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The Observer

The Student Newspaper of Case Western Reserve University


L'Albatros brings new French flavor to Northside

Head chef Zach Bruell creates a chic, affordable French brasserie right here on Case's campus. (0) comments

Discussions offers a forum for undergraduate research

The relatively new undergraduate research journal provides excellent insights into the research taking place here at Case. (1) comment

West Side Market named Great Public Space

Offering fresh and local groceries, the West Side Market was recently awarded a high prize from the American Planning Association. (0) comments

Alternate awards ceremony honors the worst side of Hollywood

The Golden Raspberry Awards, in existence since 1980, honor the worst films made every year during awards season, and this year should not disappoint. (0) comments

Guide to surviving dorm boredom

Dorm life can become monotonous. Here's our guide to beating the boredom. (0) comments

The Worst Case Scenario: Road to fame

Our resident expert offers tips to budding musicians about how to really make it in the music world. (0) comments

New book on female sexuality offers little

The new book by Thomas Paine (pseudonym) comes across as silly and nigh-pornographic instead of informative, like the author intended. (0) comments

Antony and the Johnsons' latest release reveals new direction without losing old fans

Indie musician Antony Hegarty moves on from needing guest artists and steps into his own with his own blend of unique singing and melodrama. (0) comments

Sex and Dating: Dealing with hopelessness

Breaking up with a significant other can be hard, but relying on your friends and family makes it all much easier. (0) comments

Just in Case: Putting up with a patronizing professor

Professors can be difficult to deal with, but don't make assumptions about their character too quickly. (0) comments

The Buzz

What's happening on campus and around Cleveland this week. (0) comments

In This Issue


  • Black History Month luncheon
  • Empowered by credit cards
  • Have you heard about: Engineers Without Borders?
  • Integrity Week to kick off
  • Robert Petit lecture elucidates Cambodia's "killing fields"
  • Student State of the University Address looks for improvement
  • Survey results provide new details of SAGES progress
  • Tuition increase scaled back amid tough times


  • A strong finish, finally
  • Browns fans should rethink rivalry
  • Dukes, Gardella place at Wheaton Invitational
  • Hockey: Against Pitt-Greensburg, third period and power play problems
  • Spartan Spotlight: Bryan Erce
  • Swimmers get wins in last meet before conferences
  • Throwback Weekend: Old-school jerseys are a growing trend
  • Track: Case, Mellon go head-to-head in first dual
  • Women's Basketball: Henry's last-second layup lifts Spartans

Fun Page

  • Crossword Answers
  • Jumble Answers
  • Sudoku Answers


  • Editorial: Modest tuition hike shows consideration
  • Engineering solutions to climate change not ideal, but worth studying
  • Letter to the editor: Putting life on hold for inauguration is over the top
  • You don't have to hate Valentine's Day: expand your options


  • Alternative girl band makes its Cleveland debut
  • Case Men's Glee Club sings their hearts out for another year
  • Fantasies come true
  • Film based on self-help book falls flat, despite star-studded cast
  • Listen Up
  • Local band makes name for itself, even across the Atlantic
  • Rocker teaches how to make a band work in new book
  • The Buzz
  • The Secret Ingredient: Popcorn Paradise
  • The Spartan guide to style: Preparing to spring forward
  • The Worst Case Scenario: Saving the economy