Oxfam Hunger Banquet 2011

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Sitting on the floor eating plain rice with my hands may not sound like the most appealing dinner to most students, but it was quite a moving experience. Realizing while experiencing the way people less fortunate than I have to live daily made me realize being a broke college student isn’t as bad as it seems. I guess I can stop complaining about the awful cafeteria food I am forced to consume, at least I have a fork to use.
This semester, a group at Fort Lewis College, called the East Africa Service Project, put on their annual Oxfam Hunger Banquet on January 25th. This is an event that is put on to show students of Fort Lewis College the needs of the world around us, and really showed the hunger problem that much of the world is suffering from as we speak.
This was an extremely eye opening experience. I would recommend that everybody head to www.oxfam.org to check out what’s going on in out world around us. Think twice when you waste food, and stop complaining about how awful it tastes, because at least you have a steady meal. Make a difference in this world, and work to end world hunger!

Government Protests in Egypt

Peaceful protests in Cairo, Egypt, are happening as of now, in a effort by the anti-government groups to force the President Hosni Mubarak, to step down from his position. These protests have been going on for about 2 weeks without violence, but in the recent days, the government supporters are starting to fight back, through throwing stones and swinging whips. President Mubarak has gone on television with refusal to step down until he completes 7 more months in his position.

To find out more, go to:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/02/egypt-pro-government-supporters_n_817328.html

Emily Griffin