Dear Editor, The Two-Dollar a Day Challenge (TDC) that recently took place on Ball Circle last week has drawn attention and criticism in recent days. The largest criticism was the staff editorial published in the Bullet that ridiculed TDC for a number of reasons. After participating in the challenge I was a little taken back […]
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By: EMILY MONTGOMERY It was Friday morning, April 8. I woke up in the walkway outside Melchers alongside a few friends after having not showered, eaten a meal without rice or drank water without boiling it first since Sunday. And still, I was not ready for my second year of the Two Dollar Challenge to […]
By LANDON JAMES As the weather gets warmer and sandals begin to awaken from hibernation, going barefoot is not merely a necessity but an opportunity to think and become aware in new ways. April 5 is TOMS Shoes official One Day Without Shoes, where going barefoot is not only meant to promote the one-for-one shoe […]
The makeshift shelter looks like a pile of trash, cardboard boxes for a floor, an orange trash bag and a blue tarp fluttering in the breeze. The tarp is tied to the Ball Circle chain-link fence, T-shirts hanging on it. In front of the shelter, there is a sign made out of a collapsed cardboard […]