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[COMMUNITY SERVICE SPOTLIGHT] Mellin relives childhood at Gibbs Farm

 Sophomore Ruth Mellin pets a goat at Gibbs Farm in her period clothing.
March 12, 2020

For many summers, sophomore Ruth Mellin spent her time at camps at Gibbs Farm, a historic site where campers can learn about pioneer life. This summer, Mellin gave back to the farm by interning there. “Over...

[COMMUNITY SERVICE SPOTLIGHT] Ross trades free time for free trade

Sonia Ross in the Ten Thousand Villages shop, where she spends every Saturday.
December 7, 2019
Sophomore Sonia Ross has gotten very involved in free trade work at organization Ten Thousand Villages since this summer.

[COMMUNITY SERVICE SPOTLIGHT] Hofmann squares up to service

The storefront of All Square on Hiawatha Avenue where Mia Hofmann spent for summer is warm and inviting.
November 14, 2019
Sophomore Mia Hofmann volunteers at a non-profit grilled cheese shop to help the formerly incarcerated reenter society.

[COMMUNITY SERVICE SPOTLIGHT] Summer instructing heightens Sih’s passion for tennis

Sophomore Kai Sih just outside the SPA tennis courts, where he plays during the spring.
October 22, 2019
This summer, sophomore Kai Sih coached kids' tennis lessons.

End of a tradition: Julian Duffy reflects on service in Nicaragua

End of a tradition: Julian Duffy reflects on service in Nicaragua
October 15, 2019
Sophomore Julian Duffy talks about his experience of giving in Nicaragua.

Higher volunteering expectations needed to build student buy-in

Students are constantly wrapped up in trying to find intellecual, philosophical, and policy-based solutions to major problems in classes; as a result, they fail to recognize the change they could make with hands on volunteering in the larger communnity
February 12, 2015
In order to shape "the minds and the hearts of the people who will change the world," SPA must emphasize community service more than it does now.

Removal of sophomore benches was beneficial and effective

The sophomore benches were removed for three days in response to reports of sexual harassment by a select few who.
November 10, 2014
After receiving a second round of complaints about harassment near the sophomore benches, Dean Delgado and the US Administration reacted thusly and took the sophomore benches away. Besides the extra space gained, the removal of the benches provided overdue recognition and punishment for sexual harassment that has been ongoing. This removal was good for everyone, not just those who appear to be appeased by it.
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