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Fighting Hunger One Gala at a Time

Fighting Hunger One Gala at a Time Picture this: A jiving jazz band, flickering chandeliers, dancing flappers, a plethora of fedoras, strands of pearls, and clinking glasses… Karly, getting "dolled" up for the 1920s-themed gala The Brownstone Reserve in Bryan was filled with a crowd of people all coming together with the appearances of having a roaring good time but, in reality, collecting money to take action on hunger and poverty in the most selfless way. The 5th Annual Heifer International Charity Gala was a success on many fronts. Not only did the event run ever-so-smoothly, but the guests made many contributions to our great cause. In total, we raised nearly $15,000 in tickets, silent auction items, and heartfelt donations. We also raised awareness. Education is often a more valuable commodity because, while money remains stagnant, knowledge grows between people and between dreams. Our keynote speaker, Ardyth Neill, the president of Heifer International, h... (Read More)

Downhill from Here

Downhill from Here We have hit the half point in the semester for undergraduates and now it is time to stop and take a breath. For many, midterms and the second round of tests finished up last week and now we have a little bit more spare time on our hands. What do we do with it? My advice to you is to get out of the library and coffee shops and do what makes you happy. Whether is just hitting up the rec for some cardio or volleyball, catching up with friends playing 42 at the Dixie Chicken, or going to the football game to watch us BTHO of LSU this weekend. This is the time before next test round to relax and recharge which is very important so you do not burn yourself out by the end of the semester. Along with relaxing, I also want to say remember to stay involved within your organizations. I know every semester we are excited and eager to join organizations so we participate in more activities in the beginning of the semester. As tests approach and we are study... (Read More)