Archive for the "One Campus" Category

Poverty is no laughing matter. So why are these guys so damn funny?

I could probably start this blog post with, “poverty is no laughing matter,” and that would get some head nods. Instead I’m gonna start this blog post with a joke:         What did the zero say to the eight?         Nice belt. OK, that joke is lame. I know […]

ONE Campus + Imagine Dragons

Have you noticed how much the media, corporate brands, and marketers have been talking about “Millennials” these days? We’ve been called everything from “The Narcissistic Generation” to “Generation Nice”. Well, maybe we’re just nicely narcissistic; did you ever think about that, Generation-Need-To-Categorize-And-Generalize-And-Label-80-Million-People? This guy gets it. Snark aside, identifying generational trends can serve a purpose. So let me point out a […]

How to start ONE Campus chapter in just 4 weeks

This is a guest blog post by Taylor Thompson, ONE Campus Leader of UNL.    Are you starting (or thinking about starting) a ONE chapter on your campus? Congratulations! It’s hard but fun work, and I bet you didn't know that you can actually do it in just four weeks. Here are the steps I followed […]

Poverty Has The Same Face

In high school, I had the opportunity to travel to Africa as part of international service trips that were offered to me. During these trips, I was struck by two things that I still carry with me.

If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem

Nick Evans is a ONE Campus Leader at the University of Iowa.   I've never considered myself an activist. I've never gone to a big protest with signs and chants, I've never "occupied" anything, and I've never gone to a far-away place to help a group of people and hopefully inspire the world. I'm just a […]

12 Inspiring films on social change you need to see

Films are great. They can capture your imagination and educate you about issues you might not know much about. But the best thing about films is that they tell you a story. Sometimes it can be hard to really understand what discrimination, poverty or suffering are like when it doesn’t affect you personally. The journey […]

Looking For A Good Read? We Have Some Suggestions.

We took a look at schools with ONE chapters to find out what their incoming freshmen will be reading and found some gems along the way!

The problem with little white girls (and boys)

Tying friendship bracelets during my first trip to the Dominican Republic in 2009. White people aren’t told that the color of their skin is a problem very often. We sail through police check points, don’t garner sideways glances in affluent neighborhoods, and are generally understood to be predispositioned for success based on a physical characteristic […]