ZFarms: Inspiring a Greener Future for Everyone

By Morgan Cook (’22) Urban sustainability is often thought of in terms of what a city can do to improve the natural world in and around it. However, as vital as this is in maintaining an overall healthier planet and minimizing the negative impacts of human lifestyle on the living world surrounding us, urban efforts to integrate more ecological methods of design also have the … Continue reading ZFarms: Inspiring a Greener Future for Everyone

A Moment of Inspiration: Taking Flight

By Morgan Cook (’22) When a tragedy occurs or an unfortunate situation leads to wrong decision making, it is often difficult for many to break out of a certain lifestyle or find motivation to change their ways. However, for Rodney Stotts, solace came from an unlikely source.                                       For years, Stotts was involved in the crack cocaine epidemic plaguing America during his youth in Washington D.C. … Continue reading A Moment of Inspiration: Taking Flight

A Moment of Inspiration: A Finger Lickin’ Friendship

By Morgan Cook (’22) Often, support systems are found in unlikely or unusual situations and show themselves at unexpected times, and when it comes to Jason Schweitzer and Emilia (last name unknown), this support began as a friendship dating back years and years.  From the time Jason was young, his mother would take him to a KFC in the city of Toronto every Sunday – … Continue reading A Moment of Inspiration: A Finger Lickin’ Friendship

A Moment of Inspiration: A Large Purchase

By Morgan Cook (‘22) Many of us are familiar with furniture retail company IKEA. Between its goods and its bountiful cafeteria, its reach across countries is expansive. However, what not many people are aware of is the company’s recent conservation efforts. In spite of being the world’s largest furniture retailer, IKEA has made plans to protect the environment in any way they can, including striving … Continue reading A Moment of Inspiration: A Large Purchase

A Moment of Inspiration: Trading Kindness

By Morgan Cook (’22) Among the many aspects of poverty that COVID-19 has worsened these past nine months lies food insecurity. As the pandemic continues to take its toll on the country, many are finding it more difficult to access the right amounts of nutritious food from local grocery stores, or enough food in general. However, the Linda Tutt High School in Sanger, Texas has … Continue reading A Moment of Inspiration: Trading Kindness

A Moment of Inspiration: Small Town, Big Hearts

By Morgan Cook (’22) In the face of everything that has been happening regarding COVID-19, it can safely be said that there is not a single person that has not been affected by this virus in some fashion. Across the country, schools are shut down, shops are closed, and hospitals fill up as cases rise once again. However, despite the suffering that so many are … Continue reading A Moment of Inspiration: Small Town, Big Hearts

A Moment of Inspiration: No One’s Victim

By Morgan Cook (’22) Those who have dealt with seemingly perpetual harassment from peers understand what this can do to a person – especially a young child. There are a number of ways people deal with the struggles presented to them due to bullying, and rarely do they turn to philanthropy in response to the treatment they receive. Rarely, but not never.  Cavanaugh Bell is … Continue reading A Moment of Inspiration: No One’s Victim

A Moment of Inspiration

By Morgan Cook (’22) The words “Coronavirus” echo all over our country right now. It is all anyone is talking about. All anyone is concerned about, and seems to be all that is happening anywhere. For confusion and worry is normal when facing something that is entirely new and frightening to anyone and everyone alive today. And although negativity is all around us, there have … Continue reading A Moment of Inspiration

Inspiring Story of the Week: From the Bottom of the Heart

By Morgan Cook (’22) In light of the horrific situation we now find ourselves in, it is as important as ever to remember that amidst all of the negativity that surrounds us, there are also wonderful people doing tremendous deeds simply to make our world a better place. Today, we take a moment to recognize the utter selflessness of Allen Marshall, a man right here … Continue reading Inspiring Story of the Week: From the Bottom of the Heart

Pizza + Pups

By Morgan Cook (’22) This week’s inspiring story takes us just a few states away, where in a pizzeria located in New York, staff have developed a unique idea for their pizza boxes. What’s the point of decorations or wasteful advertisements when you can use the hundreds and hundreds of cardboard packages to help get dogs at local shelters adopted? Amherst’s “Just Pizza and Wings … Continue reading Pizza + Pups