Community Life

Valpo Blood Drive

Valpo Blood Drive

The first annual Valpo Blood Drive is this Saturday, April 30, and we need your help. Sign up here: (ages 16+) to donate blood. Since the start of Covid, blood donations have significantly decreased and now it is time for us gators to step up. We all know that Menlo is our biggest rival, however, it is our hope that we come together as one community in McGanney this Saturday!
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Hurricane Katrina’s Lasting Impact

Hurricane Katrina’s Lasting Impact

Fiona Perkocha '21, senior capstone project, photo from Unsplash.com It has been 15 years since Hurricane Katrina, yet the Lower Ninth Ward is still a ghost town. During my immersion trip in New Orleans, we studied the city’s systemic racism and worked to rebuild a house in the Lower Ninth Ward. I was disgusted to learn how people of color and low-income were neglected after the wake of the storm.  First, we visited the Whitney Plantation in order to learn the history of racism in New Orleans. The plantation was devastatingly informative of the horrors enslaved people faced. We immediately…
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