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The Observer

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

President Eric Kaler sits down with The Observer to discuss his philosophy on higher education, and to address the practical concerns students have about the actions of CWRU administration.

A conversation with President Kaler

Shreyas Banerjee, Executive Editor April 22, 2022

Quotes have been lightly edited for clarity. Upon listening to President Eric W. Kaler’s schedule, one can’t help but be struck by just how many aspects of Case Western Reserve University—and...

Newly elected USG president Ananya Hari (pictured) and new VP of Finance Basil Yaseen discuss their objectives for USG in the upcoming academic year.

Ananya Hari elected USG President, shares thoughts on path forward

Shreyas Banerjee, Executive Editor April 22, 2022

On April 15-16, Case Western Reserve University students elected their peers to represent them in the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) for the upcoming 2022-2023 academic year. At the top of the...

CWRUs acclaimed a capella group, Dhamakapella, crushed their competition season this year, obtaining seven placings and five first or second-place spots in national competitions.

CWRU’s Dhamakapella sings their way into second place at the All American Awaaz

Noah Henriques and Shivangi Nanda, Staff Writer and Copy Editor April 22, 2022

After a streak of stunning performances, Dhamakapella closed out their competitive season with a second-place win at the All American Awaaz (A3) this past weekend. A South-Asian a cappella group, Dhamakapella...

Louisiana candidate for US Senate Gary Chambers, OH-11 congressional candidate Nina Turner and activist Philip Agnew (left to right) spoke on a panel at the Tinkham Veale University Center on weed legalization and the justice system reform, as well as a variety of other topics relevant to the upcoming midterm elections.

Nina Turner, Gary Chambers and Philip Agnew come to CWRU to discuss their efforts in changing political policy

Grace Johnson, News Editor April 22, 2022

Walking into Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom A, hopes and excitement to hear from a woman running for the House of Representatives for the OH-11 District on a platform of cannabis legalization,...

First-year Hannah Bolender performed with the Camerata and Case/University Circle Symphony Orchestra.

From Imagatorium to IMPROVment: student involvement in the performing arts

Grace Johnson, News Editor April 15, 2022

While many regard Case Western Reserve University as a STEM school given its strong engineering, pre-medical and research programs, there is also a rich culture of arts and performance. As the semester...

Students organize upcoming blood drive to alleviate national blood shortage

Nihal Manjila, Staff Writer April 15, 2022

The United States is experiencing the worst blood shortage in over a decade due to the COVID-19 pandemic and reduced blood donations. Since blood can’t be synthetically produced—nor can it be stored...

Healthy Minds Network is used in hundreds of colleges and universities across the country in order to help assess students mental health.

The Healthy Minds Study comes to CWRU

Grace Johnson, News Editor April 8, 2022

Mental health is an incredibly important part of success, if not the most important part of success. During our college years, keeping our mental health in check is vital to our goals, as classwork, internships,...

CWRU community works to donate supplies for those affected by the war on Ukraine

Amanda Wu, Contributing Writer April 8, 2022

The humanitarian crisis caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine has prompted an outpouring of support and aid from across the nation. The White House has given details and listed various initiatives,...

Eldred Theater is in the midst of renovations, with hopes to open back up in fall 2022 as a student center, similar to Thwing.

Eldred Theater to be converted to student space in fall 2022

Matthew Chang, Staff Writer April 1, 2022

Located in the center of the Case Quad near the Rockefeller Building, Eldred Hall has been part of the Case Western Reserve University Department of Theater for the past several decades. As the department...

Collin Wiants family were present for Governor Mike DeWines signing of Collins Law, which forces universities to be more strict with hazing.

CWRU’s new anti-hazing policy increases penalties for those who fail to report

Grace Johnson, News Editor April 1, 2022

Hazing has always been a problem on college campuses, but a recent incident has increased scrutiny on the issue in the state of Ohio. Collin Wiant was a student at Ohio University in 2018, where he...

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