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The Observer

Fourth-year Trey Razanauskas, second from the right, gives an impassioned speech at the NCAA National Meet on Nov. 20, 2021 in Louisville, Kentucky.

The legacy of Trey Razanauskas

Yoshmar Pinal-Alfaro, Contributing Writer January 14, 2022

On Nov. 20, 2021, at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park in Louisville, Kentucky, fourth-year Trey Razanauskas ran for a time of 24:25.7 on the 8K course, the fastest time ever run by a member of the Case...

Whether it is a stranger, a friend or a crush, anonymous messages through CWRUs Missed Connections Instagram page continue to bring excitement to students.

CWRU Missed Connections makes complimenting others contagious

Shejuti Wahed, Staff Writer January 14, 2022

Among the countless possible honors and accolades one may collect during their time at Case Western Reserve University, a feature on the CWRU Missed Connections Instagram page might be one of the most...

Tom Hollands Spider-Man (pictured above) returns for another action-packed hit that strikes the hearts of old and new Marvel fans alike.

“Spider-Man: No Way Home” is the COVID-era blockbuster that transcends generations

Shivangi Nanda, Copy Editor January 14, 2022

Disclaimer: This review contains spoilers. Crushing domestic and global box office records, "Spider-Man: No Way Home" has officially become the biggest cinematic sensation of the year. Given its unprecedented...

The CMA invites attendees on a virtual tour into the depths of Cambodia, culminating in an awe-inspiring vision of Krishna Lifting Mount Govardhan as it once was.

CMA’s “Revealing Krishna” revives ancient Cambodian art with an inspiring modern twist

Elie Stenson, Staff Writer January 14, 2022

The weight of centuries rides on the smooth rippling of water as it washes against the boat’s hull, and the river, displayed on the three screens that flank the entrance of the exhibit, parts easily...

Third-year student Shreyas Banerjee (pictured above) steps into the role of executive editor of The Observer as CWRU goes through uncertain times.

Editor’s Note: Shining a light on all of CWRU’s little worlds

Shreyas Banerjee, Executive Editor January 14, 2022

When I entered Case Western Reserve University in the fall of 2019, I did not expect to join The Observer. Having had very little experience writing and zero exposure to the world of journalism, joining...

Preventing the spread of COVID-19 is even more imperative as friends and families look forward to reuniting this holiday season.

COVID-19 considerations during the holiday season

Phuong Nguyen, New Editor December 3, 2021

Winter break is approaching right after the final exams period, and the majority of students will travel back to their home, whether in-state, out-of-state or international. Even though we have gained...

This play starring CWRU students ties in themes of family and loss, as well as hope.

Down the “Rabbit Hole”

Mulan Ma, Copy Editor December 3, 2021

“Rabbit Hole,” directed by first-year Case Western Reserve University student Mikhail Goldenberg, is a play written by David Lindsay-Abaire about a picture-perfect family in New York that experiences...

Red (Taylors Version) is a metamorphosis of a classic and cherished album.

“Red (Taylor’s Version)” somehow improves on Taylor Swift’s best album

Shreyas Banerjee, Life Editor November 19, 2021

There is no denying it: “Red” is Taylor Swift’s best album and one of the best albums of the last decade. Though the 2020 dual releases of “folklore” and “evermore” give it a run for its...

Taylor Swift returns with another re-recording, this time for Red, fully embracing its autumn vibes.

All the songs from “Red Taylor’s Version” ranked by how “Sad Girl Autumn” they are

Hannah Yan, Staff Writer November 19, 2021

Have you just been broken up with? Or perhaps you failed that exam you spent five hours studying for the day before? Or maybe you’re just feeling those seasonal blues? Well, Taylor Swift has officially...

Timothée Chalamet stars in The French Dispatch, a love letter to journalists and the power of journalism.

“The French Dispatch” uses nostalgic whimsy to spread the joy of stories and storytellers

Shreyas Banerjee, Life Editor November 19, 2021

There is a very specific feeling you get when watching a Wes Anderson movie. A certain nostalgia pervades his projects, giving all his work a familiar glow. Unlike most, the dreamy nostalgia he seeks to...

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