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Yule Ball: Why we are donating to Planned Parenthood

A few people have expressed concern about our decision to donate Yule Ball proceeds to Planned Parenthood. We want to make it very clear that we are donating to the education side of the organization, not the medical procedure side. We understand that this is a controversial and sensitive topic, and it is not our intention to offend anyone. The education side of Planned Parenthood has nothing to do with pro-life/pro-choice. Its purpose is simply to educate young people on matters of sex and contraception, increasing awareness and safety. This is a topic that isn’t covered in many schools, and too often teenagers are going into sex blind, without knowing the risks of it, how to be safe, or even fully understanding their own bodies. That’s why we want to support Planned Parenthood in their effort to further sexual education.

If you still do not feel comfortable donating to this organization, we would still love for you to attend Yule Ball! The price is a suggested donation, and you are not required to pay it. You are still 100% welcome at our event.

We hope to see you there!

Victoria Bongiorno, Secretary

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Here is a montage of everything we accomplished this past year. We did so much as a club these past two semesters. As well as having our weekly meetings where we do everything from arts and crafts to discussion nights, we had five charity events and raised over $1200 for a small, local charity focused on suicide prevention and awareness.

The second half of this montage is for five of our members, Pam, Tina, Megan, Victoria, and Brielle. They have all been on our executive board and have done so so much for this club. We’re going to miss you all so much, and CON-GRAD-ULATIONS!!