Category Archives: Volunteering

HCS (I, 10): The Night Of The Broken Crosses

“This shit is bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S.” -Gwen Stefani The Depends Diapers incident is aforementioned, and although urine was not involved in any of the antics I witnessed afterward, there was revelry. It was calm at first, nothing more than bearded, gruff … Continue reading

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HCS (I, 8): Team Hope

Team Hope “Mold eats souls” -Mark Deubert, January 2006 Soon after Tarp Crew started, I caught up with Jane and Cora. “So, Will, have you heard about Team Hope?” “I most certainly have not.” “What do you know about…” Jane … Continue reading

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HCS (I, 7): Tarp Crew

Tarp Crew “Now you’re initiated.” -Ryan Quinnelly, 11/05 While my adventure at LSU was juvenile, reckless, and irresponsible, it did not deviate too far from my weekend life in general. Mississippi was a mess. And many, many people looked at … Continue reading

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HCS (I, 5): LSU Homecoming (Part 1- Ping-Pong and Desert Eagles)

LSU Homecoming Part 1: Ping-Pong and Desert Eagles “That was the last time I brought a bat to a gunfight.” -Ron This is how it all went down. As a graduate of an institution with a less than impressive football … Continue reading

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HCS (I, 4): Halloween

Near the end of October, Dingo announced at a community dinner meeting that we were going to go “reverse trick-or-treating.” The reality of the suggestion hit home. At this point in time, there was still no power in much of … Continue reading

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HCS (I, 3): The Beginning Of Termite

“WHO’S THE HELL KATRINA?” -Graffiti on Division Street home, Biloxi, MS, Fall 2005 The singular origin of the Colony is up for debate, but a general agreement is that the two that first put tents out in the field behind … Continue reading

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Hurricane Camp Stories, Part I, Chapter 2: 2113

“9/2/2005  9:13 a.m.  WE ARE sorry for the school, but the shelter was a blessing. We had to bring over 200 people here with no help from any Coast Guard Boats, people died and are still in there house, we … Continue reading

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Hurricane Camp Stories: Part I, Chapter 1

Part I October 10, 2005 — January 8, 2006   “A solitude ten thousand fathoms deep Sustains the bed on which we lie, my dear: Although I love you, you will have to leap; Our dream of safety has to … Continue reading

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Hurricane Camp Stories Preview: Foreword

Happy 2012 everyone! Our site stats came in on December 31st- with 69,000 hits over the year. Which makes us think two things. One, thank you readers, listeners, commentators. Two, get ready for an even better year to come! We … Continue reading

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Rikers Island Project Keeps Rolling

For the last three years, Fordham Law students have been traveling out to Rikers Island to work with incarcerated juveniles. These boys are 16-18 years old, and many are charged with serious crimes.  They are also smart, witty, and in … Continue reading

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