November 27, 2015

News in brief

Walkhome raises money for charity

Queen’s Walkhome held their semi-annual Walkathon on Thursday night.

For every walk called in from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. a dollar was donated towards building a house in Honduras during Reading Week.

This is one of two charity Walkathons that Walkhome will hold during the school year.

Walkhome worked along with Queen’s Cares — a new organization in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity.

Walkhome staff could also donate their pay checks for the night.

“This is an organization with a lot of heart, and we’d really like to see it grow,” Lorin Adams, head of Walkhome, said.

Adams, ArtSci ’11, said Walkhome’s goal was to reach their record of 350 walks and hope to accumulate $1500 in total. At the time of print the event had reached over 400 walks.

— Cole Davison

Awesome Kingston winner announced

Last night, the winner of Awesome Kingston’s inaugural grant was Orchestra Kingston, a community group that needed the $1,000 grant to make the deposit for a new timpani, or kettledrums.

Vaughn DiMarco, Sci ’11, was one of the top five applicants to make a 90-second pitch. His “Project Chickpea” would involve food-delivery to Stauffer Library and would raise money for Kingston and Queen’s based mental health services.

DiMarco said he plans on going ahead with the project despite not winning the grant.

— Asad Chishti


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