The Observer

Take a break and think of home

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter

December 9, 2016

Friday, Nov. 30, the Class Officer Collective (COC) held its third annual “Almost Home for the Holidays” event for first- and second-years in the Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom. The event, held before exams began, provided attendees with home-style food, free shirts, candy and performa...

Transferring to another school, two COC officers resigned

Celia Wan, News Editor

August 19, 2016

In the early April, Case Western Reserve University students elected their new class officers for the year of 2016 to 2017. However, with the resignation of two officers, students may have to vote again to fill the two vacuum positions in the coming fall. Claudia Greenspan, a first-year student, and K...

Snowball is a hit

Students pose with props in the Snowball photo booth, one of the attractions at the annual dance downtown.

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2016

On Friday, Feb. 19, the Class Officer Collective (COC) hosted the annual Snowball dance, which featured a James Bond theme this year. Although the theme was not in the least bit evident (except for the remixed theme song played at the beginning) the dance was a huge success, possibly the most successful...

COC throws a Snowball

Snowball attendees enjoyed a night in downtown Cleveland a COC’s Snowball event.

Tiffany Cheung, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2015

Students in elegant dresses or fancy suits began to shuffle into a line for the buses. The crowd was bustling and excited to party like it was 1920 at the Class Officer Collective’s (COC) Snowball 2015, despite the frigid below-zero temperatures. For those who were able to get on the first wave...

SEC begins deliberations on student activities fee allocations

Kushagra Gupta, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2015

The Student Executive Council (SEC) came together for the first time this semester to review their budgets for the upcoming spring semester. The budgets are determined by the Student Activities Fee (SAF), approximately $156 per semester that each student pays on top of tuition. The money is divided between...

Bringing back fashion from 1920

Bringing back fashion from 1920

Tiffany Cheung, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2015

Every year, the Class Officer Collective (COC) organizes Snowball, a tradition that began in 2002 and allows Case Western Reserve University undergraduates to dress up and dance the night away in a formal event held off campus mid-winter. This year it will be held at the Marriott Hotel downtown on...

Halloween at Home will not return next year

Gabrielle Buffington, Staff Reporter

November 21, 2014

Halloween at Home is discontinued indefinitely. “For the foreseeable future, yes.” Colin Worden, executive president of the Class Officer Collective, uttered this statement gently and with a bit of remorse hanging onto the last word. The trick-or-treating tradition that went on for more than...

COC plans holiday event for freshmen and sophomores

Gabrielle Buffington, Staff Reporter

November 21, 2014

The freshmen and sophomore classes are going home for the holidays—almost. The Class Officer Collective’s new event, “Almost Home for the Holidays,” will give freshmen and sophomores a place to celebrate some of their first holidays away from home. The event, which will be held on Wednesday,...

Homecoming heroes

Anastazia Vanisko, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2014

Even though Case Western Reserve University’s Homecoming only lasts one week, the planning starts much earlier. This year, CWRU wanted Homecoming to focus more on school spirit and pride, requiring even more innovation and effort from the planners as they modified their approach. Lou Stark, the...

COC letter to the editor

October 10, 2014

As a member of the Class Officer Collective (COC), I realize there are some people on campus who are still unaware of what exactly our organization does. Many people associate COC with the class-specific programs we hold, or the large campus traditions like Hudson Relays that we coordinate. While...

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