The Observer

What will clubs and events look like this semester?

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor

August 21, 2020

This semester will be an odd one for many reasons, but the thing that may stand out the most is the change in campus life. With half of Case Western Reserve University students not living on campus anymore and everyone theoretically following socially distant guidelines, interactions will be different....

One to One and Next Level offer new student deals

One to One and Next Level offer new student deals

Veronica Madell, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2020

As the month of New Year’s resolutions comes to an end, One to One Fitness is trying to give students an extra push to continue going to the gym as classes start to ramp up.  One to One Fitness is the gym on Adelbert Rd. that many students walk past every day but ignore because of the price tag ...

Paris transit strike forces Professor Toman’s study-abroad course to adapt

RATP Bus 21 Passes in Front of Palais de Justice de Paris. The lack of trains from the strike has left Parisian busses crowded and running off schedule as the system grapples with the longest metro strike in french history.

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2020

In 20 years of teaching courses in Paris, Ruth Mulhauser Professor and Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Cheryl Toman never faced a transit strike like the one currently crippling the French capital. Toman has been taking students to the City of Lights for years, and this p...

CWRU students travel to Israel and Palestine over winter break

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2020

Over winter break, a delegation of students visited Israel to learn more about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict directly from those who are most affected by it.  The program, Fact Finders, was hosted by Cleveland Hillel. According to their promotional materials, the trip is “an educational and eye-...

Case Amateur Radio Club partners with Department of Civil Engineering to prepare for disaster

Civil engineering students survey the University Farm to help Case Amateur Radio Club find the best place for antennae to catch and receive raddion transmissions.

Chris Heermann, Photo Editor

December 6, 2019

Every June, the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) sponsors Field Day, a nationwide amateur radio event that simulates a disaster event where electronic communications are disabled. In this scenario, nearly every service we use in our daily life is affected. Hundreds of thousands of texts and calls fa...

LGBT Center works with graduate students to create a more inclusive CWRU

Halle Rose, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

AmariYah Israel, assistant director of the LGBT Center at Case Western Reserve University, started her talk by handing out three things: a matching game, a packet of vocabulary words and a cartoon labeled “The Gender Unicorn.” Three dental students, two Master of Public Health candidates and a CWRU Sch...

CWRU Rocket team launches into the sky

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Matt Hooke, Executive Editor

November 22, 2019

On Thursday, Nov. 19, a blue timer counted down in the Case Rocket Team (CRT) headquarters in think[box]. It marked the one day, 15 hours and six minutes left until the next rocket launch for the team. This launch was an important one for the group, as it offered many new members an opportunity to l...

Case Salsa club holds a successful dance class

Cecelia Zielke, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2019

Were you at Starbucks at around 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3? Glancing outside, did you suddenly feel as if you were in a scene from “Step Up Revolution”? It was likely that you were witnessing a portion of the Case Western Reserve University Salsa Club undergoing their first practice of the y...

“ZOMBIE! Run!”

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2019

Someone yells to a group of students marked with green bandanas around their arms. In the distance a horde of students, this time with the bandanas tied around their heads, runs towards the first group. The area erupts into chaos as the first group—the humans—struggle to find shelter from the zombie...

Student organization repairs medical equipment for underprivileged countries

CWRU Medwish volunteers repaired over $170,000 worth of medical equipment for underprivileged hospitals.

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

September 27, 2019

Case Western Reserve University prides itself on the myriad of hands-on learning opportunities it offers its students. One such opportunity is CWRU’s student organization MedWish, an offshoot of MedWish International. Every other Saturday, student members of the organization meet to repurpose and re...

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