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Investing now for retirement pays off later

Investing now for retirement pays off later

Bill Boyer, OSCPA Ambassador

October 29, 2010


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When I opened an IRA (Individual Retirement Account) a friend posed the question, “You’re saving for retirement now? Why? You’re in college.” I responded simply, “I want to be rich.” Do you want to be rich? Of course you do. Everybody does. Why is it then that so few young people invest their...

Out at CWRU: students’ perspectives

Out at CWRU: students’ perspectives

Gillian Seaman, News Editor

October 15, 2010


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Senior English major Brennon Ham considers himself to be queer. “I identify myself as queer because there’s a difference between orientation and social identity when it comes to sexuality. If someone asks me if I’m gay, I’ll probably say yes. But I also identify as a bisexual. So I guess queer...

LGBT vigil honors lives, inspires change

LGBT vigil honors lives, inspires change

Tyler Hoffman, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2010


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“We stand here tonight to speak out against what is really the unspeakable,” associate provost Lynn Singer proclaimed to a crowd of students, faculty, and community members at the anti-LGBT bullying candlelight vigil on Monday, Oct. 11. Uniting straight allies, concerned individuals, and...

USG Brief

Sage Schaff, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2010


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Case Western Reserve University’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) held its last General Assembly before fall break this past Tuesday, Oct. 12. While committee reports went quickly and mostly echoed those of the past few weeks, a few caucus leaders’ announcements and open forum brought up some...

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...

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