tradition for many students. What you see from the serenity of home is not always what you get. Katrina is still delivering weird surprises - and rewards.
by Philip Jones
If anyone's ever asked you to sum up a trip you've taken in just a few ords, you know how difficult it can be to pick out the right descrip- tors to convey your expenence.
Try and recall all the pictures you've
seen of the destruction in the hurricane-
ravaged areas of Louisiana and Mississippi.
Now throw in pot-smoking hippies, com-
post toilets, mold, a gutted warehouse filled
with 3,000 cots, armed guards and a for-
mer U.S. senator.
Got all that? Ifso, you're beginning to
see why March 11-18 was one of the most
demanding, draining, rewarding, fun and
downright bizarre weeks of my life.
Several months ago, a group of students
involved in Carolina's chapter of Campus
Crusade for Christ got together to create a
spring break service project. They decided
on a hurricane relief trip and opened the
project to the entire campus, giving students from a cross-section of the University
an opportunity to head somewhere other
than Daytona Beach.
With other ideas for spring break trips
in short supply and my best friend openly
considering heading down to Louisiana,
the project - which became known on
campus simply as "Katrina Relief" -
started to look like my best option.
We'd be heading to Chauvin (that's
SHO-van) , La. All told, about 70 students
B:om all over campus joined the trip.
Before we left Chapel Hill, exceedingly
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