The Observer

Clevelanders are being evicted; CWRU may be part of the problem

Sydney Negron, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2019

“I feel like when you’re at Case, you’re in a bubble and don’t really see how bad the situation around you is.” This is how first-year student Judy Cusack described the relationship between Case Western Reserve University and the rest of Cleveland. This sentiment seems to be widely acknowledged...

Climate strike at Public Square draws passionate crowd

Climate strike at Public Square draws passionate crowd

Lewis Nelken, Contributing Reporter

September 27, 2019

“HEY HEY HO HO FOSSIL FUELS HAVE GOT TO GO.”  Teens from multiple Cleveland high schools chanted and waved signs with messages such as “We are taking time out of our lessons to teach you one!” Students began arriving early at the rendezvous point, their blood as hot as the searing pavement un...

Maltz construction project gains approval

Grace Howard, News Editor

August 30, 2019

Earlier this August, the final plans to construct an addition to the Maltz Performing Arts Center were approved by both the city of Cleveland’s Euclid Corridor Design Review Committee and its planning commission. The project has been in the works since 2015. The addition to the building will ad...

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...

Collaboration formed between Cleveland science institutions

Collaboration formed between Cleveland science institutions

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...

Dave’s Cosmic Rock Club opens on Northside

Dave’s Cosmic Rock Club opens on Northside

Nathan Lesch, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2019

For the past several months, students walking from Northside to the Case Quad have wondered about the construction that has been occurring at the former Barking Spider Tavern. Their curiosity was satisfied with the opening of Cosmic Dave’s Rock Club, a unique take on a local franchise, Dave’s Cos...

Alumni create new bike-sharing program

Alumni create new bike-sharing program

Alexandra Faccenda, Pauly Suchy, and Justo Karell

April 12, 2019

Anyone who lives in a major city has probably seen a bike-sharing system. For most people, biking is a fun and convenient way to get around. For people in lower income neighborhoods, however, it’s a vital opportunity to access the resources they need to improve their careers, education and life. That...

Breaking new ground

Breaking new ground

April 5, 2019

Case Western Reserve University professor Darin Croft has a new exhibit at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH). The exhibit, titled “Mammal Mysteries of South America,'' highlights Croft’s work in the Quebrada Honda region in Bolivia. Several fossils found at the site were displayed at the exhibit,...

Study shows East Side neighborhoods’ structures improved since crash

Abbey Wells, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2019

The East Side of Cleveland is experiencing a revival after years of dealing with the effects of the 2010 housing crisis. A 2018 study by the Western Reserve Land Conservancy (WRLC) has found that in recent years the number of vacant and distressed structures has decreased substantially while housing pri...

Professor explores link between lead poisoning, juvenile delinquency

Katharine Toledo, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2019

Through Case Western Reserve University’s Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, Professor Rob Fischer is working on an initiative to find a link between lead poisoning, usually resulting from paint containing lead, and juvenile delinquency.   Fischer is an associate professor at the Jac...

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