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Dump, Run, and Save Money and the Environment! 

Brady Bunkelman Every year, the Dump and Run sale is enjoyed by hundreds of locals, freshmen, and upperclassmen alike, who make the trek to Helen Newman Hall before sunrise to get a good spot in line for the best deals! Essentially a giant thrift store, the dump and run sells used clothing and other items, […]

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Don’t be Trashy, Recycle

Our Pledge Project Group Project consisted of educating fellow college students on proper recycling etiquette and suggesting ways to be more “green”.  Over the course of three days (11/10, 11/13, 11/14) we tabled in Willard Straight Hall and taught our audience everything from what the numbers on the bottom of disposable plastic bottles mean to […]

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Turnip the Beet: Dilmun Hill Student Farm

Dilmun Hill is a student-run organic vegetable farm that makes fresh produce accessible to the Cornell community and gives students the chance to learn about agriculture firsthand. It’s also one of my favorite things about Cornell, and my favorite APO service project. The farm is right on campus, but it feels like a world away. […]

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#ForTheKids: Countdown to Big Red Thon 2017

As a long time dancer, lover of children, aspiring medical physician, and philanthropic activist, in signing up for Big Red Thon 2015, our very first Dance Marathon at Cornell (or heck even in the Ivy League) I should have known I would find myself a home there. I always talk about the intersectionality of our […]

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Smiles for Miles: CHAM Fall Break Trip

Arriving at CHAM for the afternoon shift of volunteering, I very excited but also really nervous. I’m usually pretty comfortable working with kids but I was terrified of saying the wrong thing to a child that might have been in the hospital for weeks or months. Luckily, we had the help of the wonderful staff […]

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BWSS Hunger Project: Feed My Starving Children

This year I decided that I wanted to take concrete action to combat hunger; Feed My Starving Children provided me with a great way to do so.  Ithaca MobilePack, an initiative started in 2009 and which is about to pack its 2 millionth meal to send to starving children in areas like Haiti, is a […]

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Period @ Cornell

Often when I think of service, I think of homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and cleaning up the community. However, last Sunday I went to probably the most unique service event ever in my life – PERIOD at Cornell provides packs of pads and tampons to women in need in the Ithaca area. PERIOD is a […]

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Risk Managed: ITH Airport Full-Scale Disaster Drill

This past Saturday, I and five other brave Gamma brothers braved the early morning hours and volunteered at Tompkins Regional Airport as victims for their Full-Scale Disaster Drill. The drill, which is conducted every three years, puts emergency first responders to the test and is meant to simulate a small commercial aircraft crashing on the […]

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Rescue Mission: Thrifty Shopper

For the past year, I have been regularly volunteering at Thrifty Shopper, a thriftstore that works with Rescue Mission to end hunger and homelessness. Each time I go, there is a new task for me. Sometimes I size new clothes and put them on the racks, sometimes I organize the racks, and sometimes I take down […]

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The Reflect Effect: Let’s Talk About Mental Health

On Monday, October 2nd, Cornell Reflect had its very first meeting! At 5:00 PM, about 100 students arrived at Willard Straight Hall to their choice of 10 kinds of Insomnia cookies and 4 types of Collegetown Pizza. Over the next hour, everyone broke up into small groups and had the opportunity to discuss whatever was […]

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