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The Observer

Mayor Justin Bibb (left) and City Council President Blaine Griffin (right) carry court motions on April 6, 2022 in their first failed attempt to expunge marijuana convictions and charges.

Cleveland plans to expunge marijuana convictions en masse

Shreyas Banerjee, Executive Editor January 20, 2023

Cleveland may soon be making strides towards cannabis policy reform by expunging convictions related to misdemeanor marijuana cases.  Mayor Justin Bibb came into office promising to reform the city’s...

The Cleveland Orchestra still has a few more concerts in the 2022-2023 season, which students can attend with a Frequent Fan Card or a Student Advantage Membership.

Cleveland Orchestra showcase: A guide to past and upcoming performances

Zachary Treseler, Staff Writer January 20, 2023

Imposing over the end of the Binary Walkway at Case Western Reserve University is Severance Hall, which houses the Cleveland Orchestra, one of Cleveland’s crown jewels. In the rest of its 2022-2023 season,...

The RTA is a vital service for CWRU students and faculty as well as an important tool for fighting poverty by bringing economic activity to an underserved community.

Inside the RTA: Cleveland’s public transit

Milo Vetter and Jarod Lau October 28, 2022

For many students, faculty and employees at Case Western Reserve University, the Greater Cleveland Rapid Transit Authority (RTA) is a vital service. The RTA’s light rail and bus system is the best way...

On Oct. 1, a large crowd holding signs with anti-regime slogans gathered in Public Square to protest the violence of the Iranian government.

Cleveland residents hold protests against the Iranian Government

Sara Khorshidi, Director of Print October 7, 2022

On the afternoon of Saturday Oct. 1, residents of Cleveland joined those around the world protesting the Iranian Regime’s brutality towards women and their subsequent crackdown on those calling for reform....

The Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry, a nonprofit organization located 10 minutes from CWRUs campus, is currently looking for food and meal donations.

Help needed at the local Lutheran men’s shelter

Siddharth Mehta, Staff Writer November 19, 2021

The Center for Civic Engagement and Learning (CCEL) recently announced a new service opportunity for students to donate meals to the Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry’s local men's shelter, which is located...

Justin Bibb (right) talks to college students about his agenda, including CWRU third-year Cameron Tong (left)

Justin Bibb wins hard-fought Cleveland mayoral election in landslide victory

Shreyas Banerjee, Life Editor November 5, 2021

History was made on Tuesday, Nov. 2. For the first time in 16 years, the City of Cleveland elected a new mayor after a prolonged campaign. Justin Morris Bibb defeated City Council President Kevin Kelley...

Tennis In the Land, featuring the umpires chair designed by Cleveland Institute of Art student Thomas Vinci

Umpire chairs for Tennis In The Land tournament created by CIA student at think[box]

Matthew Chang, Contributing Writer September 17, 2021

From Aug. 22-28, the inaugural 2021 Tennis in the Land event was held in Cleveland and broadcasted internationally. Case Western Reserve University’s involvement began when Todd Wojtkowski, the head...

Cleveland City Hall is located in Clevelands Downtown neighborhood.

EYEJ town hall and interviews of candidates in upcoming mayoral election

Hoai Phuong Nguyen, News Editor August 27, 2021

The Cleveland primary mayoral election is coming up on Sept. 14, with a result that will have major impacts on the city, and on Aug. 20, Empowering Youth, Exploring Justice (EYEJ) Youth Council and Millennial...

Ohio August special election and the future of voting on our campus

Ohio August special election and the future of voting on our campus

Hoai Phuong Nguyen, News Editor August 20, 2021

The 11th Congressional District Democratic race—an incredibly significant election that did not gain as much traction as the national primary—took place on Aug. 3 with a low turnout.    This...

Clevelanders march to end violence and racism against Asian Americans.

“Stop Asian Hate” march in Cleveland highlights violence against the community

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor April 2, 2021

After the horrific shooting in Atlanta earlier this month, a new national spotlight has shown upon an issue that has been long ignored: the growing spread of anti-Asian violence. With six of the eight...

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