See something, do something. Michelle Yu ’19 and April Chen, a junior at Babson College, saw the need for cards that expressed quiet caring for people with serious medical or emotional issues. So the budding entrepreneurs raised $5,000 through a Kickstarter campaign and launched their online business, Gentle Cards. Since October, they’ve been selling cards with black and white illustrations and messages like “Take Your Time,” “This Too Shall Pass,” and “Feel Deeply, Heal Softly.” Colored pencils are provided with the cards, with the hope that recipients will tap into the therapeutic benefits of coloring. Yu and Chen are also partnering with the Boston nonprofit Bags of Hope Ministries. Recipients who have colored the cards can send them to women there who are homeless, are recovering from addiction, or were victims of sex trafficking. The duo plans to launch a new line of cards in April. Their site is gentle.cards.
Solutions for Climate Change
Former Vice President Al Gore will deliver the College’s premier academic lecture, the Wilson Lecture, on April 28. The talk will be part of a series of events tied to Wellesley’s Year of Sustainability. Gore currently spends the majority of his time working with the Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit he founded that is devoted to finding solutions to climate change.
The latest in must-see TV on campus is WCTV News, which airs every Sunday at 7 p.m. Rachel Pak ’18 and Anjali Sundaram ’18 are anchors and executive producers, writing copy, conducting interviews, and editing footage. The show features both campus and national news. The two had internships at CNBC last summer and returned to campus to put their newfound news savvy to work.