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Our Team: Lindsey’s Summer in the Rainforest! Our Team: Lindsey’s Summer in the Rainforest!

Hello POINT readers! This is my last post for the summer :( On Saturday I will be embarking on the trip of a lifetime. As you have probably figured out by now, one of the causes that is most important to me is the environment. Nothing we do...

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#HealthAndWellBeing: Closing the Immunization Gap #HealthAndWellBeing: Closing the Immunization Gap

The last week of April and first week of May marked the WHO's World Immunization Week. Throughout the week, they highlighted the progress made in immunizing children around the globe and outlined steps for further improvement. While there has...

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#CRISISRELIEF: EARTHQUAKE IN ECUADOR #CRISISRELIEF: EARTHQUAKE IN ECUADOR

Last week, thousands and thousands of people had their homes, towns, and families wrecked by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. In Ecuador, this first tremor destroyed nearly everything along the coastline, even reaching the city of Quito which is over...

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POINT at MSU Hosts 5K For Cure Alzheimer’s Fund (21 photos) POINT at MSU Hosts 5K For Cure Alzheimer’s Fund (21 photos)

It's Saturday, April 9th, and as members of POINT HQ are driving away from the snow in Columbus, Ohio to sunny (but cold) East Lansing, Michigan, POINT@MSU's staff are prepping for what would become the most successful event of their term.

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Volunteering 101 Volunteering 101

GUESS WHAT FRIENDS!?! This is the 101st post since bringing on our fabulous blog coordinator, Adrienne! To commemorate that, and kick off National Volunteer Month, we bring you Volunteering 101!

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No Joke, We’ve All Got Some No Joke, We’ve All Got Some

April is National Volunteer Month. I've got to admit, my first impulse to gather a bunch of reasons to compel you to volunteer, but before that I'd like to do something a bit different. After all, month-long observances like these are about...

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Is Good Gone? Is Good Gone?

From the recent attacks in Brussels that claimed the lives of over 30 people, to the horrific bombing in Turkey that killed 34 and wounded 125 more, to the ongoing plight of Syrian refugees, it seems that everywhere you look is shrouded in disaster.

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Food Waste Served to World Leaders, Public Food Waste Served to World Leaders, Public

'Landfill salad'. 'Cow corn'. A veggie burger made from the 'pulp left over from juicing.' And don't forget to wash it all down with a refreshing glass of chickpea water! The dishes above almost sound like a food project someone would put on...

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Bringing Back Bad Blood Bringing Back Bad Blood

On this #throwbackthursday, let's take a somber look back at April 2014, when 276 schoolgirls were kidnapped in Nigeria. It spurred the #bringbackourgirls campaign that was publicised by people around the world, including Michelle Obama. This...

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Outrage Over Animal Cruelty and Deaths: When Selfies Become Too Selfish Outrage Over Animal Cruelty and Deaths: When Selfies Become Too Selfish

Disclaimer: as images and video of these events may be unsettling, we leave their access with the original reports at the discretion of the viewer.

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Why Isn’t Helping Easier? Why Isn’t Helping Easier?

I believe that humans are generally good. Generally we want the best for both ourselves and others, we all look up to heroes rather than villians, and if a favor is easy enough we often agree to it. So why don't more people help each other?...

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How becoming a volunteer in Ohio led me to India How becoming a volunteer in Ohio led me to India

Aging is kind of a scary thing. And, no, I'm not talking about #adulting.

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