The Observer

The Mowgli’s concert boasts impressive turnout

UPBeats: The Mowglis took over the Jolly Scholar on April 30 and was well attended, with about 500 students.

Julia Knight, Contributing Reporter

April 6, 2018

The Jolly Scholar was electric on Friday night as students lined up to take part in the good vibes brought to Cleveland by the Los Angeles band, The Mowgli’s. The excitement of the concert-goers was evident: While they waited for entry, multi-colored lights emanated from the Jolly’s windows and upbeat...

UPB hosts “Black Panther” advanced premiere

The University Program Board hosted an advanced screening of Marvel's

Smruthi Maganti, Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 16, 2018

Marvel’s “Black Panther” is one of the season’s most highly awaited films, and Case Western Reserve University’s University Program Board (UPB) organized an advanced screening exclusively for students the night before the premiere, on Feb. 15. UPB’s Off-Campus committee began planning ...

Homecoming Dance a flop

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter

October 14, 2016

Walking to the Tinkham Veale University Center on Oct 8, I had reasonable expectations for “Tinkerball”, the annual Homecoming dance put on by the University Program Board. I didn’t want to get my hopes up too high in case they were crushed, despite having heard the event was a big hit last year....

CWRUchella kicks off UPB concerts

Phoebe Ryan performing in Chicago

Annie Nickoloff

August 19, 2016

Just one day before classes start for the school year, students can celebrate the end of summer with a mini music festival on Frieberger Field. The event, CWRUchella, will take place from 4-8 p.m. on Aug. 28. The event, organized by University Program Board, is in its second year and will face a ...

Semester Grades

April 22, 2016

Case Western Reserve University students will be surprised to find that they earned at least one F this semester due to lack of participation. Despite the fact that the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) put an enormous amount of effort in encouraging student input on the tobacco-free policy, abo...

Pounds of cheese at the Gluttony Gauntlet

This photo shows food similar to that served at Gluttony Gauntlet this year.

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2016

Saturday, Feb. 20, an eating contest was sponsored by University Program Board (UPB) that showcased three distinct abilities that the various contestants had to put on display: food endurance, relay skills and accuracy abilities (tested by a Cheeto toss). There was a planned fourth skill test involving...

Bubble soccer bursts onto scene at CWRU

UPB brought the fad sport of Bubble Soccer to campus for a casual, fun, and bouncy take on the classic sport.

Eddie Kerekes, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2016

What do you get when you combine hard hitting action, chaos, college students, two goals, a soccer ball and 10 air-filled bubble suits? Bubble soccer, of course. The game, invented in Norway in 2011, took off in the United States after appearances on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” in February...

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...

Weekly Spot Nights are back

Neon Indian performed at one of this semester's monthly Spot Nights, which UPB will be changing to a weekly event next semester.

Tiffany Cheung, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2015

In the good old days, Spot Night was weekly. Every week, music would blast from the musicians practicing their songs. Walking down the steps to The Spot was an experience. Each step vibrated with the music. Every step got you closer to the beat. The steps led you to all the excitement. Students relied...

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay– Part 2” loses itself in its fast pacing

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia

November 24, 2015

Sitting down to write “The Hunger Games-- Mockingjay, Part 2” must have been something akin to looking at your planner and realizing you have four papers, two tests and a presentation tomorrow and only two and a half hours to put it all together. The sheer amount of material left over after the fi...

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