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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

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....

Emmy Melis I AM WOMAN is one of the many songs that will get you through your study sessions.

Holding on to motivation

Christie Lanfear, Staff Writer January 21, 2022

Online school is tedious and emotionally challenging at the best of times. In the absence of quality music, though, it becomes much worse. Attempting to remain focused on your homework without the perfect...

An Evening with Silk Sonic is the debut album of new band Silk Sonic, made up of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak.

“An Evening with Silk Sonic” is an evening well spent

Christie Lanfear, Staff Writer November 19, 2021

The release of “An Evening with Silk Sonic” by Silk Sonic has been anticipated for what feels like forever. The superstar duo of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak released two teaser songs from the album...

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