The Observer

Barnhouse Journal offers poetry for everyone

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor

September 6, 2019

In the spring of 2018, Kevin Latimer sat at a writing workshop, frustrated. Few people at the table looked like him, and few shared his background from one of the poorest parts of Cleveland. That same year, Latimer and his friend Jason Harris founded a literary space of their own in response: Barnho...

The fight continues for LGBT representation at John Carroll University

The fight continues for LGBT representation at John Carroll University

Emily Young, Development Editor

September 6, 2019

Few students remember that just a short five miles away from Case Western Reserve University lies another college: John Carroll University. John Carroll was founded in 1886 as a Jesuit university intent on educating students in both morals and traditional academic disciplines. As a member of the Association ...

CWRU researchers find 3.8 million-year-old skull

CWRU researchers find 3.8 million-year-old skull

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

September 6, 2019

“There was a moment when I couldn’t control my emotions. Apparently, I was jumping up and down, a behavior that I don’t usually show when I find hominin fossils, and the locals who were standing next to me thought that I was going crazy!” That was the reaction of Yohannes Haile-Selassie, curator of phy...

The OL Experience

Nihal Manjila, Staff Reporter

August 30, 2019

Entering college can be a daunting task. Incoming students have to leave their families and homes and join a new community in a new place. Discover Week plays a vital role in integrating new students into the Case Western Reserve University community before the academic year starts. This is due in gre...

Hessler Street Fair celebrates fifty years of “Peace, Love and Lemonade”

Hessler Street Fair celebrates fifty years of “Peace, Love and Lemonade”

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor

June 6, 2019

Bubbles filled a cloudy sky on Saturday, June 1 as the sound of more than a dozen hand drums from an impromptu drum circle bludgeoned the air in celebration of the Hessler Street Fair. The lead singer of funk group Daddy Longleg’s Homegrown Revival, Davidione Pearl, burned incense and spread the s...

Menstrual and contraceptive health panel comes to CWRU

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2019

“Women want and need more information regarding vaginal health.” This is the main sentiment behind the “Breaking The Silence: A Menstrual and Contraceptive Health Panel” as shared by panelist Dr. Anthony Tizzano. The panel was hosted by Period. @CWRU, a relatively new student-run organization...

Collaboration formed between Cleveland science institutions

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is the one of the institutions that joined CWRU in a formal partnership

Jordan Reif, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2019

The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo (CMZ), Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH), Holden Arboretum and Case Western Reserve University’s department of biology have relied on informal collaborations for decades through research, resources and teaching. On July 1, 2018, CWRU signed an agreement to enter into a formal...

ShowCASE speaker describes effective data visualizations

Nathan Lesch, Director of Print

April 26, 2019

“The focus of data journalism shouldn’t be to wow, but to inform,” said Mona Chalabi, this year’s Case Western Reserve University ShowCASE guest speaker, in her noticeably British accent. Chalabi is The Guardian’s data editor, a data journalist at NPR and an important advocate for the responsible...

Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument Tunnel Tours

The Soldiers' and Sailors' monument in Downtown Cleveland

Abbey Wells, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2019

For one day only the public will be able to tour the tunnels underneath the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument. This opportunity will take place on Saturday, April 23 and is only offered once a year. The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument was built in 1894 to commemorate the 9,000 Cuyahoga County...

Chabad and Hillel get Jewish students in the Passover spirit

Students enjoyed a celebratory Seder meal at the Albert and Norma Geller Hillel Student Center.

Lev Pearlman, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2019

On Friday, April 19, the Cleveland Hillel Foundation and Chabad at CWRU began their respective Passover celebrations. The Jewish holiday that commemorates the Jews’ mass exodus from Egypt to escape slavery over 2,000 years ago. On the first two nights of Passover, Hillel and Chabad hosted Seders....

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