The Observer

Bone health not just for grandparents

Colin Lux, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2010

Students may think that now they’re young and strong and you won’t have to worry about osteoporosis, but they would be wrong. This chronic illness may be closer than most people tthink. Poor lifestyle choices and our nasty little habits can easily catapult you into a downward spiral to this major...

Beating the banks with checking and savings accounts

Beating the banks with checking and savings accounts

Bill Boyer, OSCPA Ambassador

September 24, 2010

Opening up checking and savings accounts is the first step in taking control of your personal finances. If you already have a checking and savings account, you are on the right track. If your parents manage them though, you should probably ask them permission to be reading a newspaper all by yourself...

Students shack up for Habitat for Humanity

Students shack up for Habitat for Humanity

Sage Schaff, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2010

Castles, rocket ships, and even Hogwarts from the famous Harry Potter books were just a few of the cardboard house designs that inspired CWRU students at Habitat for Humanity’s 8 annual Let’s Shack Up event. Habitat’s largest annual philanthropy event took place last Friday and Saturday, Sept....

Season of giving begins with Charity Choice 2010

Tyler Hoffman, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2010

Residing within an urban bubble, students and faculty of CWRU are often isolated from the Greater Cleveland metropolitan area. Locked within the bustling campus atmosphere, it is possible for any individual to forget the prominent need within Cleveland and Ohio. Launched on Sept. 17, the Charity Choice...

Saturday Tutoring Program at Church of the Covenant begins 21st year

Saturday Tutoring Program at Church of the Covenant begins 21st year

Nick Knoske, Assistant News Editor

September 24, 2010

Despite the early hour, Cleveland's Presbyterian Church of the Covenant attracted more than a hundred volunteers from CWRU and the greater Cleveland community this past Saturday, when it held its annual training session for new volunteer tutors. The training will prepare volunteers for participation...

Today’s Constitution Day brings Richard Corday and Thomas Fisher to CWRU

Today’s Constitution Day brings Richard Corday and Thomas Fisher to CWRU

Tiffany Oliver

September 17, 2010

Sept. 17, 2010 marks the sixth annual Constitution Day, commemorating the signing of the United States Constitution in 1787. Constitution Day was established in 2004 when Senator Robert Byrd attached an amendment to the Omnibus Spending bill requiring all educational institutions receiving any form of...

Greek Life funding restored with passage of referendum

Gillian Seaman, News Editor

September 17, 2010

With a vote of 540 to 400, the CWRU student body voted last week to restore Greek life student activity fee funding to its original levels and ended the months long debate. The passage of the referendum restores Greek life funding to 6.51%. “I was pleasantly surprised,” said John Witowski, president...

Mortar Board chapter recieves Silver Torch national award

Sean Hobson, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2010

The national Mortar Board Honors society was first founded in 1918, and has since grown to 228 chapters nationwide. It was the first honorary society to officially recognize women as honorees, and now has many prominent members. College seniors are invited to be elected to this society based upon their...

Technology issues plague university, spark solutions

Tyler Hoffman, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2010

Throughout the first weeks of September, multiple complications with CWRU technology influenced student life on a grand scale. On the evening of Sept. 7, students were alerted that voting for the freshman Undergraduate Student Government representatives and for the Student Executive Council referendum...

USG Brief

Tyler Hoffman, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2010

As students of CWRU acclimate to the University after four weeks of classes, Undergraduate Student Government (USG) is working diligently across multiple fronts. Fresh after a weekend retreat that offered training to members, the general assembly convened on Sept. 14. The board reports of the executive...

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