March 25, 2022

Let’s be real for a second: anyone who says they don’t love karaoke is lying. Who doesn’t enjoy singing their hearts out to their favorite songs? Whether you have the voice of an angel or can’t...

Case Mens Glee Club brought comic relief and the spirit of romance to classrooms across campus on Valentines Day, including Strosacker Hall (pictured above).

Singing Valentines: embarrassing or romantic (or both)?

Christie Lanfear and Shejuti Wahed February 18, 2022

The Case Men’s Glee Club (CMGC) is back and better than ever, filling yet another Valentine’s Day with giggles and good music. Numerous lecture halls were blessed with their “Singing Valentines”...

The Weeknd is back with another album, with his most recent work exploring new sonic and emotional boundaries.

“Dawn FM”: the morning after hours

Jainam Shah, Contributing Writer February 18, 2022

It is hard to believe it’s been almost two years since The Weeknd’s last album, but the artist Abel Tesfaye is finally back with his fifth studio release, “Dawn FM.” Nearly five months after dropping...

The bright side of love

TJ Disabato, Staff Writer February 11, 2022

​The middle of February is rapidly approaching, and with it come the swirling emotions of desire, romance and rejection. This is all because of the onset of Valentine’s Day, the perfect day to admit...

The Cleveland Orchestra is word class, and now more accessible than ever before, thanks to Adella.

Adella: the streaming service for symphonies

Scout Carter, Staff Writer February 11, 2022

At the beginning of the pandemic many different live performance venues were forced to shut their doors—ensembles largely sank into dormancy, many under threat of collapse. The Cleveland Orchestra was...

Tune out Valentines Day blues with Elvis Presleys Heartbreak Hotel and other songs on this weeks playlist.

The unspoken side of Valentine’s Day

Christie Lanfear, Life Editor February 4, 2022

There are two sides to every story, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. That said, there are those who are happily in love or casually dating someone or are in the awkward, but exciting, talking stage....

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