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What to do this weekend

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

December 7, 2018

Friday, Dec. 7 Design Spotlight Where: Sears think[box] When: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. See the hard work of your fellow students on display at this free event hosted by the Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Institute of Art chapter of Design for America. Students will be displaying ...

Third-year student shot on South Side

Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder addressing the campus in the wake of the shooting

Sophia Yakumithis, News Editor

November 9, 2018

On the night of Nov. 3, a Case Western Reserve University student was shot in a parking lot on Murray Hill Road during a carjacking incident which escalated into a shootout with police. A press conference to address the incident was held by President Barbara Snyder, Vice President for Student Affai...

Kerby: Say hello to Spartie the Squirrel

Steve Kerby, Staff Columnist

November 2, 2018

To be frank, an ancient Greek soldier renowned as the model of a disciplined and driven fighter is not the image of the Case Western Reserve University student body. A Spartan warrior is not the mascot for us. Consider the original Spartan warriors, who were served by a group of Messenian slaves. Call...


August 31, 2018

Horoscopes: The signs as dance moves Aries: The Grapevine Taurus: The Robot Gemini: Soulja Boy’s “Crank That” Cancer: Raise the Roof Leo: The Sprinkler Virgo: The Cha Cha Libra: The Dab Scorpio: Dad-at-a-barbecue Ophiuchus: The Pop and Lock Sagittarius: Moonwalk ...


Observer Staff

August 24, 2018

Aries: Betrayal is in your future. You think you can trust your roommate, but that will change after they eat your leftover Chipotle without asking. Taurus: Delete the Netflix account before it’s too late. Gemini: You will go broke soon, if you haven’t already. Remember, Gemini: there are two Starbucks loc...

Unite the Right protest takes Washington

Alt-right protestors gathered in Washington, D.C. to mark the one-year anniversary of 2017’s Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville. While a large crowd was anticipated, the number of counter protestors far exceeded that of the Unite the Right movement.

Henry Bendon

August 17, 2018

Sunday, Aug. 12 marked the one-year anniversary of the alt-right “Unite the Right” protest in Charlottesville, VA, a rally which led to multiple injuries and the death of anti-nazi protester Heather Heyer. Although the movement was able to muscle its way out of the shadows and into the national s...

Students rally against gun violence

Thousands of people gathered at Cleveland's Public Square for the national March for Our Lives movement on Saturday, March 24. Protests across the country rallied against gun violence, calling on law makers to advocate stricter gun regulations.

Katharine Toledo, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2018

Thousands of people gathered at Cleveland’s Public Square on Saturday, March 24 for the March for Our Lives, a rally which protested gun violence and pushed for stricter gun control policies. The national March for Our Lives campaign was facilitated by a group of students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas...

Baseball pulls off major upsets

The baseball team is currently ranked No. 18 in Division III after a hot 10-1 start. During this span, the team defeated two top five teams in the nation.

David Chang, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2018

As spring approaches and the snow melts away, flowers aren’t the only things blossoming. The Case Western Reserve University baseball team flourished at the start of the season with an impressive 10-1 record, winning all seven games in the Spartan Southern Classic in Lexington, South Carolina. The...

Eckert: The importance of an African American studies minor

Brian Eckert, Columnist

September 29, 2017

Currently there is no African-American Studies major or minor at Case Western Reserve University, which may be surprising to some. CWRU is what most would consider a top tier university and from my point of view, inclusive and respectful of all races, cultures and ethnicities. There is a petition travell...

USG Election Guide 2017

April 13, 2017

The 2017-2018 Undergraduate Student Government (USG) election will be held from April 13-14. All seven positions on the USG Executive Committee are up for election: the President, the Vice Presidents of Academic Affair, Finance, Student Life, Public Relations and Information Technology and the Chief Judici...

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