The Shield

Volunteer eagles: small items can create a big impact

Items will be collected for ECHO Housing Corporation in this box outside the Social Work Department.

Emma Corry, Features Editor

October 29, 2019

Every other week the Shield will interview a student involved in volunteer work. This week, Danielle Lubbe and Katherine Childers talk about their class project to collect items for the ECHO Housing Corporation. Danielle Lubbe said, with a little bit of help, people can get back on their feet. ...

Not all homeless

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor

February 15, 2017

A tin cup, a cardboard box, and mittens without fingers. A picture of a homeless man with a scraggly beard was just painted. This is how homelessness is portrayed; a simple white sign reading ‘will work for food.’ Dr. Jim O’Connell, the keynote speaker in Carter Hall last Monday, sought...

‘Cold, uncomfortable, restless’

Seth Kidwell, a sophomore social work major, nestles into his newly constructed box home for the night Saturday outside of UC East. Kidwell was among 20 others who participated in Box Out of Boxville, an event organized to spread homelessness awareness by having students sleep in boxes overnight.

James Vaughn

March 22, 2016

About 20 students ditched their warm beds Saturday night to sleep in boxes on campus.

‘Boxless’ to spotlight homelessness

Gabi Wy, News Editor

March 15, 2016

Students Jenna Kruse and Ericka Smith are hosting "Boxless in Boxville" from 7 p.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday in the Free Speech Zone. The event, hosted in cooperation with the Student Housing Association, intends to raise awareness for and lend a helping hand to those experiencing homelessness.

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