Opinion

Students Collect Food for the Homeless

By Ami Maddocks

Connors State College Sophomore, Deniese Leach, and her Introduction to Social Services class began a food drive to help the area’s hungry. What started as a class project soon spread to involve all three Connors’ campuses.”I was reading the Muskogee Phoenix one Wednesday to look at the ads to fill my pantry for the winter, ironically enough, and I saw the article talking about the Gospel Rescue Mission’s pantry being out of food,” Leach said. “After much thought, I decided to talk to Mr. J [Muskogee Campus Administrator, Mike Jackson] to see if he would let me challenge my class members to raise canned goods for the shelter. He said, yes, definitely. That evening I went home, prepared the challenge, and presented it to the class the next week.”

Leach challenged her classmates to bring three canned goods, per week, per student.”This is about the equivalent of one Big Gulp or two McDoubles per week,” she said. “This could give 25-30 homeless people several hot meals.”Leach’s class food drive soon spread though Connors’ three campuses. Classes were encouraged to donate as a group and Campus Life representatives picked up donations using borrowed shopping carts.

###

More from Opinion

Fast, Healthy and Under $10

Do you ever get tired of your everyday menu? Are you the keeper of the “What’s for dinner?” answer? You are not alone! Instead of boring options, do some research and switch it up. Have you thought of recreating something ordered at a restaurant?Not only can restaurant fare be easy to create, it often is much cheaper using ingredients that are within reach. read more

Dear Connor … Elephants Above Me.

Dear Connor, I am tired of not being able to sleep because of the elephants above me. Every time I come home from the weekends my pictures and posters are knocked off the wall, which the pictures sometimes get broken. I don’t want to be rude though and go tell them to stop because I know they are just having fun. I need to know a nice way to tell them or who to go to so that they will stop. read more

Summer Safety

SummerSafe

Wet Your Whistle: During the blazing summer heat, always stay hydrated! This does not mean to chug three bottles of water 10 minutes before going outside. Rather, it means to drink water throughout the day, every day. read more

Summer Fun

flips-flops

The summer break is only a couple of weeks away. Starting May 10, all of you will be out of college for the spring semester. Some of you might also be wondering what you could possibly do over the summer. Here are a few tips on how to have fun in the sun, while staying under a budget. read more