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Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

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Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

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All of Us Research Program arrives at CWRU

Luke Koski, Staff Writer March 25, 2022

Earlier this semester, a new research initiative arrived on campus: the All of Us Research Program. The incentive was created by the National Institute of Health (NIH) in coordination with the American...

CWRU completes fossil fuel divestment from its public holdings

Shreyas Banerjee, Life Editor December 3, 2021

After years of pressure, Case Western Reserve University has finally taken a step toward complete divestment from fossil fuel companies. On Tuesday, Nov. 30, President Eric Kaler announced that the public...

Fun with fire alarms

Brian Johnson, Staff Reporter November 18, 2016

One of the joys of living in a dorm is getting woken up at three in the morning by a blaring fire alarm. There is something magical about trudging down 11 flights of stairs, half asleep, only to hear after...

How many humans will survive?

Brian Johnson, Staff Reporter October 14, 2016

Here at Case Western Reserve University, with fall brings Humans vs. Zombies (HvZ). Loved by some, maligned by others, this campus tradition pits student against student in an epic Nerf-gun-based game...

Toying with probability

Brian Johnson, Staff Reporter September 23, 2016

The other day, I was walking down Euclid and noticed something interesting. While I was waiting for the light to turn I noticed that one of the cars speeding by had the license plate: ‘TOY • 8765’.”...

The power of one percent

Brian Johnson, Staff Reporter September 9, 2016

What can you do with one percent? In most cases the answer is, not too much. For example, one percent more of that The Den by Denny’s Grand Slamwich is only an extra 14 calories or the equivalent of...

Students are playing volleyball together in last years student activitiy fair.

Can math help you make friends?

Brian Johnson, Staff Reporter August 19, 2016

Over the next weeks, students from all over the world will descend upon the Case Western Reserve University campus. While we possess diverse worldviews, experiences and cultures, there are a few things...

Writing final papers with information theory

Brian Johnson, Contributing Reporter April 22, 2016

If the past is any indication, it's likely that at this time of the semester, many Case Western Reserve University students will find themselves on the third floor of Kevin Smith Library at 2 a.m., rushing...

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