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Activism Leadership Workshop

Joanna Hua APO took to some international service this past week, as brothers participated in a leadership workshop in conjunction with a service event tied to activism and the Write for Rights campaign hosted by Amnesty International. The group delved into human rights and letter writing as a form of activism before embarking on the […]

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SewGreen

Elise He SewGreen is a non-profit located in the Commons and is part of Sustainable Tompkins. Its goal is to reduce waste and promote re-using and upcycling by taking donations of fabrics, sewing materials, and knitting materials and re-selling them, donating them, or using them in their free and/or low-cost classes for children and adults […]

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Finger Lakes ReUse Center

Antonio Saporito The Finger Lakes ReUse Center off of Triphammer Road is a thrifters’ dream, as well as a wonderful place to do service. Only as far as Target in Lansing, it is easily accessible by bus or car. Mountains of unwanted, yet useful and interesting items surround the nonprofit, carrying out the store’s mission […]

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Mirroring on Ho Plaza for Mental Health

Madeline Feldman The “Mirroring” event on Ho Plaza leading up to the Cornell Reflect dinner, and as a part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2018, was a huge success! Volunteers were either standing at a table that had large, stationary mirrors to be written on, or they were walking around with a smaller mirror that […]

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Cornell Bridges Heights

Madeline Feldman At my most recent visit to Bridges, Cornell Heights, I was greeted with “I’m really glad to see you today,” “Wow you’re back!!” and a “Thank you,” with the warmest smiles. Bridges is an old age home located right behind Cornell’s North Campus and is a really special and unique place. I’ve been volunteering there […]

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Prisoner Express: Journal Project

Cindy Tang I’ve never really done any volunteer activities remotely related to prison reform before. When I first signed up for the Journal Project run by Prison Express, I had little idea what to expect. However, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. The Journal Project basically gives the inmates the opportunity […]

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Prisoner Express: Book Packing

Pooja Patel Prisoner Express: Book Packing has been an event that APO has long participated in. It creates an opportunity for incarcerated men and women across the country to connect with the world and to obtain educational opportunities and information via books. As a volunteer, you help package a set of books that was requested […]

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Jenkins & Marvels service mixer

Adena Dass At the Jenkins & Marvels service mixer, brothers and pledges watched a short video about mental health in the prison system, specifically at the Cook Country Jail in Chicago, followed by reflection. Here are some thoughts our brothers shared: “They’re not just numbers. They are real people. They have real stories. They are […]

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The Power of Handwritten Letters: Letters Against Depression

By: Wendy Zhuo and Cordelia Ding It’s 6 PM on a Friday, and I have one last activity to look forward to before my weekend officially starts: Letters Against Depression. I briskly make my way to Cascadilla Hall where I know friendly faces will be waiting in the 2nd-floor lounge, scrolling and pausing through the […]

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BigRed//Hacks

Shea Belsky Ever wondered what happens when you gather hundreds of programmers, designers, and thinkers in PSB for a weekend? They can make some pretty awesome stuff! BigRed//Hacks is Cornell’s biggest hackathon, bringing together college students from across the country to work on amazing technical projects. Hackers come up with ideas, write code and designs, […]

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