The Observer

Student performers shine at Drag Ball

The event featured crowd interaction, a special guest performer and lip syncing.

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2016

Held on Friday, Feb. 12, the Case Western Reserve University Drag Ball promised to break transgender stereotypes and donate all its funds to the LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland. Without a doubt, the event delivered on this promise and provided extra sweet surprises. Having never seen a drag event...

Bubbling over with fun

Noah Crowley, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2016

The world’s most popular sport is coming to Case Western Reserve University with a fun twist this Saturday, Feb. 6. At the event will be free food, lots of fun and several chances at winning an Amazon gift card for all who attend. Almost anywhere that you go in the world, you will run into fans...

Annual Yule Ball combines dancing and magic

The event will bring together Harry Potter fans this weekend with a variety of Hogwarts-themed food, games and activities.

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2016

Jan. 30, a magical event lifted from the pages of the “Harry Potter” books will come to campus, courtesy of CWRUcio Quidditch: the Yule Ball. The Yule Ball, in the series, is traditionally held following the first task of the Triwizard Tournament as described in “Harry Potter and the Goblet...

Relax and roll at the hangout

Tiffany Cheung, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2015

Ready to roll? CWRU Hammocking Club and Case Western Longboard Club will be having a hangout on Sunday, April 12 at 2 p.m. in Doan Park. The two clubs will meet students at the bottom of the elephant stairs so everyone can walk over to the park together. Case Western Longboard Club describes themselves...

More birthdays, less cancer

Anne Nickoloff, Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 13, 2015

Next week, Case Western Reserve University’s Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) will push off the spring semester with a week of activities to support April’s Relay for Life event. Power of Purple, a four-day series of events, is aimed to raise awareness about cancer and earn extra donations for the...

CWRU gets SMARRTer about mental health

Aneeka Ayyar, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2015

Case Western Reserve University’s Students Meeting about Risk and Responsibility Training (SMARRT) leaders hope to change the way people look at mental illnesses with an awareness campaign beginning Feb. 16. “If someone was in a car accident, everyone would rush over to ask if they were okay,”...

Local January events

Sanjana Krishnakumar, Contributing Reporter

January 16, 2015

Show: “Disney on Ice Presents Frozen” Location: Quicken Loans Arena Dates: Jan. 9-18 Tickets: $20+ See your friends Olaf and Elsa figure skate at the Q. Get your tickets today for the “Disney on Ice Presents Frozen” ice spectacle. The use of lighting, pyrotechnics and illuminated ic...

The Jolly Scholar launches weekly comedy series

Julia Bianco, News Editor

November 26, 2014

Comedy fans, rejoice! The Jolly Scholar is bringing the local comedy scene to campus with their new Wednesday night comedy series, in partnership with Chucklefck. “The thought was to try to find something that was interesting to a freshman in their first semester and a graduate student,” said...

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,...

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