The Observer

Students felt unsafe in hectic, cramped UPB ticket line

Kushagra Gupta, Opinion Editor

October 2, 2015

A $100 trip to Montreal over fall break is an easy sell to any student at Case Western Reserve University. However, those who showed up to buy tickets on Thursday, Sept. 24 were in for a long, anxiety-ridden evening. The University Program Board (UPB) began to number students already in line at 7:30...

Timeflies when you’re having fun

Alex Clarke, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2015

University Program Board’s (UPB) Fall Concert was one of those moments where nothing particularly spectacular happened: Everything was just good and went smoothly. I prefer this to concerts where fights break out, there’s an hour’s wait for an artist or an artist gets the university’s name wrong. During...

Editorial: Spot Night can change, but only carefully

Observer Staff

September 11, 2015

Spot Night is a key concert and a much beloved event that the University Program Board (UPB) historically put on weekly. Students always knew that they could find a band playing at the Spot on Thursday night. There was a sense of community. That feeling has now been shattered by a drastic change: This semester there will only be one l...

What’s happening with Spot Night?

UPB's Spot Night will only be occurring once a month this year in an effort to reduce over-programming.

Tiffany Cheung, Staff Reporter

September 4, 2015

Walking down the stairs to The Spot, you hear loud music playing, and the beat seems to bounce off the table to the chair to the steps. You are pumped up and excited. You can almost feel the vibrant energy on your fingertips. Students are lined up at the door, eagerly waiting to swipe their IDs. You...

Atlas Genius and Timeflies coming for this year’s Fall Concert

Unlike the previous years, students did not vote on the headliner for UPB's fall concert.

Tiffany Cheung, Staff Reporter

September 4, 2015

Recently, the University Program Board (UPB) announced its Fall Concert performers after months of anticipation and questioning. The verdict: Timeflies and Atlas Genius. In previous years, UPB sent out a campus-wide survey to try to gauge the interest of the student body. From that survey, one or...

April Spot Night previews

Temi Omilabu, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2015

April 2: Joywave with opener Night Terrors of 1927 This band from Rochester, NY is known for their indie sound mixed with an electronic flare. Their single, “Dangerous” found itself on top of the Alternative Billboard chart in 2014, and their collaboration with KOPPS on “Tongues” pushed them even...

SEC decides on allocations for next semester

Julia Bianco, News Editor

March 27, 2015

The Student Executive Council (SEC) decided how they will allocate the Student Activities Fee (SAF) for the fall semester. The SEC is made up of the umbrella organizations on campus, including the president and finance chairs of Undergraduate Student Government (USG), the University Program Board...

Ex “Parks” star moves past the stache

Ex “Parks” star moves past the stache

Anne Nickoloff, Arts & Entertainment Editor

March 26, 2015

Nick Offerman waved Retta onto the Severance Hall stage at the end of his standup set on Friday, March 20. The audience immediately hushed, but a few seconds into his acoustic strumming, the room buzzed. Suddenly most onlookers knew exactly what was happening. With a slow clap emanating from much...

March Spot Night Previews

Temi Omilabu, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2015

March 5: Panama Wedding One of the most anticipated Spot Nights of the year is soon approaching. Panama Wedding is a four-person synthpop group from New York City with a fun, college-hipster sound. This band is quickly breaking out of the “underground” scene, as its songs continue to climb up the ...

Students fight for first at Gluttony Gauntlet

A student attempts the salad eating portion of UPB’s Gluttony Gauntlet.

Alex Clarke, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2015

Ever wanted to gain about 5 pounds in a half hour? Me neither. But this is what many contestants did during the Melt Challenge portion of the University Programming Board-sponsored 6th annual Gluttony Gauntlet at Case Western Reserve University. Participants had half an hour to eat as much of a...

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