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The Observer

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

The new additions to the South Residential Village promise to increase the student capacity at CWRU, but also to modernize the facilities of the university.

New dorms in South Residential Village to house 600 more students by fall 2024

Shreyas Banerjee, Executive Editor April 22, 2022

  The population of Case Western Reserve University is growing due to President Eric Kaler’s push to increase enrollment over the next few years. With these plans, the need for new housing for...

President Eric Kaler sits down with The Observer to discuss his philosophy on higher education, and to address the practical concerns students have about the actions of CWRU administration.

A conversation with President Kaler

Shreyas Banerjee, Executive Editor April 22, 2022

Quotes have been lightly edited for clarity. Upon listening to President Eric W. Kaler’s schedule, one can’t help but be struck by just how many aspects of Case Western Reserve University—and...

Newly elected USG president Ananya Hari (pictured) and new VP of Finance Basil Yaseen discuss their objectives for USG in the upcoming academic year.

Ananya Hari elected USG President, shares thoughts on path forward

Shreyas Banerjee, Executive Editor April 22, 2022

On April 15-16, Case Western Reserve University students elected their peers to represent them in the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) for the upcoming 2022-2023 academic year. At the top of the...

The Cleveland Guardians played their first home games with their new name against the San Francisco Giants.

Guardians fans sound off on name change and lockout

Gaurav Hardikar, Staff Writer April 22, 2022

On April 15, Cleveland’s rebranded MLB team welcomed fans to Progressive Field for its first home game of the 2022 season.  The Cleveland Guardians, previously known as the Cleveland Indians, changed...

The CMAs new exhibit, Currents and Constellations: Black Art in Focus, highlights Black artistic production, including Sanford Biggers Cumulo (above), which alludes to enslaved people using quilts with embroidered instructions to get to freedom.

“Currents and Constellations: Black Art in Focus” sets new standard for narrative art exhibits

Elie Stenson, Staff Writer April 22, 2022

The Cleveland Museum of Art has become the setting for an exhibition that defies the norms of institutional displays. “Currents and Constellations: Black Art in Focus” takes the idea of an art show...

The talents of Jimmy O. Yang, Nate Nagvajara and Peet Guercio (left to right) made UPBs Spring Comedian event a success.

Jimmy O. Yang kills it as UPB’s Spring Comedian

Christie Lanfear, Life Editor April 15, 2022

Stand-up comedy is a tricky art form. It requires bravery, practice, hard work and, most importantly, a good sense of humor. Even if you tick all those boxes, different audiences appreciate different jokes,...

voting.case.edu is your one-stop-shop for all things student elections this semester.

Editorial: The importance of student elections

Editorial Board April 15, 2022

Every year, The Observer typically moderates the debate between all the various candidates running for elected positions in our Undergraduate Student Government (USG). Through this avenue, we see all the...

First-year Hannah Bolender performed with the Camerata and Case/University Circle Symphony Orchestra.

From Imagatorium to IMPROVment: student involvement in the performing arts

Grace Johnson, News Editor April 15, 2022

While many regard Case Western Reserve University as a STEM school given its strong engineering, pre-medical and research programs, there is also a rich culture of arts and performance. As the semester...

Healthy Minds Network is used in hundreds of colleges and universities across the country in order to help assess students mental health.

The Healthy Minds Study comes to CWRU

Grace Johnson, News Editor April 8, 2022

Mental health is an incredibly important part of success, if not the most important part of success. During our college years, keeping our mental health in check is vital to our goals, as classwork, internships,...

CWRU students run amongst the clouds of vibrant colors at Holi, enjoying the traditional Hindu welcome of spring.

Holi 2022 brought smiles and joy

Christie Lanfear, Life Editor April 8, 2022

Standing in a circle with our minds set on bags of colored powder, eyeing the friends we would soon douse, we were ready to begin. The countdown ended, the crowd went wild and then suddenly beautiful—and...

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