Laker moment: Students sleep in Cardboard Village

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On Tuesday, a tent city popped up outside of Zurn Hall. These cardboard boxes and makeshift tents are where students from several clubs and organizations around campus spent the night in recognition for Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.

This Cardboard Village is erected annually by Habitat for Humanity to raise both money and awareness. This year all donations will go to survivors of the typhoon in the Philippines, along with Shelter Overflow.

Clubs such as Campus Ministry, College Democrats, Pi Sigma Alpha, Mercyhurst Empowerment of Women and Wednesday Night Fellowship, along with several other ROCs all participated in this event.

With the weather getting cooler, this event was an eye-opening experience for the students who participated in it, as well as for people who walked past the settlement.