The Observer

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...

New Thwing Study Over date creates mixed feelings on campus

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

Thwing Study Over (TSO) is the well-loved campus tradition with plenty of free food and giveaways, and contrary to the name, it involves no studying. Rather, it is the perfect destress event during finals, allowing students an excuse to leave their rooms and stop studying for a few hours.  Tiger Fan...

CWRU students engage in discussion about domestic abuse

Veronica Madell, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

“Why talk about domestic abuse?” Megan Gergen, training specialist at Domestic Violence Child Advocacy Center (DVCAC), asked a room full of 50 college students on Tuesday, Dec. 3, one of the busiest weeks of the academic year. Clearly, the topic was important enough to draw this big of a crowd, bu...

Tom Holland and Russo Brothers come to campus to film movie

The crew for “Cherry,” a movie about an army medic who robs banks, put up generic “Whatever College University” signs by the Case Quad. Courtesy of A. Bernhard

Henry Bendon and Anna Giubileo

November 22, 2019

Movie fever spread through campus this week as the Russo Brothers’ production of “Cherry” took over the Case Quad on Tuesday and Wednesday as part of the principal filming for the upcoming drama. From the moment the “Whatever College University” signs went up outside Adelbert Hall, avoiding...

Wednesday classes impede Thanksgiving travel plans

Nathan Lesch, Director of Print

November 22, 2019

Most students have bemoaned having classes scheduled for the day before Thanksgiving at least once during their time at Case Western Reserve University. Jensen Turner, a second-year engineering student, is one of the many students impacted by CWRU’s academic schedule. Turner’s home in Everett, Wa...

Cleveland Metroparks discuss sustainability initiatives at Green Bag Lunch talks

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

November 22, 2019

Nancy Despond, special projects administrator at the Cleveland Metroparks, gave the last Green Bag Lunch of the semester this past Tuesday, speaking on sustainability and history at the Cleveland Metroparks.  Hosted by the Case Western Reserve University Office of Energy & Sustainability, thes...

CIA Holiday Sale provides students an opening into the art world

A work that will be sold during the CIA Holiday sale

Veronica Madell, Staff Reporter

November 22, 2019

While winter and the holiday season are just starting to cross the minds of Case Western Reserve University students, Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) students have been preparing for months. Long before the cold weather started, CIA students were molding pottery, designing stickers and painting canvases ...

Here’s how Cleveland has been combating the opioid epidemic

Here's how Cleveland has been combating the opioid epidemic

Collin Wong, Staff Reporter

November 22, 2019

The opioid epidemic is continuing to ravage communities around Cleveland. From 2016 to 2017, more than 1,300 opioid overdose deaths occurred in Cuyahoga County. By 2018, opioid-related deaths made up approximately 80 percent of the 560 drug-linked deaths in Cleveland, a disproportionately high amount....

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...

Senator Kamala Harris proposes a bill that will lengthen the school day

Maryam Iqbal, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2019

Last week, Sen. Kamala Harris introduced a bill titled “Family Friendly Schools Act.” The bill aimed at creating a pilot study in 500 schools, ultimately aligning school days with work days in working class communities. School days would end at around 6 p.m., following the 5 p.m. end for working days...

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