The ONE Campus Challenge is a college competition designed to mobilize students, faculty and alumni in the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease.
What does your astrological sign say about your activism style?
Calling all astrology enthusiasts: ever wonder what the stars and planets say about how you engage in activism? Look no further, your activism horoscope is here.
Aries (March 21 – April 19): As the leader of the zodiac, you channel your fiery energy into pointing people in the right direction. When you talk about the issues you care about, the people around you can’t help but feel the passion you exude! You thrive in positions where you can call the shots, whether that’s leading a demonstration or starting your own ONE Campus chapter.
Fellow Aries activist: Maya Angelou
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): People admire you for your sheer determination and how firm you are when it comes to maintaining your core values. When you find the right cause to fight for, you will work tirelessly. If the goal is to get 500 handwritten letters, your peers can count on you to work every day until you get every last one.
Fellow Taurus activist: Florence Nightingale
Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication, you use your social skills to win people over with your ideas and quick wit. You can be thrown into almost any social situation and still know how to fit right in. You do your best work when you utilize your communication skills, whether that’s canvassing during a campaign or simply writing an LTE.
Fellow Gemini activist: Angelina Jolie
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): As a nurturer, protecting and defending others comes naturally to you. You feel most fulfilled when you can directly tend to the needs of others, which means that your ideal role as an activist is to be on the ground making a tangible difference. You can be counted on to be the volunteer passing out hygiene kits and the friend who offers their home to folks travelling into town for a social justice gathering.
Fellow Cancer activist: Malala Yousafzai
Leo (July 23 – August 22): You are fearless, fun and creative. A superstar in your own right, your advocacy work shines through as you take the lead on projects and do so with charm. You know how to work your charisma and confidence to get people on board with your cause, making you the perfect fundraiser or recruiter.
Fellow Leo activist: Melinda Gates
Virgo (August 23 – September 22): The industrious individuals born under this sign are arguably the most fit to serve others. Not only are you meticulous, but you are compelled to think through tasks and offer solutions that prove just how good you are at problem-solving. You are most satisfied when you can do just this, whether its cross tabulating the phone call data or figuring out the most effective way to execute a big end-of-year event.
Fellow Virgo activist: Mother Teresa
Libra (September 23 – October 22): Symbolized by the scales of justice, you are diplomatic by nature and can see both sides of a debate. This means that you are the perfect messenger! You excel in communications efforts, whether that’s tabling for your ONE chapter or breaking down complex information to make an infographic. Your eye for aesthetics means that your table will be full of eye-catching swag and your infographic will be well designed.
Fellow Libra activist: Eleanor Roosevelt
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21): At the end of the day, you are most concerned with exposing the core of ideas and arriving at the truth. Your inquisitive nature makes you good at investigative work such as reporting or photojournalism. You reveal the facts and bolster the stories that activists rely on when doing their work.
Fellow Scorpio activists: Elizabeth Stanton
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21): Symbolized by the archer and known as wandering philosophers, Sagittarians are full of wisdom and life lessons. Given your propensity to learn and, therefore, teach, you are the one who is most likely to lead the “Lobbying 101” workshop or to act as the mentor for the incoming executive board members.
Fellow Sagittarius activist: Andrew Carnegie
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19): Your discipline allows you to enter a chaotic situation and bring it to order through modest leadership. Determination is one of your strongest qualities, so you wouldn’t think twice about participating in civil disobedience if that was what the cause needed. You also have stellar financial capabilities, which means that if your organization needs funding, your peers will look to you to prepare the grant application.
Fellow Capricorn activist: Martin Luther King Jr.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18): You are the rebel of the zodiac, often following the rules you create based on your core values. As an activist, you are constantly challenging the status quo and taking risks that your peers may be afraid of. Since you have a distaste for hierarchical groups, you are more likely to be found advocating in settings where everyone has an equal footing such as a rallies, marches or sit-ins.
Fellow Aquarius activist: Rosa Parks
Pisces (February 19 – March 20): Led by your intuition, you are skilled at sensing the emotions and energies of others. You are drawn to the individuals who are most vulnerable in our society and are able to empathize without difficulty. You can be found volunteering at a homeless shelter, creating art as political commentary or making yourself available to your activist friend that needs a person to decompress with.
Fellow Pisces activist: Harriet Tubman