The Observer

Wednesday night dance party


Anne Nickoloff, Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 20, 2015

At the end of the RJD2 concert last Wednesday, Feb. 11, RJD2 (aka Ramble Jon Krohn) stepped down from the stage, slapping hands and thanking his loyal Case Western Reserve University audience. Sweat trickled down his face. The room started to clear, guests walking out with glow sticks wrapped around...

WRUW and UPB bring dance act to CWRU

RJD2 will headline the biggest concert the Tinkham Veale University Center has seen yet on Wednesday, Feb. 11

Anne Nickoloff, Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 8, 2015

University Program Board and Case Western’s radio station WRUW are both known for putting on concerts, whether it is Spot Night, Studio-a-Rama, the Fall Concert or Punk Prom. The two groups have finally collaborated to put on a show that breaks away from what both organizations are used to doing....

February Spot Night preview

Temi Omilabu, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2015

Feb. 5, 2015: Futurebirds (with opener Jordan Genovese) Futurebirds are an indie band hailing from Athens, GA. Their southern roots explain the subtle country-rock sound that can be heard in many of their songs. The high-energy band is known for their interesting mix of banjo, mandolin, electric and...

UPB announces Nick Offerman as spring comedian, New York City as spring break trip destination

Tiffany Cheung, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2015

Get ready to look forward to two more University Program Board events this semester: the Spring Comedian, and the Spring Break Trip. With spring semester off to a cold and snowy start, students look forward to the warm days ahead. Although spring break may be two months away, UPB’s spring break...

Students show off their talents in UPB’ CWRU’s Got Talent event

Tiffany Cheung, Staff Reporter

November 21, 2014

The spotlight is on, the clapping has subsided, and the audience waits. Can the next performer top the previous one? There is already extraordinary talent in the air and oozing out of the Kelvin & Eleanor Smith Ballroom in the Tinkham Veale University Center. As the next act ends, the audience cheers...

Spring comedian controversy

Anne Nickoloff, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 12, 2014

After opening the 2015 Spring Comedian vote to Case Western Reserve University students and community, CWRU’s University Program Board faced not-so-unexpected feedback regarding one of the comedian choices. Comedian Bill Cosby has recently returned to the spotlight for various allegations of sexua...

A comedian roundup

Tiffany Cheung, Contributing Reporter

November 7, 2014

Voting for the University Program Board 2015 Spring Comedian event is currently underway. Students can choose from six comedians and are able to vote for multiple individuals. The choices are: Demetri Martin, Bo Burnham, Wanda Sykes, Gabriel Iglesias, Bill Cosby and Nick Offerman. Martin, an American...

Club Case

Juicy J

Alex Clarke, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2014

“I wish that I could be like the Case kids. ‘Cause all the Case kids they seem to get it…” Students of Case Western Reserve University and guests screamed these slightly-changed lyrics to indie pop band Echosmith’s most well known song “Cool Kids” this Saturday at the Fall Concert. One...

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...

Homecoming came to Thwing Tuesdays

Thwing Tuesday

Allison Duchin, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2014

This week the University Program Board went above and beyond to try and start the campuswide excitement about homecoming this weekend. One of its first success was at Thwing Tuesdays. Thwing Tuesday this week had multiple different popular food vendors rather than just the typical one. These vendors...

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