By WAQAS NAEEM
A handful of organizations in East Campus, a predominantly residential neighborhood, are setting the tone for community participation.
Ranging from simple — lawn mowing — to time consuming — fundraising for charity — these activities are promoting civic engagement and social welfare.
Alex Szabo, public information chair of Sigma Chi, said his fraternity cleaned Rosemary Lane last fall as part of the Adopt-A-Spot project and plan to do it this year as well. The Adopt-A-Spot is a beautification program initiated by the City of Columbia.
Members of the Christian Campus House, located on 704 S. College Ave., also help keep the neighborhood clean by removing trash from the streets and raking leaves.
Christian Campus House Director Lance Temerius said the importance of helping others is also emphasized in religious teachings. Continue reading