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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Dwyane Wade

According to ESPN, Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade has left Nike. The former spokesman of Nike’s Jordan brand has signed with the Chinese shoe company Li-Ning. Formerly a representative for Converse, this move marks the third shoe deal in Wade’s career.

Contact:

Katie Lianez

College Mentors for Kids Public Relations Officer

klianez@osu.edu

740-867-5309

College Mentors for Kids wants You

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov.1, 2012- College Mentors for Kids’ most recent fundraiser was a success. Last week’s three-day lemonade stand on the Oval raised $920.

“Money from the lemonade stand funds their transportation to get here and supplies for their activities,” said general manager Alyssa Burns, a fourth year human development and family sciences major.

The organization hosts after school activities for underprivileged youth in grades one through six, three days a week. Each week the kids are given their “college question of the week.”

“Last week’s question was ‘how would you run your own business?’ and then the kids split up into marketers, operations people, cashiers, and bookkeepers,” said Burns.

If this sounds like fun, consider becoming a mentor next fall and changing a “little buddy’s” life.

The organization will be accepting applications until March and will hold group interviews in April, according to Arden Dandrea, president and fourth year special education major.

“We look for people who are relatable to kids, are passionate about working with the kids, and we like to see some experience with children,” said Dandrea.

Students from all majors are encouraged to apply. College Mentors wants to have a wide variety of majors represented through volunteers to expose the kids to exciting  activities.

“Next year the mentors will be more involved in planning the activities so we want to have people from all walks of college life,” Dandrea went on to say.

If you are interested in more information or would like to fill out an online application, visit the College Mentors website.

About: College Mentors for Kids was founded in 1996 by two Indiana University students. Sixteen years later, this expanding nonprofit has grown to include 24 chapters in the Midwest. The Ohio State University chapter, headed by President Arden Dandrea, boasts approximately 150 kids and 165 student volunteers. The organization holds after school activities Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday every week from 3:50 p.m. until 5:50 p.m. for the children of West Franklin Elementary and Linden STEM Academy.

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Contacts:

Alyssa Burns

Arden Dandrea

 

This is Katie Lianez with CNN.

In Los Angeles, the retired NASA space shuttle Endeavor is making its 12 mile journey through city streets to its final resting place at the California Science Center.

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Crews have been removing hundreds of trees and traffic signals to accommodate the shuttles 78 foot wing span. Traveling at 2 mph, the shuttle has fallen behind schedule as crews rush to clear more obstacles from its path.

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The shuttle is expected to go on display at the science center as early as Oct 30th.

In sports the Ohio State Buckeyes remain undefeated at 7-0 after narrowly escaping the unranked Indiana Hoosiers in a 52-49 victory in Bloomington. The Bucks will face their next test on Saturday at home in Columbus against the 3 and 3 Purdue Boilermakers.

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Finally, in the box office this week Taken 2 has taken the top spot. The sequel grossed $49.5 million in its debut weekend. Sony Picture’s Hotel Transylvania and Universal Picture’s Pitch Perfect wrap up the top 3.

President Obama

Republicans and Democrats alike have been critical of President Obama’s performance during the first presidential debate, however Governor Romney left many looking for more details into his tax plan. The president chose to remain “Presidential” in the words of Vice President Joe Biden, not referencing Romney’s recent comments about the “47%” or acknowledging his extremely vague tax plan. The president remains 3 points ahead in the polls and all eyes will be on the upcoming vice presidential debate between Biden and Republican Paul Ryan on Thursday, October 11 at 9:00 P.M.