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Local democrats pass the torch on to young voters

Local democrats pass the torch on to young voters

Sage Schaff, Staff Reporter
October 15, 2010
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Cuyahoga County commissioner Peter Lawson Jones and state senator Nina Turner arrived on the CWRU campus to speak at “Dinner with the Democrats” this past Friday, Oct. 8 in the Thwing 1914 Lounge. During the dinner, sponsored by CWRU Democrats, the speakers talked passionately about the importance...

Beta Theta Pi hosts walk for diabetes

Beta Theta Pi hosts walk for diabetes

Sean Hobson, Staff Reporter
October 15, 2010
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Last Saturday, a group of over 150 people crowded around the Leutner pavilion with same colored t-shirts for the Beta Walkathon. The annual event is organized by the Beta Theta Pi fraternity on campus to heighten awareness of the Diabetes. The event also raises funds for donation to the Diabetes Association...

A conversation with…Homecoming King Eben Via and Homecoming Queen Alex Fiffick

Jacob Martin, Staff Reporter
October 15, 2010
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After trying the Starbucks on Cornell and Euclid and the Church of the Covenant, we finally settled in the newly renovated/opened LGBT Center in Thwing, where I got to meet a very dedicated and fun-loving Homecoming King. Jacob Martin: Where are you from? Eben Via: Evanston, Illinois. JM: Why CWRU? EV: Because I like math and science, I want to be an engineer. I origin...

Student state of the university address to be held Oct. 18

Student state of the university address to be held Oct. 18

Nick Knoske, Assistant News Editor
October 15, 2010
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Students are invited to attend president Barbara R. Snyder's second-annual student State of the University address. The event will be held Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. in Strosacker auditorium. "While many universities across the country give an address to the faculty and staff, it is very rare...

The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told arrives on campus

The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told arrives on campus

Nick Knoske, Assistant News Editor
October 8, 2010
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As an effort to support the opening and recent dedication of the campus LGBT Center in Thwing, the Case Western Reserve University theater department is currently performing The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, its fall season play which will finish its run Oct. 10. The play, written by Paul Rudnick...

Save money without budgeting

Save money without budgeting

Bill Boyer, OSCPA Ambassador
October 8, 2010
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If I were like many other people offering personal finance advice, I would tell you that the best way to save your money is to make a budget and say something like, “It’s so easy. Just keep track of every penny you spend and you’ll save money.” While this sounds good, the truth is that most of...

Spartan spirit shows during weekend homecoming events

Spartan spirit shows during weekend homecoming events

Kaitlyn Estes, Staff Reporter
October 8, 2010
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This past weekend’s Homecoming festivities brought out the Spartan spirit in the Case Western campus. Regardless of what seemed to be the rain-beyond-the-possible, which persisted throughout the morning and into the afternoon’s game, students and alumni alike came together to support the university. The...

CWRU unveils study abroad in Israel

CWRU unveils study abroad in Israel

Sage Schaff, Staff Reporter
October 8, 2010
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Thanks to a recent partnership with Masa Israel Journey, a group dedicated to helping college students study and volunteer in Israel, Case Western Reserve University will be offering study-abroad programs to the country for the first time. CWRU will begin sending students to Hebrew University in Jerusalem...

CWRU raises awareness of LGBT issues: Snyder officially opens LGBT center

CWRU raises awareness of LGBT issues: Snyder officially opens LGBT center

Gillian Seaman, News Editor
October 8, 2010
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“We’re not going to rest on our laurels, but we are going to celebrate tonight,” said president Barbara Snyder, addressing the students, alumni, faculty and Cleveland community members in a packed Thwing atrium during last Friday’s official opening of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender...

A conversation with…Professor Jim Sheeler

A conversation with…Professor Jim Sheeler

Tyler Hoffman, Staff Reporter
October 8, 2010
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Assigned the task of obituary writing at the Colorado weekly newspaper Boulder Planet, Jim Sheeler told the stories of average people through a unique style of immersion and person-to-person conversation. He went on to write a captivating 24-page article entitled “Final Salute,” which honored fal...

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