Penny War

By Melissa DiPietrantonio
November 14, 2002

The residential halls on campus are currently having their second annual penny war, which will end on Dec. 1.
The jars are available at the front desks of each dormitory from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The houses are considered one unit as well as the apartment complex. Their jars will be in the RD’s apartments, and anyone who wants to contribute can give their money to their RA.
Sophomore Michelle Murray, resident adviser in the New Residence Hall, said, “I’m really excited about penny wars and Xavier’s going down.”
Last year $600 was raised and given to Toys for Tots.
Each residence hall is in charge of promoting the penny war to the residents. All the RAs are in charge of advertising for it.
The point of the game is to get as many pennies in your jar as possible. Any nickels, dimes, quarters and dollar bills in jars subtract points.
The RAs and RDs have met and discussed the possible places where the money will go this year. Originally, they thought about adopting a family from Catholic Social Services, but they’re going to go to St. Edmond’s Home for Children and throw a holiday party for the kids instead. Most of the children are orphans or disabled. St. Edmond’s is also run by Catholic Social Services.
“[The penny war] is a fun way to get everyone on campus involved and it’s for a good cause, and Woodcrest is going to win.” Jessica Gentile, Junior RA in Woodcrest.
Sophomore Karen Bonin said, “I think the penny war is a good idea because it gets the whole campus involved while helping others at the same time.”

Penny +1
Nickel -5
Dime -10
Quarter -25
Dollar -100
Five Dollars -500
Ten Dollars -1000
Twenty Dollars -2000

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