The Observer

Facing Phobias

By Jamie Lescht, Arts Editor

May 18, 2012

Sophomore Jamie Bonan lives in constant fear of a simple object: a balloon. Instead of being able to turn her head away at the sight of this inflatable item, she begins to panic and loses her composure. This is no normal fear, it is known as a phobia. The term phobia is generally associated with words like claustrop...

The Weeknd uses Internet to boost popularity

By By Josh Samson, Arts Editor

May 19, 2011

In this era of Internet sensations and instant gratification, only a few musicians have been able to break through the masses and create both a new sound and a new way to market themselves. In March, rapper Drake created an Internet frenzy when he began promoting a new artist called The Weeknd by tweeting...

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