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Hard beans and easy chairs: where to get your caffeine fix

August 23, 2013

The Coffee House at University Circle Like it for its coffee. Love it for its day-shift barista, Paula, who will greet you with a smile and a laugh. Go there for the atmosphere. The Coffee House at University Circle takes home The Observer’s distinction as the best coffee shop in University Circl...

Lay low and drink up: bars where everybody knows your name

August 23, 2013

Jolly Scholar A favorite of Case Western Reserve students, faculty, alumni, staff and just about everyone else, the Jolly is centrally located in Thwing Center. With cheap food, regular drink specials and one of the best selections of draught beer on campus, the Jolly is the go-to destination foll...

Champagne taste and beer income: shopping destinations to blow that first work-study paycheck

August 23, 2013

Legacy Village Located near Beachwood Mall on Cedar Avenue, Legacy Village puts retail therapy and casual fine dining in reach. The compound is home to popular chains, such as Cheesecake Factory, Brio Tuscan Grille, Bar Louie and California Pizza Kitchen. Legacy Village is one of the best places to shop...

Work smarter, not harder: best campus study spots

August 23, 2013

Kelvin Smith Library The Kelvin Smith Library is, of course, the quintessential campus study spot. But despite the obvious reasons, it reigns supreme in terms of study space. With little chance of being disturbed and plenty of cubicles, especially in the reading rooms and squirreled away in the stac...

Frugality at its finest: what’s free with your ID

August 23, 2013

The Cleveland Orchestra The Cleveland Orchestra attracts one of the youngest orchestra audiences in the country, facilitated in part by their highly successful Student Advantage Program, which offers deeply discounted tickets to Case Western Reserve and other university students.The Student Advantag...

Alphabet Soup: Your handy guide to translating Case Western Reserve University speak

August 23, 2013

The miscellaneous: CWRU: Case Western Reserve University. Most students refer to our school as CWRU. Saying the full name takes far too much time and effort. HARLD: Housing and residence life database. Despite its technical definition, for most of you a HARLD email will simply signal that your...

The Cleveland Orchestra offers world-class entertainment on shoestring budget

Tyler Hoffman, Executive Editor

August 23, 2013

Case Western Reserve University does not have a reputation for being an inexpensive college campus; however, there are student-specific programs and cost saving opportunities available if you know where to look. For world-class entertainment on a shoestring, you need not look further than Severance Hall. The...

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